Denman, Hornby ferry docks closed for 16 days

BC Ferries’ docks at Gravelly Bay on Denman Island East and Shingle Spit on Hornby Island will be closed for 16 days.

BC Ferries’ docks at Gravelly Bay on Denman Island East and Shingle Spit on Hornby Island will be temporarily closed for 16 days while the marine structures are replaced. Alternate service will be provided during the dock closures from Oct. 23 through Nov. 7. BC Ferries is making this significant investment at Denman and Hornby Islands to ensure continued safe and reliable service for many years to come. The $18.5-million project includes the replacement of wingwalls, ramps, abutments, aprons and towers at both terminals.Additional work at the Denman East terminal will include the replacement of the dolphin pad walls. At the Hornby Island terminal, a new trestle and four dolphins will also be installed. During the temporary suspension of ferry service, water taxi service will be provided between the two islands for foot passengers. In addition to operating the water taxi on the regular ferry schedule, the water taxi will sail an extra early morning sailing leaving Hornby Island at 6:45 a.m. and Denman East at 7 a.m.Tug and barge service for commercial vehicles will be provided three times per week. Commercial customers are required to reserve their sailing in advance by calling 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779).Service between Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island and the west terminal on Denman Island will continue to operate as regularly scheduled during this time.    Much of the construction work for these projects was pre-fabricated to minimize the length of the dock closures. BC Ferries appreciates the patience of its customers during this temporary service adjustment and looks forward to reopening new facilities at Denman East and Hornby Island terminals. — BC Ferries

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