THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FERRIES--A STUDY OF 1977 SUMMER TRAFFIC BETWEEN VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THE LOWER MAINLAND

This is a study to determine who uses the British Columbia Ferry service between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Mainland, where they come from, where they are bound, and the purposes for which they travel. Information was gathered from all types of ferry users--those who came in private vehicles, those who came by bus, and those who came as foot passengers. The study made use of questionnaires which were distributed to the ferry users on the two main ferry routes: Route 1-Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay (Victoria); Route 2-Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay (Nanaimo). The primary purpose of the study was to develop a data base which would provide such information as the numbers of people traveling, their origin and destination, purpose of the trip, duration of their stay, type of accommodation, and reasons for choosing one route rather than the other. The report summarizes the general findings and analyzes some of the relationships between the different types of users and their responses to various questions. Some suggestions for further analysis are also made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A supplementary Study "Relocationg a B.C. Ferry Terminal--The Impact on Travel Time, Route Choice, and Highway Congestion," by Stuart MacKay and W.G. Waters II.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Centre for Transportation Studies
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1W5
  • Publication Date: 1978

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM