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For Immediate Release
June 25, 2020

Tsawwassen Quay and Nanaimo Quay reopen to BC Ferries' customers

VICTORIA – In partnership with Quay Property Management and in response to the easing of pandemic restrictions and more people travelling, BC Ferries is reopening Tsawwassen Quay Market at Tsawwassen terminal and Nanaimo Quay Market at Departure Bay terminal. BC Ferries remains committed to the health and safety of its customers and employees, and is working with Quay Property Management to strictly adhere to provincial and federal guidelines during this re-opening.

Effective June 26th, market buildings, washrooms and some vendors will re-open to customers, with remaining vendors opening over the following week. Enhanced measures are in place, including foot traffic control, supporting physical distancing, increased cleaning and sanitization efforts, streamlined service protocols and elimination of dine-in options. Customers are encouraged to follow local signage and queue controls when moving through the markets.

For those who choose to travel, BC Ferries encourages responsible behaviour while on board and at the terminal, including maintaining physical distance from other passengers, remaining in vehicles when possible and limiting movement around the vessel and terminal. This includes Transport Canada’s requirement for possessing a face covering and wearing it while at the terminal or in passenger areas on the vessel.

As this situation is rapidly evolving, BC Ferries encourages customers to monitor the website for any additional changes to service. For full details on service changes and the measures BC Ferries is taking in response to COVID-19, visit

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