BC Ferries offers new money-saving advanced booking options for Vancouver – Vancouver Island routes

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BC Ferries travellers will now have two more fare options for Vancouver-Vancouver Island sailings.

The new Saver fare will be an affordable option for select sailings year-round. BC Ferries said it is ideal for customers who can travel during less-busy sailing times and can book in advance.

This option will start at $73.70 and drop as low as $49 later in Spring on less busy sailing, the company said.

The second option is a new prepaid fare that allows customers to pay for their reservation and travel in full when booking. BC Ferries also said customers can save up to $7 on reservations when booking more than a week in advance.

“Our routes between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island account for about 60 per cent of overall ferry traffic, so we are introducing our new fare choices on these routes first,” said Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO. “When the Province lifts essential travel orders, these fare options will provide our customers more value, flexibility and certainty. They will also help spread traffic across the day, reducing sailing waits at popular times.”

The company said the new fares will benefit customers travelling for essential purposes and all customers can take advantage once non-essential travel is safe again.

The new fare options will be available on the Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay), Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Nanaimo (Duke Point) and Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay) routes.

They are available for advanced-purchase only, but the company said customers can still pay for fares in the ways they are used to as well.

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