Ferry traffic rebounds

  • Fri Jan 10th, 2014 12:00pm
  • News

With just three months to go before the new reduced ferry schedules take effect, traffic continues to rebound on both of the Haida Gwaii routes. Statistics for December 2013 show a 10 percent increase in vehicle traffic and a 9 percent increase in passengers on the Skidegate-Prince Rupert route. A total of 787 vehicles and 1,971 passengers made the seven-hour sailing across Hecate Strait this past December, compared to 716 vehicles and 1,808 passengers in December 2012. On the Skidegate-Alliford Bay route, which was served by a tug and barge in December while the Kwuna was away for a major refit, vehicle traffic was up by 11 percent and the number of passengers climbed by 13 percent. A total of 2,926 vehicles and 5,590 passengers travelled the 20-minute route connecting Moresby and Graham Islands in December 2013, compared to 2,629 vehicles and 4,933 passengers in December 2012.