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During the busy long weekend on B.C.’s South Coast, thousands of travelers are utilizing airplanes, highways, and ferries to reach their destinations. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is anticipating over 292,000 passengers, with the most popular destinations being within Canada, the U.S., and internationally. Travelers are advised to allow extra time before their flights, check flight statuses online, and take advantage of the virtual check-in service offered by the airport. Meanwhile, BC Ferries has added 192 sailings to accommodate the increased demand, with more than 434,000 passengers expected over the Easter weekend.

BC Ferries spokesperson, Jeff Groot, recommends making a reservation in advance due to the high volume of passengers. For those without reservations, alternative options such as walking on, using public transit, carpooling, or being dropped off are suggested. TransLink is also cautioning passengers about potential delays on the SkyTrain during the long weekend. Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule for Good Friday, with holiday fares in effect. On Easter Monday, bus and SeaBus services will run on a standard weekday schedule, while the West Coast Express will have reduced frequency. Travelers are advised to allocate an additional 20 minutes for their trips.

Weather forecasts predict clear skies and sunshine for the weekend, with temperatures reaching a high of 15°C on Saturday and 14°C on Sunday. The conditions are expected to be ideal for travel across Metro Vancouver. It is crucial for travelers to plan ahead, allow for extra time, and be aware of potential delays on public transportation services. With the significant increase in passengers expected at YVR and BC Ferries, making reservations in advance and utilizing alternative travel methods can help mitigate disruptions and ensure a smoother travel experience. Overall, the long weekend is shaping up to be a busy yet enjoyable time for those traveling in and around B.C.’s South Coast.

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