BC Ferries says they will be adding Wi-Fi service to 14 more terminals through funding provided by the provincial government.
The transportation service says the new service will include areas such as public lounges, vehicle line-up areas and, where possible, parking lots.
A $1.5 million grant from the Ministry of Citizens’ Services “Connecting British Columbia” program will cover the costs of the network expansion.
“We’ve been hearing from people about how convenient it is to have free and reliable Wi-Fi access at BC Ferries terminals, particularly on minor routes where cellular service is less likely to be available,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Citizens’ Services.
“These upgrades will make it easier for people to keep in touch with family back home and plan their travels while they wait for the ferry.”
The terminals that will receive upgrades to their Wi-Fi service include:
- east Denman Island
- Buckley Bay
- Heriot Bay
- Descanso Bay
- Alert Bay
- Vesuvius Bay
- Sturdies Bay
- Bella Bella
- Port Hardy
- Long Harbour
- Otter Bay
- Lyall Harbour
- Nanaimo Harbour
Work to install and activate Wi-Fi service at the 14 terminals is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2021.