You may soon be able to enjoy a glass of wine or beer onboard BC Ferries.
BC Ferries has confirmed it is ” developing a pilot to add beer and wine to the Pacific Buffet menu.”
The Pacific Buffet menu is only available on the Coastal Celebration, Spirit of British Columbia and Spirit of Vancouver Island, which sail between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay).
There is no word from BC Ferries on when the pilot project will be launched. There is still beer and wine available for purchase in dining rooms on the ferry between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert.
Currently, BC Ferries has a zero-tolerance policy for passengers under the influence of drugs or alcohol and “the unacceptable conduct that can be associated with impairment.” The consumption of drugs and alcohol on BC Ferries’ ships and at its terminals is prohibited.
BC Ferries says intoxicated persons or persons consuming alcohol will not be sold a ticket.
People consuming liquor or drugs on vessels or at terminals are cautioned and advised to stop. According to BC Ferries, if the situation persists and their behaviour is blatant and disruptive, the police will be notified.
An intoxicated person(s) on a vessel can be arrested and detained if their conduct is disruptive and/or confrontational or if they pose a potential risk to the safety or security of passengers or crew.