BC Ferry fares will jump $2.25 on major routes between the mainland and Vancouver Island on April 1, and almost double that on the route to the Sunshine Coast.

The cost for a car and driver one way from the mainland to either Victoria or Nanaimo will rise to $46.75, while foot passengers will pay $14, a hike of 50 cents.

People travelling from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale will pay an extra $4.35 for a round trip, for a total of $43.20, while foot passengers will have to fork over another dollar at $12.85.

Increases for the Gulf Islands and other routes rise from by about one to three dollars.

There are no new increases on the northern routes because those fares went up last fall.

Meanwhile, BC Ferries has announced a new two per cent fuel rebate on the major routes.