B.C. Ferries is cancelling its fuel rebates due to the rising costs in fuel.
The fuel rebates will be removed on June 27 of this month.
The company says they use a fuel surcharge/fuel rebate mechanism to handle the volatility of fuel prices. When fuel prices are lower, BC Ferries passes lower fuel prices on to customers through a fuel rebate.
When fuel prices are higher, BC Ferries charges a fuel surcharge specifically designed to cover the additional cost of fuel.
The change will increase costs for ferry users by 50 cents for an adult and $1.70 for a vehicle on major routes from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island.
Costs will increase by 30 cents for an adult and 70 cents for a vehicle on minor routes.
Rebates of 2.9 per cent for the major and minor routes and 1.9 per cent for the northern routes have been in place since spring 2016.