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The Salish Eagle Has Landed ( BC Ferries Newest NGF Ferry)

BC Ferries Welcomes its Newest Ferry

The Salish Eagle, BC Ferries second natural gas-fuelled ship has arrived in BC waters and found its home into the BC Ferry fleet reported Mark Wilson, BC Ferries' Vice President of Engineering.

"The Salish Class are well built vessels that will help reduce our environmental footprint and our operating costs."

The LNG-powered Salish Eagle will ferry between the southern Gulf Islands this summer.

BC Ferries Welcomes New Ferry

Dual-Fueled Ferry Arrived in January

The first of the BC Ferries' dual-fuelled Polish built vessels arrived on the coast in January.

One of three mid-sized ferries, the Salish Orca will maximize efficiency as it uses liquefied natural gas

Commencing service this spring the Salish Orca will replace the Queen of Burnaby on the Powell River-Comox route.

Two additional ferries, the Salish Eagle and Salish Raven are expected to go into service on the Southern Gulf Islands runs later this year.

BC Ferries Service Notice

Sechelt (Earls Cove) - Powell River  (Saltery Bay)
Commencing 08 Feb 2017, the MV Bowen Queen will replace the MV Island Sky for approximately 1 week.

2 extra sailings will be added to the regular
Saltery Bay-Earls Cove schedule for the Family Day weekend.
On Feb 10,11,12 &13 there will be a 1:50p sailing from Saltery Bay from Earls Cove a saiing at 2:50

Please note that the MV Bowen Queen is not equipped with an elevator.
Both limited food service offerings & Washroom facilities will however be available on the Bowen Queen vehicle deck

Prince Rupert Ferry Payment Policy Change

Alaska Marine No Longer to Accept Cash at Prince Rupert Terminal
Commencing 13 February 2017, travellers boarding the Alaska ferry from Prince Rupert BC to Ketchican AK will be required to use either a Visa, Master, Discover or Debit card to pay for their ferry crossing.
The Alaska ferry terminal will no longer accept US/Cdn currency, travellers checks, money orders or personal cheques 

There is no payment policy change for travellers using the BC ferry between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy.

BC Ferries Holiday Sailings

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BC Ferry Sailings

BC Ferry sailings between Vancouver Island and the Mainland post Christmas continue to be busy.
Additional sailings have been added at the Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen, Duke Point, Departure and Horseshoe Bay terminals.
For up-to-the hour sailing conditions and possible wait times please call 1-888-223-3779

Alaska Ferry Departure Change

Bellingham Ferry to Alaska on December 30, 2016
The sailing schedule for the Alaska bound ferry departing Bellingham WA on 30 December 2016 has been changed to depart at 16:00h (4pm).

Be advised that vehicle check-in in Bellingham, is 2 hrs prior to sailing.
For aditional information please call the Bellingham terminal at 1-360-676-8445

BC Ferries Busy Date Forecast

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Relieve the Stress and Book a reservation

Christmas is a busy time and with more than normal traffic expected BC Ferries have prepared a calendar showing the dates expected to have the heaviest traffic.
Heaviest Sailings:  Tsawwassen (Vancouver) > Swartz Bay (Victoria)
Dec 16th , 17:00
Dec 17th, 11:00 &13:00
Dec 18th, 13:00 thru to 17:00 
Dec 19th, 13:00 thru to 17:00
Dec 20th, 11:00 thru 17:00
Dec 21st, 11:00 thru 17:00
Dec 22nd, 11:00 thru 17:00
Dec 23rd, Noon thru 21:00
Dec 24th, Noonb & 13:00
Dec 25,26,  Busy all day
Dec 27th, Expected to be busiest day of the holidays.
Although not required on this route, reservations relieve the stress and anxiety of ferry travel

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Conditions of Passage

Every transportation company around the globe ( including ferry operators ) have specific "Conditions of Passage or Terms and Conditions".  Sometimes these terms & conditions are long and extremely detailed: sometimes they are short & obvious - no loaded guns- no pets above the vehicle deck - etc.

Each operators conditions of passage are shown in several places on this site so that prior to booking, travellers can determine if they are comfortable complying with the terms of both specific ferry operators and of this site use.

Conditions of Passage appear on the FAQ page; the Terms and Conditions page; on all booking references/receipt emails and on all itineraries.

BC Ferries Christmas Treat

BC Ferries Christmas Promotion: 50% off all standard vehicles-all routes

Between 14 Nov and 18 Dec 2016 save up to 50% on select sailings between Vancouver - Vancouver Island; the Sunshine Coast; Southern and Northern Gulf Islands. While this discount doesn't apply to passengers, it does apply to standard vehicles to 20'
AND that not all !!!
BC Ferries has extended the savings to cover the Inside Passage; Haida Gwaii; the Discovery Coast connector; Skidegate & Allford Bay

Below are the BC Ferries Terms & Condition for this promotion
"50% Off Standard Vehicles" promotion is applicable to standard vehicles (excludes driver & passenger fares) up to 20 feet in length including motorcycles.
*South Coast Routes: Offer valid on select sailings November 14 – December 18, 2016 on the following routes: Metro Vancouver; Vancouver Island; Sunshine Coast; Southern Gulf Islands; Northern Gulf Islands, in either direction. †Savings reflect Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay route. **North Coast Routes:
Offer is valid on all sailings November 14 – December 18, 2016, on the following routes: Inside Passage; Haida Gwaii; Discovery Coast Connector; Skidegate – Alliford Bay, in either direction. ††Savings reflect Port Hardy to Prince Rupert route.
Discount does not apply to extra foot charges for over-length vehicles. Not applicable for buses, commercial vehicles and bicycles
 Experience Card and Northern Resident discounts will be increased to match the promotional discount on promotional sailings. "50% Off Standard Vehicles" promotion is available on BC Ferries Vacations™ packages. Promotion cannot be applied retroactively to existing BC Ferries Vacations™ package bookings. Limited time offer. Other conditions may apply. Please visit for full details on applicable sailings. BC Reg. 48839.

BC Ferries Excitement: She's on her way !

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The Salish Orca
Having departed Poland on 22 November, BC Ferries 1st natural gas-powered vessel is expected to arrive in BC in January 2016.

Scheduled to begin service in the spring of 2017, the Salish Orca will serve the Comox - Powell River route. 
The 1st of three Salish class vessels ordered by BC Ferries, the Salish Orca will be followed by the Salish Raven and Salish Eagle.  These two vessels will replace the retiring Queen of Nanaimo and Queen of Burnaby. 

Alaska Ferry Schedules Accommodate Festivals

2017 Alaska Festivals
Extra Alaska ferry sailings will often be scheduled to accommodate special community events & festivals.  Double check by calling 1-800-686-0446

May 2017
May 04-07:  in Cordova - Shore Bird Festival
May 18-21:  in Petersburgs - Little Norway Festival
May 25-29:  in Kodiak - Crab Festival
May 26-27:  in Haines - Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival
June 2017
Jun 15-18:  in Whittier - Dustball Tournament
Jun 16-17:  in Cordova - Copper River Nouveau
Jun 17     :  in Haines - Kluane Bike Relay
July 2017
Jul 14-15:   in Cordova - Copper River Wild Festival
July 15-18: in WhiteHorse - Dustball Tournament
July 27-30: in Haines - Alaska State Fair
August 2017
Aug  04-07: in Annette - Bay Founder's Day
September 2017
Sep 04      : in Sitka - Mudball Tournament
Sep 08-09 : in Skagway - Klondike Road Relay

Alaska Ferry Delayed 12 hours

Revised schedule for Alaska Ferry MV Kennicott

The Alaska ferry MV Kennicott recently experienced mechanical issues which resulted in delayed sailings for 17 October 2016
The ferry departed Wrangell approximately 12 hours behind schedule so will sail a revised ferry schedule through Oct.19

The scheduled ferry sailing to Sitka has been cancelled.

Revised Schedule for the Alaska ferry MV Kennicott:

Depart WRG 17-Oct at 09:00A         Arrive PSG 17-Oct at 12:00P   
Depart PSG 17-Oct at 12:45 P         Arrive JNU 17-Oct at 20:45 (8:45P)     
Depart JNU 17-Oct at 10:15 P          Arrive HNS 18-Oct at 2:45A   
Depart HNS 18-Oct at 04:15 A         Arrive SGY 18-Oct at 05:30A

Depart SGY 18-Oct at 07:30 A         Arrive HNS 18-Oct at 08:30A   
Depart HNS18-Oct at 10:30A           Arrive JNU 18-Oct at  15: 00 (3P)   
Depart JNU 18-Oct at 17:00 (5P)     Arrive PSG 19-Oct at 01:00A   
Depart PSG 19-Oct at 01:45A          Arrive WRG19-Oct at 04:45A   
Depart WRG19-Oct at 05:30A          Arrive KTN 19-Oct at 12:00P   
Depart KTN 19-Oct at 17:00 (5P)