Travel Advisory: COVID-19 Update - Important information - Last updated April 23, 2021 View ×

Essential travel only, new travel restrictions

In support of the provincial travel restrictions Order M172 that went into effect on April 23, BC Ferries will deny travel to customers, including recreational vehicles, crossing between different health regions as defined by the Order. This affects the following routes:

  • Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay
  • Tsawwassen – Duke Point
  • Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands
  • Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay
  • Comox – Powell River
  • Port Hardy – Prince Rupert

Customers travelling on these routes will be asked if their travel is essential, and denied passage if it is not essential. Customers travelling on routes that operate within the same regional zone will be reminded they should be avoiding non-essential travel at this time. These restrictions are in effect until May 25th. 

Find out more about these restrictions including what the Province deems as reasons for essential travel here.
 

Masks are mandatory

All passengers must wear non-medical masks or face coverings when at terminals and on board ferries.  Learn more.
 

Transport Canada screening

For any route longer than 30 minutes, BC Ferries will screen all customers for COVID-19 symptoms and restrict travel to any customer that does not meet the screening requirements, as per the federal guidelines.  Learn more.
 

Indigenous Communities 

The Province of British Columbia advises that many First Nations communities have declared a state of emergency and enacted COVID-19 community protection by-laws including travel bans for non-residents and non-essential visitors. It is important to respect these restrictions in addition to the province-wide travel advisory. For more information, click here

 

Foot passengers

When travelling, we require customers wear a face covering onboard or in our terminals. Reservations for foot passengers are available for travel between Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands and our North Coast routes, and can now be made online.  On all other routes, foot passengers will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis until passenger capacity has been reached, and tickets may be purchased at the terminal.
 

Additional information

  • Customers requiring wheelchair assistance: We are unable to provide wheelchair assistance at terminals or on board ferries. If you require a wheelchair, request one at the terminal. We ask that you travel with your own wheelchair assistant if required.
  • For more information on travelling with BC Ferries during the COVID-19 Pandemic click here
  • Updates from our President and CEO Mark Collins
  • For more information on schedules visit bcferries.com/schedules

 

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Route

Shearwater to Port Hardy (Bear Cove)

Aug 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021

DAY  DEPARTURE TIMES  DURATION 
Fri

 11:00 PM* 

*11:00 PM Not Available on: 02 APR, 16 APR, 30 APR, 14 MAY, 28 MAY*

     10h 0    

Route

Port Hardy (Bear Cove) to Shearwater

Aug 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021

DAY DEPARTURE TIMES DURATION
sat 6:00 PM*, 6:00 PM*, 6:00 PM*

*6:00 PM Not Available on: 03 APR, 10 APR, 24 APR, 08 MAY, 22 MAY, 29 MAY*, 

*6:00 PM Only on: 29 MAY*, 

*6:00 PM Not Available on: 03 APR, 10 APR, 24 APR, 08 MAY, 22 MAY, 29 MAY* 
9h 30m

Transfer at Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)




  • Non-stop
  • Transfer
  • Stop
Bear Cove, Port Hardy; Vancouver Island


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