BC Ferries has advised customers that traffic volumes for both foot passengers and vehicles will be higher for two Saturdays in July, as hundreds of people associated with Scouts Canada travel to and from Southern Vancouver Island for the 2019 Scouts Canada Pacific Jamboree.
The Scouts Canada 2019 Pacific Jamboree is being held at Camp Barnard in Sooke from July 6 to 13, 2019. High traffic volumes are expected for both foot passengers and vehicles on the following sailings:
Saturday, July 6
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13
Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
BC Ferries advises customers who plan to travel with a vehicle during these popular sailing times to make a reservation. Bookings can be made online at bcferries.com. People travelling without a reservation should plan to arrive at the terminal 45-60 minutes early to improve chances of making their anticipated sailing. Alternatively, travelling later in the afternoon may be less busy.
Foot passengers have also been advised to arrive early or consider alternate sailing times, as these sailings will likely fill up. Sailings are hourly between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay during the summer months.
For full schedule information, current conditions and reservations, visit bcferries.com