Sturdies Bay Terminal Development Plan

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View of Sturdies Bay from the ferry.


In November 2019, our Terminal Development team along with key staff from across BC Ferries began creating a Terminal Development Plan (TDP) for the Sturdies Bay terminal. The TDP is an important planning document that lays out a long-term vision for future terminal upgrades.


Developing a TDP is a highly collaborative process, and involves working with staff, stakeholders, communities and First Nations to:

  • Identify key issues and opportunities
  • Develop conceptual options for the terminal
  • Refine and identify a preferred concept(s) to guide future upgrades

We are now drafting the full Terminal Development Plan and look forward to sharing it with you once it is approved. Please stay tuned to this page!



In November 2019, our Terminal Development team along with key staff from across BC Ferries began creating a Terminal Development Plan (TDP) for the Sturdies Bay terminal. The TDP is an important planning document that lays out a long-term vision for future terminal upgrades.


Developing a TDP is a highly collaborative process, and involves working with staff, stakeholders, communities and First Nations to:

  • Identify key issues and opportunities
  • Develop conceptual options for the terminal
  • Refine and identify a preferred concept(s) to guide future upgrades

We are now drafting the full Terminal Development Plan and look forward to sharing it with you once it is approved. Please stay tuned to this page!


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  • Draft Terminal Concept

    7 months ago
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    We are pleased to share with you the draft concept that's been developed for Sturdies Bay terminal which sets out some of the key issues and opportunities to improve the terminal.

    We invite you to review the concept, engage in an interactive online conversation and provide your ideas or comments. Your feedback is valuable and will be used to help develop a refined concept that will help guide our long-term planning and terminal development in future years.

    This potential terminal concept will help to guide the 25-year vision for the Sturdies Bay terminal. 

    It is a phaseable concept with potential improvements in three key areas: marine, uplands and roadway.  This concept offers the following key features:

    • Trestle replacement is required as it is nearing end-of-life (no change to the berth in near to long-term)
    • Traffic safety, pedestrian safety, and transfer traffic are key issues to be addressed
    • Additional holding area required for peak and future conditions, but there are space constraints

    Seaward expansion was reviewed, but is not being pursued at this time due to cost, permitting, environmental, archaeological and sea level rise challenges.


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  • Module 1 - Marine Draft Concept

    7 months ago
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    Proposed future improvements to the marine area of Sturdies Bay terminal offer the following key features:

    • New trestle with one holding lane and one exit lane, 22 AEQ holding capacity
    • Potential for further widening of trestle in future, for one or more additional holding lanes
    • New waiting room, washroom relocated to upland area


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  • Module 2 - Uplands Draft Concept

    7 months ago
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    Proposed future improvements to the uplands area of Sturdies Bay terminal offer the following key features:

    • Drop-off/pick-up access loop through the terminal with space for 3-4 vehicles
    • Transfer traffic lane with capacity for 10 vehicles 
    • New ticket booth with public and employee washrooms
    • Angled parking/pick-up stalls on Sturdies Bay Road near the trestle, with shoulder walkway
    • New covered waiting area near existing vendor pad
    • New water treatment system in the upland area



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  • Module 3 - Roadway Draft Concept

    7 months ago
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    Proposed future improvements to the roadway area near Sturdies Bay terminal offer the following key features:

    • Road widening to add shoulder holding lane, to improve traffic safety and better manage high traffic times 
    • Markings and signage to ensure driveways and business access points are not blocked by ferry traffic 
    • Road widening requires reconfiguring the existing perpendicular parking between Madrona Drive and Cain Road (parking to be reduced to 6 stalls in this section)
    • In future, additional shoulder holding lane extension could be explored with Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure


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