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Freedom of Information tracker

You can find all current general requests made to BC Ferries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in the tracker below.

For privacy reasons, requests for personal information (such as an individual’s employment application) are not posted.

All completed requests remain on the tracker for one year and are then moved to the FOI archive for another two years, and all discontinued requests (including abandoned, transferred or withdrawn requests) are removed from this tracker.

For requests completed between one and three years ago, view the FOI archive.
FOIPP request # FOIPP
Requestor Process
Status Last
21-015 The current operating contract between BC ferries and Kona Winds yacht charters for the operation of the Langdale, Keats Island, Gambier route Keith's Island Moorage Association TBD TBD Open October 8, 2020
21-014 Please provide information about the net passenger inflow and outflow each day from April 1st until September 30th for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 for Route 22.
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Individual $31.20 TBD Complete October 22, 2020
21-013 Specified records mentioning decisions allowing/barring passengers to remain in lower decks The Tyee TBD TBD Open October 8, 2020
21-012 Specified information regarding Project 91143 Bear Cove Floating Lead replacement.
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Individual $12.33 TBD Complete October 22, 2020
  • On-time sailings and late departures for route 19, including scheduled sailings and actual arrivals /departures from both terminals; and
  • The sailing times and dates where overloads were experienced on Route 19.
Individual TBD TBD Open October 8, 2020
21-010 Any and all records including photographs and CAD drawings for the induction loops on BC Ferries or any other boats in Canada with induction loops. Hearing Access & Innovations $0.00 TBD Discontinued Sept 9, 2020
21-009 The operating contract for route 13 between BC Ferries and Kona Winds.  In addition, a copy of any email or written communications between the public and BC Ferries regarding the wake and wash for safe operation of either of the storm away vessels. Travelers Mobile TBD TBD Open August 17, 2020
21-008 Any refit documents, maintenance information, and inspection information for the North Island Princess for years 2015 to 2020 Individual TBD TBD Open August 17, 2020
21-007 Any and all Documents, Records, and Communications relating to the Island Class vessels minimum Safe Manning, vessel crew profiles, emergency response, drills, and maintenance. BC Ferry & Marine Workers' Union TBD TBD Open August 17, 2020
21-006 Board and committee minutes related to Catamaran Ferries International and Vancouver Shipyards from 23 May 1996 to 30 March 2000 Individual TBD TBD Open August 17, 2020
21-005 Copy of the current (and most recent) contract between Western Pacific Marine and BC Ferries/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, for the ferry route between French Creek and Lasqueti Island, Route 55. View details Individual $10.30 TBD Complete Sept 9, 2020
21-004 Winning bid awarded for RFQ 02-02-2020 for the large format LED sign for Duke Point. 10net Managed Solutions Ltd. $0.00 $84.91 Discontinued Jul 6, 2020
21-003 Traffic statistics on how many people traveled on the following routes both directions: Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay, Tsawwassen and Duke Point, and Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay on April 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2019 and April 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2020. Individual $0.00 TBD Discontinued August 17, 2020
21-002 Specified records pertaining to the number of exempt (non-bargaining unit) employees laid off between March 1 and April 8, 2020. The scope of this request is to include all departments, subsidiaries, locations, and points of assembly of exempt staff. Individual $0.00 TBD Discontinued Jul 6, 2020
21-001 Copies of all correspondence leading up to the decision to suspend service on the route between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay.  Individual $0.00 $1,282.66 Discontinued August 17, 2020
20-031 All e-mail communications from the President & CEO that mentions or refers to the coronavirus, COVID-19, nCoVD, between March 1-30, 2020. CHEK News $0.00 $97.04 Discontinued Jul 6, 2020
20-030 All correspondence and records dealing with decision in 2017 to require passengers to exit vehicles on lower decks. The Tyee TBD TBD Open Mar 9, 2020
20-029 The total number of BC Ferries scheduled sailings and the total number of sailing cancellations due to adverse weather conditions per annum from 2003 through 2019. View details Individual $22.75 $799.14 Complete Feb 26, 2020
20-028 The total number of passengers that travelled on BC Ferries under the provincial Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) for each fiscal year ending 2015 through 2019. View details Individual $7.60 $460.07 Complete Feb 26, 2020
20-027 Specified records related to the Northern Expedition between 2011 and the present. View details Individual $239.79 $2,108.69 Complete Feb 27, 2020
20-026 Regarding RFP 07/08/2019 Unregulated Routes, specifically as it relates to ferry service on Route 55. Please provide:
  1. The number of respondents for Route 55.
  2. The names of the respondents.
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Individual $0.00 $68.74 Complete Dec 18, 2019
20-025 All correspondence between BC Ferries Services Inc. and Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena from July 17, 2017 to the present. View details Times Colonist $0.00 $185.99 Complete Dec 17, 2019
  1. Dates the 8:00 a.m. sailing from Denman West to Buckley Bay was overloaded during the work week from the launch of Hornby Island priority loading project to November 12, 2019.
  2. Gross revenue from ticket sales on the Baynes Sound Connector from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. View details
Individual $22.60 $238.56 Complete Jan 14, 2020
  1. For fiscal years 2013-2018, the number of transits made each year by persons using the provincial Transportation Assistance Program.
  2. The current number of BC Ferries Disabled Status ID cards that are valid for travel.
  3. Specific Disability Awareness Training that has been provided to BC Ferries staff.
  4. For fiscal 2013-2018, the number of fare transactions by route that included a fare purchased using a BC Ferries Disabled ID Card.
Individual $0.00 $250.69 Discontinued Dec 27, 2019
20-022 All records relating to communication strategy or messaging regarding any alleged assault that took place on the Coastal Celebration on October 22, 2019. View details CBC Vancouver $14.13 $143.94 Complete Dec 19, 2019
20-021 Regarding the Baynes Sound Connector:
  1. From February 2016 to October, 2019, dates, times and reasons for cancellation of scheduled sailings or departures delayed by more than 30 minutes.
  2. Dates and times when sailings were disrupted by debris or logs picked up by the cables or conflict with other vessels.
  3. Dates and times when the vessel was not available for emergency sailings due to repairs and maintenance. View details
Individual $58.90 TBD Complete Jan 21, 2020
20-020 All scheduled and actual departure times for Route 3 (Langdale to Horseshoe Bay) from June 19 - 21, 2019. View details Pettit & Company $0.00 $84.91 Complete Nov 18, 2019
20-019 Specified records related to a capital project. Theodora Oringher Law Firm $0.00 $64.69 Discontinued Nov 18, 2010
20-018 All records of expenses and ancillary costs to BC Ferries related to the voluntary beach cleanup by the corporation’s employees, under the SEAFORWARD program, during the period between July 01 and September 12, 2019. . . . Also the costs related to retrieval and disposal of the materials collected. Individual $0.00 $56.61 Discontinued Dec 17, 2019
20-017 Specified documentation, whether internally or externally generated, with respect to the provision of, or potential operation of, passenger-only marine transportation (ferry) service on BC Ferries’ regulated routes, unregulated routes, and/or proposed new routes, produced, generated or received during the period beginning September 12, 2014 to present. Individual $0.00 $226.43 Discontinued Nov 29, 2019
20-016 All customer service surveys distributed by BC Ferries to the public since January 1, 2019, that have been completed or partly completed by customers or the public. CBC Vancouver $0.00 $214.30 Discontinued Nov 29, 2019
20-015 Please provide copies of all written customer complaints or comments regarding the food or meal service offered on all BC Ferries vessels, from January 1, 2019 to the date this request is received. CBC Vancouver $0.00 $177.91 Discontinued Nov 29, 2019
20-014 Please provide copies of all completed, or partly completed, customer service surveys that BC Ferries distributed to customers since January 1, 2019. CBC Vancouver $0.00 $287.08 Discontinued Oct 8, 2019
20-013 Further to request FOI-2020-010, please provide any correspondence between BC. Ferries and Western Pacific Marine with respect to contract expiry or contract renewal. View details  Individual $0.00 $60.00 Complete Sep 11, 2019
20-012 Specified information regarding the cables used for the Baynes Sound ConnectorView details  Individual $49.00 $323.47 Complete Sep 11, 2019
  1. The per-unit cost of the cable system for the Denman Island ferry.
  2. The name of the cable vendor. View details
Media $24.36 $143.31 Complete Nov 21, 2019
20-010 Specified details regarding Article 9.03 of the Coastal Ferry Services Contract and whether BC Ferries has given notice to the Province that its operator contract with Western Pacific Marine for passenger ferry service on unregulated Route 55 is set to end March 31, 2020. View details  Individual $8.00 $133.43 Complete Aug 29, 2019
  1. The total cost of the cable exchange operation on June 27, including cost of cable delivered to Little River, cost of storage of cable, labour and equipment cost for the exchange
  2. The dollar amount of actual fuel savings by the Baynes Sound Connector compared with Quinitsa
  3. The total cost for the consumable item "cable" per year since start of service by the BSC, including installation, depreciation, and capital cost of the specialised equipment (winches, mobile on flat decks and stationary)
  4. The cost for responsibly recycling the plastic infused/ coated cables and the procedure for recycling the cables
Individual $0.00 $363.90 Discontinued Oct 2, 2019
  1. The serial numbers, asset numbers, colour of plastic coating and date of delivery of all cables in possession and used by BCFS
  2. Indicate which cables are presently installed, which are usable spares, and which have been discarded. Indicate the remaining service life of spares
  3. The reason why cables were discarded
  4. Whether any cables have been stressed to or beyond the elastic limit
Individual $0.00 $141.52 Discontinued Oct 2, 2019
  1. A copy of the submission made by West Coach Launch Ltd. in response to the 2010 Request for Proposal by BC Ferries (RFP 12-06-2010) for the provision of Marine Transportation Services between French Creek on Vancouver Island and False Bay on Lasqueti Island.
  2. Any and all correspondence between BC Ferries and West Coast Launch Ltd., with respect to acknowledgement of the proposal, request for additional information, and decision on the contract award.
  3. Any and all internal correspondence by BC Ferries executives or other personnel with respect to reviews of the proposals to the RFP made by West Coast Launch Ltd. and by Western Pacific Marine.
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Individual TBD TBD Complete Aug 21, 2019
20-006 Sailing delays on sailings from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay from December 1, 2013 to October 31, 2017 View details  Individual $0.00 $30.00 Complete Jun 19, 2019
20-005 The sailing times and dates where overloads were experienced on the Vesuvius/Crofton and Fulford/Swartz Bay routes (in both directions) in 2018. View details  Individual $0.00 $30.00 Complete Jun 11, 2019
20-004 A list of all crashes, hard landings, docking accidents or incidents of running aground, for the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, with specified information for each incident. The Canadian Press $0.00 $206.21 Discontinued Aug 29, 2019
20-003 The complete proposal, including proposed cost in Canadian Dollars, of the winning bidder who responded to BC Ferries RFP 01-07-2019. View details  Individual $0.00 $15.00 Complete Apr 30, 2019
20-002 A copy of the memo sent to Chief Stewards and Second Stewards or other BC Ferries staff regarding an upcoming change in the liquor consumption and sale policy aboard BC Ferries. BC Liberal Caucus $0.00 $88.95 Discontinued Oct 2, 2019
20-001 The dates, exact or approximate, of specified executives’ round-trips (if any) on BC Ferries Route 55 between French Creek and False Bay in his/her executive capacity. View details  Individual $0.00 $163.35 Complete May 28, 2019
  1. The name, title, department, remuneration and expenses for all staff earning more than $75,000 for the 2017/2018 fiscal year or the 2018 calendar year.
  2. Any remuneration provided to corporate directors and/or elected politicians, even if those individuals earned less than $75,000.
Vancouver Sun $0.00 $380.07 Discontinued Jul 22, 2019
19-018 The 2016 Terminal Network Master Plan and any updates, modifications, errata, or newer versions of the Terminal Network Master Plan to date. Individual $0.00 $56.61 Discontinued Jun 11, 2019
19-017 Copies of all documents, briefing/decision notes and materials and other records, as well as all internal correspondence and correspondence with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, regarding a BC ferries vessel striking a humpback whale between the dates of October 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019. Individual $0.00 $274.95 Discontinued Jun 20, 2019
19-016 Copies of any documents, emails, letters, telephone logs, diary/journal/ daily planner entries, meeting minutes, committee agendas, briefing notes, financial statements, spreadsheets or any other correspondence or record that mention or pertain to Non-Disclosure Agreements and or the value of any payments of a settlement, for cash or other considerations, in the possession of BC Ferries and its employees and or management, between January 01 2013 - December 31 2018. Individual TBD TBD Open Apr 8, 2019
19-015 The employment contracts for the two previous Vice President and Chief Financial Officers View details  Individual $8.30 TBD Complete May 23, 2019
19-014 The number of walk-on passengers for the Quadra Island-Cortes Island route and the Campbell River-Quathiaski Cove route for 2017 and 2018 on a monthly basis View details  Friends of Cortes Island Society $0.00 TBD Complete Apr 24, 2019
  1. In the 2017-2018 public accounts, BC Ferries is listed as providing $13.5 million in services for the provincial government (page 449). I am requesting a breakdown of that amount by type including the amount spent on assured loading.
  2. For each fiscal year 2016, 2017, 2018, and year to date 2019, and for each route, the income ascribed to "Assured Loading"
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CTV News $0.00 $97.04 Discontinued Jun 11, 2019
19-012 Specified procurement and/or contractual records regarding marine transportation services between French Creek on Vancouver Island and False Bay on Lasqueti Island, and between and among Port McNeill (Vancouver Island), Alert Bay (Cormorant Island) and Sointula (Malcolm Island). View details  Individual $15.80 TBD Complete Jan 14, 2020
  1. BC Ferries’ purchase agreement for Northern Sea Wolf (MV Aqua Spirit);
  2. All surveyor reports for the MV Northern Sea Wolf (MV Aqua Spirit);
  3. All funding requests made by BC Ferries to BC Ferries Services Board relating to the Northern Sea Wolf, 2016 to date;
  4. All MV Northern Sea Wolf refit budgets, to date;
  5. All MV Northern Sea Wolf refit budget estimates (including, but not limited to, labour, parts, services, and contracts), from time of purchase to date;
  6. Operating budget of the MV Northern Sea Wolf, to date;
  7. Operating budget for the MV Nimpkish 2017 to 2019;
  8. Operating costs of the Northern Adventure for 2017 to date;
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The Star Vancouver $92.89 $1,094.13 Complete Jul 22, 2019
19-010 Information regarding the environmental impact of specified BC Ferries vessels on the Southern resident orca population in the Salish Sea. View details  Individual $0.00 $101.08 Complete Mar 5, 2019
19-009 A copy of the winning bid to: RFP# 06-01-2018 Time Collection and Crew Scheduling Software Selection View details  Helm Operations $22.83 TBD Complete May 17, 2019

(List last updated: October 22, 2020)

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