Sunday, October 13, 2019

Washington State Ferries: Sailings canceled between Anacortes - Sidney, BC Nov. 12 to Dec. 8

Walk-on passengers board the MV Chelan in Sidney, BC.
If you're planning on taking a ferry between Anacortes and Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, note that service is canceled November 12 to December 8, 2019.

The only two ferries in the Washington State Ferries fleet certified to sail international waters, the Elwha and Chelan, will be out of service at that time for required maintenance. Simply put, that means international service to Sidney, British Columbia is canceled for 27 days.

WSF crew will be doing maintenance work on the two boats as it's the lowest ridership of the year. Service will resume on December 9 before the busy holiday season and continue through January 4, 2020. There is no ferry service between Anacortes and Sidney during the winter schedule, January through March 2020.

All vehicle reservations for the Sidney, BC route will be canceled during the four-week period, and no-show fees will be waived. Or customers may choose to change or cancel their reservations without penalty at

Other ways of traveling to Vancouver Island include BC Ferries (Tsawwassen/Swartz Bay), Black Ball Ferry Line, Kenmore Air and Clipper Vacations.

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