Ferries considers Rupert-Tsawwassen route

  • Nov. 9, 2009 11:00 a.m.

BC Ferries is considering a new route which would link Port Hardy and Tsawwassen, making it possible for islanders to travel all the way to Vancouver by ferry. Spokesperson Deborah Marshall said BC Ferries is studying all aspects of the route, and will be talking to the northern stakeholders group and tourism industry representatives about it this Friday at a meeting in Richmond. BC Ferries is also planning a public meeting in Prince Rupert at the end of November to discuss the new service. “We’re looking at starting it up by the summer of 2011,” Ms Marshall said. “We do think it would increase tourism.” BC Ferries would use the new Northern Expedition on the route, if it goes ahead, with service every two weeks, Ms Marshall said. The Northern Expedition started serving the Port-Hardy-Prince Rupert route in May.