About BC Ferries

Upcoming and Ongoing Projects

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We continue to monitor the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. 

We have standard procedures in place to mitigate the spread of illness on our ferries and at our terminals. Crews at our terminals and on board our vessels are taking extra measures to clean all touch points. BC Ferries is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and our customers.

Aerial photo of BC Ferries terminal

Learn more »

Texada-Comox Direct Service Pilot

Effective March 25, 2020, BC Ferries is temporarily suspending the pilot offering direct service between Texada Island and Comox on Wednesdays and Saturdays on the Powell River (Westview) – Comox (Little River) route. BC Ferries is committed to the health and safety of our customers and employees. We’re taking proactive measures to mitigate the spread of infectious disease including COVID-19 on our ferries and at our terminals.

Texada Comox Direct Service

Learn more »

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.

Learn more »

BC Ferries' Island Class

Our first two hybrid-electric Island Class ferries, the Island Discovery and Island Aurora, are the newest vessels to enter the BC Ferries fleet. The Island Discovery services the Powell River – Texada Island route and the Island Aurora services the Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula route.

Learn more about the Island Class vessels »

Island Discovery

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

Learn more about this policy »

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 

Learn more about the engagement »


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 »