BC Ferries

Women on the Water

Most memorable moment on the job: for Susan Sharp, it was the day she looked out her “office” window to see humpback whales in all directions. For Nadine Fraser, it...

Whale-Watching

Grey Notable Features A hump and a few bumps in place of a dorsal fin; two blowholes (that can create a heart-shaped blow). Behaviour Greys forage on the seabed and swim...

At the Helm

Mark Collins remembers, as a boy, making trips to the grocery store with his mother after winter ice had blocked ferry service to Newfoundland for weeks on end. Without...

Interview with Jodi Gaudet, Chief Engineer

When did you join BC Ferries? I joined BC Ferries in 1994 as a casual catering attendant on the northern routes while attending university during the winter months. I...

Connecting Canadians

Dan Brown recalls the crisp morning he and his wife encountered a storybook-like scene while exploring the outdoors near their home in Duncan, BC. It was during a cold...

Energy Savings With SeaForward

A recent pilot project has reduced the Queen of Oak Bay’s ship services energy consumption by the equivalent of 30 sailings from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. Energy...

Rockin’ The Engine Room

Rocky Milino Jr. is playing chords on a keyboard only he can see. He bounces his fingers on the desk in his Port Moody home studio, running them up and down invisible...

Art Afloat

It’s not unusual to spot a whale in the Salish Sea. But when you see a stylized traditional Coast Salish orca skimming the ocean’s surface — especially one that...

Net Results

As European settlers began to arrive on the Canadian west coast, the more entrepreneurial among them recognized the profit potential of the fish that lived in the...

Positively Exceptional

Clad in his bright BC Ferries safety vest, Hardeep Parmar greets passengers like old friends as he takes their tickets and welcomes them aboard the MV Klitsa. It’s a...