BC Ferries announced its fares will remain unchanged this year.

BC Ferries fares won’t increase thanks to fuel rebate

No change in fares at BC Ferries this spring because of a new fuel rebate

VICTORIA — BC Ferries announced on Wednesday that fares will not increase this spring, for the first time in 13 years.

Actually, fares for vehicles and passengers will go up by 1.9 per cent that day, as planned. But the corporation will now bump up the fuel rebate by 1.9 per cent across the system, effectively cancelling out the fare hike.

“Given the current price of fuel on world markets, we expect to maintain a fuel rebate for the foreseeable future,” said BC Ferries chief financial officer Dennis Dodo.

The current 1.0-per-cent fuel rebate is applied to fares for all vehicles and passengers. It will go up to 2.9 per cent on major and minor routes on April 1. A new rebate of 1.9 per cent will take effect on northern routes.

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