Changes to the Campbell River – Quathiaski Cove Ferry
Two new Island Class hybrid e-ferries will be taking over BC Ferries Campbell River-Quadra Island run in early 2022.
One vessel will be in service 16 hours a day.
The other will be in operation during the peak hours, starting at 7:30am.
Both vessels will tie up at Quathiaski Cove, on Quadra Island, when not in service.
BC Ferries has drawn up a proposed schedule which includes
- Up to 59% more capacity in peak times
- No changes to the Heriot Bay – Whaletown schedule
- Short breaks in the schedule in the morning and evening to provide crew on both vessels with their required meal breaks
Link to BC Ferries’ online survey
BC Ferries want to ensure that the schedules we’ve proposed balance operational requirements with community needs and are asking for your thoughts.
They are asking interested residents to fill out this survey: https://www.bcferriesprojects.ca/islandclass/survey_tools/rt23survey
Links of interest:
- (BC Ferries) Island Class Scheduling Engagement
- (Cortes Currents) Campbell River-Quadra Island’s second hybrid electric ferry launched
- (Cortes Currents) Campbell River trial run of the new Island clss hybrid-electric vesels
- (Cortes Currents) Video of BC’s new e-ferries
- (Cortes Currents) Coming to BC ferries Campbell River-Quadra Island run
- (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning the Campbell River-Quadra Island ferry
- (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Quadra-Cortes Island ferry
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Top photo credit: One of the ferries destined for the Campbell River-Quathiaski Cove in Romania– courtesy BC Ferries