BC Ferries is reopening more amenities onboard its vessels and terminals.
In a press release issued Wednesday morning, BC Ferries says customers will now be able to enjoy packaged food items and limited hot food services on select routes, which include Swartz Bay – Southern Gulf Islands, Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands, Comox – Powell River, and Port Hardy – Prince Rupert.
Hot food will be served in packaging for customers to take to their vehicles, the outer deck, or limited cafeteria seating. A limited menu will also be available at the Coastal Café and Arbutus Coffee Bar.
“To ensure the health and safety of its customers and employees, the company will strictly adhere to provincial and federal guidelines during this reopening phase. BC Ferries is ensuring the safety of passengers and crew by supporting physical distancing in food service areas, enhancing cleaning and sanitization efforts and reducing the number of touchpoints,” the company said the release.
Additionally, BC Ferries said it will reopen its Passages onboard store on the Spirit of British Columbia, Spirit of Vancouver Island, Queen of Cowichan and Queen of Oak Bay, starting July 10.
“For those choosing to travel, BC Ferries encourages responsible behaviour while on board, including maintaining physical distance from other passengers, remaining in vehicles when possible and limiting movement around the vessel. This includes Transport Canada’s requirement for possessing a face covering and wearing it when they cannot maintain an appropriate physical distance of two metres,” the company added.
BC Ferries also said it has reopened the Lands End Café located at Swartz Bay terminal with
limited food services.