Charting the Course

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Charting the course. A vision for coastal communities. Your community. Your ferries. Your say.

Charting the Course

Transportation, transit and ferry systems around the world are under pressure resulting from the pandemic, population growth, climate change, inflation and other factors. BC’s coastal ferry system is no exception, and BC Ferries is responding with actions to address current operational issues. BC Ferries is also embarking on a long-term transformative journey to reshape our coastal ferry services in response to the evolving needs of the communities we serve. Charting the Course aims to define what is needed to keep people, goods, and services in coastal communities connected and moving through to 2050 and beyond. Recognizing the challenges and opportunities posed by long-term trends in population growth, affordability, technological advances, the rise of electric vehicles and climate change impacts, we are committed to creating a ferry system that's sustainable, resilient and equipped to serve future generations.

Hearing from you is an important part of this initiative to help us build a more sustainable and resilient ferry system. We believe that the coastal ferry service should be a vital component of British Columbia’s extensive transportation network, and your input is invaluable in helping us achieve this.


Engagement update

Thank you for taking the time to share your insights and help make a difference. The Fall engagement phase of Charting the Course engagement has ended and Spring engagement is underway.

The Fall engagement report summary is now available, with nearly ten thousand people providing input. We heard from you that your top priorities are for BC Ferries to keep focusing on improving reliability, affordability and better travel integration as we plan a vision for the future of the coastal ferry system.

Further engagement will continue this spring with interest holders and Indigenous communities, with the final vision expected in early 2025.

Charting the Course

Transportation, transit and ferry systems around the world are under pressure resulting from the pandemic, population growth, climate change, inflation and other factors. BC’s coastal ferry system is no exception, and BC Ferries is responding with actions to address current operational issues. BC Ferries is also embarking on a long-term transformative journey to reshape our coastal ferry services in response to the evolving needs of the communities we serve. Charting the Course aims to define what is needed to keep people, goods, and services in coastal communities connected and moving through to 2050 and beyond. Recognizing the challenges and opportunities posed by long-term trends in population growth, affordability, technological advances, the rise of electric vehicles and climate change impacts, we are committed to creating a ferry system that's sustainable, resilient and equipped to serve future generations.

Hearing from you is an important part of this initiative to help us build a more sustainable and resilient ferry system. We believe that the coastal ferry service should be a vital component of British Columbia’s extensive transportation network, and your input is invaluable in helping us achieve this.


Engagement update

Thank you for taking the time to share your insights and help make a difference. The Fall engagement phase of Charting the Course engagement has ended and Spring engagement is underway.

The Fall engagement report summary is now available, with nearly ten thousand people providing input. We heard from you that your top priorities are for BC Ferries to keep focusing on improving reliability, affordability and better travel integration as we plan a vision for the future of the coastal ferry system.

Further engagement will continue this spring with interest holders and Indigenous communities, with the final vision expected in early 2025.