British Columbia

BC Ferries extends Southern Gulf Islands foot passenger reservations

BC Ferries will continue to allow foot passengers and cyclists to make reservations for trips from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands.

Reservations only apply for trips from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands

The BC Ferries vessel Queen of Nanaimo provides service between Tsawwassen and the southern Gulf Islands. It was built in 1962 and carries 192 cars and 996 passengers and crew. (BC Ferries)

BC Ferries will continue to allow foot passengers and cyclists to make reservations for trips from Tsawwassen to the Southern Gulf Islands.

The reservations are only for trips to Salt Spring, Galiano, Saturna, Pender and Mayne islands from Tsawwassen. There are no reservations for return trips.

The system was first rolled out as a pilot project in May because of the large number of foot passengers and cyclists using the route on weekends. It will be extended until the end of March, 2016.

There is no charge to make a reservation or to change it, but tickets are non-refundable. Reservations can be made by phone by calling 1-888-BCFerry.

Customers must now check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time to secure their reservation. Spaces for walk-on passengers without reservation will also still be available.


To hear the full interview listen to the audio labelled BC Ferries extends Southern Gulf Islands foot passenger reservations on the CBC's On The Island. 

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