Higher ferry fares from April 1
April 1 will see an increase of 4.1 per cent on average in passenger and vehicle fares on all routes across BC Ferries’ fleet in accordance with the BC Ferries commissioner’s order from October 1, 2012.
Passengers bound for Snug Cove that use the BC Ferries Experience Card will also be affected by the change in minimum amounts of stored value. For passengers only, the new minimum of $60 is required to receive access to passenger-only reduced fares. For vehicle and passenger, a new minimum of $105 is necessary for access to vehicle and passenger reduced fares. Passengers who currently use the auto-reload feature are advised that, as of April 1, all auto-reload will be switched off to allow for the new minimum load values. They are asked to log into their accounts (www.bcferries.com/experience_and_coast_card/) and update the auto-reload value for the function to be active.
BC Ferries says that fare increases are required due to the rising cost of operating and capital expenditures.