Planning a trip to Bowen Island this weekend? Plan around these ferry cancellations

There'll be a water taxi instead of a ferry to and from Bowen Saturday night as one of the ferry's four propulsion parts needs fixing

If you’re doing late night or early morning travelling to or from Bowen this weekend, best double check the ferry schedule.

Four sailings (two round trips) are cancelled Saturday evening, and two sailings are cancelled Sunday morning.

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B.C. Ferries manager of public affairs Darin Guenette says they need to fix one of the Queen of Capilano’s right angle drives (RADs), which propel the ship. For the past few months the ferry’s been operating on three RADs rather than four while waiting for replacement parts. This has caused the Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove run to be two to three minutes longer than usual.

“The RAD replacement is something that is done ‘overnight’, but they needed a little more time than normally exists between the last sailing Saturday and the first sailing Sunday,” said Guenette.

The cancelled sailings are:

On Saturday, June 7:

  • 9:20 p.m. leaving Horseshoe Bay
  • 9:50 p.m. leaving Snug Cove
  • 10:20 p.m. leaving Horseshoe Bay
  • 10:50 p.m. leaving Snug Cove

On Sunday, July 8:

  • 5:50 a.m. leaving Horseshoe Bay
  • 6:20 a.m. leaving Snug Cove

To cushion the inconvenience of these cancellations, B.C. Ferries has added extra runs Saturday.

The Queen of Capilano will make an extra sailing in each direction Saturday:

  • 7:45 p.m. leaving Snug Cove
  • 8:20 p.m. leaving Horseshoe Bay

A water taxi (foot passengers only) will run in each direction from the government dock Saturday night:

  • 10:20 p.m. leaving Horseshoe Bay
  • 10:50 p.m. leaving Snug Cove

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