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Northern Sea Wolf

Welcoming the Northern Sea Wolf

Northern Sea Wolf conducting dock trials at Ocean Falls

Northern Sea Wolf conducting dock trials at Ocean Falls

We're excited to welcome you on board the Northern Sea Wolf this summer for the direct service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola.

On May 3, the Northern Sea Wolf left BC Ferries' refit facility in Richmond and headed north to conduct dock trials at the ports it will serve (Port Hardy, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Shearwater and Ocean Falls). As the ship conducted dock trials in Bella Bella, Shearwater and Ocean Falls, the crew welcomed local residents on board to check out the new vessel that will provide year-round service to their communities.

In conjunction with the official start of the 2019 seasonal direct service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola, BC Ferries is hosting public open houses from 2 to 4 p.m. at the terminal in Bella Coola on June 2 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bear Cove terminal in Port Hardy on June 3 to showcase the vessel to the communities. Everyone is invited.

BC Ferries upgraded the Northern Sea Wolf and the ship is now completely modernized with a new galley, bridge, electrical generators, HVAC system, washrooms, elevator, chair lifts, new cafeteria and passenger lounge. In many aspects the vessel is totally new.

We look forward to offering customers a breathtaking journey into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on a vessel that will provide safe and reliable service for many years to come.

Connecting travellers with the region's culture

Kwakiutl First Nation's Richard Hunt and Nuxalk Nation's Danika Naccarella designed the artwork that adorns the Northern Sea Wolf. The artwork will be displayed on the interior and exterior of the vessel for customers to view, along with profiles of the artists.

BC Ferries and community stakeholders named the Northern Sea Wolf in honour of a First Nations' legend in which the Sea Wolf is a manifestation of the Orca. The designs depict the beauty of the majestic animal, with The Sea Wolf the symbol of family, loyalty and the protector of those travelling their waters.

View the artwork »
View the press release for the art reveal event »

Direct Summer Service 2019

The direct summer service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola will now run from June 3 through October 10, 2019. This service will extend the previously planned summer 2019 schedule by adding 10 sailings at the beginning of the season, and 8 sailings at the end. Reservations are now open for booking.

We are also working with regional destination marketing organizations on Vancouver Island and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast to develop plans to promote the direct service.

Discover the majestic Central Coast with convenience and ease, by booking a multi-night tour with BC Ferries Vacations™. Self-drive packages include hotel, ferry, and an unforgettable eco-rafting or grizzly bear tour. Visit bcferries.com/vacations »

The Northern Sea Wolf

Northern Sea Wolf Vessel Information

We look forward to having the Northern Sea Wolf service the Central Coast for years to come and we will be ready to welcome you on board in June.

*Automobile Equivalent (AEQ) is used to determine vessel capacity based on a standard vehicle measure of 6.1 x 2.6 meters, roughly equal to a full-size family vehicle.

**Schedule and fares are subject to change.