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BC Ferries to offer discounted fares on select routes starting next month

Reservations for trips across the water between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island are about to get a little cheaper as of April 1st, 2024 according to a press release from BC Ferries.

Saver fares for a single vehicle and driver will drop to $49.00 one way on Metro Vancouver – Vancouver Island routes, and dipping to $39.00 for the Horseshoe Bay – Langdale and Powell River – Comox routes. To promote flexible travel options, the cancellation fee will fall to $5 from $15. Passengers travelling without a vehicle can also get in on the savings with a new $15 fare available on select sailings that are pre-purchased online.

BC Ferries President and CEO Nicolas Jimenez expects “less congestion at our busier times,” as a result of these changes. He added that “more passengers will be able to find space to travel at the times they want and fewer will experience sailing waits.”

However, there are still increases as drivers arriving at the terminals without a pre-purchased reservation will see their prices go up by $4.10 and adult fares overall will rise by $0.55. Fares are going up 3.2 per cent instead of the 9.2 per cent thanks to a $500 million package from the provincial government as part of a four-year plan to keep ferry fare increases at a stable trajectory.

Source: BC Ferries press release


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