Nanaimo Harbour terminal is located in downtown Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Sailings departing from Nanaimo Harbour terminal provide service to Gabriola Island.
Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in and ticket sales close three minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles.
Nanaimo Harbour Tidal Restrictions
The following tidal restrictions are in effect to prevent vehicles from scraping or getting caught on the loading ramps.
Avoid travel on sailings where the tide* is below 1.5m (5ft) or above 3.7m (12ft)
- RVs- significant overhang or low hitches
- Receiver Mount Bicycle Racks
- Low/Long Utility Trailers
- Low/Long Horse Trailers
- Large Under Mount Hitches
Long loads: avoid travel on sailings where the tide* is below 1.5 m (5ft) or above 3.7 m (12ft)
Low-bed or low-overhang: avoid travel on sailings if the tide* is below 2.1 m (7ft) or above 3.4 m (11ft)
*For tide information see: https://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/en/stations/7917