Route

Bella Coola to Port Hardy (Bear Cove)

 Important notice

Select sailings on this route have an 18-hour layover requiring an overnight stay

This layover applies to sailings on the following days: June 19, 23; July 3, 7, 17, 21, 31; August 4, 14, 18, 28; September 1, 11, 15, 25, 29. Please plan travel and accommodation accordingly or book a non-stop sailing to avoid the overnight layover.

Customers travelling on a sailing with an overnight layover may contact Old Bank Inn for accommodation in Ocean Falls where the vessel will tie up overnight.


MONDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 17 JUN, 24 JUN, 08 JUL, 22 JUL

Non-stop

TUESDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 18 JUN, 02 JUL, 16 JUL, 30 JUL

Non-stop

WEDNESDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
8:30 AM
11:50 PM 15h 20m

Not Available on: 26 JUN, 10 JUL, 24 JUL

Transfer at Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)

THURSDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 20 JUN, 04 JUL, 18 JUL

Non-stop

FRIDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 14 JUN, 28 JUN, 12 JUL, 26 JUL

Non-stop

SATURDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 15 JUN, 22 JUN, 06 JUL, 20 JUL

Non-stop

SUNDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
8:30 AM
11:50 PM 15h 20m

Not Available on: 16 JUN, 30 JUN, 14 JUL, 28 JUL

Transfer at Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)



Bella Coola terminal is located on the central coast of BC and is a 5 minute drive west of the town of Bella Coola.

With a reservation (summer)  Check in at the Bella Coola Co-op parking lot on the south side of 450 MacKenzie Street between 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.*
  • Booking will be completed in the parking lot by a BC Ferries representative, who will provide instructions for travelling to the ferry for boarding at the appropriate time.

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 ferry, 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.


Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jun 14, 2024.

Route

Port Hardy (Bear Cove) to Bella Coola

 Important notice

Select sailings on this route have an 18-hour layover requiring an overnight stay

This layover applies to sailings on the following days: June 19, 23; July 3, 7, 17, 21, 31; August 4, 14, 18, 28; September 1, 11, 15, 25, 29. Please plan travel and accommodation accordingly or book a non-stop sailing to avoid the overnight layover.

Customers travelling on a sailing with an overnight layover may contact Old Bank Inn for accommodation in Ocean Falls where the vessel will tie up overnight.


TUESDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 18 JUN, 25 JUN, 09 JUL, 23 JUL

Non-stop

WEDNESDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 19 JUN, 03 JUL, 17 JUL, 31 JUL

Non-stop

FRIDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 14 JUN, 21 JUN, 05 JUL, 19 JUL

Non-stop

SATURDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 15 JUN, 29 JUN, 13 JUL, 27 JUL

Non-stop

SUNDAY

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:30 AM
5:30 PM 10h 0m

Not Available on: 16 JUN, 23 JUN, 07 JUL, 21 JUL

Non-stop



Reservations are strongly recommended for this route.

Bear Cove terminal is located on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island. The terminal is a 10 minute drive from the town of Port Hardy. Sailings from Bear Cove provide connections to BC’s central and north coast.

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.


Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jun 14, 2024.

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