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There was a long wait at the Peace Arch border crossing on Friday. (Christer Waara/CBC)

Travellers should expect long lineups at border crossings and ferry terminals throughout B.C. today.

By late Friday afternoon, waits at the southbound border crossings were about 30 minutes — down from waits of over two hours for much of the day.

Waits heading north from the U.S. into Canada were minimal throughout the day.

Traffic at BC Ferries terminals slowed by the afternoon, but traffic was heavy for much of the day, especially on routes between Vancouver Island and the mainland.

According to BC Ferries, the historically busiest sailings over the Easter long weekend are:

  • Vancouver-Victoria: 7 a.m. to noon Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay on Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay on Monday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen on Monday.
  • Vancouver-Nanaimo: 3:15 p.m. Duke Point-Tsawwassen on Monday.
  • Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo: 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay on Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay on Monday.
  • Horseshoe Bay-Sunshine Coast: 12:20 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. Langdale-Horseshoe Bay on Sunday, 10:20 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Langdale-Horseshoe Bay on Monday.