BC Ferries reminded the public in advance on May 17 that there will be no additional crossings this coming long weekend for the Victoria Day holiday, which is usually a busy weekend. , and which includes the entry and exit of Prince Rupert.
“BC Ferries reminds customers that the province’s travel restriction order remains in effect and that travel is limited to essential reasons only. No additional crossing is planned this long weekend. “
BC Ferries has stated that it continues to deny travel to customers traveling for non-essential reasons on routes crossing regional areas as defined in the order announced on April 23, 2021 affecting the following routes: Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen – Duke Point, Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands, Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay, Comox – Powell River, Port Hardy – Prince Rupert
“Customers traveling on these routes are asked if their trip is essential and they are denied passage if it is not,” said BC Ferries.
There is a zero tolerance policy for abuse, both verbal and physical, towards its employees. Any customer who abuses an employee will be prohibited from traveling.
“BC Ferries employees have continued to ensure that the ferry system operates safely and efficiently during this pandemic.”
Customers traveling on routes operating within the same regional area are reminded to avoid non-essential travel at this time.
For schedules and information on essential travel with BC Ferries during COVID-19, visit bcferries.com.
KJ Millar | Journalist
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