Free travel with BC Ferries for displaced Ukrainian citizens
BC Ferries is offering free ferry travel to support displaced Ukrainian citizens arriving in B.C. with requirements to travel by ferry to their host family or final destination. Translators and host volunteers providing travel assistance to Ukrainian citizens arriving in B.C. are also eligible for free round-trip ferry travel. See below for details on how to plan your ferry travel and eligibility. We look forward to welcoming you on board.
Plan your travel
- Call 1-888-223-3779 (Ext. #6) and provide your sailing route, time and passenger information
- Provide verbal confirmation that you are a Ukrainian citizen with a valid Ukrainian passport, a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) and a passport stamp dated on or after February 24, 2022
- Travellers can also choose to arrive at their departure terminal without a booking. Upon confirmation of eligibility, we will board you on the next available sailing where space is available
- CUAET offers Ukrainians and their family members free, extended temporary status and allows them to work, study and stay in Canada until it is safe for them to return home. Learn more on the Government of Canada website here
Upon receipt of this information, we will book you a fully prepaid booking on your preferred sailing or board you on the next available sailing to your destination.
- Displaced Ukrainian citizens arriving in B.C. with a valid Ukrainian passport, CUAET and a passport stamp dated on or after February 24, 2022
- Free ferry travel applies to trips to a host family or final destination upon arrival in B.C.
- Free travel is available to passengers travelling by foot or travelling with a vehicle
Translators and volunteers assisting displaced Ukrainian citizens with their travel arrangements to their host family or final destination also qualify for free round-trip ferry travel.
Explore our website for more information on travelling with us or use these quick links:
We look forward to welcoming you on board.