Kwuna fares rising

  • Oct. 31, 2007 10:00 a.m.

Passengers travelling between Skidegate and Alliford Bay will be paying more as of today (Nov. 1), as scheduled BC Ferries fare increases take effect. Kwuna passengers will pay 95 cents more for a vehicle and driver, and 30 cents more for each additional passenger. The increase is an average of 4.4 percent on the minor routes, including Alliford Bay-Skidegate, and 2.8 percent on the major routes between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Passengers travelling between the Charlottes and Prince Rupert are already paying higher fares. A 4.4 percent average price increase for the northern routes – between Skidegate and Rupert, and Rupert and Port Hardy – took effect Oct. 1. BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said the price increase is applied a bit earlier to the northern routes so give tour operators time to plan for the upcoming season.