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moved to the FOI archive for another two years, and all discontinued requests (including abandoned, transferred or withdrawn requests) are removed from this tracker.

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FOIPP request # FOIPP
Requestor Process
Status Last
22-019 With respect to the Ahousaht and Penelakut nations, any of the following:
  • Records of negotiation, engagement, agreement(s) or subsidy(ies)
  • Memorandum of understanding
  • Letter of understanding
Date span for Ahousaht Nation is 2000 to September 27, 2021; date span for Penelakut Nation is 1985 to September 27, 2021.
Individual TBD TBD Open October 14, 2021
22-018 Records relating to the development of the 2021 "Underwater Radiated Noise Mitigation plan". Individual TBD TBD Open October 14, 2021
22-017 Amount of annual salary and expenses paid to all licensed deck officers and exempt masters for the year 2020 from the Tsawwassen & Swartz Bay point of assembly. Individual TBD TBD Open October 14, 2021
22-016 Records of the sailings and capacities from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo on September 13 and from Nanaimo to Tsawwassen on the 14th.
Capacity levels for all sailings - September 13th (Tsawwassen to Duke Point) and 14th (return on same route).
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Better rate Corporation / Belterra $351.77 $776.32 Complete October 14, 2021
22-015 how much space was allocated for reservations on each sailing on each route for the year 2021 Individual TBD TBD Open September 9, 2021
22-014 the equation BC ferries uses to decide what percentage of each sailing is set aside for reservations.
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Individual $0.00 $60.65 Complete October 14, 2021
22-013 Records pertaining to the agreement between BC Ferries and Fortis BC related to the installation of a large promotional billboard for Fortis LNG on the Comox to Powell River ferry Individual TBD TBD Open September 9, 2021
22-012 Route 3 reservations from 2018 to present Individual TBD TBD Open July 30, 2021
22-011 Specified documents regarding routing changes for the Sunshine Coast and inter-island. (December 1, 2020 to July 22, 2020) Individual TBD TBD Open July 30, 2021
22-010 Specified documents regarding a restriction on fare increases.
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Individual $0.00 TBD Complete September 9, 2021
22-009 Specified records regarding the delay to the implementation of the Horseshoe Bay Terminal Development Plan.
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Individual $0.00 TBD Complete August 11, 2021
  • Any overloads or on time performance.
  • Commercial traffic statistics from/to Salt Spring Island
  • Statistics on the tourism packages bought by people to visit Salt Spring Island
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Individual TBD TBD Open August 11, 2021
22-007 Motorcycle-specific statistics on the three ferries servicing the Sunshine Coast.
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Individual $0.00 $30.00 Complete August 4, 2021
22-006 Copy of Bid Contract for BC Ferries and Unisync Corporation announced June 9, 2021. Individual $0.00 $72.78 Discontinued September 9, 2021
22-005 How much fuel the Island Discovery, and the Island Aurora have taken on at each fueling over the last 3 months, and the interval between fuelings (weekly?). Individual $0.00 $223.19 Discontinued September 9, 2021
22-004 For routes 1, 2 and 30, for 2015-2020, a breakdown for:
a.    Walk-on passengers (including bikes and motorbikes) and single occupancy vehicles; and
b.    Dual and high-occupancy vehicles.
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Macro Insights & Credit Ratings Advisory $60.75 TBD Complete June 10, 2021
22-003 With regard to the 2021 Vending RFQ, the contract between the winning vendor and BC Ferries.
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Individual $0.00 TBD Complete May 11, 2021
22-002 Any reports, briefing notes, or presentations relating to a ferry between Colwood and Victoria, or associated infrastructure (e.g. terminals).
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Capital Daily TBD TBD Open June 24, 2021
22-001 The percent of passengers that are walk-ons and the percent of passengers that use ferry cards on the Horseshoe Bay to Langdale route (both directions), from 2018-present. Individual TBD TBD Open May 11, 2021
21-025 Amount of annual salary and expenses paid to all exempt senior masters and exempt masters for the year 2020. Individual $0.00 $1,188.74 Discontinued May 13, 2021
21-024 Specified information regarding RFP-09-06-2020 Compass Group TBD TBD Open April 14, 2021
21-023 Fiscal 2020 fuel consumption for each route
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Individual $7.80 $286.27 Complete May 13, 2021
21-022 Specified information relating to the then-possibility of employee layoffs and the decision of layoffs between the dates of March 27, 2020 and April 4, 2020.
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Individual $1,013.04 $4,585.14 Complete July 12, 2021
21-021 Underwater Radiated Noise (URN) measurements for BCF's Baynes Sound Connector, Quinitsa and Kahloke, and or any underwater sound measurements available for each of the three vessels.
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Individual $0.00 $72.78 Complete February 23, 2021
21-020 Data regarding service disruptions from September 2019 and June 2020 between Campbell River and Quathiaski Cove, whether for mechanical reasons or foul weather. Individual $0.00 $72.78 Discontinued February 25, 2021
21-019 The annual consumption of LNG by the BCFS vessel Spirit of British Columbia for the 2019 fiscal year.
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Individual $0.00 $145.56 Complete January 14, 2021
21-018 Specified information regarding the assumptions used to create the current Gabriola Island schedule.
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Individual $0.00 $218.34 Complete January 14, 2021
21-017 All records, including emails, concerning a March 10, 2020 event in which a commercial whale-watching vessel attempted to contact the Spirit of British Columbia about southern resident orcas in Active Pass.
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Natural Resources Defense Council $0.00 $1,067.44 Complete March 18, 2021
21-016 A copy of all customer complaints about BC Ferries' mask policy from March 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 and any response provided by BC Ferries to the complaint. Individual $0.00 $412.42 Discontinued February 25, 2021
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 $0.00 $48.52 Discontinued February 11, 2021
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 $206.21 Complete October 22, 2020
21-013 Specified records mentioning decisions allowing/barring passengers to remain in lower decks
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The Tyee $39.99 $2,090.40 Complete January 28, 2021
21-012 Specified information regarding Project 91143 Bear Cove Floating Lead replacement.
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Individual $12.33 $230.47 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 $0.00 $72.78 Discontinued February 25, 2021
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 $570.11 Discontinued September 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.
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Travelers Mobile $19.03 $2,117.52 Complete February 11, 2021
21-008 Any refit documents, maintenance information, and inspection information for the North Island Princess for years 2015 to 2020 Individual $40.00 $181.95 Discontinued February 25, 2021
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 September 9, 2020
21-004 Winning bid awarded for RFQ 02-02-2020 for the large format LED sign for Duke Point. View details 10net Managed Solutions Ltd. $0.00 $473.77 Complete November 5, 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 July 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 July 6, 2020
20-030 All correspondence and records dealing with decision in 2017 to require passengers to exit vehicles on lower decks.
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The Tyee $347.91 $4,427.45 Complete February 12, 2021
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 February 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 February 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< February 27, 2020
  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 January 14, 2020
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 January 21, 2020
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 April 8, 2019

(List last updated: October 14, 2021)

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