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Route

Port Hardy (Bear Cove) to Bella Coola

DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
sat

6:00 pm*, 6:00 pm*, 7:00 pm*
*6:00 pm Not Available on: 03 DEC, 10 DEC, 17 DEC, 24 DEC*, 
*6:00 pm Not Available on: 17 DEC, 31 DEC, 07 JAN, 14 JAN, 21 JAN, 28 JAN, 04 FEB*, 
*7:00 pm Only on: 17 DEC* 

18h 16m
Transfer Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)
Stop Ocean Falls


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.





Route

Bella Coola to Port Hardy (Bear Cove)

DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
fri

2:46 pm*, 2:46 pm*, 7:25 pm*
*2:46 pm Not Available on: 16 DEC, 06 JAN, 13 JAN, 20 JAN, 27 JAN, 03 FEB*, 
*2:46 pm Not Available on: 02 DEC, 09 DEC, 16 DEC, 23 DEC, 30 DEC*, 
*7:25 pm Only on: 16 DEC* 

18h 14m
Stop Ocean Falls
Transfer 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. 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 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.





Person watching storm at Cox Bay Beach

Credit: Nathaniel Atakora Martin

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