Image: The Baynes Sound Connector is the first Cable Ferry introduced into BC Ferries' fleet. (BC Ferries / Instagram)

BC Ferries announced today that they’ll provide complimentary prearranged travel support for people evacuating the wildfires in the B.C. Interior.

Evacuees from officially evacuated areas should contact 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779) to secure their booking.

BC Ferries’ Customer Service Centre has established a special emergency management team to take such calls.

“The current wildfire situation in the Interior is devastating for all those involved, from
evacuees to the emergency personnel on the ground,” said Corrine Storey, BC Ferries’ Vice
President of Customer Services. “Although the fires have not reached any of our 47 terminals around the province, we know our employees and customers will be deeply affected by this situation. This is a small gesture to help assist and support those evacuating the fires during this difficult time they are facing.”

Evacuees who have already taken a ferry are also eligible

Evacuees who have already travelled with BC Ferries should keep their receipts and email them along with proof of residency from officially evacuated areas to for reimbursement.

BC Ferries’ terminals are also doing everything they can to accommodate firefighters and
emergency personnel travelling from Vancouver Island to the Interior on the sailing of their choice. Emergency and firefighting personnel should contact 1-888-BCFERRY to make a reservation and confirm space.

White Spot Fundraiser

White Spot also has a fundraiser taking place today to support the B.C. Wildfire relief efforts. White Spot will donate two dollars to the Canadian Red Cross for every White Spot burger platter or combo sold.

All 65 White Spot restaurants and participating Triple O’s throughout B.C. and Alberta will be donating to the cause, as well as all White Spot locations on BC Ferries vessels.