Project Update - June 9, 2021

Summary of Engagement Results

Between March 15 and April 12 1,400 people visited this online engagement page to review information and provide feedback on the proposed two-ship schedules for the Campbell River - Quadra Island and Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island routes. A quick synopsis of engagement results for each route can be found below. Full reports can be found by clicking the links below or in the Documents section on the right-hand side of this page.


Campbell River - Quadra Island


Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island


Campbell River - Quadra Island
Synopsis of Engagement Results for Proposed Two-Ship Schedule

125 people provided feedback on the proposed two-ship schedule


Engagement activities included:

  • Two virtual meetings with the Ferry Advisory Committee representing the Campbell River - Quadra Island and Quadra Island - Cortes Island routes
  • A three-week online engagement
  • One virtual community meeting.


Through engagement:

  • 55.6% of online engagement participants indicated that they feel the proposed schedule meets most or all of the most important community needs
  • 35.4% feel it doesn’t meet community needs


Key considerations for improving the proposed schedule included:

  • Providing service on the hour and half-hour
  • Providing two-ship service later in the day
  • Accounting for the impacts on the Quadra Island – Cortes Island route


Nanaimo Harbour - Gabriola Island
Synopsis of Engagement Results for Proposed Two-Ship Schedule

141 people provided feedback on the proposed two-ship schedule


Engagement activities included:

  • Two virtual meetings with the Ferry Advisory Committee representing the Nanaimo Harbour – Gabriola Island route
  • A three-week online engagement
  • One virtual community meeting.


Through engagement:

  • 57% of online engagement participants indicated that they feel the proposed schedule meets most or all of the most important community needs
  • 33% feel it doesn’t meet community needs


Key considerations for improving the proposed schedule included:

  • The addition of a sailing during busy morning sailing times to ensure school children and commuters are accommodated
  • Closing the gap in evening sailing times to provide school children and shift workers with more options for returning home at the end of the day
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