B.C. Ferries’ Coastal Inspiration vessel. (Nanaimo Information Bulletin file)
Easter ferry site visitors down this 12 months amid COVID journey restrictions, regardless of additional sailings
BC Ferries mentioned that they had added ‘a 3rd of the additional sailings we often would for a Easter lengthy weekend’
Regardless of a furor over additional sailings added for the Easter lengthy weekend, BC Ferries mentioned that passenger and car site visitors had been down on the foremost routes.
Spokesperson Deborah Marshall mentioned that lengthy weekend site visitors was down 63 per cent for foot passengers and 46 per cent for automobiles in comparison with 2019, the final pre-pandemic Easter in B.C. Nevertheless, Marshall mentioned it was up in comparison with 2020.
As a vital service, ferries are persevering with to function at half capability so as to allow bodily distancing.
In a tweet, BC Ferries mentioned that they had added “a 3rd of the additional sailings we often would for a Easter lengthy weekend.”
BC Ferries mentioned they had been unable present passenger counts.
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