Welcome to 2022.
BC Ferries has announced the completion of their Wi-Fi partnership program with the province, bringing Wi-Fi access to 14 additional ferry terminals.
Completion of the project on July 28th brings the total number of terminals with free Wi-Fi access to 21.
The coverage of Wi-Fi within BC Ferries’ terminals, includes public lounges, vehicle holding compounds and where practical, parking lots.
Terminals with newly added Wi-Fi include:
- Cormorant Island (Alert Bay)
- Cortes Island (Whaletown)
- Denman Island East (Gravelly Bay)
- Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay)
- Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)
- Mayne Island (Village Bay)
- Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour)
- Pender Island (Otter Bay)
- Port Hardy (Bear Cove)
- Quadra Island (Heriot Bay)
- Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)
- Salt Spring Island (Vesuvius Bay)
- Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)
- Vancouver Island (Buckley Bay)
The project is part of the $1.5 million grant fund given through the Ministry of Citizens Services’ Connecting British Columbian program, which is in place to keep British Columbians connected in those smaller coastal communities.
Previously, Wi-Fi was available on routes between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, and Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay.
In 2021, BC Ferries pulled the plug on onboard public Wi-Fi access.