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* '''26''': [[BC Ferries route 26 Skidegate - Alliford Bay|Skidegate - Alliford Bay]]
 
* '''26''': [[BC Ferries route 26 Skidegate - Alliford Bay|Skidegate - Alliford Bay]]
 
* '''28''': [[BC Ferries route 28 Port Hardy - Bella Coola|Port Hardy - Bella Coola]] (Discovery Coast) (Summer)
 
* '''28''': [[BC Ferries route 28 Port Hardy - Bella Coola|Port Hardy - Bella Coola]] (Discovery Coast) (Summer)
**'''28A''' [[BC Ferries route 28 Discovery Coast Connector|Discover Coast Connector]] (Year around)
+
**'''28A''' [[BC Ferries route 28a Discovery Coast Connector|Discover Coast Connector]] (Year around)
 
* '''30''': [[BC Ferries route 30 Tsawwassen - Duke Point|Tsawwassen - Duke Point]]
 
* '''30''': [[BC Ferries route 30 Tsawwassen - Duke Point|Tsawwassen - Duke Point]]
  
 
===Former===
 
===Former===
 
* '''40''': [[BC Ferries route 28 Port Hardy - Bella Coola|Port Hardy - Bella Coola]] (Discovery Coast)
 
* '''40''': [[BC Ferries route 28 Port Hardy - Bella Coola|Port Hardy - Bella Coola]] (Discovery Coast)
 +
*[[BC Ferries Kelsey Bay - Beaver Cove - Sointula - Alert Bay - Port McNeill - Port Alice|Kelsey Bay - Northern Vancouver Island]]
  
 
===Contracted out routes but regulated by the Province===
 
===Contracted out routes but regulated by the Province===
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These routes just get funding from Province of British Columbia but do not have conditions to meet under the Coastal Ferry Services Contract.
 
These routes just get funding from Province of British Columbia but do not have conditions to meet under the Coastal Ferry Services Contract.
  
* '''25u''': [[BC Ferries route 25 Port McNiell - Alert Bay - Sointula|Port McNiell - Alert Bay - Sointula]] (Acts as water taxi & school trips)
+
* '''25u''': [[BC Ferries route 25 Port McNiell - Alert Bay - Sointula|Port McNiell - Alert Bay - Sointula]] (Acts as water taxi & school trips) ( Operated by [[Western Pacific Marine Ltd.]] [[Western Pacific Marine Ltd. Spirit of Yalis|Spirit of Yalis]])
*'''55''': [[BC Ferries route 55 French Creek - Lasqueti Island|route 55French Creek - Lasqueti Island]] (Operated by Western Pacific Marine)
+
*'''55''': [[BC Ferries route 55 French Creek - Lasqueti Island|French Creek - Lasqueti Island]] (Operated by [[Western Pacific Marine Ltd.]])
 
*[[BC Ferries Kyuquot – Tahsis – Gold River|Kyuquot – Tahsis – Gold River]] (Operated by [[Get West Adventure Cruises]])
 
*[[BC Ferries Kyuquot – Tahsis – Gold River|Kyuquot – Tahsis – Gold River]] (Operated by [[Get West Adventure Cruises]])
 
*[[BC Ferries Port Alberni - Kildonan - Bamfield - Port Alberni|Port Alberni - Kildonan - Bamfield - Port Alberni]] (Operated by [[Lady Rose Marine Services]])
 
*[[BC Ferries Port Alberni - Kildonan - Bamfield - Port Alberni|Port Alberni - Kildonan - Bamfield - Port Alberni]] (Operated by [[Lady Rose Marine Services]])
 
*[[BC Ferries Prince Rupert – Tuck Inlet|Prince Rupert – Tuck Inlet]] (Operated by Lax Kw'alaams First Nations with [[BC Ferries N-Class|Nicola]])
 
*[[BC Ferries Prince Rupert – Tuck Inlet|Prince Rupert – Tuck Inlet]] (Operated by Lax Kw'alaams First Nations with [[BC Ferries N-Class|Nicola]])
 +
 +
==Terminals==
 +
The list of terminals in the system by region.
 +
 +
===Metro Vancouver & Southern Vancouver Island===
 +
*[[BC Ferries Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal|Tsawwassen]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal|Horseshoe Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Snug Cove Ferry Terminal|Snug Cove]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal|Swartz Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal|Brentwood Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Mill Bay Ferry Terminal|Mill Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Crofton Ferry Terminal|Crofton]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Chemainus Ferry Terminal|Chemainus]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Duke Point Ferry Terminal|Duke Point]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Nanaimo Harbour Ferry Terminal|Nanaimo Harbour]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Departure Bay Ferry Terminal|Departure Bay]]
 +
 +
===Sunshine Coast & Texada Island===
 +
*[[BC Ferries Langdale Ferry Terminal|Langdale]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries New Brighton Ferry Terminal|New Brighton]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Keats Landing Ferry Termail|Keats Landing]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Eastbourne Ferry Terminal|Eastbourne]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Saltary Bay Ferry Terminal|Saltery Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Earls Cove Ferry Terminal|Earls Cove]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Westview Ferry Terminal|Westview]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Blubber Bay Ferry Terminal|Blubber Bay]]
 +
 +
===Southern Gulf Island===
 +
*[[BC Ferries Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal|Sturdies Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Village Bay Ferry Terminal|Village Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Lyall Habrour Ferry Terminal|Lyall Habrour]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Otter Bay Ferry Terminal|Otter Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Long Habrour Ferry Terminal|Long Habrour]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Fulford Harbour Ferry Terminal|Fulford Harbour]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Vesuvius Ferry Terminal|Vesuvius]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Telegraph Harbour Ferry Terminal|Telegraph Harbour]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Preedy Harbour Ferry Terminal|Preedy Harbour]]
 +
 +
===Northern Vancouver Island & Northern Gulf Islands===
 +
*[[BC Ferries Buckley Bay Ferry Terminal|Buckley Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Denman Island West Ferry Terminal|Denman Island West]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Gravelly Bay Ferry Terminal|Gravelly Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Shingle Spit Ferry Terminal|Shingle Spit]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Little River Ferry Terminal|Little River]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Campbell River Ferry Terminal|Campbell River]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Quathiaski Cove Ferry Terminal|Quathiaski Cove]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Heriot Bay Ferry Terminal|Heriot Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Whaletown Ferry Terminal|Whaletown]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Alert Bay Ferry Terminal|Alert Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Sointula Ferry Terminal|Sointula]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Port McNiell Ferry Terminal|Port McNiell]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Bear Cove Ferry Terminal|Bear Cove]]
 +
 +
===Central & Northern Coast & Haida Gwaii===
 +
*[[BC Ferries McLoughlin Bay Ferry Terminal|McLoughlin Bay]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Shearwater Ferry Terminal|Shearwater]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Ocean Falls Ferry Terminal|Ocean Falls]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Bella Coola Ferry Terminal|Bella Coola]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Klemtu Ferry Terminal|Klemtu]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal|Prince Rupert]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Skidegate Ferry Terminal|Skidegate]]
 +
*[[BC Ferries Alliford Bay Ferry Terminal|Alliford Bay]]
  
 
==Fleet==
 
==Fleet==
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!Thumbnail
 
!Thumbnail
 
!Year
 
!Year
 +
!Port of Registry
 
!Class
 
!Class
 
!Vehicle capacity
 
!Vehicle capacity
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|[[File:BC Ferries Baynes Sound Connector-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Baynes Sound Connector-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|2015
 
|2015
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|50
 
|50
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!Thumbnail
 
!Thumbnail
 
!Year
 
!Year
 +
!Port of Registry
 
!Class
 
!Class
 
!Vehicle capacity
 
!Vehicle capacity
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|[[File:BC Ferries Bowen Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Bowen Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1965
 
|1965
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Powell River]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Powell River]]
 
|70
 
|70
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|[[File:BC Feries Coastal Celebration-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Feries Coastal Celebration-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Coastal Class|Coastal]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Coastal Class|Coastal]]
 
|370
 
|370
 
|1604
 
|1604
|[[BC Ferries route 1 Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay|1]]
+
|[[BC Ferries route 30 Tsawwassen - Duke Point|30]]
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
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|[[File:BC Ferries Coastal Inspiration-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Coastal Inspiration-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Coastal Class|Coastal]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Coastal Class|Coastal]]
 
|370
 
|370
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|[[File:BC Ferries Coastal Renaissance-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Coastal Renaissance-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Coastal Class|Coastal]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Coastal Class|Coastal]]
 
|370
 
|370
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|[[File:BC Ferries Island Dsicovery-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Island Dsicovery-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2019
 
|2019
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Island Class|Island]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Island Class|Island]]
 
|47
 
|47
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|[[File:BC FerriesI Island Aurora-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC FerriesI Island Aurora-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2019
 
|2019
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Island Class|Island]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Island Class|Island]]
 
|47
 
|47
 
|300
 
|300
|[[BC Ferries route 25 Port McNeill - Alert Bay - Sointula|25]]<hr> [[BC Ferries route 18 Powell River - Texada Island|18]] (Backup/relief)
+
|[[BC Ferries route 25 Port McNiell - Alert Bay - Sointula|25]]<hr> [[BC Ferries route 18 Powell River - Texada Island|18]] (Backup/relief)
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
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|
 
|
 
|1973
 
|1973
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|30
 
|30
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|
 
|
 
|1972
 
|1972
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|22
 
|22
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|[[File:BC Ferries Kuper-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Kuper-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1985
 
|1985
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|32
 
|32
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|
 
|
 
|1975
 
|1975
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|[[BC Ferries K-Class|K]]
 
|26
 
|26
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
!Malaspina Sky
 
!Malaspina Sky
|[[File:BC Ferries Island Sky-b.jpg|128px]]
+
|[[File:BC Ferries Malaspina Sky-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries I-Class|I]]
 
|[[BC Ferries I-Class|I]]
 
|125
 
|125
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|[[File:BC Ferries Mayne Queen-c.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Mayne Queen-c.jpg|128px]]
 
|1965
 
|1965
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Powell River]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Powell River]]
 
|70
 
|70
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|
 
|
 
|2004
 
|2004
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|101
 
|101
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*Purchased used in 2006 as replacement for sunken [[BC Ferries Queen of the North|Queen of the North]].
 
*Purchased used in 2006 as replacement for sunken [[BC Ferries Queen of the North|Queen of the North]].
 
*Transferred to Haida Gwaii route to replace [[BC Ferries Queen of Prince Rupert|Queen of Prince Rupert]].
 
*Transferred to Haida Gwaii route to replace [[BC Ferries Queen of Prince Rupert|Queen of Prince Rupert]].
 +
*Able to service to service Discovery Coast Terminals
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
![[BC Ferries Northern Expedition|Northern Expedition]]
 
![[BC Ferries Northern Expedition|Northern Expedition]]
 
|
 
|
 
|2009
 
|2009
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|130
 
|130
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|
 
|
 
|2000
 
|2000
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|35
 
|35
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|[[File:BC Ferries Powell River Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Powell River Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1965
 
|1965
|[[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Powell River]]
+
|Victoria, BC
 +
|[[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Powell River Queen]]
 
|68
 
|68
 
|400
 
|400
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|[[File:BC Ferries Quadra Queen II-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Quadra Queen II-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1969
 
|1969
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries T-Class|T]]
 
|[[BC Ferries T-Class|T]]
 
|30
 
|30
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|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Alberni-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Alberni-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1976
 
|1976
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|290
 
|290
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
!Queen of Capilano
 
!Queen of Capilano
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Capilano-d.jpg|128px]]
+
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Capilano-e.jpg|128px]]
 
|1991
 
|1991
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries I-Class|I]]
 
|[[BC Ferries I-Class|I]]
 
|100
 
|100
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|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Coquitlam-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Coquitlam-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1976
 
|1976
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|360
 
|360
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|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Cowichan-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Cowichan-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1976
 
|1976
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|360
 
|360
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|[[File:BC Ferres Queen of Cumberland-c.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferres Queen of Cumberland-c.jpg|128px]]
 
|1992
 
|1992
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries I-Class|I]]
 
|[[BC Ferries I-Class|I]]
 
|127
 
|127
 
|456
 
|456
|[[BC Ferries route 5 Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands|5]]
+
|[[BC Ferries route 5 Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands|5]]<hr>[[BC Ferries route 4 Swartz Bay - Fulford Harbour|4]](relief/backup)
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
*Equipped with platform decks.
 
*Equipped with platform decks.
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|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of New Westminster-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of New Westminster-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1964
 
|1964
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|270
 
|270
 
|1325
 
|1325
|[[BC Ferries route 1 Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay|1]] (peak) and Backup (off peak)<hr>[[BC Ferries route 30 Tsawwassen - Duke Point|30]] (refit/backup)
+
|[[BC Ferries route 1 Tsawwassen - Swartz Bay|1]] (peak) and Backup (off peak rarely)<hr>[[BC Ferries route 30 Tsawwassen - Duke Point|30]] (refit/backup)
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
*Lifted in 1991 to add upper car deck and received new engines, removed from [[BC Ferries B-Class|B class]].
 
*Lifted in 1991 to add upper car deck and received new engines, removed from [[BC Ferries B-Class|B class]].
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|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Oak Bay-d.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Oak Bay-d.jpg|128px]]
 
|1981
 
|1981
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|360
 
|360
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
!Queen of Surrey
 
!Queen of Surrey
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Surrey-a.jpg|128px]]
+
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Surrey-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1981
 
|1981
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|[[BC Ferries C-Class|C]]
 
|360
 
|360
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|[[File:BC Ferries Quinitsa-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Quinitsa-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1977
 
|1977
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|50
 
|50
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|[[BC Ferries route 6 Crofton - Vesuvius|6]] (Off Peak Season)<hr> Backup (Peak Season)
 
|[[BC Ferries route 6 Crofton - Vesuvius|6]] (Off Peak Season)<hr> Backup (Peak Season)
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 +
*Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1982-1983.
 
*Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
 
*Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
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|[[File:BC Ferries Quinsam-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Quinsam-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1982
 
|1982
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|70
 
|70
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|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
!Skeena Queen
 
!Skeena Queen
|[[File:BC Ferries Skeena Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
+
|[[File:BC Ferries Skeena Queen-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1997
 
|1997
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Century Class|Century]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Century Class|Century]]
 
|100
 
|100
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|[[File:BC Ferries Salish Orca-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Salish Orca-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|2016
 
|2016
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish]]
 
|138
 
|138
 
|600
 
|600
|[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]], [[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]]  
+
|[[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]] (main route), [[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]] (interchangeably)
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
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|[[File:BC Ferries Salish Eagle-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Salish Eagle-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|2016
 
|2016
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish]]
 
|138
 
|138
 
|600
 
|600
| [[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]], [[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]]
+
|[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]] (main route), [[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]] (interchangeably) <hr> [[BC Ferries route 5 Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands|5]] (Rarely)
 
|
 
|
 
|- align= "center"
 
|- align= "center"
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|
 
|
 
|2016
 
|2016
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish]]
 
|138
 
|138
 
|600
 
|600
|[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Island - Tsawwassen|9a]] (peak season) <hr>[[BC Ferries route 5 Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Island|5]], [[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]],[[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]]  
+
|[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9a]] (peak season)<br>[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]] (main/backup)<hr>[[BC Ferries route 5 Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands|5]] (refit/relief)<hr>[[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]] (rarely)
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
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|[[File:Spirit of British Columbia-e.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:Spirit of British Columbia-e.jpg|128px]]
 
|1993
 
|1993
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Spirit Class|Spirit]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Spirit Class|Spirit]]
 
|410
 
|410
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|[[File:BC Ferries Spirit of Vancouver Island-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Spirit of Vancouver Island-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1994
 
|1994
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Spirit Class|Spirit]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Spirit Class|Spirit]]
 
|410
 
|410
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|[[File:BC Ferries Tachek-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Tachek-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1969
 
|1969
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries T-Class|T]]
 
|[[BC Ferries T-Class|T]]
 
|30
 
|30
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*One of vessels from [[BC Ferries route 19 Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island|19]] will be relief for other vessels in this class.
 
*One of vessels from [[BC Ferries route 19 Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island|19]] will be relief for other vessels in this class.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
|(1 vessel)
+
!Salish Heron
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish Class]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Salish Class|Salish Class]]
 
|2021-2022
 
|2021-2022
 
|138
 
|138
 
|600
 
|600
|[[BC Ferries route 5 Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands|5]],[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]], [[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]]  
+
|[[BC Ferries route 5 Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands|5]], [[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]], [[BC Ferries route 17 Comox - Powell River|17]]  
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
*Replacement for [[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Mayne Queen]].<ref name="replacements"/>
 
*Replacement for [[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Mayne Queen]].<ref name="replacements"/>
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!Thumbnail
 
!Thumbnail
 
!Year
 
!Year
 +
!Port of Registry
 
!Class
 
!Class
 
!Vehicle capacity
 
!Vehicle capacity
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!Route(s) served
 
!Route(s) served
 
!Notes
 
!Notes
 +
|- align="center"
 +
! Albert J Savoie
 +
|
 +
|1960
 +
|Victoria, BC
 +
|[[BC Ferries N-Class|N]]
 +
|16
 +
|133
 +
|
 +
| align="left"|
 +
*Original named the M/V [[Garibaldi]] until 1964
 +
*Renamed the MV Westwood in 1969 until 1964
 +
*Renamed the Albert J Savoie in 1973
 +
*Transferred to [[Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries]] in 1985.
 +
*Retired in 2002.
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
![[BC Ferries Cy Peck|Cy Peck]]
 
![[BC Ferries Cy Peck|Cy Peck]]
 
|
 
|
 
|1913
 
|1913
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|18
 
|18
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|
 
|
 
|1969
 
|1969
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|0
 
|0
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|[[File:BC Ferries Dogwood Princess II-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Dogwood Princess II-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1979
 
|1979
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|0
 
|0
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|
 
|
 
|1925
 
|1925
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|18
 
|18
Line 505: Line 627:
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Howe Sound Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Howe Sound Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1964
 
|1964
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|70
 
|70
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|
 
|
 
|1926
 
|1926
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|45
 
|45
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|
 
|
 
|1903
 
|1903
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|80
 
|80
Line 537: Line 662:
 
|
 
|
 
|1956
 
|1956
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|16
 
|16
Line 544: Line 670:
 
*Acquired in 1969 as part of [[Coast Ferries]] purchase.
 
*Acquired in 1969 as part of [[Coast Ferries]] purchase.
 
*Retired in May 2011, replaced on route by [[BC Ferries K-Class|Klitsa]].
 
*Retired in May 2011, replaced on route by [[BC Ferries K-Class|Klitsa]].
 
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
 
!Nimpkish
 
!Nimpkish
 
|
 
|
 
|1973
 
|1973
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries N-Class|N]]
 
|[[BC Ferries N-Class|N]]
 
|16
 
|16
Line 560: Line 686:
 
|[[File:BC Ferries North Island Princess-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries North Island Princess-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1958
 
|1958
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|49
 
|49
Line 572: Line 699:
 
|
 
|
 
|1999
 
|1999
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries PacifiCat Class|PacifiCat]]
 
|[[BC Ferries PacifiCat Class|PacifiCat]]
 
|235
 
|235
Line 584: Line 712:
 
|
 
|
 
|1998
 
|1998
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries PacifiCat Class|PacifiCat]]
 
|[[BC Ferries PacifiCat Class|PacifiCat]]
 
|235
 
|235
Line 596: Line 725:
 
|
 
|
 
|2000
 
|2000
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries PacifiCat Class|PacifiCat]]
 
|[[BC Ferries PacifiCat Class|PacifiCat]]
 
|235
 
|235
Line 608: Line 738:
 
|
 
|
 
|1923
 
|1923
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|40
 
|40
Line 620: Line 751:
 
|
 
|
 
|1955
 
|1955
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|150
 
|150
Line 631: Line 763:
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Burnaby-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:BC Ferries Queen of Burnaby-a.jpg|128px]]
 
|1965
 
|1965
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries B-Class|B]]
 
|[[BC Ferries B-Class|B]]
 
|192
 
|192
Line 645: Line 778:
 
|
 
|
 
|1978
 
|1978
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|115
 
|115
Line 658: Line 792:
 
|
 
|
 
|1963
 
|1963
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|376
 
|376
Line 668: Line 803:
 
|
 
|
 
|1963
 
|1963
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|483
 
|483
Line 673: Line 809:
 
|[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]]
 
|[[BC Ferries route 9 Southern Gulf Islands - Tsawwassen|9]]
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
*Designed for Tsawwassen - Gulf Islands route; later operated as spare vessel.
+
*Designed for Tsawwassen - Gulf Islands route until 1969; later operated as spare vessel.
 +
*
 
*Sold in 1991 to St. John's Fishing Lodge.
 
*Sold in 1991 to St. John's Fishing Lodge.
 
*Currently resides in Mosquito Creek Marina as Spirit of the Nation, a floating event venue.
 
*Currently resides in Mosquito Creek Marina as Spirit of the Nation, a floating event venue.
Line 680: Line 817:
 
|
 
|
 
|1969
 
|1969
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|115
 
|115
 
|700
 
|700
|[[BC Ferries route 10 Port Hardy - Prince Rupert|10]]
+
|[[BC Ferries route 10 Port Hardy - Prince Rupert|10]], <hr> [[BC Ferries route 11 Prince Rupert - Skidegate]] (Refit replacement)
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 
*Originally built as Stena Danica operating in Sweeden.
 
*Originally built as Stena Danica operating in Sweeden.
 
*Purchased by BC Ferries in 1974 as Queen of Surrey.
 
*Purchased by BC Ferries in 1974 as Queen of Surrey.
 
*Refitted and transferred to Inside Passage route as Queen of the North in 1980.
 
*Refitted and transferred to Inside Passage route as Queen of the North in 1980.
 +
*Was not able to dock in Discovery Coast route terminals excluding Bella Bella,
 
*Ran aground and sank on March 22, 2006; replaced by [[BC Ferries Northern Adventure|Northern Adventure]].
 
*Ran aground and sank on March 22, 2006; replaced by [[BC Ferries Northern Adventure|Northern Adventure]].
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
Line 693: Line 832:
 
|
 
|
 
|1965
 
|1965
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|80
 
|80
 
|544
 
|544
|[[BC Ferries route 11 Prince Rupert - Skidegate|11]]
+
|[[BC Ferries Port Hardy - Prince Rupert|10]] (off peak) <hr> [[BC Ferries route 11 Prince Rupert - Skidegate|11]]
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
 +
*Was able to service the Discovery Coast Terminals
 
*Replaced by [[BC Ferries Northern Expedition|Northern Expedition]]in 2009.
 
*Replaced by [[BC Ferries Northern Expedition|Northern Expedition]]in 2009.
 
*Sold to [[Goundar Shipping Limited]] in Fiji as ''Lomaiviti Princess'' in 2011.
 
*Sold to [[Goundar Shipping Limited]] in Fiji as ''Lomaiviti Princess'' in 2011.
Line 704: Line 845:
 
|[[File:Queen of Nanaimo-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|[[File:Queen of Nanaimo-b.jpg|128px]]
 
|1964
 
|1964
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries B-Class|B]]
 
|[[BC Ferries B-Class|B]]
 
|192
 
|192
Line 716: Line 858:
 
|
 
|
 
|1963
 
|1963
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|360
 
|360
Line 727: Line 870:
 
|
 
|
 
|1960
 
|1960
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Sidney Class|Sidney]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Sidney Class|Sidney]]
 
|138
 
|138
Line 738: Line 882:
 
|
 
|
 
|1960
 
|1960
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries Sidney Class|Sidney]]
 
|[[BC Ferries Sidney Class|Sidney]]
 
|128
 
|128
Line 749: Line 894:
 
|
 
|
 
|1962
 
|1962
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|338
 
|338
Line 760: Line 906:
 
|
 
|
 
|1962
 
|1962
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|[[BC Ferries V-Class|V]]
 
|286
 
|286
Line 772: Line 919:
 
|
 
|
 
|1927
 
|1927
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|35
 
|35
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|
 
|
 
|1949
 
|1949
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|36
 
|36
Line 795: Line 944:
 
|
 
|
 
|1947
 
|1947
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|83
 
|83
Line 806: Line 956:
 
|
 
|
 
|1946
 
|1946
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|46
 
|46
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|
 
|
 
|1952
 
|1952
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|180
 
|180
Line 831: Line 983:
 
|
 
|
 
|1964
 
|1964
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|30
 
|30
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|
 
|
 
|1950
 
|1950
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|None
 
|None
 
|35
 
|35
Line 857: Line 1,011:
 
Vessel owned by BC Ferries but not operated by them.  
 
Vessel owned by BC Ferries but not operated by them.  
  
 +
===Current===
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable
 
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable
 
!Name
 
!Name
 
!Thumbnail
 
!Thumbnail
 
!Year
 
!Year
 +
!Port of Registry
 
!Class
 
!Class
 
!Vehicle capacity
 
!Vehicle capacity
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|
 
|
 
|1960
 
|1960
 +
|Victoria, BC
 
|[[BC Ferries N-Class|N]]
 
|[[BC Ferries N-Class|N]]
 
|16
 
|16
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|Lax Kw'alaams First Nation
 
|Lax Kw'alaams First Nation
 
| align="left"|
 
| align="left"|
*Original named the M/V [[Quadra Queen]]
+
*Original named the M/V [[Quadra Queen]] until 1969
 +
*Renamed the MV Cortes Queen in 1969 until 1973
 +
*Renamed the Nicola in 1973
 
*Transferred from BC Department of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
 
*Transferred from BC Department of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
 
*Vessel transferred to Lax Kw'alaams First Nation as ''Spirit of Lax Kw'alaams'' but stilled owned by [[BC Ferries]].
 
*Vessel transferred to Lax Kw'alaams First Nation as ''Spirit of Lax Kw'alaams'' but stilled owned by [[BC Ferries]].
 +
|}
 +
 +
===Retired===
 +
{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable
 +
!Name
 +
!Thumbnail
 +
!Year
 +
!Port of Registry
 +
!Class
 +
!Vehicle capacity
 +
!Passenger capacity
 +
!Route(s) served
 +
!Operator
 +
!Notes
 +
|- align="center"
 +
! Garibaldi II
 +
|
 +
|1964
 +
|Victoria, BC
 +
|[[BC Ferries N-Class|N]]
 +
|7
 +
|332
 +
|[[BC Ferries Darrell Bay - Woodfibre| Darrell Bay - Woodfibre]]
 +
|Woodfibre Pulp Mill owner
 +
| align="left"|
 +
*Expand passengers capacity in 1977
 +
*Transferred own ship from [[Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries]]
 
|}
 
|}
  

Revision as of 01:08, 11 May 2021

British Columbia Ferry Services, known as BC Ferries, is one of the largest ferry systems in the world. They provide service along the BC coast, between the mainland, Vancouver Island and numerous smaller islands along the coast.

History

BC Ferries was founded in the late 1950s as a crown corporation of the BC Government, and began operating a single route between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay on June 15, 1960. They later took over ferry operations from Black Ball Lines in the 1960s when the company was experiencing job action. To cope with increasing demand during the 1970s, BC Ferries embarked on a program to lengthen and add another deck to its vessels to increase their capacity. Saltwater ferry services provided by the BC Department of Transportation and Highways were transferred to BC Ferries in 1985. In 2003, the crown corporation was spun off as the independent company British Columbia Ferry Services.

COVID 19 response

For more information on operational changes related to COVID-19, please refer to Transportation-related agency responses to COVID-19 pandemic.

Routes

BC Ferries assigns route numbers to its ferry services. These numbers are for internal use, and are not normally displayed to the public.

Current routes

Regulated by Province of British Columbia

These routes require a certain amount of round trips per day and certain amount of sailing per year to meet the Coastal Ferry Services Contract.

Former

Contracted out routes but regulated by the Province

Unregulated routes contracted out

These routes just get funding from Province of British Columbia but do not have conditions to meet under the Coastal Ferry Services Contract.

Terminals

The list of terminals in the system by region.

Metro Vancouver & Southern Vancouver Island

Sunshine Coast & Texada Island

Southern Gulf Island

Northern Vancouver Island & Northern Gulf Islands

Central & Northern Coast & Haida Gwaii

Fleet

Cable vessel

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route(s) served Notes
Baynes Sound Connector BC Ferries Baynes Sound Connector-b.jpg 2015 Victoria, BC None 50 150 21
  • World's longest cable ferry.

Conventional vessels

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route served Notes
Bowen Queen BC Ferries Bowen Queen-a.jpg 1965 Victoria, BC Powell River 70 400 6 (Peak Season)
Backup/relief vessel (Off Peak Season)
Coastal Celebration BC Feries Coastal Celebration-a.jpg 2008 Victoria, BC Coastal 370 1604 30
Coastal Inspiration BC Ferries Coastal Inspiration-b.jpg 2008 Victoria, BC Coastal 370 1604 30
Coastal Renaissance BC Ferries Coastal Renaissance-a.jpg 2008 Victoria, BC Coastal 370 1604 2 (peak)
Replacement for the Coastal Class, & Spirit of British Columbia
Island Discovery BC Ferries Island Dsicovery-a.jpg 2019 Victoria, BC Island 47 300 18
Island Aurora BC FerriesI Island Aurora-a.jpg 2019 Victoria, BC Island 47 300 25
18 (Backup/relief)
Kahloke 1973 Victoria, BC K 30 200 22
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
Klitsa 1972 Victoria, BC K 22 150 12
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
Kuper BC Ferries Kuper-a.jpg 1985 Victoria, BC K 32 269 20
  • Purchased from Utah Department of Transportation in 2006.
Kwuna 1975 Victoria, BC K 26 150 26
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
  • Equipped with loading ramps to load & unload from boat launches.
Malaspina Sky BC Ferries Malaspina Sky-a.jpg 2008 Victoria, BC I 125 465 7
  • Originally named Island Sky; renamed on October 24, 2019.
Mayne Queen BC Ferries Mayne Queen-c.jpg 1965 Victoria, BC Powell River 70 400 5a
  • Equipped with side load ramps until 1979.
Northern Adventure 2004 Victoria, BC None 101 640 11 (summer)
10/11 (backup/relief)
Northern Expedition 2009 Victoria, BC None 130 638 10 (summer)
10/11 (off-peak)
Northern Sea Wolf 2000 Victoria, BC None 35 150 28a, 28[1]
Powell River Queen BC Ferries Powell River Queen-a.jpg 1965 Victoria, BC Powell River Queen 68 400 23
  • Saddle lounges removed to allow for additional overheight vehicles in 1973.
Quadra Queen II BC Ferries Quadra Queen II-a.jpg 1969 Victoria, BC T 30 150 Refit/relief excluding 18
  • Transferred from BC Department of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
  • Doesn’t have assignment as June 2020.
Queen of Alberni BC Ferries Queen of Alberni-a.jpg 1976 Victoria, BC C 290 1193 30
  • Lifted in 1984 to increase car capacity from 144.
Queen of Capilano BC Ferries Queen of Capilano-e.jpg 1991 Victoria, BC I 100 457 8
  • Gallery decks added in 2015.
Queen of Coquitlam BC Ferries Queen of Coquitlam-b.jpg 1976 Victoria, BC C 360 1488 3 (summer)
2, Backup/relief (off-peak)
Queen of Cowichan BC Ferries Queen of Cowichan-b.jpg 1976 Victoria, BC C 360 1488 2 (peak)
2, 3 (off-peak)
Queen of Cumberland BC Ferres Queen of Cumberland-c.jpg 1992 Victoria, BC I 127 456 5
4(relief/backup)
  • Equipped with platform decks.
Queen of New Westminster BC Ferries Queen of New Westminster-b.jpg 1964 Victoria, BC None 270 1325 1 (peak) and Backup (off peak rarely)
30 (refit/backup)
  • Lifted in 1991 to add upper car deck and received new engines, removed from B class.
Queen of Oak Bay BC Ferries Queen of Oak Bay-d.jpg 1981 Victoria, BC C 360 1488 2
Queen of Surrey BC Ferries Queen of Surrey-b.jpg 1981 Victoria, BC C 360 1488 3 (peak)
2, 3 (off-peak)
Quinitsa BC Ferries Quinitsa-a.jpg 1977 Victoria, BC None 50 300 6 (Off Peak Season)
Backup (Peak Season)
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1982-1983.
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
Quinsam BC Ferries Quinsam-b.jpg 1982 Victoria, BC None 70 400 19
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
Skeena Queen BC Ferries Skeena Queen-b.jpg 1997 Victoria, BC Century 100 450 4
Salish Orca BC Ferries Salish Orca-b.jpg 2016 Victoria, BC Salish 138 600 17 (main route), 9 (interchangeably)
Salish Eagle BC Ferries Salish Eagle-b.jpg 2016 Victoria, BC Salish 138 600 9 (main route), 17 (interchangeably)
5 (Rarely)
Salish Raven 2016 Victoria, BC Salish 138 600 9a (peak season)
9 (main/backup)
5 (refit/relief)
17 (rarely)
Spirit of British Columbia Spirit of British Columbia-e.jpg 1993 Victoria, BC Spirit 410 2100 1
Spirit of Vancouver Island BC Ferries Spirit of Vancouver Island-b.jpg 1994 Victoria, BC Spirit 410 2100 1
Tachek BC Ferries Tachek-a.jpg 1969 Victoria, BC T 30 150 24
  • Originally named Texada Queen; refitted and renamed in 1977.
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.

On order

Number of vessels on order Class Year Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route(s) served Notes
(4 vessels) Island Class 2021-2022 47 300 18, 19, 23, 25
Salish Heron Salish Class 2021-2022 138 600 5, 9, 17

Retired roster

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route(s) served Notes
Albert J Savoie 1960 Victoria, BC N 16 133
Cy Peck 1913 Victoria, BC None 18 135 5, 8
  • Acquired in 1961 as part of Gulf Islands Ferry purchase.
  • Retired in 1966, replaced in part by Mayne Queen.
Dogwood Princess 1969 Victoria, BC None 0 30 13
Dogwood Princess II BC Ferries Dogwood Princess II-a.jpg 1979 Victoria, BC None 0 38 13
  • Retired in 2003 after operation of route 13 was contracted out.
George S Pearson 1925 Victoria, BC None 18 134 5
  • Acquired in 1961 as part of Gulf Island Ferry purchase.
  • Retired in 1966, replaced in part by Mayne Queen.
Howe Sound Queen BC Ferries Howe Sound Queen-a.jpg 1964 Victoria, BC None 70 300 6
Jervis Queen 1926 Victoria, BC None 45 600 7
Langdale Queen 1903 Victoria, BC None 80 600 3
Mill Bay 1956 Victoria, BC None 16 136 12
  • Acquired in 1969 as part of Coast Ferries purchase.
  • Retired in May 2011, replaced on route by Klitsa.
Nimpkish 1973 Victoria, BC N 16 95 28A
  • Transferred from BC Department of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
  • Replace by Northern Sea Wolf.
North Island Princess BC Ferries North Island Princess-a.jpg 1958 Victoria, BC None 49 150 18
  • Acquired in 1969 as part of Coast Ferries purchase.
  • Lengthened and gave a catamaran double hull in 1971.
  • Transferred to BC Department of Transportation and Highways from 1977-1985.
PacifiCat Discovery 1999 Victoria, BC PacifiCat 235 1000 2
  • Catamaran design, for "Fast Ferry" program.
  • Removed from service in 2000.
  • Sold to Washington Marine Group in 2003.
PacifiCat Explorer 1998 Victoria, BC PacifiCat 235 1000 2
  • Catamaran design, for "Fast Ferry" program.
  • Removed from service in 2000.
  • Sold to Washington Marine Group in 2003.
PacifiCat Voyager 2000 Victoria, BC PacifiCat 235 1000 2
  • Catamaran design, for "Fast Ferry" program.
  • Never entered service after cancellation of PacifiCat sailings in 2000.
  • Sold to Washington Marine Group in 2003.
Pender Queen 1923 Victoria, BC None 40 250 5
  • Acquired in 1961 as part of Gulf Island Ferry purchase.
  • Renamed from Motor Princess in 1963.
  • Retired in 1980.
Princess of Vancouver 1955 Victoria, BC None 150 984 17
  • Transferred from BC Department of Highways and Transportation in 1985.
  • Retired in 1987, replaced on route by Queen of Sidney.
Queen of Burnaby BC Ferries Queen of Burnaby-a.jpg 1965 Victoria, BC B 192 897 17
  • Previously a V class vessel and did not receive additional car deck like other V-Class vessels.
  • Leased in 1994 to Victoria Line as Royal Victorian to operate between Victoria and Seattle.
    • Sub-leased to Victoria Clipper as Princess Marguerite III.
    • Returned to BC Ferries in 2000 as Queen of Burnaby.
  • Replaced by Salish Orca in 2017.
Queen of Chilliwack 1978 Victoria, BC None 115 400 28 (summer)
7 (off-peak)
  • Originally built as Bastø I; purchased by BC Ferries in 1991.
  • Served on Discovery Coast Passage and Earls Cove - Saltery Bay routes.
  • Became a spare vessel after being replaced by Island Sky in 2009.
  • Sold to Goundar Shipping Limited in Fiji as Lomaiviti Princess III in 2015.
Queen of Esquimalt 1963 Victoria, BC V 376 1656 3 (summer)
Backup/relief vessel (off-peak)
  • Sold in 2008 to Dalian Gold Sun as Princess Jacqueline and scrapped in Mexico in 2011.
Queen of the Islands 1963 Victoria, BC None 483 40 9
  • Designed for Tsawwassen - Gulf Islands route until 1969; later operated as spare vessel.
  • Sold in 1991 to St. John's Fishing Lodge.
  • Currently resides in Mosquito Creek Marina as Spirit of the Nation, a floating event venue.
Queen of the North 1969 Victoria, BC None 115 700 10,
BC Ferries route 11 Prince Rupert - Skidegate (Refit replacement)
  • Originally built as Stena Danica operating in Sweeden.
  • Purchased by BC Ferries in 1974 as Queen of Surrey.
  • Refitted and transferred to Inside Passage route as Queen of the North in 1980.
  • Was not able to dock in Discovery Coast route terminals excluding Bella Bella,
  • Ran aground and sank on March 22, 2006; replaced by Northern Adventure.
Queen of Prince Rupert 1965 Victoria, BC None 80 544 10 (off peak)
11
Queen of Nanaimo Queen of Nanaimo-b.jpg 1964 Victoria, BC B 192 1,004 9
  • Previously a V class vessel, did not receive additional car deck like other V-Class vessels.
  • Retired on September 2, 2017 and replaced by Salish Eagle.
  • Sold to Goundar Shipping Limited in Fiji as Lomaiviti Princess V in 2017.
Queen of Saanich 1963 Victoria, BC V 360 1708 1
  • Retired in 2008 and sold as Owen Belle to a logging camp.
  • Sent for scrap in Mexico in September 2012.
Queen of Sidney 1960 Victoria, BC Sidney 138 989 17
  • Renamed from Sidney in 1963.
  • Retired in 2000.
Queen of Tsawwassen 1960 Victoria, BC Sidney 128 640 7 (summer)
Backup/relief vessel (off-peak)
  • Renamed from Tsawwassen in 1963.
  • Retired in 2008.
Queen of Vancouver 1962 Victoria, BC V 338 1708 1
  • Renamed from City of Vancouver in 1963.
  • Sold in 2009 to Coast Marine and scrapped in Mexico in September 2012.
Queen of Victoria 1962 Victoria, BC V 286 1360 1
  • Renamed from City of Victoria in 1963.
  • Sold to R & G Importadora & Exportadora as Queen of Ocoa in 2001.
  • Scrapped in 2006.
Quillayute 1927 Victoria, BC None 35 600 7
Saltspring Queen 1949 Victoria, BC None 36 187 4, 5, 6
  • Acquired in 1961 as part of Gulf Island Ferry purchase.
  • Renamed from Delta Princess in 1963.
  • Retired in 1996.
Sechelt Queen 1947 Victoria, BC None 83 670 3
  • Acquired in 1961 as part of Black Ball Line purchase.
  • Sold to BC Department of Highways and Transportation in 1976 for use on Comox - Powell River route.
S.S. Smokwa 1946 Victoria, BC None 46 473 3
  • Acquired in 1961 as part of Black Ball Line purchase.
  • Only vessel to operate as a steamship in BC Ferries service.
  • Sold in 1966.
Sunshine Coast Queen 1952 Victoria, BC None 180 973 3
  • Originally named Vacationland and operated by Michigan Department of Highways between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.
  • Purchased from Compagne Navigation Nord-Sud in 1967, previously named Pere Nouvel.
  • Put into storage in 1977 due to high operation costs.
  • Sold in 1987 to be turned into an oil-drilling support vessel, but never converted. Sunk in December 1987 while being towed to China for scrap.
Tenaka 1964 Victoria, BC None 30 244 24
  • Transferred from BC Department of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
  • Renamed from Comox Queen in 1977.
  • Retired in December 2014, sold to Lady Rose Marine Services.
Vesuvius Queen 1950 Victoria, BC None 35 184 4, 5, 6
  • Originally built as Lloyd Jones, operated on Lake Okanagan between Kelowna and Westbank.
  • Purchased by BC Ferries in 1962, renamed Bowen Queen for use on Horseshoe Bay - Bowen Island route.
  • Renamed in 1965 to Vesuvius Queen.
  • Sold in 1998 to R & G Importadora & Exportadora.

Independently operated but owned by BC Ferries

Vessel owned by BC Ferries but not operated by them.

Current

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route(s) served Operator Notes
Nicola 1960 Victoria, BC N 16 133 Prince Rupert - Port Simpson Lax Kw'alaams First Nation
  • Original named the M/V Quadra Queen until 1969
  • Renamed the MV Cortes Queen in 1969 until 1973
  • Renamed the Nicola in 1973
  • Transferred from BC Department of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
  • Vessel transferred to Lax Kw'alaams First Nation as Spirit of Lax Kw'alaams but stilled owned by BC Ferries.

Retired

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route(s) served Operator Notes
Garibaldi II 1964 Victoria, BC N 7 332 Darrell Bay - Woodfibre Woodfibre Pulp Mill owner

External Links

References

  1. Journey On Board the Northern Sea Wolf, Launching Summer 2018, BC Ferries, retrieved 09-30-2017.
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