Thursday, March 26, 2015

B.C. Ferries Fares Increase April 1, 2015

BC Ferries announced today that both a tariff increase approved by the BC Ferries Commissioner, as well as a fuel rebate will occur on April 1, 2015.

Fares for vehicles and passengers will rise by 3.9 per cent on average on April 1, 2015. At the same time, a fuel rebate of 1 per cent will be implemented on major and minor routes. On the northern routes between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert and Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, fares for vehicles and passengers will increase by 2 per cent on average.

Effective April 1, 2015, the net effect for customers on the major and minor routes will be an increase on average of 2.9 per cent on the price of a ticket. The northern routes are not subject to fuel surcharges or rebates. The fuel surcharge/rebate mechanism is separate from the tariff calculation and any fuel rebate or surcharge is strictly a pass through from the fuel deferral accounts. With the company's fuel hedges in place, the fuel rebate should stay in place at least through the summer months, and possibly into next year. BC Ferries will keep a close watch on the fuel deferral account balances with a view to extending the rebate as long as is practical.

April 1, 2015 Nanaimo and Gabriola Fares

Horsehoe Bay - Departure Bay and Tsawwassen - Duke Point
Departure Bay - Horsehoe Bay and Duke Point - Tsawwassen

Passenger fares current = $16.25  increases to $16.70
Vehicle fare current = $53.25 - $54.80

Gabriola - Nanaimo Harbour (return fare)

Passenger fare = current $10.80 increases to $11.10
Vehicle fare = current $25.45 - $26.15


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