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Safe travel this summer - Last updated July 30, 2021
Your journey. Your safety. Our priority.
Canada-wide recreational travel is back and all BC Ferries routes are open to all types of travel.
Extra cleaning and sanitizing measures will remain in place to ensure a safe travel experience for customers and crew this summer.
Following the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, as of July 1:
- Masks are recommended in indoor public spaces for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated.
- This includes indoor areas at BC Ferries terminals and on board ferries.
- Proof of vaccination is not required.
- Everyone’s level of comfort and tolerance for risk will be different. Some people may wish to wear a mask, some may not.
- Be respectful of others’ personal space and continue to practice good hygiene, including frequent handwashing.
- If you or anyone in your family feel sick stay home and get tested.
- Find more information on BC’s Restart Plan and how it impacts your travel plans.
We’re asking customers to continue to heed Dr. Bonnie Henry's advice to be kind, be calm, and be safe. BC Ferries does not tolerate any abuse, including verbal abuse, towards its employees. Any customer who abuses an employee will be denied service.
Travel to Indigenous Communities
In keeping with BC’s Restart Plan, most Indigenous communities in BC are accepting visitors as of June 15th. Haida Gwaii will start to accept visitors from BC and across Canada from July 1st onwards. Before visiting, we recommend that you check the latest information available from the accommodation, activity and local transportation businesses you are planning to visit and use.
Indigenous Tourism BC has a list of Indigenous communities and experiences in the province that are currently open and welcoming visitors, including tips on how to visit responsibly.
When travelling, masks are recommended onboard our vessels and inside our terminals. Reservations for foot passengers are available for travel between Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen - Duke Point, Horseshoe Bay - Departure Bay, 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.