‘Know before you go’: BC Ferries launches 30 live webcams at terminals along minor routes

‘Know before you go’: BC Ferries launches 30 live webcams at terminals along minor routes
BC Ferries

BC Ferries is making it easier for travellers to access up-to-date information on sailing times, real-time traffic and other service information at 30 terminals along minor routes.

On the BC Ferries website and app, you can now get the information you need if you are travelling on minor routes, including current conditions, the latest service notices, and vessel tracker.

“Our customers have told us that reliability is something they value in their ferry service. They have places to be and want to be able to plan their travel, and plan their day,” says Melanie Lucia, vice president of customer experience at BC Ferries.

These latest improvements mean more information than ever before is now available online regarding minor route travel, according to BC Ferries.

The 30 new live webcams launched on Thursday.

Customers who subscribe to receive service notices on these routes can get critical updates sent directly to their email inbox, including cancelled sailings and sailings delayed more than 30 minutes.

The 30 BC Ferries terminals where new live webcams have been set up are:

  • Alert Bay (Cormorant Island)
  • Bear Cove (Port Hardy)
  • Blubber Bay (Texada Island)
  • Brentwood Bay
  • Buckle Bay
  • Chemainus
  • Crofton
  • Denman Island (East) – Gravelly Bay
  • Denman Island (West)
  • Descanso Bay (Gabriola Island)
  • Earls Cove (Jervis Inlet)
  • Fulford Harbour (Salt Spring Island)
  • Heriot Bay (Quadra Island)
  • Little River (Comox)
  • Long Harbour (Salt Spring Island)
  • Mill Bay
  • Nanaimo Harbour
  • Otter Bay
  • Penelakut Island
  • Port McNeill
  • Powell River (Westview)
  • Preedy Harbour (Thetis Island)
  • Quathiaski Cove (Quadra Island)
  • Saltery Bay (Jervis Inlet)
  • Shingle Spit (Hornby Island)
  • Snug Cove
  • Sturdies Bay (Galiano Island)
  • Vesuvius (Salt Spring Island)
  • Village Bay (Mayne Island)
  • Whaletown (Cortes Island)

Other non-critical service notices such as parking notifications and minor service changes will be available on the BC Ferries current conditions page.

BC Ferries says further improvements are in the works for the information available on the current conditions webpage to continue to best support customers through the peak summer season and beyond.

Meanwhile, more webcams will come online in the weeks leading up to the summer at the following seven minor route terminals:

  • Alliford Bay (Haida Gwaii)
  • Bella Coola
  • Campbell River
  • McLoughlin Bay (Bella Bella)
  • Ocean Falls
  • Prince Rupert
  • Skidegate (Haida Gwaii)
Harry CorroHarry Corro

Recent Stories

Send us your news tips and videos!