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Terminal Development Planning


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.

In 2013 BC Ferries completed a Terminal Development Plan for the Langdale terminal with a time horizon of 25 years. The plan 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 the local First Nations, the community and key stakeholders, at key phases in the process.

A key recommendation of the Terminal Development Plan was to rezone the terminal to allow future redevelopment and upgrades to take place.

Engaging with the Community

In October, we re-engaged with the community and key stakeholders to gather feedback, suggestions and ideas that will help shape the design of the new terminal. This included mobile booth events, a community info session and an online survey. Our second phase of community engagement will commence in 2018.

View the Phase 1 Engagement Summary Report
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Project Manager's Monthly Updates

Rezoning Application

In 2017 a rezoning application was submitted by BC Ferries to the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) to a new Marine Transportation Zone in accordance with the SCRD Official Community Plan (OCP). This will help set the framework for future redevelopment.

An information session will be held to inform the community and stakeholders on the rezoning application.  Following this session the application will proceed to a Public Hearing.  A copy of the application documents can be found here:

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

Next Steps

Langdale Terminal next steps graphic

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

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