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Salish Orca, with artwork designed by Darlene Gait from Esquimalt Nation | BC Ferries

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.

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