BC Ferries connect numerous ports and islands throughout coastal British Columbia in Canada with many routes on offer and frequent sailings every day, all year round.
With BC Ferries, you can sail across the Strait of Georgia, from the mainland to the Northern and Southern Gulf Islands, as well as to Vancouver Island. Up in the north of British Columbia you can cross the Hecate Strait to the Haida Gwaii islands of Moresby Island and Graham Island. In addition to the crossings in the North and South, you can also sail through British Columbia's Inside Passage between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
The Prince Rupert - Port Hardy crossing in particular is very popular with international travelers and utilizes one of BC Ferries larger ferries, meaning you’ll be treated to more of a cruise like experience than you might expect on some of the shorter trips.
The ferry crossings to the islands of the Haida Gwaii provide another great adventure. The ancestral home of the Haida Nation, the Haida Gwaii islands boast many unique cultural attractions and are often referred to as the Canadian Galapagos.
The BC Ferries route network is very diverse, each with different needs, serving a different type of passenger. Some services require smaller passenger focused ships designed to travel short distances while others require large ships capable of transporting numerous passengers and their vehicles on lengthy crossings.
As a result, BC Ferries large fleet of ferries is made up of all kinds of vessels. They range from their flag ship, 560 foot long S-Class twins, Spirit of British Columbia and Spirit of Vancouver Island to the 111 foot Nimpkish. The S-Class twins ply the Vancouver - Victoria route and can carry up to 2,100 people and 470 vehicles per trip while the Nimpkish carries less than 100 passengers, 16 vehicles and operates along the Discovery Passage.
The larger ferries in the fleet feature numerous amenities and top class catering, while the smaller ferries are more basic, generally with self-service food stations.
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