No new sailings for Denman and Hornby, despite BC Ferries announcement
The MV Powell River Queen in a BC Ferries file photo. Image courtesy of BC Ferries.
BUCKLEY BAY, B.C- Despite ten ferry routes along British Columbia’s coast getting new routes, BC Ferries won’t be adding any more sailings to the Comox Valley’s island communities.
According to a recent announcement from the ferry service, ten routes are being brought back from 2014 cuts, excluding Denman and Hornby.
The Executive Director of Public Affairs for BC Ferries, Deborah Marshall, said that Denman Island and Hornby Island routes were not actually cut in previous years
“The announcement outlined the extra sailings that the province is funding,” said Marshall.
“The reason why Denman and Hornby were not on the list is because BC Ferries over the past couple of years have added those mid-day sailings already.”
The routes to Denman Island and Hornby Island did receive a new schedule for April, which did not add any sailings.
The additional routes funded by the province are:
• Crofton – Vesuvius
• Earls Cove – Saltery Bay
• Horseshoe Bay – Bowen Island
• Port Hardy – Mid-Coast – Prince Rupert
• Haida Gwaii – Prince Rupert
• Powell River – Texada Island
• Campbell River – Quadra Island
• Quadra Island – Cortes Island
• Nanaimo Harbour – Gabriola Island ( additional service starting early April following community survey)
Plans for more sailings for Denman and Hornby have not yet been determined, according to Marshall
Click here for information on the new scheduling.