BCFerries

BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver will be out of service during Thanksgiving weekend due to repairs. (Photo by Theresa Bodger)
BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver will be out of service during Thanksgiving weekend due to repairs (Photo by Theresa Bodger)

B.C. Ferries cancels sailings heading into busy Thanksgiving weekend

Travellers to consider walking on Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay route

 

BC Ferries has probed failure of the engine on the Coastal Renaissance ferry servicing Nanaimo and Tsawwassen. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

Ferry servicing Nanaimo-Tsawwassen anticipated to be out until October

BC Ferries updates travellers about Coastal Renaissance’s engine breakdown

 

The BC Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance will be out of service for weeks with a mechanical problem. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries breakdown adds stress to busy summer at the terminals

Backup ferry only available on Tsawwassen-Duke Point route two days a week

 

The Coastal Renaissance vessel will be out for weeks after an engine failure, says BC Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)

Engine failure will take Nanaimo-Tsawwassen ferry out of service for weeks

BC Ferries CEO says contingency plans being worked on in Coastal Renaissance’s absence

The Coastal Renaissance vessel will be out for weeks after an engine failure, says BC Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)
The BC Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Nanaimo-Tsawwassen ferry breakdown could take weeks to fix

BC Ferries calls press conference to advise of Coastal Renaissance’s problems

The BC Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries CEO Nicolas Jimenez speaks to the media on Aug. 2 about plans for avoiding terminal chaos over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

BC Ferries CEO vows full capacity fleet over busy B.C. Day long weekend

Over half-a-million passengers expected amid challenging summer for coastal connector

BC Ferries CEO Nicolas Jimenez speaks to the media on Aug. 2 about plans for avoiding terminal chaos over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Premier David Eby told reporters Friday (July 28) recent issues with BC Ferries which lead to significant delays and confusion for travellers are ‘not acceptable’ and he stressed the need to make improvements and the government’s continued support for the Crown corporation during a call with leadership earlier in the day. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘Not acceptable’: Premier speaks with BC Ferries after travel chaos

Eby told leadership they must do everything possible, and government there to help

Premier David Eby told reporters Friday (July 28) recent issues with BC Ferries which lead to significant delays and confusion for travellers are ‘not acceptable’ and he stressed the need to make improvements and the government’s continued support for the Crown corporation during a call with leadership earlier in the day. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Don Denton/News staff October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries’ vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries’ vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay. (Don Denton/News staff)

BC Ferries hopes broken ferry’s pending return addresses travel backlog

Coastal Celebration close to being ready for service, said BC Ferries after multiple cancellations

Don Denton/News staff October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries’ vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries’ vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay. (Don Denton/News staff)
BC Ferries’ website and app is online again after going off-line Friday afternoon. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

BC Ferries’ website, app crash on one of B.C.’s busiest travelling days

Website is experiencing outages Friday afternoon

BC Ferries’ website and app is online again after going off-line Friday afternoon. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
BC Ferries expects more cancelled sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cancellations expected as BC Ferries launches summer schedule

Staff shortages continue to plague ferry sailings

  • Jun 22, 2023
BC Ferries expects more cancelled sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial shot of BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial shot of BC Ferries Swartz Bay terminal. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries is ditching the Pacific Buffet. (Black Press Media file photo).
BC Ferries is ditching the Pacific Buffet. (Black Press Media file photo).
Capt. Malcolm Rodger, B.C. Ferries’ manager of simulation training, talks about computer equipment used to train employees to operate vessels during a demonstration at the Departure Bay ferry terminal on May 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. Ferries workers train on simulated seas at Vancouver Island ferry terminal

B.C. Ferries provides tour of new training facility in Nanaimo

Capt. Malcolm Rodger, B.C. Ferries’ manager of simulation training, talks about computer equipment used to train employees to operate vessels during a demonstration at the Departure Bay ferry terminal on May 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
BC Ferries has removed the booking fee if you’re travelling for medical reasons. (Black Press Media file photo).

BC Ferries removing booking fee if you’re travelling for medical reasons

More than 300,000 people travel on BC Ferries vessels for medical reasons each year

BC Ferries has removed the booking fee if you’re travelling for medical reasons. (Black Press Media file photo).
A BC Ferries vessel approaches the Saltery Bay terminal on the Sunshine Coast. (John McKinley file)

BC Ferries fares could climb 9.2 per cent each of the next 4 years, CEO says they won’t

Cap does not reflect the $500 million coming from provincial government to limit fare hikes

A BC Ferries vessel approaches the Saltery Bay terminal on the Sunshine Coast. (John McKinley file)
BC Ferries has cancelled more sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries hiring binge aims to fill 500 positions to stem wave of sailing cancellations

The ferry corporation is now offering incentives to lure workers

BC Ferries has cancelled more sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Premier David Eby announced $500 million for BC Ferries on Sunday (Feb. 26). (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. investing $500M to electrify BC Ferries fleet, keep fares steady

Money to offset increasing costs of fuel, inflation in coming years

Premier David Eby announced $500 million for BC Ferries on Sunday (Feb. 26). (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries regularly cancels sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)

CAMPBELL: ‘You owe us!’: passenger berates BC Ferries staff for chronic tardiness

Passengers fed up with delays when BC Ferries penalizes drivers when they are late

BC Ferries regularly cancels sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Several Feb. 3 sailings aboard the Queen of New Westminster have been cancelled amid gale-force wind warnings impacting the marine areas between Vancouver Island and mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)

Friday BC Ferries sailings cancelled as gale-force winds expected to thrash marine areas

Two trips impacted, more at risk between Victoria and the Lower Mainland

Several Feb. 3 sailings aboard the Queen of New Westminster have been cancelled amid gale-force wind warnings impacting the marine areas between Vancouver Island and mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press Media file photo)

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez to take on top role at BC Ferries

Jimenez spent close to 20 years with the insurance corporation

Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press Media file photo)