BC Ferries schedules change for Thanksgiving long weekend

TSAWWASSEN (NEWS 1130) – If your planned Thanksgiving long weekend includes travel between Vancouver Island and the mainland, you’ll want to take note of some major BC Ferries schedule changes.

He indicated that a modified schedule will be in place for the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route from Friday October 8 to Tuesday October 12.

BC Ferries says a modified schedule will be in place over the Thanksgiving long weekend due to a mechanical issue. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)

BC Ferries says this is due to a mechanical problem with the Spirit of Vancouver Island’s starboard gearbox. The Coastal Renaissance is repositioned to assist in the recovery of this ship.

Customers who have already booked on the affected crossings will be notified.

“Every effort will be made to accommodate bookings on the next available crossing,” BC Ferries said. Customers who cannot be booked will be refunded and “the trip will revert to standby mode”.

BC Ferries asks customers who have the flexibility to consider traveling on other routes.

Travelers are reminded to check the BC Ferries schedule before departing.