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Service notice - Alternate Service - Vessel Refit - Northern Sea Wolf - April 9–May 16, 2021 - Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Mid Coast - Prince Rupert including Discovery Coast Connector

Posted:   Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Northern Sea Wolf Refit
with Alternate Service April 9 to May 16, 2021

The Northern Sea Wolf will be removed from service to undergo a regulatory refit resulting in an Alternate Service being provided from Friday April 9 to Sunday May 16, 2021. During this period, alternate service between Bella Coola, Ocean Falls, Shearwater and Bella Bella on a modified schedule is available by:
 

  • Tug & Barge service, vehicles only (passengers are not able to travel with vehicles)
  • Water taxi service for vehicle passengers and foot passengers
     

Southbound – Bella Coola to Bella Bella
Tug and Barge (vehicles only)

Date Depart Departure Arrival

April 9, 17, 23

May 1,7,15

Bella Coola – Ocean Falls 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Ocean Falls – Shearwater 6:00 pm 10:30 pm
Shearwater – Bella Bella 11:00 pm 11:45 pm

 

Water taxi (foot passengers only)

Date Depart Departure Arrival

April 9, 17, 23

May 1,7,15

Bella Coola – Ocean Falls 3:00 pm 5:45 pm
Ocean Falls – Shearwater 6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Shearwater – Bella Bella Next day 0:30 am 0:45 am

 

Northbound – Bella Bella to Bella Coola
Tug and Barge (vehicles only)

Date Depart Departure Arrival

April 10,18, 24

May 2, 8, 16

Bella Bella – Shearwater 2:45 am 3:30 am
Shearwater – Ocean Falls 4:00 am 8:10 am
Ocean Falls – Bella Coola 8:30 am 6:00 pm

 


Water taxi (foot passengers only)

Date Depart Departure Arrival

April 10,18, 24

May 2, 8, 16

Bella Bella – Shearwater 2:00 am 2:30 am
Shearwater – Ocean Falls 2:45 am 3:45 am
Ocean Falls – Bella Coola 4:00 am 6:45 am

 

As the water taxi travels faster than the barge, vehicles will generally depart via the barge before the passengers and arrive after them. Customers should review the different sailing times and plan to be separated from their vehicles prior to departure and after arrival. BC Ferries will be offering a complimentary shuttle service in Bella Coola for vehicle passengers needing to drop off or retrieve their vehicles.

Reservations for both barge and water taxi travel are required. Customers are asked to contact our Customer Service Centre at 1.888.223.3779 to book their travel. Impacted sailings may appear as "sold out" online, and travellers can call to confirm space.

 

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