Foot passengers can now book BC Ferries tickets online in advance of sailing

Foot passengers can now book BC Ferries tickets online in advance of sailing

BC Ferries continues to adapt their ticket purchasing process, adding the ability for foot passengers to book their tickets in advance online.

Starting June 24, customers are able to book tickets in advance on the three routes between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island as the ferry company aims at offering more travel certainty and a faster check-in process at the terminal.

When customers arrive at the terminal, online tickets can be redeemed at a self-serve kiosk or with a Ticket Agent. Seniors and students, however, must redeem their booking via the Ticket Agent as seniors need to provide proof of age and students need to provide proof they are entitled to the student discount.

BC Ferries notes that there is no additional cost to book a prepaid foot passenger fare in advance.

“Customers can safely redeem prepaid foot passenger bookings for adults and children for the current sailing using the kiosks, allowing for limited contact between customers and employees,” reads a statement from BC Ferries.

BC Ferries says that at the beginning of the new process, the number of foot passenger bookings available online will be limited.

The company also emphasizes that if the website shows no foot passenger bookings available, it does not mean there is no space on the vessel.

Travellers will still be able to arrive at the terminal and purchase a foot passenger fare without booking in advance.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

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