Westview Terminal Development Plan

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Westview Terminal with the Salish Orca in dock.


In November 2019, our Terminal Development team along with key staff from across BC Ferries began creating a Terminal Development Plan (TDP) for the Westview 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 invite you to learn more about the TDP for Westview terminal on this page.

We are now drafting the full Terminal Development Plan and look forward to sharing it with you once it has been 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 Westview 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 invite you to learn more about the TDP for Westview terminal on this page.

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


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  • Refined Draft Concept - Short-term Changes

    about 1 year ago
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    What opportunities and challenges do you see with this refined concept for short-term changes at the Westview terminal? 

    Please leave your comments in the forum below.

    For a better view of the refined draft concept for short-term changes, see the design concept board here.

    Refined Draft Concept for Short-term Changes:

    Using stakeholder feedback we've revised initial draft concept plans to create this concept for changes that could occur at the Westview terminal in the 5-10 years. These changes could be phased over time with some occurring sooner than others based on need. This concept offers the following key features:

    • Addition of a new washroom building with small indoor space and covered outdoor space to support peak season demand
    • Crosswalk and sidewalk improvements (signals, signage etc) to improve flow and safety for foot passengers and pedestrian traffic at the terminal
    • Realigned marina access, new signals and way-finding signs to improve flow and safety for vehicle traffic
    • Introduction of a First Nations welcome pole and seating to incorporate cultural elements and improve customer experience
    • Creation of a merge lane at end of trestle to improve operational efficiency
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  • Refined Draft Concept - Long-term Changes

    about 1 year ago
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    What opportunities and challenges do you see with this refined draft concept for long-term changes at the Westview terminal? 

    Leave your comments in the forum below.

    For a better view of the revised draft concept for long-term changes, view the design concept board here

    Revised Draft Concept for Long-Term Changes:

    Using stakeholder feedback we've revised initial draft concept plans to create this concept for changes that could occur at the Westview terminal in the next 10+ years. These changes could be phased over time with some occurring sooner than others based on need. This concept offers the following key features:

    • Converting Wharf Street to one-way eastbound between the trestle and Willingdon Ave to improve safety and operational efficiency
    • Creating a new access road for marina parking lots to ensure continued access when Wharf Street changes to one-way only
    • Creating a new bus stop closer to the berth to make access easier for transit and school/sports team bus passengers
    • Potential area for future development created where existing washroom and A-frame building are today 
    • Creation of new terminal storage and administration building to allow for future development area
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  • Traffic Flow Improvements

    over 1 year ago
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    These traffic flow improvements aim to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians, and to make loading and unloading of ferries faster and easier. (Click the image to view a full screen version)

    Traffic Flow Improvements


    Key features include:
    • Realigning the wharfinger access with marina access, 
    • Creating a merge lane to allow cars to off-load in two lanes 
    • Relocating the crosswalk away from the wharfinger building 
    • Improving walking paths in front of the holding lanes 
    • Adding a sidewalk along the south side of Wharf St 
    Tell us what you think of the proposed traffic flow improvements in the forum below. What opportunities and challenges do you see? You can add to others' ideas or start a thread of your own. 
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  • Waiting room, washrooms, and walking routes

    over 1 year ago
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    These four concepts aim to improve the number and location of washrooms, improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians, and enhance your experience at the terminal. Share your thoughts on these concepts in the forum below. 

    Concept 1 - Update existing building (Click image to view full screen version)

    Update Existing Building

    Key features of Concept 1: 

    • Retains building in its existing location
    • Upgrades existing building 
    • Improves pedestrian connections
    • Provides more washrooms than available today

    Concept 2 - Mixed-use building (Click image to view full screen version)

    Mixed-use Building

    Key features of Concept 2:
    • Provides new mixed-use building in the same location as existing building
    • Provides opportunity for new community and/or commercial space for local vendors
    • Improves pedestrian connections
    • Provides more washrooms than available today

    Concept 3 - Centrally-located building (Click image to view full screen version)

    Centrally located building

    Key features of Concept 3: 
    • Places new building in central location that is easily accessible to vehicle and foot passengers
    • Existing waiting room demolished leaving area for green space or additional holding lane capacity
    • Improves pedestrian connections
    • Provides more washrooms than available today

    Concept 4 - Building overlooking berths and waterfront (Click image to view full screen version)

    Building Overlooking Berths and Waterfront

    Key features of Concept 4: 
    • Places new building in central location that is easily accessible to vehicle and foot passengers
    • Existing waiting room demolished leaving area for green space or additional holding lane capacity
    • Improves pedestrian connections
    • Provides more washrooms than available today

    Tell us what you think of the different concepts in the forum below. What opportunities and challenges do you see? Are there ones you prefer? If so, why? You can add to others' ideas or start a thread of your own. 
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