Online Reservations, Mid and North Coast Routes

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FOR FERRY TRAVEL ONLY

Reservations are strongly advised for passenger and vehicle travel on our mid and north coast routes. Please review the important information provided below, then select the online reservation request form that meets your needs. For assistance, call 1-888-223-3779. If you're contacting us from outside Canada and the USA, call 250-386-3431. Your online reservation will be processed within 48 hours of receipt.

Full payment is required at time of booking. You will receive a full refund if you cancel more than 30 days before your departure date. If you change or cancel your vehicle reservation within 30 days of booked travel, service fees of $30 will be applied ($15 for Haida Gwaii service).


CHECK-IN TIMES:

For our Port Hardy-Prince Rupert and Prince Rupert-Skidegate routes, the recommended check in time is 2 hours prior to scheduled sailing. Reservations unclaimed 1.5 hours prior to scheduled sailing will be cancelled and customers will travel standby.

For travel from Port Hardy or Prince Rupert to a mid-coast destination, the recommended check in time is 2.5 hours prior to scheduled sailing. Reservations unclaimed 2 hours prior to scheduled sailing will be cancelled and customers will travel standby.

From the mid coast to Port Hardy or Prince Rupert, the recommended check in time is 2 hours prior to scheduled sailing. Reservations unclaimed 1 hour prior to scheduled sailing will be cancelled and customers will travel standby.

From Bella Coola (summer), the recommended check in time is the recommended check in time is 2 hours prior to scheduled sailing. Reservations unclaimed 1.5 hours prior to scheduled sailing will be cancelled and customers will travel standby.

From Bella Coola (fall/winter/spring), the recommended check in time is 1 hour prior to the scheduled sailing at the ferry dock.  

Commercial vehicles should check in 3 hours prior to sailing time. Reservations unclaimed 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure will be cancelled and customers will travel standby.

Hostled vehicles and Commercial Drop trailers should check in 4 hours prior to sailing time. Reservations unclaimed and unpaid 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure will be cancelled. Commercial load plans must be faxed to the Prince Rupert terminal a minimum of FIVE hours prior to scheduled departure for all Haida Gwaii reservations.


PASSENGER ID REQUIRED:

All passengers require ID. Passengers over the age of 16 are required to present Government Approved Photo Identification. For complete information please contact a Customer Sales and Service Representative.


MEDICAL SUPPORT WHILE TRAVELLING:

Passengers with medical conditions should consider the length of voyage and remoteness of location when considering travel. Although BC Ferries personnel are trained in emergency first aid, there are no trained medical personnel on board. Passengers should advise the Chief Steward of any serious medical condition when boarding the ship.


OTHER INFORMATION:

  • There are no public pay phones on our Northern vessels
  • The M.V. Northern Adventure has only 220 volt electrical outlets. An adapter is required in order to use most (110 volt) North American electrical gear. Use of laptops is not recommended in cabins even with an adapter.

Online Reservation Forms

For Inside Passage travel between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert, and to Bella Bella, Shearwater, Ocean Falls, Klemtu and Bella Coola during the Fall, Winter and Spring months:

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For Haida Gwaii travel between Prince Rupert and Skidegate:

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For Discovery Coast Connector travel between Port Hardy, Bella Bella, Shearwater, Ocean Falls, Klemtu and Bella Coola (Summer Only):

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