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Friday, July 13, 2007
Duke Point - Tsawwassen: Save 35% July 18/07
VICTORIA – BC Ferries is offering its commercial customers a 35 per cent fare discount on Wednesday, July 18 on the Duke Point (Nanaimo) – Tsawwassen route in celebration of the Queen of Alberni’s return to service after a seven-month, $40 million mid-life upgrade.

The discount applies to all buses and commercial vehicles over 5500 kg gross vehicle weight travelling on both vessels servicing the Duke Point – Tsawwassen route all day on July 18. Commercial reservations are not required, but are recommended.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Seattle-Victoria-Friday Harbor-Seattle bookable Online
Making a ferry booking or finding the schedules between Seattle, Victoria and Friday Harbor couldn't be easier

Monday, June 25, 2007
BC Ferries Summer Schedule Commences June 27

Summer season begins for BC Ferries on Wednsday, June 27
Increased sailings will be scheduled on all major routes and with four vessels providing up to 16 sailings per day from both the Vancouver and Victoria ferry terminals (Tsawwassen  - Swartz Bay) wait times should be diminished

A third vessel on the Vancouver – Nanaimo ferry route (Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay) will enjoy 3 additional sailings per day from each side.

Monday, June 18, 2007
Seattle-Victoria Ferry Special

Seattle-Victoria Mid-Week Special  $340.00 USD
Package price based on 2 adults travelling mid week includes:
- Round-trip ferry from Seattle to Victoria
- 1 night's accommodation at the Travellers Inn Inn downtown Victoria
- Combination city / Butchart Gardens tour 
- Transfer between hotel and pier in Victoria
- All applicable taxes, luggage Handling
Some restrictions may apply & all offers are subject to availability
Offer applies to travel completed prior to June 29/07

Monday, June 18, 2007
Seattle-Friday Harbor Ferry scheduled to resume service June 30

Seattle, Washington: Clipper Ferry
Ferry service between Seattle & Friday Harbor is scheduled to resume June 30, 2007.
Departing Pier 69 in downtown Seattle the high-speed passenger vessel will make the trip to San Juan Island in 3.5hrs
Daily sailings depart Seattle at 0745, arriving in Friday Harbour at 11:15h, and will depart Friday Harbor at 1630h to arrive back in Seattle at 1915h.

Friday, June 15, 2007
BC Ferries accommodates both smokers and non smokers
VICTORIA – BC Ferries has announced that as of June 18, 2007, smoking on the outer decks of ferries servicing the major routes between Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast will be permitted in designated areas only.
Smoking is not permitted in the interior areas or on the vehicle decks of any BC Ferries' vessels.

Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer says "By moving to designated smoking areas, we are providing options for our smoking and non-smoking customers who wish to enjoy the outside passenger decks." 

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
BC Ferries Duke Point terminal celebrates 10 years

On June 15th 2007,  BC Ferries will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Duke Point terminal with complimentary burgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, prize draws and children’s activities for customers from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Duke Point terminal provides the mid-Island link connection to the  Tsawwassen terminal and the Lower Mainland.

Friday, June 08, 2007
Discovery Coast Season Extended

BC ferries has announced an extention of their seasonal Discovery Coast Passage service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola.
With 7 extra sailings, service will now end with the September 17 sailing instead of Sept 01

The Discovery Coast Passage route is a seasonal service that normally operates fromearly June through to the beginning of September.
The additional two weeks of service in September are designed to attract extra visitors in the fall, and to encourage them to take full advantage of this beautiful area of the province.

For additional information call 1-800-686-0446 or book online at

Friday, June 08, 2007
Canada / US Border Information Update

US passport rule on hold, for Americans only

Senior homeland security officials in the US have announced they will temporarily suspend a rule requiring American air travellers to have a passport to re-enter the United States from Canada and Mexico.

The move is aimed at clearing a massive backlog in passport applications at the US state department.
Despite the temporary suspension, Canadian air travellers will still need passports to enter the US.
US & Canadian citizens crossing the border by land or sea do not require a passport until Jan 2008

Monday, May 07, 2007
Brentwood to Mill Bay Ferry Resumes service

VICTORIA, BC – BC Ferries:
Following regular drydock maintainence, schedued service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay will resume on Monday May 28, 2007.

This popular little passenger/vehicle ferry which crosses Saanich Inlet in approximately 25 minutes to transport travellers from Brentood Bay to Mill Bay, is the oldest continuous ferry operation on the coast of British Columbia.

Friday, April 27, 2007

BC Ferries: VICTORIA –  BC Ferries has announced that in preparation for the busy summer season the MV Northern Adventure will go into Drydock from May 9 to 19.  

During this period the mid and north coast will be served by the MV Queen of Prince Rupert
In consideration of the heavy demand for travel on the Prince Rupert- Port Hardy route, reservations should be made as early a possible

Thursday, April 26, 2007
Seattle to Friday Harbor Ferry Commences May 18/07

Passenger-only ferry service Seattle to Friday Harbor will commence 18 May and operate daily through 30 Sept

Departing Seattle at 0745 the ferry will arrivie Friday Harbor at 1115. The return voyage from Friday Harbor to Seattle will depart at 1630 & arrivie in Seattle at 1915h.
This is a very popular trip so request space well in advance if possible.


Thursday, April 26, 2007
Seasonal ferry Service Bellingham & Friday Harbor begins May 12/07
Bellingham WA: Victoria San Juan Cruises:
Bellingham to Friday Harbor (foot passengers only - no vehicles)
Daily ferry service begins May 12th, 2007 and operates thru September 03, 2007
Travelling from the Port of Bellingham at 0930 each day, the ferry arrives in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island at 1145 in time for a good lunch. 

Departing Friday Harbor at 1630 and arriving in Bellingham at 1900 makes for a superb  mini day cruise.
Reservations are required

Thursday, April 26, 2007
Seasonal Bellingham to Victoria Ferry Service Begins May 12/07

Ferry service for the seasonal operators in the Northwest begins in May.

Bellingham to Victoria  (foot passengers only - no vehicles) 
Daily ferry service begins May 12th, 2007 and operates thru September 30, 2007
Departing from the Port of Bellingham at 0900 each day, the 145 passenger; 100' ferry travels through the San Juan Islands to downtown Victoria in 3 hrs.

Returning each day from Victoria to Bellingham at 1700h, an optional "All You Can Eat" BBQ is offered for $10.00. Plenty of salads, fresh fruit & desert goodies are available for those preferring a vegetarian dinner 
Book early for best pricing




Saturday, April 21, 2007
Book ferry passage early for Victorias' Jazzfest International
Victoria BC: June 22 to July 1, Jazzfest International -the coolest music in town!

Don’t be left standing at the dock on the bay ! book your ferry & hotel space early.

Over 300 musicians from around the world in over 90 performances of jazz, blues, and world music will perform on multiple stages in downtown Victoria.

Jazzfest International is recognized by audiences and critics alike as "the best and largest music festival on Vancouver Island".

For cost saving ferry-hotel packages, email  
For ferry only reservations, visit & securely reserve online
For more information on the festival call: (250) 388-4423 or visit:

Friday, April 20, 2007
Rate Increase on Alaska ferry travel does not diminish demand

The recent 3.2% rate increase for travel on the Alaska Marine Highway has done little to diminish the enthusiastic demand for passage, from travellers around the globe.

Spectacular scenery, the ability to explore the ports along the Inside Passage by setting a relaxed and relatively flexible schedule is only part of the appeal of using Alaskas' Marine Highway.

To get information quickly & easily on the cost of travelling this unique Highway, visit

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Alaska Ferries Extend Schedule for 15th Annual Kluane Bike Race

Alaska Marine has scheduled extra ferry sailings to accommodate the Chilkat International Bike Relay June 16,2007

Ferries will depart Juneau at the following times
June 15: Departing Juneau at 0800h & 1300h
June 18: Departing Juneau at 0730h & 1900h

There will be an extra Haines stop on June 14 and a double run on 15 June.   For more info write

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Ferry Specials: Nanaimo to Vancouver May 2007

BC FERRIES: May 2007 Specials
Fares apply to sailings & terminals noted below
Vehicle to 20' @ $20.00; Passengers @ $5.00

Nanaimo to Vancouver (Duke Point to Tsawwassen)





































Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Ferry Specials: Vancouver to Nanaimo May 2007

Fares apply to sailings & terminals noted below
Vehicle to 20' @ $20.00; Passengers @ $5.00

to Nanaimo (Tsawwassen to Duke Point)
May 05             1830h     2015h    2350h
May 06             1015h     -
May 12             1830h     2015h    2350h
May 13             1830h     2015h    2350h    
May 19                 2015h      2245h
May 20                 2015h      2245h        

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Ferry Specials: Vancouver to Victoria May 2007

BC Ferries: Victoria
May 2007 Specials: Fares apply to the following sailing only
Standard Vehicle fare 20.00 Passenger Fare 5.00
  to Victoria  (Tsawwassen Terminal to Swartz Bay Terminal)
May 05, 2007    5pm, 7pm, 9pm
May 12, 2007    5pm, 7pm, 9pm  
May 13, 2007    7am; 9am; 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
May 19, 2007    7pm, 9pm 
May 20, 2007    9pm  
May 05, 2007    5pm, 7pm, 9pm

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