BCFerries

A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: Masks now mandatory on public transit, ferries in B.C.

BC Ferries, TransLink and BC Transit require masks to board

A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Ferries will require all customers to wear masks at terminals and and aboard vessels beginning Monday, Aug. 24. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries will require all customers to wear masks at terminals and and aboard vessels beginning Monday, Aug. 24. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries vessels at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Multiple sailing waits expected on ferries on B.C. Day long weekend

B.C. Ferries suggests reservations, travelling at night, taking alternate routes

B.C. Ferries vessels at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay terminal last week. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. (File/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

  • Jul 12, 2020
A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. (File/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Ferries from Departure Bay ferry terminal are now sailing at 70 per cent capacity, says B.C. Ferries. The COVID-19 pandemic saw 50 per cent capacity. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Departure Bay ferry capacity increases to 70%, says B.C. Ferries

Fifty-per-cent limit being phased out, B.C. Ferries has no current plans to provide masks

Ferries from Departure Bay ferry terminal are now sailing at 70 per cent capacity, says B.C. Ferries. The COVID-19 pandemic saw 50 per cent capacity. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
B.C. Ferries vessels were called to assist after receiving a call about an overturned pleasure craft in the middle of the Strait of Georgia on Sunday afternoon. (Photo submitted)

Two B.C. Ferries vessels called to assist with rescue in the Strait of Georgia

Pleasure craft overturns Sunday afternoon between Nanaimo and West Vancouver

B.C. Ferries vessels were called to assist after receiving a call about an overturned pleasure craft in the middle of the Strait of Georgia on Sunday afternoon. (Photo submitted)
Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Shops reopening at Departure Bay ferry terminal

B.C. Ferries announces quay markets at Nanaimo and Tsawwassen terminals back open Friday, June 26

Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Bear Cove terminal services attendants, Sue Heemels (left) and Nat Hine (right), loading the truck with groceries bound for Bella Bella and Klemtu residents. (Submitted photo)

First Nation praises BC Ferries’ ‘phenomenal’ grocery delivery service to community

With over 1850 boxes delivered, the ferry service continues to transport groceries from Port Hardy to Klemtu and Bella Bella

Bear Cove terminal services attendants, Sue Heemels (left) and Nat Hine (right), loading the truck with groceries bound for Bella Bella and Klemtu residents. (Submitted photo)
A B.C. Ferries vessel departing Horseshoe Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries increases sailings, traffic levels still way down

Ferry corporation adding 120 weekly sailings on busiest routes starting next week

A B.C. Ferries vessel departing Horseshoe Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals will see an extra sailing added from June 25-28. (Black Press file)

Extra sailings being added on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route this week

B.C. Ferries adding a round trip to schedules June 25, 26 and 28

Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals will see an extra sailing added from June 25-28. (Black Press file)
Quadra Queen II, built in 1969 is being retired. (BC Ferries photo)

Concerns raised about crew numbers for new BC Ferries

New boats arrived for routes to Sointula-Alert Bay-Port McNeill and Texada Island-Powell River

Quadra Queen II, built in 1969 is being retired. (BC Ferries photo)
The B.C. Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries reopening cafeterias on certain vessels

Travellers will be able to get hot menu items on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay sailings

The B.C. Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (News Bulletin file photo)
(Black Press Media files)

BC Ferries employee dies after falling into Fraser River

WorksafeBC has launched an investigation

(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
News Bulletin file photo

All ferry passengers will need to bring face masks when they travel

B.C. Ferries following Transport Canada directive, rule takes effect June 15

News Bulletin file photo
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

Plan in place for B.C. Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. Ferries’ Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries says there will be limited standby capacity available for ferry sailings between June 4-7. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries says Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay sailings filling up fast

Tsawwassen-Duke Point may be a better alternative between June 4 and 7, says ferry corporation

B.C. Ferries says there will be limited standby capacity available for ferry sailings between June 4-7. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Departure Bay ferry terminal will see resumption of service June 3 with four round trips per day. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry sailings scheduled once again at Departure Bay terminal

B.C. Ferries announces that resumption of service June 3 includes four daily round trips

Departure Bay ferry terminal will see resumption of service June 3 with four round trips per day. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ferry service from Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is slated to begin again June 3. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Ferry sailings from Departure Bay to start up again June 3

B.C. Ferries says it has chosen to resume service earlier than anticipated

Ferry service from Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo and Horseshoe Bay terminal in West Vancouver is slated to begin again June 3. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferries are near or at their current pandemic-limited capacity in advance of the Victoria Day long weekend. (Black Press file photo)

Long weekend starting with two-sailing ferry wait to get to Nanaimo

Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferries reaching their pandemic-limited capacity

Tsawwassen to Duke Point ferries are near or at their current pandemic-limited capacity in advance of the Victoria Day long weekend. (Black Press file photo)