Vancouver airport’s plan suits ferry link

I noticed that Vancouver International Airport is planning a new runway that will be built on a causeway extending into the ocean.

To the Editor,

I noticed that Vancouver International Airport is planning a new runway that will be built on a causeway extending into the ocean, west of the airport.

This presents an ideal opportunity for a new ferry connection directly to YVR from Nanaimo.

A passenger only ferry from Nanaimo to YVR would provide a faster, cheaper and more convenient link to both YVR and downtown Vancouver than any of the existing routes.

Ultimately, a connection from the terminal that should be built on the east side of Gabriola (or Valdes) would likely provide the most cost effective way to move passengers to Vancouver but, in the meantime, the new YVR facility presents an opportunity that should be explored.

Fred McCreath

Nanaimo