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593 Ship of the Week


BC Ferries is introducing a new class of hybrid-electric ferries – the Island class. Set to begin coming into service in early 2020, the vessels will service routes between:

  • Powell River – Texada
  • Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula
  • Campbell River – Quadra Island
  • Nanaimo Harbour – Gabriola Island


Each vessel will be designed to carry 47 vehicles and up to 300 passengers and crew and feature wide vehicle lanes, dedicated pedestrian paths, and bicycle parking spaces.

Capacity: 47 vehicles, 300 passengers and crew

Service speed: 14 knots



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