Victoria Clipper suspends fast ferry service until spring 2022

The Victoria Clipper announced Monday that its fast ferry service will be suspended until spring 2022, due in part to complicated rules for travelers and low ridership numbers.

The FRS Clipper is an international fast ferry service between Seattle and Victoria, B.C. After being suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, it had just restarted service on Sept. 17, 2021. Due to a lack of ridership, however, the company has now decided to again stop operations.

“The late summer surge of the Delta COVID-19 variant, stringent PCR testing requirements for Canadian marine border entry, continued U.S. border closure and deficit of shoulder season rider demand are all cited as contributing factors

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