Passenger Check-In Policy Update

An integral component of BC Ferries’ commitment to safety is to ensure that an accurate passenger list and manifest is maintained at all times on the voyage along the north coast.

As part of our ongoing commitment to safety, BC Ferries is now implementing further improvements to its northern passenger manifest system for travel between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert and the Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands and Port Hardy and the central coast.

Effective June 15th 2007, BC Ferries will require all customers to show identification when they check-in at the terminals and when they physically board the vessels.

BC Ferries will accept a wide variety of government-issued photo identification including:

  • Driver’s License
  • Citizenship Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Passport
  • Provincial Identification Card
  • Record of Landing Certificate
  • Student Visa

For youths under 16 years of age, BC Ferries will accept the following forms of identification:

  • Letter of birth for newborns
  • Student Card
  • Letter of Consent
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Care Card or Provincial Health Card

BC Ferries aims to have passenger manifest records that are completely accurate. The safety and security of our customers and our crew is of primary concern in all areas of our business.

BC Ferries thanks its customers for their cooperation.