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October 28, 2017 4:09 am

Naming the B.C. Ferries Sparks Response

Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 7:29 AM



My name suggestions:

1. Knot Working
2. Scuttlebutt
3. Maid of Plywood


How about John A macdonald one , two and three because without that drunken reneger we wouldn’t need new or old ones for Vancouver island . We’d instead have the fix link to vanisle that was promised as a condition of bc entering into confederation . Another name could also be Third World Solution .

Here’s an example of how much BC Ferries rips off its passengers. These are ferries I’ve taken last year when I was on holidays. They have very similar crossing times. These are walk-on prices in Canadian funds, return trip.

Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove (Bowen Island) $24.20

Whitbey Island to Port Townsend, WA $8.00

Did you know?

The Sidney-Anacortes ferry, operated by Washington State Ferries, costs $47.90 US each way for a driver and vehicle, the equivalent of about $16 less than the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen run on B.C. Ferries.

The Washington ferry takes about three hours and adds about 100 kilometres of drive time, depending on where you’re travelling to on the mainland.

It also requires two border crossings, which can be unpredictable for wait times, and stops running between the end of December and March 23.

Only one ferry leaves the Island via Sidney, at noon, in the fall season and return trips take place once a day at 8:30 a.m.

A bonus for SmartCar drivers: The Sidney-Anacortes ferry is even cheaper at only $38.35 US for a driver and vehicle.

B.C. Ferries does not have reduced rates for SmartCar drivers, who have to pay the standard $64.10 one-way rate.

– Special Report on B.C. Ferries – Part 1: A sea of change – Daniel Plamer

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