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Old 05-12-2015, 12:26 PM   #1
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Cheaper ferry rates to Vancouver Island

Here in BC you don't often see the words "cheaper" and "ferry" in the same sentence, but for once they belong together.

During certain hours this summer, BC Ferries will reduce the cost per foot for longer vehicles and trailers on two of its routes: Tsawwassen (south of Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria), and Tsawwasswen to Duke Point (near Nanaimo on the mid-Island).

Escapees taking advantage of this deal will likely need a campground reservation when heading to the Island, since most of the eligible sailings are 4pm and later. A nice circle route would be to go over via one route, explore the Island, then come back on the other.

Reservations are advised, as summer volume can be unpredictable.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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This is a very good deal. They had this program last year as well and I'm glad to see that it is being implemented again. We used this service on numerous occasions during our move to Chase from Victoria and found it to be a considerable saving!

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Old 05-12-2015, 02:37 PM   #3
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That is really good to know , thank you .
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:42 PM   #4
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Brings back good memories. As a child we visited family in Vancouver and camped on the island for a week. Where does the time go?
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