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Terminal Development Planning

Nanaimo Harbour

Nanaimo Harbour Terminal

The Nanaimo Harbour Terminal Development Plan was approved in March 2019. The purpose of this Terminal Development Plan is to set out the long-term vision for the future of this important terminal by providing the framework for the phased implementation of strategies and actions over the next 25 years. This will enable BC Ferries to develop terminals in a cost effective, organized and efficient way.

The Terminal Development Plan involved planning, conceptual design options and the development of an implementation schedule and budget estimates for future terminal upgrades. After careful consideration of the issues identified by comments received from the community engagement, internal Working Group and stakeholders, the design options were refined into a preferred option that meets terminal design requirements. It addresses some of the key issues within the terminal area, improves accessibility and enhances the travel experience of ferry users. The preferred option can be viewed in the Terminal Development Plan.

View the Terminal Development Plan

Project Manager's Updates

Engaging with the Community

In spring 2018, we engaged with the community and key stakeholders to gather feedback, suggestions and ideas to help shape the future improvements at Nanaimo Harbour terminal. This included a community information session and an online survey. Learn more about the concepts, key issues and opportunities for Nanaimo Harbour.

View the Engagement Summary Infographic
View the Engagement Summary Report

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

About Nanaimo Harbour Terminal

The Nanaimo Harbour terminal on Vancouver Island connects residents and visitors to Nanaimo and Gabriola Island communities.

The Quinsam carries up to 70 vehicles and 400 passengers and crew on this route, operating daily, year round, with a crossing time of 20 minutes.

If you have any questions, want to provide feedback, or require further information about the Nanaimo Harbour terminal development engagement process, contact tdpinfo@bcferries.com or write to us at British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., Terminal Development, Suite 500 - 1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 0B7. Your email, address information and any other information about you is being collected under section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the terminal development engagement process. If you have any questions about the collection of your information, contact the Manager, Terminal Development by calling 250-978-1479, or write to us at this email or at the address above.


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