Letters to the Sun: Thank you, B.C. Ferries
There has been much ferry-bashing over the last three years. Cancellations, staff shortages, retirement of older crew members are favourite gripes. I live mid-Vancouver Island, and have been using the ferries quite frequently during this time period. Considering the size of the fleet, I think one of the largest ferry fleets in the world, and the age of some of the vessels, I think the service is excellent. I have been lucky and not experienced any cancellations or severe delays.
A week ago, I travelled to Galiano Island. I took the ferry from Crofton to Vesuvius on Salt Spring Island, then drove across the Island to the Long Harbour terminal, where I boarded a beautiful new boat to Galiano, via Pender and Mayne Island. The journey took two hours, and was most enjoyable. The fares in total amounted to $15 with a vehicle, each way. Admittedly, I am a senior and used my Experience card. In this day and age of rapid inflation, I think this is a fantastic deal. All of us who decide to live in this beautiful part of the world are extremely lucky to be serviced by such an efficient system.
Thank you, B.C. Ferries, and all the helpful, pleasant staff I meet when travelling.
Nick Squire, Qualicum Beach
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