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BC Ferries adds 28 sailings for Remembrance Day long weekend

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BC Ferries will add 28 extra sailings for the Remembrance Day long weekend and honour military personal and seniors with free passenger travel.

The ferry operator notes that 24 extra sailings are scheduled on the Tsawwassen (Vancouver) – Swartz Bay (Victoria) route, and that two extra round trips have also been added to the Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) – Departure Bay (Nanaimo) route.

For the first time ever, on Remembrance Day active, reserve and retired military personal as well as cadets will receive complimentary travel in recognition of their service. The free fare applies to passenger fares with the presentation of official Canadian military identification or by travelling in uniform.

BC Ferries will also extend complimentary travel to British Columbia’s senior citizens will on Remembrance Day with the presentation of a B.C. Services Card, B.C. driver’s license, B.C. identification card or birth certificate.

Currently, complimentary travel is offered to B.C. seniors from Monday through Thursday except on holidays. This Remembrance Day, BC Ferries is extending the seniors’ free fare to the holiday Monday.

BC Ferries adds that these free fares are not applicable on the Inside Passage, Haida Gwaii and Central Coast Connector routes.

All Canadian flags on BC Ferries’ vessels will fly at half-mast for Remembrance Day in respect of our veterans and active military personnel. Two minutes of silence will also occur at 11 a.m. on the vessels and at terminals.

Guests are advised to make a reservation in advance in order to ensure sailing of choice. Customers with reservations should plan to arrive at the terminal 45 to 60 minutes before their scheduled departure. In addition, BC Ferries suggests arriving about 45 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for walk-on passengers.

For sailing status, current conditions, travel advisories and service updates throughout the weekend or check the website here.

This story originally appeared here.

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