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British Columbia Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation used to operate ferries along the coast of British Columbia. In 1985 to save money and create efficient for coastal service the Provincial Government merge with BC Ferries in 1985.

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Routes

Retired

Transferred to BC Ferries

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route served Notes
Kahloke 1973 Victoria, BC K 30 200 Denman Island - Hornby Island
  • Still operating for BC Ferries on the same route when transferred.
Klitsa 1972 Victoria, BC K 26 150 Chemainus - Thetis - Penelakut
Kwuna 1975 Victoria, BC K 26 150 Skidegate - Alliford Bay
  • Still operating for BC Ferries on the same route when transferred.
  • Equipped with loading ramps to load & unload from boat launches.
Quadra Queen II 1969 Victoria, BC T 30 150 Campbell River - Quadra Island
Tachek 1969 Victoria, BC T 30 150 Campbell River - Quadra Island (Peak Season)
  • Originally named Texada Queen; refitted and renamed in 1977.
  • Still operating for BC Ferries
Quinitsa 1977 Victoria, BC None 50 300 Buckley Bay - Denman Island West
Quinsam 1982 Victoria, BC None 70 400 Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island
Albert J Savoie 1960 Victoria, BC N 16 133
  • Original named the M/V Garibaldi until 1964
  • Renamed the MV Westwood in 1969 until 1964
  • Renamed the Albert J Savoie in 1973
Nicola 1960 Victoria, BC N 16 133
  • Original named the M/V Quadra Queen until 1969
  • Renamed the MV Cortes Queen in 1969 until 1973
  • Renamed the Nicola in 1973
  • Owned but not operate by BC Ferries
Garibaldi II 1964 Victoria, BC N 7 332 Darrell Bay - Woodfibre
  • Expand passengers capacity in 1977
  • Transferred own ship to BC Ferries
Nimpkish 1973 Victoria, BC N 16 95 Quadra Island - Cortes Island
North Island Princess 1958 Victoria, BC None 49 150 Powell River - Texada Island
  • Acquired in 1969 as part of Coast Ferries purchase.
  • Lengthened and gave a catamaran double hull in 1971.
  • Transferred from BC Ferries between 1977-1985.
  • Retired from BC Ferries
Princess of Vancouver 1955 Victoria, BC None 150 984 Comox - Powell River
Tenaka 1964 Victoria, BC None 30 244 Port McNiell - Alert Bay - Sointula

Transferred to Inland Division

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route served Notes
MV Kulleet Victoria, BC K 1972 26 150
MV Klatawa Victoria, BC K 1972 26 150

Retired

Name Thumbnail Year Port of Registry Class Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity Route served Notes
Atrevida 1931 Victoria, BC None 5 40 Powell River - Texada Island
Eena 1919 Victoria, BC None 10-12 70 Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island