BC Ferries route 6 Crofton - Vesuvius
|Route 6: Crofton - Vesuvius|
|Type of Route||Minor|
|Vessel based out of Vesuvius Bay||Bowen Queen (Spring and Peak Season)|
Quinitsa (Fall, Off Peak)
|Sailing takes||20 minutes|
|First and last sailing from Vesuvius Bay||6:00 am*|
|First and last sailing from Crofton||6:30 am*|
This route connect Salt Spring Island and Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
Points of Interest
- Vesuvius Bay
Number of sailing & sailing that don't occur on Monday
- 13 sailing a day excluding Mondays and Certain Sunday
- 12 sailing a day on Monday and certain Sundays.
How to determine the vessel for the sailing?
Service is provide every 65 to 75 minutes frequency.
History of route
In 1955 the Gulf Island Ferry Company started the route with George S Pearson. In 1961 BC Ferries brought the out Gulf Island Ferry Company to help bring government run service to the Southern Gulf Island. In 1966 BC Ferries placed the on routeVesuvius Queen which lasted 25 years to 1992. In order to expand the capacity of route Howe Sound Queen was moved from previous route in 1992 which lasted until June 4, 2019. On June 4, 2019 with the retirement of Howe Sound Queen, BC Ferries moved the Quinitsa on permeant bases which lasted a year due capacity issue of route BC Ferries moved the Bowen Queen to route in summer months of 2020 and 2021.