About BC Ferries

New Ships Have Arrived, and More on the Way!

To ensure we continue to provide the best in safety and comfort for the 21 million passengers who travel with us each year, we've embarked on the largest vessel revitalization program in our company's history.  Since 2007, we have added seven new vessels to our fleet.

The Kuper

On January 26, 2007, we welcomed our first new vessel in eleven years with the introduction of the MV Kuper, a 32-vehicle, 300 passenger ferry that now sails on our Chemainus-Thetis Island-Penelakut Island route.

Our New & Improved Northern Fleet

In March 2007, the Northern Adventure joined the fleet operating on our scenic northern routes between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert and between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii.  The Northern Expedition, a new ferryliner constructed by Flensburger shipyard, arrived in BC in March 2009 and is now offering customers an unparalleled travel experience along our majestic Inside Passage.

Three Exceptional New Super C-class Ships

In 2008 we welcomed Coastal Renaissance, the first of three new Flensburger-built Super C-class ships, to the Departure Bay - Horseshoe Bay route.  The Coastal Inspiration was next and is now sailing between Duke Point and Tsawwassen.  Our third and final Super C, the Coastal Celebration, arrived shortly thereafter and is operating on the Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay route.

BC Ferries' Super Cs are the largest double-ended ferries in the world, featuring two passenger decks providing an unprecedented travel experience for BC Ferries customers. Passengers will find more space, more comfortable seating and better viewing areas onboard the Coastal Renaissance, Coastal Inspiration and Coastal Celebration, as well as many enhanced food and retail services.

The Island Sky Sets Sail

In December 2008, the brand new Island Sky joined the fleet.  This intermediate-size ferry, which was built at Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, is now in service between Earls Cove and Saltery Bay on the Sunshine Coast. The 102-metre Island Sky can carry 125 vehicles and equipped with state-of-the-art fire-fighting, safety and evacuation systems. It also offers a variety of onboard amenities, including a lounge and snack bar. 


New Cable Ferry

BC Ferries and Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards announced the first steel cut for our new Cable Ferry on September 3, 2014. The event marked the beginning of the next new vessel that will provide service on our Buckley Bay-Denman Island route for the next 40 years. Learn more >>

New Intermediate Class Vessels

Following completion of an extensive competitive bidding process, BC Ferries has awarded Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. of Gdansk, Poland contracts to build three new Intermediate Class vessels. These will be the first vessels in our fleet to operate as dual-fuel capable, using Liquefied Natural Gas or diesel fuel for propulsion and power generations. Learn more >>