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Route

Port Hardy (Bear Cove) to Klemtu

DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
sat

6:00 pm*, 7:00 pm*
*6:00 pm Not Available on: 17 DEC*, 
*7:00 pm Only on: 17 DEC* 

11h 30m
Stop Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)


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

Klemtu to Port Hardy (Bear Cove)

DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
fri

9:30 pm*
*9:30 pm Not Available on: 16 DEC* 

11h 30m
Stop Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)
sat

2:30 am*
*2:30 am Only on: 17 DEC* 

10h 30m
Stop Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)


Klemtu terminal is located on the east side of Swindle Island on BC’s central coast. Sailings departing from Klemtu provide service to Port Hardy and Prince Rupert with a connector service to Bella Bella, Shearwater, Ocean Falls and Bella Coola.

With a reservation – 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 (including hostles).
  • Booking check-in closes 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles (including hostles).

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

  • Ticket sales and check-in for foot passengers close 20 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles (including hostles) close 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.




Person watching storm at Cox Bay Beach

Credit: Nathaniel Atakora Martin

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