British Columbia Ferries

B.C. Ferry Corporation provides ferry service from the mainland of B.C. to Vancouver Island and many of the Gulf Islands as well as Haida Gwai (Queen Charlotte Islands).

One of the newest ferries recently added to the fleet

The ferry system is virtually an extension of the Provincial Highways system. The trips can be interesting as Killer Whales, White Sided Dolphins, seals and other sea life are frequently seen from the vessels. Scenery along the way to your destination can be absolutely outstanding.

View from the ferry leaving Vancouver Island headed to the Lower Mainland

Below is a scene of the ferry that runs between Comox on Vancouver Island and Powell River on the Mainland. This run during April has the Canadian Snowbird Team from the Canadian Air Force doing a practice run out over the bay.

Snowbirds over Comox-Powell River Ferry leaving Comox

Moving across the Strait of Georgia one would expect to see a myriad of other vessels as this is a major transport route for freighters, barges, pleasure craft and more.

Coast Guard vessel off Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Whatever your reason for traveling on a BC Ferry, enjoy the scenery and marvel at the wildlife you may see while heading to your destination.

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