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Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as a meaningful act towards reconciliation

 

B.C. Ferries is offering four extra sailings tonight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay to move travellers stranded by the closure Monday and subsequent reductions in traffic on the Malahat. (Black Press Media file photo)

Final night of emergency ferry runs Wednesday between Brentwood Bay, Mill Bay

Crew issues prevent BC Ferries from extending extra sailings further, spokesperson says

 

The Malahat will close overnight until Nov. 22, the province confirmed on Nov. 16. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

Malahat to close overnight for 7 days after flooding, BC Ferries stepping in again

Overnight crews to repair Hwy 1 damage caused by recent weather conditions

 

Drivers line up along West Saanich for the Brentwood Bay ferry to take them to Mill Bay, with the Malahat portion of Highway 1 closed Monday after heavy rains washed out a section of road. (Photo by Carl Jensen/Twitter)

BC Ferries resumes regular schedule between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay

Resumption of service comes after overnight sailings, partial re-opening of Malahat

Drivers line up along West Saanich for the Brentwood Bay ferry to take them to Mill Bay, with the Malahat portion of Highway 1 closed Monday after heavy rains washed out a section of road. (Photo by Carl Jensen/Twitter)
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa and crew will be doing extra duties tonight and overnight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay, in an attempt to get travellers stranded by the closure of the Malahat due to heavy rains to their destination. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries sailing through the night between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay

Closure of Malahat on Highway 1 prompts action to move traffic on South Island

  • Nov 15, 2021
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa and crew will be doing extra duties tonight and overnight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay, in an attempt to get travellers stranded by the closure of the Malahat due to heavy rains to their destination. (Black Press Media file photo)
Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.

BC Ferries cancels eight sailings between Vancouver Island and mainland for Nov. 11 and 12

Additional round trips added to compensate for Spirit of Vancouver Island’s temporary loss

Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.
BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. transportation agencies offer free Remembrance Day services for veterans, military personnel

Veterans and other service members will have free access to BC Ferries, BC Transit, and Translink

BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
A ferry arrives near Powell River. Three up-Island ferry routes are affected by a wind warning for Monday (Nov. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)

Sailings on three up-Island BC Ferries routes temporarily suspended by winds

Affected routes include Powell River/Comox, Texada Island, Quadra Island to Cortes Island

A ferry arrives near Powell River. Three up-Island ferry routes are affected by a wind warning for Monday (Nov. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view of BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Morning, early afternoon BC Ferries sailings full between Victoria, Vancouver

Monday storm causing busy day of travel for ferry passengers

An aerial view of BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria woman arrested after reportedly threatening BC Ferries staff with knife

The incident occurred at the Swartz Bay terminal on Oct. 9

A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wednesday’s federal vaccine requirement announcement doesn’t include BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wednesday’s federal vaccine requirement announcement doesn’t include BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Thanksgiving sailings are expected to be busier than usual while the Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry is being repaired. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries asks for patience over Thanksgiving weekend with main vessel out of service

Mechanical issues limiting capacity on Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route

Thanksgiving sailings are expected to be busier than usual while the Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry is being repaired. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrested three men for refusing to wear masks and getting aggressive with others on a BC Ferries sailing bound for Swartz Bay on Sept. 24. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Three men arrested after defying mask mandate, threatening passengers on ferry to Swartz Bay

The maskless men reportedly threatened to fight others on the Sept. 24 sailing

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrested three men for refusing to wear masks and getting aggressive with others on a BC Ferries sailing bound for Swartz Bay on Sept. 24. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Ferry between Campbell River and Quadra Island resumes service

Service will operate in shuttle mode to accommodate the accumulated vehicle traffic from the earlier sailing cancellations

A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
The Salish Orca departed on its inaugural sailing from Comox en route to Powell River in May 2017. Photo by Erin Haluschak

‘Catastrophic failure’ results in multiple cancellations on Comox-Powell River ferry route

BC Ferries will bring in the Salish Eagle from the Southern Gulf Island route to help backlog

The Salish Orca departed on its inaugural sailing from Comox en route to Powell River in May 2017. Photo by Erin Haluschak
(Courtesy of BC Ferries)

No need for vaccine certificates to board BC Ferries

The new mask mandate will apply to their sailings, however

(Courtesy of BC Ferries)
An aerial shot of BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries removes Wi-Fi service from sailings

21 terminals will instead receive free Wi-Fi service

An aerial shot of BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Nagalis sponsors: BC Ferries’ Strategic Planning Manager Joanne Doyle and Lorraine Henderson from Wei Wai Kum First Nation. BC Ferries photo

New Island Class ferries receive First Nations-inspired names

Island Nagalis and Island K’ulut’a will enter service on Campbell River - Quadra Island route in 2022

Island Nagalis sponsors: BC Ferries’ Strategic Planning Manager Joanne Doyle and Lorraine Henderson from Wei Wai Kum First Nation. BC Ferries photo
One of BC Ferry’s new hybrid vessels, Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

BC Ferries aims to have 12-14 fully electric vessels by 2032

President and CEO Mark Collins says BC Ferries is working with feds to fund shore charging stations

One of BC Ferry’s new hybrid vessels, Island 3 ferry will service the Campbell River - Quadra route. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)
A B.C. Ferries vessel passes Bowen Island while traveling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. A BC Ferries passenger was recovered from the waters near Bowen Island after going overboard Sunday, after another passenger witnessed them fall off the ferry mid-afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Government buoys BC Ferries with $308M amid all-time lowest passenger count

Without government funds, BC Ferries would have recorded $165M in losses for fiscal 2021

A B.C. Ferries vessel passes Bowen Island while traveling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. A BC Ferries passenger was recovered from the waters near Bowen Island after going overboard Sunday, after another passenger witnessed them fall off the ferry mid-afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck