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Extra sailings being added on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route this week

B.C. Ferries adding a round trip to schedules June 25, 26 and 28
Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals will see an extra sailing added from June 25-28. (Black Press file)

Extra sailings will be added to the Nanaimo-West Vancouver ferry route next weekend in order to meet demand.

According to a B.C. Ferries service notice, a 4:50 p.m. sailing from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and a 6:50 p.m. sailing from Departure Bay in Nanaimo will be added to the schedules for June 25, 26 and 28. The move is being done to match capacity with demand and meet customer needs, B.C. Ferries said.

Following an eight-week closure due to COVID-19, service between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay resumed on a limited basis June 3 and provincial and federal health rules will be followed during the gradual resumption of service, said B.C. Ferries. Safety measures include limiting sailings, allowing customers to remain in their vehicles during the sailing on all car decks, enhanced cleaning, and screening of travellers.

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Maintaining the required two-metre physical distance between passengers while on board vessels is being advised and B.C. Ferries is also reminding passengers of a Transport Canada requirement for wearing of face coverings when social distancing is not possible.

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