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The Latest NewsWe awarded a contract for the construction of four more hybrid electric Island Class ferries. Once completed, they will service Quadra Island and Gabriola Island. Read the press release below:
In February we held community drop-in sessions to introduce communities to the Island Class vessels and talk about related changes.
You can view the information presented at these sessions by clicking the links below:
You can also read the summary of what we heard at these events here:
A New Tie-up Berth at Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island
We are excited to be preparing for two-ship service on Quadra Island with the recent purchase of 733 Pidcock Road near the existing ferry terminal to house a night tie-up berth for a new second ferry. The tie-up berth will be used only for storing the second ferry when it is not in use. Crew will be boarding and debarking at this location, but there will be no vehicle access to the ferry from this point.We will start initial testing at the site in May as part of our construction preparations. Our first step is geotechnical investigation of the seabed condition. Neighbours and those in the area may notice marine rigs and test pile driving. The work is expected to take two days and will be confined to weekday, day time hours. Crews will not be visiting or staying on the Island to minimize the risk to Quadra Island residents.
The berth will include:
- Floating lead and wingwall structures.
- A small, gated crew access gangway.
- A utility shed and limited parking spaces for service vehicles.
- Shore power and localized lighting for critical areas like utility spaces and the gangway.
We are committed to working closely with our neighbours in the area to ensure we mitigate noise and disruption during berth construction and daily operations. We expect that once in place, the impact of the new tie-up berth will be minimal. There will be limited departures and arrivals of the vessel, no vehicle traffic on or off the vessel, no standard PA announcements at the berth, and with the presence of shore power, no need to run ships' engines overnight.
In order to construct the new tie-up berth, a number of regulatory reviews and approvals are required, including rezoning the land and water lot through a rezoning and OCP amendment process with the Strathcona Regional District. Environmental and archeological permits are also underway. More information on the formal rezoning and OCP amendment process will be posted to this page as it becomes available.
Related Terminal Development PlansYou may also be interested in learning more about these related terminal development projects:
- Campbell River Terminal Development Plan
- Nanaimo Harbour Terminal Development Plan
- Gabriola Island Terminal Development Plan