Drivers catching a ferry to and from Vancouver Island should expect to spend some time in line.
As of 2:20 p.m., BC Ferries is reporting a one-sailing wait from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen and a two-sailing wait from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
Over at Departure Bay, there is a two-sailing wait to get to Horseshoe Bay. There is also a two-sailing wait from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.
#CurrentConditions#DepartureBay #HorseshoeBay 3:30pm & 4:45pm 100% full. Now ticketing 5:45pm 16% full. Reserved travelers moving normally. Keep yourself up to date here: https://t.co/nqFsNazQJM ^gl
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) August 19, 2018
And from Duke Point to Tsawwassen, there is a one-sailing wait both ways. All of the sailing waits are for people without reservations.
The wait is not entirely unexpected for drivers. There were significant lines at the Friday, including a four-sailing wait from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
B.C. Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said Friday the long waits were due to a combination of factors, including weekends events like the Tour de Victoria and travelling patterns as families go on vacation or head back from their destinations.