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Gravelly Bay and Shingle Spit terminals

Terminals development plans for Denman Island East (Gravelly Bay) and Hornby Island (Shingle Spit)


The Denman West TDP was approved in September 2018, while the Denman East and Hornby Island Terminal Development Plans were approved in October 2018. The purpose of these Terminal Development Plans is to set out the long term vision for the future by providing the framework for the phased implementation of strategies and actions at the terminals over the next 25 years. The plans will enable BC Ferries to develop these terminals in a cost effective, organized and efficient way.

Engaging with the community

In November 2017, we engaged with the community and key stakeholders to gather feedback, suggestions and ideas that will help shape the design of the Denman East and Hornby Island terminals. This included a community info session and an online survey. Learn more about the concepts, key issues and opportunities for Denman East and Hornby Island.
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Project Updates

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Where are we now

The TDPs involved planning, conceptual design options and the development of an implementation schedule and budget estimates for future terminal upgrades. After careful consideration of the issues identified by comments received from the community engagement, internal Working Groups, and stakeholders the design options were refined into a preferred option. This preferred option meets terminal design requirements, and addresses some of the key issues within the terminal area to enhance the travel experience of ferry users. The preferred option for each terminal can be viewed in the Terminal Development Plan..

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Terminal development plans

View terminal development plans for Denman East, Hornby Island and Denman West

About the Denman East and Hornby Island Terminals

The Denman East terminal is located on the southeast coast of Denman Island in the area of Gravelly Bay. It is a 10 minute ferry crossing on the Kahloke from Denman East to Shingle Spit terminal on Hornby Island. The Kahloke can carry a maximum of 21 vehicles and 200 passengers and crew and is equipped with a passenger lounge and washroom.

For those travelling to Denman East or Hornby Island from Vancouver Island there is a 10 minute sailing between Buckley Bay and Denman West. It is approximately 11 kilometres from the Denman West and Denman East terminal.

About the Denman West Terminal

The Denman West terminal is located on the west side of Denman Island. It is a 10 minute ferry crossing on the Baynes Sound Connector from Denman West to Buckley Bay, Vancouver Island. The Baynes Sound Connector cable ferry can carry a maximum of 45 vehicles and 150 passengers and crew and is equipped with a passenger lounge and washroom.

If you have any questions, want to provide feedback, or require further information about the terminal development engagement process, or write to us at British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., Terminal Development, Suite 500 - 1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 0B7. Your email, address information and any other information about you is being collected under section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the terminal development engagement process. If you have any questions about the collection of your information, contact the Manager, Terminal Development by calling 250-978-1479, or write to us at this email or at the address above.