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BC Ferries expects crewing challenges into summer

Crewing shortages are expected for BC Ferries sailings into the summer, affecting sailing times and plans to bring additional service to some routes. The ferry line is citing higher than expected retirements in key shipboard...

Multiple BC Ferries cancellations ahead of long weekend

Multiple sailings between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay have been cancelled ahead of the long weekend. Sailings have been cancelled Thursday on both the Queen of Coquitlam and Queen of Oak Bay. Queen of Coquitlam sailings...

Denman community ferry card helps travellers in need

DENMAN ISLAND, B.C. – A Denman Island duo is helping travellers save some cash. Laura Thomson and her mother run a program where Denman Islanders can use the BC Ferries Experience Card Thomson has purchased...

Coastal Naturalist Program back for 13th year with BC Ferries

VICTORIA, B.C. – An annual program that promotes the beauty of the West Coast is back this summer. BC Ferries’ Coast Naturalist Program is in its 13th year. Ferries Communications Manager Tessa Humphries said the...

BC Ferries cancelling fuel rebate

VICTORIA, B.C. – BC Ferries is removing the fuel rebates on its fares. “We’ve got a fuel rebate in place for our customers, it’s been in place for about two years now. 2.9 per cent...

Salish Orca celebrates one year anniversary

COMOX, B.C. – Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Salish Orca. One of BC Ferries’ newest vessels took its first run between Comox and Powell River on May 16, 2017. “She has provided over 2500...

Ferries testing out preferred loading at Saltery Bay

POWELL RIVER, B.C.- Customers traveling to Horseshoe Bay from Saltery Bay will soon have the chance to take part in a pilot project from BC Ferries. Starting March 21st, customers traveling from Saltery Bay who...

Ferry advisory committee chair pleased with company changes included in BC budget

POWELL RIVER, BC- The provincial government released its budget last week, and BC Ferries was one of the focuses contained in the announcement. Fares will be frozen on all major routes, and the seniors passenger...

Ferries adjusts sailing time on Earls Cove-Powell River route

SECHELT, B.C.- Ferry users on the Sunshine Coast will see a change in the schedule starting today. According to a statement on the Northern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee's Facebook page, due to some complaints...

Schedule changes coming Jan. 2nd for Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay route

Story by Justin Goulet, 99.7 2DayFM VANCOUVER, B.C. - An increase in traffic from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal has resulted in some permanent changes to the BC Ferries sailing schedule, effective Tuesday, January 2nd...

Sailings to be added on Comox-Powell River ferry run

COMOX, B.C.- Traveling is going to get a lot more convenient for ferry users. BC Ferries is adding sailings between Comox and Powell River on Wednesdays and Saturdays. According to the Chair of the Northern Sunshine...

BC Ferries going smoke free on Jan. 22nd

BC Ferries will soon be asking passengers to butt-out. Its new smoke-free policy goes into effect on January 22nd. Not only will smoking be banned on all sailings, but it’ll also be banned at terminals....

Northern Sea Wolf starting service next summer

PORT HARDY, B.C.- The newest vessel to the BC Ferries fleet is one step closer to arriving in the province. The Northern Sea Wolf left Athens, Greece on November 3rd, and recently went through the...

Sudden Death on BC Ferry Deemed Not Criminal

Mounties say the body of a man was removed from BC Ferries Queen of Oak Bay on Monday, but the death is not considered criminal in nature. There was some talk about the vessel...

Stormy Weather Causes Ferry Cancellations

The wet weekend weather conditions continued into Sunday and caused a number of BC Ferry cancellations. According to BC Ferries, the corporation says, "The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to...

BC Ferries announces holiday pricing

BC Ferries says it's helping people connect. The company has announced its holiday prices. Holiday pricing affects more than 260 early morning and late evening sailings. It’s in effect from December 21st to January 3rd with...

Direct Ferry Service From Texada to Comox in the Works

BC Ferries has announced a pilot project that will run direct service from Texada Island to Comox. Northern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee Chair Kim Barton-Bridges says crews are studying what needs to be...

Free fares for first responders honouring slain Abbotsford officer

BC Ferries says it’s a way to show it’s thankful for their service. The company is offering complimentary rides for emergency first responders going to Constable John Davidson’s Celebration of Life. Davidson was the police...

Woman Rescued After Going Overboard From BC Ferry

It was a scary time for a BC Ferries passenger Monday night. After a five-hour search, a woman was found clinging to a life ring in the Georgia Strait waters after going overboard off of...

Large Scale Marine Exercise Underway Off of Salt Spring Island

A multi-agency on-water emergency preparedness exercise is taking place just off the Northeast coast of Salt Spring Island. Canadian Coast Guard Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard says the scenario for the exercise is that a fire...
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