- Passengers are required to wear masks at all times at terminals and on board ferries.
- Be prepared to answer Transport Canada COVID-19 screening questions.
- Booking in advance is strongly recommended to guarantee the sailing of your choice.
- Enhanced safety and cleaning measures are in place to keep customers and crew safe.
- Passengers in vehicles on enclosed lower vehicle decks must leave their vehicles during the sailing to comply with Transport Canada’s safety regulation. View details.
Important: Livestock bookings are only allowed one-way. If you need to make a return booking, book two one-way sailings.
Livestock includes large animals such as: cattle, horses, sheep, swine, goats, mules, donkeys, game animals, llamas and alpacas. This definition also includes commercial quantities of live fish, shellfish, rabbits, rodents, birds of prey and poultry such as chickens, chicks, geese and turkeys. Commercial quantities of honey bees being transported one way from Vancouver Island to the Mainland are also defined as livestock.
Household pets such as cats, dogs, parrots and other birds, mice, rats, gerbils, rabbits and fish, are not considered livestock.
Livestock can only be transported if it is travelling in a vehicle.
Important boarding and vehicle information
- Livestock bookings are guaranteed a maximum of one-sailing wait even during popular sailings times
- Your booking will only be valid for the specific sailing you chose, and the size of vehicle you added to the booking
- If your actual vehicle length differs by more than 5 ft. (1.5 m) from the length provided in your booking, your booking will not be honoured
- Foot passengers and motorcyclists are not allowed to travel with livestock
- If you travel without a booking, you will be loaded on the next available sailing based on deck space availability
It’s easy to book livestock travel on our website. After you’ve entered your vehicle details on the booking screen, select the option to add livestock to your booking. Book now.
More livestock information
Advise the ticket agent on arrival, or call 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779) in advance. You will be required to produce verification as to the nature of the medical emergency from an appropriate medical authority at the terminal, i.e. a veterinarian.
Important: Some terminals have limited shaded areas or wind protection.
If you need to keep your vehicle powered during a sailing, the following ferries are equipped with (limited) electrical outlets:
Your small pets, including dogs, cats, birds and more, are welcome on our ferries and ride for free.
Driving on board
What you need to know about travelling on our ferries with a vehicle.
See what goods are classified as dangerous, and learn how to declare them before you travel.