About BC Ferries

Upcoming and Ongoing Projects

Spirit of British Columbia Mid-Life Upgrade

In September 2017, the Spirit of British Columbia was removed from service in preparation for her mid-life upgrade. After a 42-day journey to Remontowa Shiprepair Yard S.A. in Gdansk, Poland, work began immediately on her extensive upgrades.

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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.

Learn more about the regulation »

Preparing for a Smoke-Free Environment

To support the health and wellness of our customers and employees, BC Ferries will introduce a smoke-free environment on board all vessels and at all terminals as of January 22, 2018.

Passengers on outer deck image

Learn more about this new policy »

Engaging with Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island Communities

After a broad public consultation process, we’re introducing new schedules for Langdale and Bowen Island routes that will be effective January 2, 2018. The new schedules will help to ensure we can deliver reliable, on-time service at the times most important to our customers.

Learn more about the new schedules and the changes we're working on to improve the way we serve Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island residents now and into the future ».

Engaging with Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island Communities

BC Ferries' Newest Class of Vessels

BC Ferries is building two new ferries to serve the Northern Gulf Islands. We encourage you to share your feedback on the passenger amenities that you would like to see considered when finalizing the design. These vessels will be the first of up to seven possible vessels of this type to be built in the coming ten years as we continue to renew our fleet.

The two new, minor class vessels are scheduled to enter the fleet by 2020.

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Southern Gulf Island Thru Fare Vehicle Pilot

Starting June 6, 2016, BC Ferries will be embarking on a Thru Fare pilot at Tsawwassen terminal to better serve our Southern Gulf Island customers. The goal of the pilot is to help expedite the unloading of Thru Fare customers traveling by vehicle upon arrival at Swartz Bay terminal.

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New Salish Class Vessels

The Salish Orca, Salish Eagle and Salish Raven are the newest vessels to join the BC Ferries fleet this year.

Learn more about the new Salish Class vessels »

Salish Orca at sea