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Terminal Development Planning

Nanaimo Harbour

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.

The Nanaimo Harbour Terminal Development Plan involves creating conceptual design options, and the implementation of a schedule and budget for future terminal upgrades.

In January 2018, the terminal development team began the process of creating a Terminal Development Plan including working with staff from multiple departments at BC Ferries and meeting with the Ferry Advisory Committee to discuss key issues and identify stakeholders to engage in the planning process.

Project Manager's Updates

Engaging with the Community

This Spring, we engaged with the community and key stakeholders to gather feedback, suggestions and ideas that will 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

Following the public information sessions, our team reviewed the feedback we received from the community and stakeholder discussions and have developed a refined option for the Nanaimo Harbour terminal. Please review the refined option below and share your feedback with us by email at tdpinfo@bcferries.com.

View the Refined Option for Nanaimo Harbour

A refined option for the Gabriola terminal has also been posted on the Gabriola Terminal Development webpage for your review.


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