Victoria Clipper sails to B.C. for first time since pandemic began

SEATTLE — After being suspended for 18 months due to the pandemic, the Victoria Clipper resumed service between Seattle and Victoria, B.C. on Friday.

Officials with FRS Clipper said the Victoria Clipper V vessel plans to operate a four-day schedule over weekends with added sailings around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“The pandemic has had a devastating impact on our company like so many others, but I’m incredibly proud of the support from the Victoria community and my staff’s resiliency and determination to return to our core international operations once again,” said David Gudgel, CEO of FRS Clipper. “We could not be more excited to reinstate our safe, trusted fast ferry service and to provide the core connection between Victoria and Seattle that so many have relied upon for travel over the past 35 years.”

U.S. citizens and permanent Canadian residents living in the U.S. traveling to Canada will be required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving in Canada for non-essential travel.

Travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination and submit their travel information via ArriveCAN (web portal or app) within 72 hours of planned arrival.

All travelers are required to submit a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of arriving in Canada. They will also need to provide a quarantine plan.

Officials said fully vaccinated passengers who meet the requirements will be exempt from quarantine.

Travelers also need to provide a quarantine plan and be prepared if they don’t meet the requirements.

For more information or to make a reservation, click here: www.clippervacations.com