Travel Advisory: COVID-19 Update - Important information - Last updated April 23, 2021 View ×

Essential travel only, new travel restrictions

In support of the provincial travel restrictions Order M172 that went into effect on April 23, BC Ferries will deny travel to customers, including recreational vehicles, crossing between different health regions as defined by the Order. This affects the following routes:

  • Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay
  • Tsawwassen – Duke Point
  • Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands
  • Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay
  • Comox – Powell River
  • Port Hardy – Prince Rupert

Customers travelling on these routes will be asked if their travel is essential, and denied passage if it is not essential. Customers travelling on routes that operate within the same regional zone will be reminded they should be avoiding non-essential travel at this time. These restrictions are in effect until May 25th. 

Find out more about these restrictions including what the Province deems as reasons for essential travel here.
 

Masks are mandatory

All passengers must wear non-medical masks or face coverings when at terminals and on board ferries.  Learn more.
 

Transport Canada screening

For any route longer than 30 minutes, BC Ferries will screen all customers for COVID-19 symptoms and restrict travel to any customer that does not meet the screening requirements, as per the federal guidelines.  Learn more.
 

Indigenous Communities 

The Province of British Columbia advises that many First Nations communities have declared a state of emergency and enacted COVID-19 community protection by-laws including travel bans for non-residents and non-essential visitors. It is important to respect these restrictions in addition to the province-wide travel advisory. For more information, click here

 

Foot passengers

When travelling, we require customers wear a face covering onboard or in our terminals. Reservations for foot passengers are available for travel between Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands and our North Coast routes, and can now be made online.  On all other routes, foot passengers will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis until passenger capacity has been reached, and tickets may be purchased at the terminal.
 

Additional information

  • Customers requiring wheelchair assistance: We are unable to provide wheelchair assistance at terminals or on board ferries. If you require a wheelchair, request one at the terminal. We ask that you travel with your own wheelchair assistant if required.
  • For more information on travelling with BC Ferries during the COVID-19 Pandemic click here
  • Updates from our President and CEO Mark Collins
  • For more information on schedules visit bcferries.com/schedules

 

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Service notice - Machinery and Construction Work - Quathiaski Cove Lay-By Berth - January 4 to August 15, 2021 - Vancouver Island (Campbell River) - Quadra Island (Quathiaski Cove)

Posted:   Thursday, December 17, 2020

BC Ferries will be carrying out construction activities for our new ferry layby berth at 733 Pidcock Road at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island from January 4 – August 15, 2021.

The period of January 4 – March 19 will see the construction of the uplands facility. Work will include excavation, rock placement, and installation of an electrical building. The installation of the marine infrastructure will start in late spring and will conclude by August 15.

Considering the current COVID 19 situation and to minimize the risks to Quadra Island residents the work plan will limit all activities to the project site and crew members will overnight in Campbell River as opposed to Quadra Island where possible.

BC Ferries would like to thank its neighbours for their patience and understanding as we complete this necessary installation.

For more information or traffic updates please follow @BCFerries on Twitter, visit our website at bcferries.com, or call us toll free at 1-888-BCFERRY (223-3779).

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