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Old 05-22-2016, 11:35 AM   #11
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http://www.bcferries.com/files/fares.../BCF_Fares.pdf


Victoria-Vancouver run:
car alone: $57
each adult: $20
each foot in length OVER 20': $6.50

(all numbers rounded for my typing convenience ... real numbers in PDF linked).
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:23 PM   #12
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I have ferries booked in July and August between Vancouver and Nanaimo for my FJ Cruiser and Escape 19. was about $220 Cdn each way.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:21 PM   #13
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Yikes! I may have to look at "Plan B"...
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:52 PM   #14
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Size Up The Savings | BC Ferries - British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

BC Ferries web site shows a 50% discount for the additional length fare on selected routes June 1 to Sept 30.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:55 PM   #15
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Thanks JohnB,

Checking it out
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:09 PM   #16
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Vancouver Island (VI) is a very beautiful place to visit. Although an island, it is a very large land mass and you will not be able to see it all. The east coast is much more developed and the weather there is more predictable. The west coast is sparsely developed (mostly due to ruggedness and little access) and the weather is less predictable. The land between the two coast lines is very mountainous with peaks reaching 7,200 ft elevation. In addition there are a number of smaller islands, mostly off the east coast, that are developed and have unique lifestyles to each. They, unfortunately, also require an additional ferry fare to get to each one.

We just got back from a week on VI with time spent near Victoria for a family reunion and then camping at Long Beach area, on the west coast at Pacific Rim National Park.

There are numerous Provincial Parks camp grounds on VI and they are all spectacular to visit. Some are on the shoreline and some inland along rivers and lakes. I have no experience with private campgrounds on VI. VI does get very busy with tourists in the summer season and reservations are required/recommended. There is a Federal Park on the west coast, Pacific Rim, at Long Beach.

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The third photo in the included set was taken near Ucluelet on the west coast. There is a white dot on the water in front of the boat in the center of the photo. That was a whale spouting which we happened to spot as we were walking along the coast, before the whale watching boat showed up. We watched the whale for some time as it spouted and breached. The bottom photo was taken at Tofino.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:54 AM   #17
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Enjoy the rally. We will have to leave this one for another time.

So many places...so little time!
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:37 AM   #18
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I assume this discount is for CN citizens? I checked the site out and it indicates CN seniors, CN disabled, CN student, etc. The only appropriate box I could check was >12 yrs. Also, anything over 31' total length had to be reserved by calling 1-888-223-3779. Just an FYI.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:40 PM   #19
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We hit the discount day when we picked up in Nov, but only drove out to see Victoria and didn't take the trailer. The discount was only going over and they said they couldn't give us the discount coming back. Got ya out there, how bad do you want to get back?
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I assume this discount is for CN citizens? I checked the site out and it indicates CN seniors, CN disabled, CN student, etc. The only appropriate box I could check was >12 yrs. Also, anything over 31' total length had to be reserved by calling 1-888-223-3779. Just an FYI.
The discount for passenger vehicles with trailers is for everyone regardless of nationality on selected sailings and times and from only a select number of loading ports.

You do not actually need to make reservations only that they are highly recommended!

"What is the Size Up The Savings promotion?

From Wednesday June 1 through Friday September 30, customers travelling with extra length private passenger vehicles longer than 20 feet can expect to receive a 50% discount per additional foot on select promotional sailings. The promotion is available on the following two routes only (both ways):

Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Victoria (Swartz Bay)
Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Nanaimo (Duke Point)
Check site for actual sailings that the discount is in effect.

How much will I save?

The regular price per additional foot (over 20 feet) is $6.50. The Size Up The Savings price is $3.25 per additional foot, therefore the promotion offers a savings of 50% or $3.25 per additional foot.

Why is BC Ferries offering this promotion?

The Size Up The Savings promotion provides customers a value choice when travelling with private passenger vehicles over 20 feet in length (e.g. a motorhome or a car pulling a trailer). Customers can choose to travel on select promotional sailings that traditionally have more capacity available with the benefit of attractive savings. .


Are reservations required?

Reservations are not required but due to the busy summer season, reservations are strongly recommended. Space on sailings is on a first-come first-serve basis.

To add certainty to travel plans, vehicle reservations can be made for a nominal fee. Reservations can be made up to 2.5 hours before scheduled sailing time, and regular reservation fees apply.

Reservations can be made at bcferries.com or by calling 1-888-BCFERRY.
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