Current Conditions

Just the Facts

2019 statistics show that sailings throughout the BC Ferries system departed on time (within 10 minutes of scheduled sailing time) on average about 88.5 per cent of the time.


Here's why some of our sailings were late leaving the terminal:

  • Heavy traffic 64%

  • Procedural Issues (i.e. marine traffic, accommodating passengers, fueling, Transport Canada required drills) 19%

  • Mechanical 5%

  • Incidents (i.e. medical and rescue emergencies, vehicles stalled or stuck onboard, customer-related incidents) 5%

  • Weather 4%

  • Miscellaneous 3%


See also:

Safety Drills and Rescues at Sea >>  

Is the Ferry On Time? >>