Cost to ride BC Ferries dropping slightly

The fuel surcharge on local BC Ferries routes is dropping July 20 by three per cent — five per cent to two per cent.

The fuel surcharge on local BC Ferries routes is dropping July 20 by three per cent — five per cent to two per cent.

“The recent decrease in the cost of fuel allows us to reduce the fuel surcharges, which is great news for summer travellers,” BC Ferries’ president and CEO Mike Corrigan said in a news release. “Fuel was our second-highest expenditure last year at $121 million so we closely monitor the cost and reduce our consumption wherever possible.”

The decreased fuel surcharge affects ferry prices for the routes from Buckley Bay to Denman Island and from Denman Island to Hornby Island the same.

They are as follows: 15 cents fewer for adult foot passengers; five cents fewer for child foot passengers aged five to 11; 40 cents fewer for cars/pickup trucks; and 20 cents fewer for motorcycles.

The route from Comox to Powell River experienced a larger decrease: 25 cents fewer for adult foot passengers; 10 cents fewer for children aged five to 11; 85 cents fewer for cars/pickup trucks; and 40 cents fewer for motorcycles.

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