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Ferry fares and fees

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Fares

Use our fare calculator to plan ahead.

Not currently supported by fare calculator: Alternatively, download our fare guide or read on to find information on all our fare types.


Important information

Fare-type definitions

  • Adults and seniors (12 years or older)
  • Children (5 to 11 years)
  • Infants and children (under 5 years). Travel is free.
  • BC persons with disabilities. Accessibility fare applies. Read more about reduced fares for passengers with disabilities.
  • BC Seniors (BC residents 65 years or older)
  • BC Students (BC school students 18 years and under)
  • Group (groups of 10 or more passengers). Group fare applies.

More fare information

Historical ferry fares

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Prepaid ticket books – select routes

Ticket books for travel between Brentwood Bay – Mill Bay can be purchased at:

  • Thrifty Foods in Broadmead, Sidney, Central Saanich and Mill Bay
  • Shell Service Station in Mill Bay
 

Ticket books for travel between Sunshine Coast (Langdale) – Gambier Island (New Brighton) – Keats Island (Keats Landing) can be purchased at:

  • Horseshoe Bay terminal foot passenger ticket booth and customer service office
  • Langdale terminal administration office, weekdays 6 am – 8 pm and weekends 7 am – 8 pm
  • At Passages on board select ferries servicing this route
Receipts

A receipt will be issued for all sales. If a receipt is not issued, or if the receipt is different from what you paid, call 250-381-1401 and ask for the Revenue Department.

Return fares
Fares on these routes include return-trip travel:
 
  • Buckley Bay – Denman Island West
  • Campbell River – Quadra Island (Quathiaski Cove)
  • Chemainus – Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour) – Penelakut Island (Telegraph Harbour)
  • Crofton – Saltspring Island (Vesuvius Bay)
  • Denman Island East (Gravelly Bay) – Hornby Island (Shingle Spit)
  • Graham Island (Skidegate) – Moresby Island (Alliford Bay)
  • Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour) – Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay)
  • Port McNeill – Malcolm Island (Sointula) – Cormorant Island (Alert Bay)
  • Powell River (Westview) – Texada Island (Blubber Bay)
  • Quadra Island (Heriot Bay) – Cortes Island (Whaletown)
  • Sunshine Coast (Earls Cove) – Powell River (Saltery Bay)
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Bowen Island (Snug Cove)
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Sunshine Coast (Langdale)
  • Victoria (Swartz Bay) – Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour)
  • Victoria (Swartz Bay) – Southern Gulf Islands
Note: For the routes listed above, no proof of payment is required for the return trip.
Cabin rates for Northern ferries

Cabins are available on Northern sailings on board the Northern Expedition and Northern Adventure.

Northern Expedition cabins include:
  • Two beds
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe
  • Small desk

Northern Adventure cabins include:
  • Four beds*
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Toilet
* Luxury cabins have two bed layouts: one double bed or two single beds.


 

Cabin rates - Inside Passage

October 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Northern Expedition

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $95
Accessible cabins $95
Outside cabins $120
Reserved seating $40

May 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Northern Expedition

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $100
Accessible cabins $100
Outside cabins $130
Reserved seating $40
   

Cabin rates - Inside Passage Overnight service 

October 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Northern Adventure

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $95
Accessible cabins $95
Outside cabins $120
Luxury cabins $250
 

May 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Northern Adventure

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $100
Accessible cabins $100
Outside cabins $130
Luxury cabins $260
 

Cabin rates - Haida Gwaii 

October 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Northern Expedition

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $95
Accessible cabins $95
Outside cabins $110
Reserved seating $40
 

May 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Northern Expedition

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $100
Accessible cabins $100
Outside cabins $120
Reserved seating $40
 

Cabin rates - Haida Gwaii 

October 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Northern Adventure

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $95
Accessible cabins $95
Outside cabins $110
Luxury cabins $200
 

May 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Northern Adventure

CABIN TYPE PRICE
Inside cabins $100
Accessible cabins $100
Outside cabins $120
Luxury cabins $215

In service dates for ferries may vary. All price include taxes where applicable.

Service fees

Ensure you review your travel documentation for specific service fees applicable to your booking. Fee amounts may vary by route.
 
Reservation fees
Reservation fees do not apply to North Coast or Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Southern Gulf Island routes.

For all other bookable routes, each one-way booking is charged a non-refundable reservation fee as follows:
  • $10 if made seven or more days before the scheduled departure date
  • $17 if made less than seven days before the scheduled departure date

Note: Not all routes are bookable. Travel on non-bookable routes is based on the order in which you arrive at the terminal.


List of bookable and non-bookable routes
Victoria (Swartz Bay) - Vancouver (Tsawwassen) Bookable
Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) - Nanaimo (Departure Bay) Bookable
Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) - Langdale (Sunshine Coast) Bookable
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Southern Gulf Islands [Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour), Otter Bay (Pender Island), Lyall Harbour (Saturna Island), Village Bay (Mayne Island), Sturdies Bay (Galiano Island) Bookable
Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Prince Rupert, with occasional scheduled stops at Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay) and Klemtu *Peak season*

Port Hardy (Bear Cove), Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay), Klemtu, Prince Rupert *Off season*
Bookable
Summer Central Coast direct service: Bella Coola - Port Hardy (Bear Cove) Bookable
Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Prince Rupert – Central Coast Bookable
Transfer Service: Prince Rupert - Port Hardy (Bear Cove) – Bella Coola Bookable
Bella Coola – Central Coast Bookable
Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay) – Shearwater Bookable
Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay) - Shearwater - Ocean Falls - Klemtu Bookable
Prince Rupert - Graham Island (Skidegate) Bookable
Powell River (Westview) - Comox (Little River) Bookable
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Duke Point (Nanaimo) Bookable
Victoria (Swartz Bay) - Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour) Non-bookable
Victoria (Swartz Bay) - Southern Gulf Islands [Pender Island (Otter Bay), Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour), Mayne Island (Village Bay), Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)] Non-bookable
Crofton - Salt Spring Island (Vesuvius Bay) Non-bookable
Sunshine Coast (Earls Cove) - Powell River (Saltery Bay) Non-bookable
Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) - Bowen Island (Snug Cove) Non-bookable
Brentwood Bay - Mill Bay Non-bookable
Sunshine Coast (Langdale) - Gambier Island (New Brighton) - Keats Island (Keats Landing) - Keats Island (Eastbourne) Non-bookable
Powell River (Westview) - Texada Island (Blubber Bay) Non-bookable
Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour) - Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay) Non-bookable
Chemainus - Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour) - Penelakut Island (Telegraph Harbour) Non-bookable
Buckley Bay - Denman Island West Non-bookable
Denman Island East (Gravelley Bay) - Hornby Island (Shingle Spit) Non-bookable
Campbell River - Quadra Island (Quathiaski Cove) Non-bookable
Quadra Island (Heriot Bay) - Whaletown (Cortes Island) Non-bookable
Port McNeill - Malcolm Island (Sointula) - Cormorant Island (Alert Bay) Non-bookable
Graham Island (Skidegate) - Moresby Island (Alliford Bay) - Haida Gwaii Non-bookable
Change fees
Change fees apply to all bookings and vehicle types.

South Coast routes: A non-refundable $5 change fee is applied each time you make a change to your booking's date, time or sailing. Bookings can be changed up to 60 minutes prior to travel*.

Central and North Coast routes: If you change or cancel your vehicle booking within 30 days of your scheduled departure date, a $60 service fee will be applied ($30 for Haida Gwaii service). Change fees apply to the following North Coast and Central Coast routes:
 
  • Port Hardy (Bear Cove) – Prince Rupert
  • Port Hardy (Bear Cove) – Klemtu
  • Port Hardy (Bear Cove) – Central Coast: Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay), Bella Coola, Ocean Falls, Shearwater
  • Prince Rupert – Graham Island (Skidegate)
  • Prince Rupert - Klemtu
  • Prince Rupert - Central Coast: Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay), Bella Coola, Ocean Falls, Shearwater
  • Klemtu - Central Coast: Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay), Bella Coola, Ocean Falls, Shearwater

To edit a booking online:
 
  • If you have a BC Ferries accountLog in to your account, go to My bookings, select the booking you want to change, then select "Edit booking". After you make your changes, select "Submit change(s)" to confirm
  • If you don't have a BC Ferries account: Select "View or edit your booking" in your booking confirmation email to access your booking online, then select "Edit booking". After you make your changes, select "Submit change(s)" to confirm.
If you need assistance to edit a booking, contact our Customer Service Centre at 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779).

 *Travel refers to your selected sailing's scheduled departure date and time.
Cancellation fees
South Coast routes with fully prepaid fares
 
  • If you cancel more than seven days before travel, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within seven days of travel, a $25 cancellation fee will be applied to the form of payment used at the time of booking.

Central and North Coast routes
 
  • If you cancel your booking more than 30 days before your scheduled departure date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you change or cancel your vehicle booking within 30 days of your scheduled departure date, a $60 cancellation fee will apply ($30 for Haida Gwaii routes)
  • Cancellation fees apply to all North Coast and Central Coast routes, including:
    • Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Prince Rupert
    • Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Klemtu
    • Port Hardy (Bear Cove) - Central Coast: Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay), Bella Coola, Ocean Falls, Shearwater
    • Prince Rupert - Graham Island (Skidegate)
    • Prince Rupert - Klemtu
    • Prince Rupert - Central Coast: Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay), Bella Coola, Ocean Falls, Shearwater
    • Klemtu - Central Coast: Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay), Bella Coola, Ocean Falls, Shearwater

Private vehicle bookings are non-refundable if not redeemed or cancelled within the cancellation window stated in the Terms and Conditions in your cancellation email.

Commercial vehicle bookings cancelled less than five days before your scheduled departure date will have a $200 cancellation fee applied.

Review your confirmation documentation for detailed terms and conditions of your booking.


How to cancel a reservation:
 
  • If you have a BC Ferries account: Log in to your account, go to My bookings, select the booking you want to cancel, then select "Cancel booking".
  • If you don't have a BC Ferries account: Select "View or edit your booking" in your booking confirmation email to access your booking online, then select "Cancel booking".
If you need assistance to cancel a booking, contact our Customer Service Centre at 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779).
No-show fees
Note: No-show fees apply to commercial, livestock and bus group customers on the following routes: 
 
  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Nanaimo (Duke Point)
  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay)
  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Southern Gulf Islands
  • Victoria (Swartz Bay) – Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour)
  • Victoria (Swartz Bay) – Southern Gulf Islands
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay)
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Sunshine Coast (Langdale)
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Bowen Island (Snug Cove)
If a reservation is not redeemed or cancelled before the scheduled departure time, a $25 no-show fee will be applied.

If a bus or foot passenger group changes the reserved sailing time within five days of the scheduled departure, a $25 service fee will be applied.

Review your confirmation documentation for the detailed terms and conditions of your booking.