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 Keeping you safe and moving

Baggage services are available on the following routes:
  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Vancouver Island (Swartz Bay)
  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Nanaimo (Duke Point)
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay)
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Sunshine Coast (Langdale)
  • North Coast routes
Baggage service remains temporarily suspended on Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Southern Gulf Islands route.

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Baggage services

Terminals with complimentary Wi-Fi

Metro Vancouver

  • Vancouver (Tsawwassen)
  • Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay)
Vancouver Island
  • Victoria (Swartz Bay)
  • Nanaimo (Departure Bay)
  • Nanaimo (Duke Point)
  • Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour)
  • Vancouver Island (Buckley Bay)
Sunshine Coast
  • Sunshine Coast (Langdale)
  • Powell River (Saltery Bay)
Central Coast
  • Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)
  • Port Hardy (Bear Cove)

Southern Gulf Islands

  • Salt Spring Island (Vesuvius Bay)
  • Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)
  • Pender Island (Otter Bay)
  • Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)
  • Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay)
  • Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)
Northern Gulf Islands
  • Denman Island East (Gravelly Bay)
  • Quadra Island (Heriot Bay)
  • Cortes Island (Whaletown)
  • Cormorant Island (Alert Bay)
* If your bags are damaged, delayed or missing, note that BC Ferries will not compensate for:
  • Any items that are fragile, and/or valuable, and/or perishable
  • Money, jewellery, silverware, negotiable papers, securities, business documents, prototypes, electronics and office equipment
  • Expenses incurred because baggage was delayed
  • Baggage scratches, zipper damage, manufacturing defects, dents, nicks, missing/torn straps handles, scuffs, soiling, wheels, locks, torn seams
  • Normal baggage wear and tear
  • Baggage damage as a result of adverse weather conditions

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Baggage claims
If your bags are damaged, delayed or missing, view baggage claims.
Bus travellers - tag your bags
  • If you are boarding a bus on a sailing between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay) you must tag your bags
  • Bus tags are available at the check-in baggage areas in both of these terminals
  • If you are boarding a bus on any other sailing, please carry your bag with you
Checked baggage on North Coast routes
Ensure your baggage on North Coast routes weighs 30 kg / 66 lb. or less. If you're travelling with a large group, please let us know at the time of booking to arrange for a baggage cart.

  • Your first bag is free. Additional bags are subject to a stowage fee of $10 per bag.
Large group travel
Extra baggage carts are available on routes between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for large groups of 30 or more passengers.

Required notification: To arrange for these carts to be made available to your group email us or call 1-888-BC-FERRY (1-888-223-3779) 48 hours before your scheduled sailing.

  • All baggage is carried on the baggage cart at the owner’s risk and is not accessible during the sailing
Travelling with your pet on the ferry


Your small pets, including dogs, cats, birds and more, are welcome on our ferries and ride for free.

Travelling with Dangerous Goods on BC Ferries

Dangerous goods

See what goods are classified as dangerous, and learn how to declare them before you travel.

Driving your vehicle on board BC Ferries

Driving on board

What you need to know about travelling on our ferries with a vehicle.

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