About BC Ferries

Upcoming and Ongoing Projects

Texada-Comox Direct Service Pilot

Starting Wednesday, February 19, we will be launching a pilot that offers direct service on select days between Blubber Bay terminal on Texada Island and Little River terminal in Comox. We developed this pilot in cooperation with the Northern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee for the convenience of Texada Island travellers.

Texada Comox Direct Service

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Queen of Capilano Refit

From January 6 - February 20, 2020 the Queen of Capilano is undergoing a planned maintenance refit that includes engine overhauls, upgrades to electrical systems, safety and maintenance inspections and painting. During this time, the Bowen Queen, which has a lower vehicle capacity, will be providing service on the Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) - Bowen Island (Snug Cove) route.

Queen of Capilano 

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Skeena Queen Midlife Upgrade

The Skeena Queen will be undergoing a mid-life upgrade from October 28, 2019 to mid-March, 2020. This upgrade is necessary to conduct required maintenance on the vessel and enhance the customer experience. The Skeena Queen will be replaced by the Queen of Cumberland on the Victoria (Swartz Bay) – Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour) route for the majority of this time, providing equivalent capacity on the regular schedule.

Skeena Queen

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Pacific Buffet – Beer & Wine Pilot

Beginning late October beer and wine will be made available for purchase with a meal in the Pacific Buffet. Learn more.

We are unbottling the best of BC

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Ferries for the Next Generation

We're thinking about you, the environment and the future of travel as we design ferries that will serve Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for future generations. We'd like to show you what we’ve been up to and invite you into conversations that will help shape your future onboard experience.

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BC Ferries' Island Class

BC Ferries' first two hybrid-electric Island Class ferries, the Island Discovery and Island Aurora, are the newest vessels to enter the fleet and will enter service in mid-2020, serving the Powell River – Texada Island and Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula routes.

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Smoke-Free Environment

To support the health and wellness of our customers and employees, all BC Ferries’ vessels and terminals are smoke-free environments.

Passengers on outer deck image

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Horseshoe Bay Terminal Engagement

The time has come to create a new vision for Horseshoe Bay terminal, from the services it provides to the look and functionality of its design. Your input will be the cornerstone of the redevelopment effort and will help to shape the future design and function of the terminal.

We want to hear from you 

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Lower Closed Vehicle Deck Access Onboard

On October 11, 2017, BC Ferries harmonized its safety practices with Canadian ferry operators relating to Transport Canada regulations that prohibit passengers from remaining in their vehicle on any closed deck on a vessel that is underway.

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