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Route

Bella Coola  to  Prince Rupert

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Bella Coola terminal is located on the central coast of BC and is a 5 minute drive west of the town of Bella Coola. During the summer, ticket sales and check in is at The Bella Coola Co-op located at 450 MacKenzie Street.

With a reservation (Summer)  Check in at the Bella Coola Co-op 90 to 120 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure. Your booking will not be honoured and travel will be based on your order of arrival at the terminal if you arrive before booking check-in has opened, or after booking check-in has closed.

  • Booking check-in opens 120 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles*
  • Booking check-in closes 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles*

With a reservation (Off-peak) – Arrive at the terminal 60 to 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Your booking will not be honoured and travel will be based on your order of arrival at the terminal if you arrive before booking check-in has opened, or after booking check-in has closed.

  • Booking check-in opens 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.*
  • Booking check-in closes 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.*

Without a reservation – Tickets can be purchased on board the vessel, space permitting. 

Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal.

  • Ticket sales close 20 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure for foot passengers and vehicles.*

*Including hostled vehicles.



Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Route

Prince Rupert  to  Bella Coola

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  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
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Reservations are strongly recommended for this route.

Prince Rupert terminal is located on Kaien Island on the northwest coast of BC. The terminal is at the west end of Highway 16, and is a 10 minute drive south of the city of Prince Rupert. Sailings departing from Prince Rupert provide service to Port Hardy and Skidegate (Haida Gwaii) with a connector service to Klemtu, Bella Bella, Shearwater, Ocean Falls and Bella Coola.

Check-in times

With a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 90 to 120 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Your booking will not be honoured and travel will be based on your order of arrival at the terminal if you arrive before booking check-in has opened, or after booking check-in has closed.

  • Booking check-in opens 120 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles*
  • Booking check-in closes 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles*

Without a reservation – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal.

  • Ticket sales and check-in close 20 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure for foot passengers and vehicles*

*Hostled vehicles – Reservation check-in and ticket sales for hostled vehicles close 4 hours prior to the scheduled departure.



Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

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