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Chemainus is a community in the Chemainus Valley on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, 30 minutes drive south of Nanaimo. Sailings from Chemainus provide service to Thetis Island and Penelakut Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in and ticket sales close:

  • 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles


2830 Oak Street,
Chemainus, V0R 1K1

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Transit options

Terminal accessibility
  • Accessible washroom
  • Accessible parking

Learn more about accessibility at our terminals.

Lost and found

If you lost an item while travelling with us, call:

  • 1-888 BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779)

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Terminal amenities

Limited free parking at the terminal (12 spaces, 48-hour limit).

Service notices

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