Ferry travel between Comox, Powell River will be altered

BC Ferries’ Little River (Comox) and Westview (Powell River) terminals will be temporarily closed Jan. 12.

BC Ferries’ Little River (Comox) and Westview (Powell River) terminals will be temporarily closed Jan. 12 while marine structures are upgraded or replaced.

Alternate service will be provided during the dock closures. Little River is scheduled to reopen Feb. 8 and Westview is scheduled to reopen March 10.

During the closures, alternative routes will be in effect between Powell River (Saltery Bay) and Vancouver Island (Departure Bay) and Texada Island and Saltery Bay. In addition, a water taxi between Texada Island and Powell River will operate on the regular ferry schedule.

Customers will also be provided with ground shuttles, free parking, and coordination with local transit. Limited flight service between Powell River and the Comox area will also be available during the Little River closure; reservations must be made by calling the number listed below.

BC Ferries is making this $30-million investment at Little River and Westview to ensure continued safe and reliable service for many years to come. A significant portion of the work has been completed pre-closure to minimize the length of the service interruption.

In addition to the investment at the terminals, BC Ferries looks forward to the introduction of a new intermediate class ferry on the route in 2016.

Customers are advised to check specific information related to their travel plans on the BC Ferries website at www.bcferries.com or by calling 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779). Customers requesting assistance with travel planning outside of the alternate service provided should contact customer.relations@bcferries.com.

— BC Ferries

 

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