While the Queen of Nanaimo (Route 9) is undergoing repairs of the damage suffered in Village Bay during last Saturday's high winds and waves, all Gulf Islands traffic will be via the larger vessels (Route 1) to and from the Mainland and Swartz Bay.
BC Ferries have advised they will honour reservations previously made for Route 9 during the period the Nanaimo is out of service, expected to be at least one week. Reservation holders will need the Reservation (Confirmation) Number at both terminals (Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay).
For travellers going to the Mainland from Village Bay, or any Gulf Island Port, ask for a Thru Pass (Purple) at check in at the Island Terminal and be prepared to show this Thru Pass before boarding the larger vessel at Swartz Bay. There is no extra charge for Gulf Island reservations.
For further information, please call BC Ferries information line at 1-250-223-3779.
Please note there will be extra sailings for the up-coming Remembrance Day long weekend.
Chair, Local Ferry Advisory Committee
(250) 539-5970 or email email@example.com
MayneNews note: BC Ferries has posted some pertinent information on their web site:
• A list of additional sailings planned for the Remembrance day long weekend can be viewed here.
• A list of measures have been put in place to facilitate alternate service for travellers to and from the Gulf Islands, including free reservations for through-fare passengers. They can be viewed here.