This is to address the controversy regarding the rates on our world-class ferry system. LOL
My wife Carmel and I (Ron) made a vacation run across Canada up over the Trans Labrador Highway and out to the Strait of Belle Isle totalling over 17,000 kilometres. The most enjoyable and pleasant financial experience of the entire trip was the ferry ride from Blanc-Sablon across the Strait of Belle Isle to St. Barbe on Newfoundland. Now take note — this run is, within minutes, the same time and distance as the B.C. Ferries run from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. Our RV unit is 45 feet long, overheight, plus two adults. No this is not an error or a misprint: the total cost for our crossing was $48.13. B.C. Ferries, for much the same run, is $225. I have a real problem with getting my head around this.
I was that sure the clerk had made a mistake that I repeated all our specs. I am still trying to figure out how there could be such a discrepancy for the, to all intents and purposes, same service. This is not a government owned or operated ferry.
Millions of dollars being siphoned off at the expense of the people by fat cats that have minimal right to it, B.C. taxes on everything but the air we breathe, but I’m sure our elected leeches will get to it eventually.
Ron and Carmel Forsen