BC Ferries route 21 Buckley Bay - Denman Island West

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Route 21: Buckley Bay - Denman Island West
Type of Route Minor
Terminals Buckley Bay
Denman Island West
Vessel based out of Denman Island West Baynes Sound Connector
Refit replacement Quinitsa
Sailing takes 10 minutes
First and last sailing from Denman Island West 6:40 am*
8:20**
9:10 pm***
10:40***
*Year round excluding December 25 and January1
**Only on December 25 and January1
***September 4, to June 27 excluding Friday
****June 27 to September 4 and Fridays between September 4 to October 8
First and last sailing from Buckley Bay 7:00 am*
8:00 am**
9:30 pm ***
11:00 pm***
*Year round excluding December 25 and January1
**Only on December 25 and January1
*****September 4, to June 27 excluding Friday

Route 21 is a ferry runs that is under contract and receives subsidy from Province of British Columbia to BC Ferries. This is minor route in BC Ferries route network.

Route details

This is the first and only cable ferry in BC Ferries system. This ferry is double ender vessel that just goes straight from Buckley Bay - Denman Island West. This route crosses the Baynes Sound.

Points of Interest

  • Buckley Bay
  • Baynes sound

Number of sailing

  • 13 sailing only on December 25 and January 1
  • 14 sailing between between September 4 to June 27 excluding Sundays
  • 15 sailing between September 4 to October 8 excluding Fridays and daily October 8 to June 27
  • 16 sailings June 27 to September 4 only Sundays
  • 17 sailings June 27 to September 4 excluding Sundays
  • Note: More sailing made be made because this route can go on Shuttle mode, where the vessel unloads, lands then sailing all without following the schedule of the route.

How to determine the vessel for the sailing?

The ferry usually sails every hour from both terminals. Some times this route goes on Shuttle mode, where the vessel unloads, loads then departs without following the schedule of the route. This one of two routes that vessel can operate on shuttle mode.

History

In 1972 Deman Queen, until when she was renamed the Klitsa in 1973 serviced Buckley Bay - Denman Island West. In 1978 Kahloke was freed and moved Buckley Bay - Denman Island West. In 1983 Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries knew the route was growing and moved Quinitsa to Buckley Bay - Denman Island West. In 1985 the British Columbia Government decided to merger the Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries routes and fleet with BC Ferries with the route staying the same until January 22, 2016. In 2009 BC Ferries was discussing to put a new type of vessel, a cable ferry, on the route which was approved in 2014. In 2014 construction started on cable ferry which begin revenue on January 22, 2016 which was named Baynes Sound Connector and displacing the Quinitsa.

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