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Terminal Development Planning


Langdale Terminal

In 2013 BC Ferries completed a Terminal Development Plan (TDP) for the Langdale terminal with a time horizon of 25 years. The TDP helps BC Ferries achieve its strategic goals and respond to the terminal’s functional requirements and future growth, and resolve key safety, efficiency and operational issues. As part of the plan’s development BC Ferries engaged with local First Nations, the community and stakeholders, at key phases in the process.

Since August 2017 we have been working with the community to design and implement changes to the terminal in keeping with the TDP. We have recently completed phases 1 and 2 of engagement for this stage of the project, with phase 3 scheduled for 2019.

Where are we now: Phase 2 engagement complete

In Phase 2 engagement we met with over 300 community members. These sessions provided us with an opportunity to update the community on project progress and answer any questions community members had.

Read our Phase 2 engagement summary report
View the display boards we presented at our recent engagements.

In particular, we updated the community on two key aspects of terminal development:

Overhead Walkway Project
The overhead walkway design was presented to the community at our recent engagement sessions. The walkway design is nearly complete; however, we have pushed the schedule for construction out to give us time to explore the most cost-effective way to implement this important piece of terminal infrastructure. We remain committed to getting this important piece of terminal infrastructure functional as quickly, and cost-effectively as possible and timelines for this portion of the project will be available in the coming months.

We know that accessibility of the walkway is a key concern for residents, so we are now working with a Universal Design Consultant to ensure the walkway achieves the highest Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification.

Upland Redevelopment Project
Progress continues on the uplands development (the terminal building) portion of the project, with the ongoing development of terminal building concepts. These concepts range from complete terminal building construction, to upgrading existing terminal assets and phasing new building construction to achieve cost savings.

Next Steps: Phase 3 planned for 2019

We will be back out to the community in 2019 to gather feedback on concepts for the uplands development portion of the project. Stay tuned to this webpage for more information.

For questions and feedback on terminal development planning please email tdpinfo@bcferries.com.

Previous Engagement Reports

View the Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report

Project Manager's Monthly Updates

Information on the Terminal Rezoning Application

In 2017 a rezoning application was submitted by BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) for a new Marine Transportation Zone in accordance with the SCRD Official Community Plan (OCP). This will help set the framework for future redevelopment. The application has successfully passed through the process and was supported by the SCRD Board of Directors in March 2018. The last step is finalizing a property access agreement between BC Ferries and the SCRD which is expected in the coming months.

A copy of the application documents can be found here:

A copy of the SCRD staff report on the application can be found here

History of the Langdale Terminal

Langdale terminal is located on the west side of Howe Sound and is approximately 5 km north of Gibsons. The terminal was constructed in the mid-1950s to allow for the relocation of the ferry service from Gibsons, which started in the early 1950s.

Between 1961 and 1975, Langdale terminal went through several changes and expansions including construction of new berths, property purchase and expansion of the holding compound and parking lots.

In the mid-1980s, a significant project was completed that included double-decking of Berth 1, construction of a new passenger waiting lounge, administration office and public washrooms, relocation of the floating dock for the passenger service, and general rearrangement of the parking areas.

During the 1990s, two further expansions of the terminal were completed in conjunction with construction of the new Port Mellon Highway, Sunshine Coast Highway (bypass highway) and the new intersection.

For questions and feedback on terminal development planning please email tdpinfo@bcferries.com

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