Bc ferries tsawwassen 2020 what to know before you go. There are shops and coffee at the tswassen terminal and. For example, for tsawwassen mainland swartz bay victoria, expected busy departures over the next two weeks are. How can i request book reserve to be on the upper vehicle deck. This was taken from the family home movie archives and was a jointrecording between me and. Bc ferries says problems on one of its ferry runs between the mainland and southern vancouver island continue with the cancellation of more sailings. About reservations bc ferries british columbia ferry. Compare tsawwassen to swartz bay ferry times, prices and book ferry tickets at. Can i make a foot passenger reservation for travel between tsawwassen and the. Swartz bay is located 32 km north of downtown victoria. Bc ferries is advising you to reserve a spot early with the busy holiday season coming for travel between vancouver island and vancouver. Bc ferries operates a scheduled ferry service between swartz bay, north of victoria on vancouver island, and tsawwassen, south of vancouver on the bc mainland. Bc ferries recommends customers who are unable to book a monday reservation from swartz bay consider booking a tuesday morning sailing instead.
Seventyfour of the extra sailings are scheduled for the tsawwassenswartz bay route, including a. These ships were the nowretired mv tsawwassen and the mv sidney. The ferry terminal at swartz bay is located 20 miles32 kms north of victoria at the end of highway 17. More than half the bc ferries sailings between swartz bay pictured and tsawwassen left. We all support bc ferries but we spend enough on catching the ferry isnt the same as paying to wait for a passenger for pickup. About reservations bc ferries british columbia ferry services inc.
Were not sure on what the actual travel date will be but it will most likely be the 2nd week in august. If youre travelling on our tsawwassenswartz bay, tsawwassenduke point, horseshoe. Swartz bay to tsawwassen 3 ways to travel via bus and. Bc ferries vancouver tsawwassen victoria swartz bay. Bc ferries shoulder season schedule for the tsawwassen swartz bay and horseshoe bay departure bay route come into effect on thursday, may 17, 2012, just in time for the long weekend may 19 to 21 the presummer shoulder season adds sailings largely to accommodate significantly increased demand on the may long weekend, as well as weekends. You can not get french fries at the tsawwassen terminal and there is even less at swartz bay. If you have to wait for a sailing, an hour extra in the line up, will that impact you greatly. To get from victoria to vancouver, we rode the ferry from swartz bay to tsawwassen. Its one of the reasons why bc ferries is planning variablepriced fares for its three major routes between vancouver island and the lower mainland. Select round trip or one way, enter travel dates, then select departure and arrival terminals.
As school is still and its not a long weekend in you should be fine without a reservation for the tswassen to swartz bay ferry. Ferries to revamp reservation fares on major routes. Were planning to take a ferry from tsawwassen to swartz bay on the afternoon. Save time and money by booking a hotel and ferry package with bc ferries vacations.
Bcferries online reservations british columbia ferry. Vancouver victoria tsawwassenswartz bay bc ferries. Reservations should be claimed at the ticket booth 45 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. Victoria on the busy remembrance day long weekend there was one tsawwassenswartz bay ferry sailing that had 50 unredeemed reservations its one of the reasons why b. Due to new transport canada regulations, passenger capacity on all vessels has been temporarily reduced by 50%. Tsawwassen swartz bay first time going over to the island, is it absolutely necessary to make a reservation with bc ferries or can you just show up at the terminal. Faqs reservations bc ferries british columbia ferry. If it looks like they already have 12 full of reservations, then make a booking. On the busy remembrance day long weekend there was one tsawwassenswartz bay ferry sailing that had 50 unredeemed reservations. How can i find out about routes and departure times. Canada reservations needed for bc ferries between tsawwassen and swartz bay. Reservations needed for bc ferries between tsawwassen and.
A cbc analysis of bc ferries reservation data identifies the busiest months and days on. We rode the ferry from tsawwassen to swartz bay on 72018 and swartz bay to tsawwassen on 72218. Service level adjustment southern gulf islands april 10, 2020 food, retail, and baggage services suspended march 18, 2020 until further notice message from the president. Nice ferries rubbish booking system and customer service.
If you have an account with which you make reservations or manage your experience. Direct ferries limited has its registered office in london, united kingdom. Save time and money by booking a hotel and ferry package with bc ferries vacations, perfect for business or leisure. Both times i was using the bc ferries connector service. Bc ferries also operates daily roundtrip voyages from swartz bay to the southern gulf islands. Heres when to shell out money for bc ferries reservations cbc. Bc ferries schedules 93 extra sailings for thanksgiving. If you miss the ferry or want to avoid the wait next time fly from pat bay. Propeller issue continues monday on bc ferries vessel. Tsawwassen to swartz bay ferry tickets, compare times and.
Ticket sales end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time for walkon passengers and five minutes. Ticket sales end ten minutes before the scheduled sailing time for walkon passengers and five minutes before the scheduled sailing time for vehicles. Were planning to take a ferry from tsawwassen to swartz bay on the afternoon of friday 31 may, returning late. This is, in my opinion, the only way to travel to victoria bc from the mainland. Travel must be paid for at time of booking no reservation fee will apply while. May long weekend sees shoulder season schedules kick in bcta. Weve ridden the tsawwassen to swartz bay run many times over the years. Despite having full sailings in effect on monday from swartz bay, wait times are expected to increase for nonreserved customers due to the larger spirit of british columbia undergoing its midlife upgrade. Limit reservations on ferries to 40 per cent times colonist. Drive up space is available on all bookable sailings with the exception of the tsawwassen southern gulf island route, which is 100 per cent reservable. Our packages include return ferries to many coastal bc destinations, accommodation and activities try searching now. Bc ferries cancels multiple sailings between swartz bay. Frequently asked questions bc ferries british columbia ferry.
Bc ferry waits bc ferries delays vancouver victoria. To make a reservation, please call customer care at 1888bcferry. Sometimes ill post a rare gem on youtube for those who care to seek them, this is a special one indeed. While were not always able to get you on first and off first, we can make sure you get the sailing you want, so you can continue on with your post ferry plans. Note to foot passengers bc ferries british columbia ferry. Bc ferries rock this is how a ferry line should be run. Foot passenger reservations between tsawwassen and the southern gulf islands. Bc ferries allows passengers on closed car decks temporarily schedule adjustments and vessel replacement crofton salt spring island vesuvius bay in effect monday.
View todays departures and arrivals bc ferries british columbia. Earlier in the week, bc ferries recommended passengers book reservations for automobile travel and arrive 30 to 60 minutes prior to reserved sailing times. Traffic forecast bc ferries british columbia ferry. Still on the first day of my vacation i decided to take a ferry from vancouvers tsawwassen ferry terminal to victorias swartz bay ferry terminal. Ferries is planning variablepriced fares for its three major routes between vancouver island and the lower mainland. Youre right, reservations are a great way to keep wait times down and assist with travel planning. Reservations are strongly recommended on this route.
Can i know in advance if i need to reserve a spot on bc. Swartz bay to tsawwassen ferry tickets, compare times and. Bc ferries to offer fare discounts on major routes to help. Bc ferries posts a busy days forecast for major routes based on historical data. Bc ferries tsawwassen 2020 all you need to know before.
Richmond, vancouver then be prepared for traffic delays southbound and add an extra 45 minutes to your travel time. After that time i had travel three times more back and forth to vancouver and most of the times i have to wait at least two hours to get into one of the next ferries. Bc ferries plans to revamp reservation fares on three. Bc ferries has scheduled 93 extra sailings in anticipation of the upcoming thanksgiving long weekend between oct. If a sailing wait occurs, it means that nonreserved traffic will be placed on the next. Not sure where youll be coming from but if youre north of the deas tunnel i.
Compare swartz bay to tsawwassen ferry times, prices and book ferry tickets at. To allow time for processing and operations approval, it is recommended that. Heres when to shell out money for bc ferries reservations. Vancouver victoria tsawwassenswartz bay crossing time. Rome2rio makes travelling from tsawwassen ferry terminal to swartz bay easy. Breathtaking views and even got to see a few orcas in the water. As one who has spent many years at sea navigating large vessels, i can tell you i was very impressed with how the crew handled this large ferry through some really narrow fjords, sometimes meeting similar vessels crossing or going the other way in these narrow passages. Reservations for vancouver gulf islands routes bc ferries. Tsawwassen ferry terminal to swartz bay 2 ways to travel. The percentage full data in this table refers to deck space consumed on the vessel only. According to bc ferries, there is an ongoing issue with one of the. We look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the future. A cbc analysis of bc ferries reservation data identifies the busiest months and days on each of the major routes in 2016.
Vehicles wait to board a ferry at tsawwassen terminal. Bc ferries scheduled 89 extra sailings for the long weekend, including 70 on the swartz baytsawwassen run and 11 on the vancouvernanaimo route to deal with the expected easter travel rush. Used the ferry service twice while on vacation,tsawwassen to swartz bay and the reverse on the trip home. Tsawwassen swartz bay route reservations should be claimed at the ticket booth 45 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time. The ferry itself was large with many areas you can hang out in. How much does it cost to make standard vehicle reservations on these routes. The fee is applied each time you change a oneway reservation. Select an option below to see stepbystep directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in rome2rios travel planner. The pacific buffet offers elegant oceanview dining on select sailings between vancouver tsawwassen and victoria swartz bay, from bc. Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Ferries reported a foursailing wait on its tsawwassen to swartz bay route on friday afternoon and evening, with someone at the back of the line at 3. In the summer time i like to bring a snack from the castal cafe express and take in the scenery of the active pass from the outer deck when travelling between swartz bay and tsawwassen. If you are not checked in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time your reservation will no longer be valid and.371 165 1175 1520 321 1008 1571 615 223 1544 101 799 1624 932 110 1429 1074 228 1241 1003 370 340 836 1625 1294 853 148 1276 554 1483 1082 347 693 1353 226 212 902 1055 271