British Columbia Ministry of Transportation Salt Water Ferries

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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.

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
  • Transferred from BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1985.
Nimpkish 1973 Victoria, BC N 16 95 Port McNiell - Alert Bay - Sointula
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 to BC Ferries from 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 24