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This page tracks requests made to BC Ferries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for access to general information. Requests by individuals for their own personal information are not posted.

Requests are posted here following initial verification and remain for 1 year after they have closed, and then are moved to the request archive (except for requests that were discontinued).   


Requestor Process
Status Last
18-004I am seeking information from 2016 calendar (or 2016/17 fiscal, whatever is easier), on ferry capacity and reservations. For each of the following routes:
  • Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay-Langdale
  • Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay
  • Tsawwassen-Duke Point
  • Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands
I would like to know, for every sailing:
  • How full the sailing was (percent)
  • If there was a sailing wait and if so for how many sailings
  • What percentage of the sailing was reserved
  • How much revenue on that sailing came from reservations
If the revenue figure is not available on a per-sailing basis, then an overall figure on these routes for the year will suffice. View details >>
CBC Vancouver$521.59$1,189.55CompleteJan 25, 2018
18-020With regard to travel between Tsawwassen and Swartz bay, all records in BC Ferries’ possession regarding:
  1. Reasons for or against operating ferry sailings less than one hour apart during peak periods
  2. Capacity for infrastructure regarding loading passengers simultaneously
  3. Operating cost of one ferry
  4. Capital cost of procuring one ferry for operational use
View details >>
Individual$8.00$533.72CompleteFeb 2, 2018
18-025Maintenance/cleaning/inspection records and schedules on the SOBC for April 15, 2017 for a fall that took place on Deck 6, port side A.Dinning Hunter Jackson$0.00$88.95DiscontinuedMar 13, 2018
18-0262013 Terminal Development Plan for Langdale.Individual$17.20TBDDiscontinuedSep 5, 2018
18-030I am requesting all scheduled and actual departure times for route 3 (Horseshoe Bay to Langdale) from Dec. 1, 2017 to end of day Jan. 1st, 2018. View details >>Individual$16.20$109.17CompleteFeb 15, 2018
18-031Please provide information about the timing of the last contract extensions with regard to TAM and SNC Lavalin. Also please provide information whether SNC Lavalin was involved in the construction and supervision of the Buckley Bay terminals.Individual$0.00$719.71DiscontinuedApr 24, 2018
18-032I request any records (emails, memoranda, briefing notes, meeting and board minutes, risk assessments, presentations, anonymized complaints (by the public and by employees) and research) which influenced the decision-making process by which BC Ferries implemented policies which prohibit smoking on board its vessels and at its facilities. View details >>Individual$20.50$913.79CompleteMay 9, 2018
18-033Specified daily traffic data of all the ferries in the province of BC.Individual$0.00$177.91DiscontinuedApr 24, 2018
18-034Specified records with respect to a BC Ferries meeting with Colwood regarding possible passenger ferry serviceIndividual$26.70$929.97DiscontinuedJun 6, 2018
18-035Daily vehicle passenger counts and foot passenger counts for the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route for 2016 and 2017.IndividualTBDTBDDiscontinuedApr 13, 2018
18-036For Routes 3, 7, and 17: By fiscal year, the total ferry cancellations for any reason for the period from 2007-2017.Individual$0.00$72.78DiscontinuedMay 9, 2018
18-037Information from 2017 and 2015 for the following routes:
  • Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay-Langdale
For each sailing:
  • How full the sailing was
  • If there was a sailing wait, and if so, for how many sailings
  • What percentage of the sailing was reserved
Individual$0.00$93.00DiscontinuedJun 6, 2018
  1. Foot passenger count, per sailing, for Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route for July, August, and September 2018 for both directions.
  2. Foot passenger count, per sailing, for Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route for the 2017 month with the lowest passenger count for both directions.
Individual$0.00TBDDiscontinuedJul 9, 2018
19-002Email communications between any BC Ferries employees and BC Ferries President and CEO Mark Collins or other senior BC Ferries executive staff regarding safety, maintenance concerns, engineering equipment, or engineering management pertaining to the MV Island Sky from October 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018. View details >>BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union$0.00$148.79CompleteJul 12, 2018
19-003All communications sent between the Government of British Columbia and BC Ferries regarding the removal of fuel rebates, since January 1, 2018. View details >>Individual$12.30$220.77CompleteNov 15, 2018
19-004Data related to on-time sailings and late departures for route 19 (Gabriola Island) for the years of 2007 to current day. This data should include scheduled sailings and actual departures and arrivals from both terminals (Nanaimo and Departure Bay). View details >>Individual$22.50$101.08CompleteAug 8, 2018
19-005Total fuel consumed by the "Queen of Capilano" in 2017. Any available data on the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Queen of Capilano in 2017. View details >>Individual$37.60$215.91CompleteNov 29, 2018
19-006Documents, supportive data, negotiations information related to Langford/Colwood/Royal Bay - Victoria ferry option considered by BC Ferries. View details >>Individual$15.10$1,176.61CompleteJan 29, 2019
19-007Request for the most recent sale information for the MV Queen of Burnaby. View details >>Individual$0.00$121.30CompleteNov 15, 2018
19-008BC Ferry Corporation committee and board minutes related to the design of new ships during the January 1992 to July 1996 period.IndividualTBDTBDOpenJan 22, 2019
19-009A copy of the winning bid to: RFP# 06-01-2018 Time Collection and Crew Scheduling Software Selection View details >>Helm Operations$22.83TBDCompleteMay 17, 2019
19-010Information regarding the environmental impact of specified BC Ferries vessels on the Southern resident orca population in the Salish Sea. View details >>Individual$0.00$101.08CompleteMar 5, 2019
  1. BC Ferries’ purchase agreement for Northern Sea Wolf (MV Aqua Spirit);
  2. All surveyor reports for the MV Northern Sea Wolf (MV Aqua Spirit);
  3. All funding requests made by BC Ferries to BC Ferries Services Board relating to the Northern Sea Wolf, 2016 to date;
  4. All MV Northern Sea Wolf refit budgets, to date;
  5. All MV Northern Sea Wolf refit budget estimates (including, but not limited to, labour, parts, services, and contracts), from time of purchase to date;
  6. Operating budget of the MV Northern Sea Wolf, to date;
  7. Operating budget for the MV Nimpkish 2017 to 2019;
  8. Operating costs of the Northern Adventure for 2017 to date;
View details >>
The Star VancouverTBDTBDOpenApr 30, 2019
19-012Specified procurement and/or contractual records regarding marine transportation services between French Creek on Vancouver Island and False Bay on Lasqueti Island, and between and among Port McNeill (Vancouver Island), Alert Bay (Cormorant Island) and Sointula (Malcolm Island). View details >>IndividualTBDTBDOpenMay 28, 2019
  1. In the 2017-2018 public accounts, BC Ferries is listed as providing $13.5 million in services for the provincial government (page 449). I am requesting a breakdown of that amount by type including the amount spent on assured loading.
  2. For each fiscal year 2016, 2017, 2018, and year to date 2019, and for each route, the income ascribed to "Assured Loading"
View details >>
CTV NewsTBDTBDOpenMar 18, 2019
19-014The number of walk-on passengers for the Quadra Island-Cortes Island route and the Campbell River-Quathiaski Cove route for 2017 and 2018 on a monthly basis View details >>Friends of Cortes Island Society$0.00TBDCompleteApr 24, 2019
19-015The employment contracts for the two previous Vice President and Chief Financial Officers View details >>Individual$8.30TBDCompleteMay 23, 2019
19-016Copies of any documents, emails, letters, telephone logs, diary/journal/ daily planner entries, meeting minutes, committee agendas, briefing notes, financial statements, spreadsheets or any other correspondence or record that mention or pertain to Non-Disclosure Agreements and or the value of any payments of a settlement, for cash or other considerations, in the possession of BC Ferries and its employees and or management, between January 01 2013 - December 31 2018.IndividualTBDTBDOpenApr 8, 2019
19-017Copies of all documents, briefing/decision notes and materials and other records, as well as all internal correspondence and correspondence with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, regarding a BC ferries vessel striking a humpback whale between the dates of October 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019.IndividualTBDTBDOpenApr 8, 2019
19-018The 2016 Terminal Network Master Plan and any updates, modifications, errata, or newer versions of the Terminal Network Master Plan to date.IndividualTBDTBDOpenApr 8, 2019
  1. The name, title, department, remuneration and expenses for all staff earning more than $75,000 for the 2017/2018 fiscal year or the 2018 calendar year.
  2. Any remuneration provided to corporate directors and/or elected politicians, even if those individuals earned less than $75,000.
Vancouver SunTBDTBDOpenApr 8, 2019
20-001The dates, exact or approximate, of specified executives’ round-trips (if any) on BC Ferries Route 55 between French Creek and False Bay in his/her executive capacity. View details >>Individual$0.00$163.35CompleteMay 28, 2019
20-002A copy of the memo sent to Chief Stewards and Second Stewards or other BC Ferries staff regarding an upcoming change in the liquor consumption and sale policy aboard BC Ferries.BC Liberal CaucusTBDTBDOpenApr 30, 2019
20-003The complete proposal, including proposed cost in Canadian Dollars, of the winning bidder who responded to BC Ferries RFP 01-07-2019. View details >>Individual$0.00$15.00CompleteApr 30, 2019
20-004A list of all crashes, hard landings, docking accidents or incidents of running aground, for the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, with specified information for each incident.The Canadian PressTBDTBDOpenApr 30, 2019
20-005The sailing times and dates where overloads were experienced on the Vesuvius/Crofton and Fulford/Swartz Bay routes (in both directions) in 2018. View details >>Individual$0.00$30.00CompleteJun 11, 2019
20-006Sailing delays on sailings from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay from December 1, 2013 to October 31, 2017 View details >>Individual$0.00$30.00CompleteJun 19, 2019
  1. A copy of the submission made by West Coach Launch Ltd. in response to the 2010 Request for Proposal by BC Ferries (RFP 12-06-2010) for the provision of Marine Transportation Services between French Creek on Vancouver Island and False Bay on Lasqueti Island.
  2. Any and all correspondence between BC Ferries and West Coast Launch Ltd., with respect to acknowledgement of the proposal, request for additional information, and decision on the contract award.
  3. Any and all internal correspondence by BC Ferries executives or other personnel with respect to reviews of the proposals to the RFP made by West Coast Launch Ltd. and by Western Pacific Marine.
View details >>
IndividualTBDTBDOpenJul 10, 2019
  1. The serial numbers, asset numbers, colour of plastic coating and date of delivery of all cables in possession and used by BCFS
  2. Indicate which cables are presently installed, which are usable spares, and which have been discarded. Indicate the remaining service life of spares
  3. The reason why cables were discarded
  4. Whether any cables have been stressed to or beyond the elastic limit
IndividualTBDTBDOpenJul 10, 2019
  1. The total cost of the cable exchange operation on June 27, including cost of cable delivered to Little River, cost of storage of cable, labour and equipment cost for the exchange
  2. The dollar amount of actual fuel savings by the Baynes Sound Connector compared with Quinitsa
  3. The total cost for the consumable item "cable" per year since start of service by the BSC, including installation, depreciation, and capital cost of the specialised equipment (winches, mobile on flat decks and stationary)
  4. The cost for responsibly recycling the plastic infused/ coated cables and the procedure for recycling the cables
IndividualTBDTBDOpenJul 10, 2019

(List last updated: Jul 10, 2019)

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