The Victoria Clipper departs the Inner Harbour in Victoria, British Columbia, for Seattle. (photo credit: Clipper, the operator of the Victoria Clipper)
The Victoria Clipper has suspended service between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia until April 30, 2021. Officials from Clipper, the operator of the Victoria Clipper, decided on the suspension for several reasons:
- The closures of the U.S.-Canadian border to non-essential travel
- Canada’s mandatory self-quarantine of all international travelers for 14 days
- Uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic
The border closures and self-quarantine measures in Canada continue to be extended, which makes travel between the two countries unpredictable overall.
“We wholeheartedly agree with the steps and health precautions taken by Canadian and U.S. government officials to date to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission through non-essential travel,” Clipper CEO David Gudgel said in a press release. “Our intent in suspending operations is to hopefully allow ample time to pass so that we may return to service next spring when travel across the border is safe and welcomed once again.”
Clipper has provided ferry service and tour packages from Seattle to Victoria since 1986.
Check clippervacations.com for service updates.