About BC Ferries

Freedom of Information

This page tracks requests made to BC Ferries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for access to general information. Requests by individuals for their own personal information are not posted.

Requests are posted here following initial verification and remain for 1 year after they have closed, and then are moved to the request archive (except for requests that were discontinued).   


Requestor Process
Status Last
18-004I am seeking information from 2016 calendar (or 2016/17 fiscal, whatever is easier), on ferry capacity and reservations. For each of the following routes:
  • Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay-Langdale
  • Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay
  • Tsawwassen-Duke Point
  • Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands
I would like to know, for every sailing:
  • How full the sailing was (percent)
  • If there was a sailing wait and if so for how many sailings
  • What percentage of the sailing was reserved
  • How much revenue on that sailing came from reservations
If the revenue figure is not available on a per-sailing basis, then an overall figure on these routes for the year will suffice. View details >>
CBC Vancouver$521.59$1,189.55CompleteJan 25, 2018
18-020With regard to travel between Tsawwassen and Swartz bay, all records in BC Ferries’ possession regarding:
  1. Reasons for or against operating ferry sailings less than one hour apart during peak periods
  2. Capacity for infrastructure regarding loading passengers simultaneously
  3. Operating cost of one ferry
  4. Capital cost of procuring one ferry for operational use
View details >>
Individual$8.00$533.72CompleteFeb 2, 2018
18-025Maintenance/cleaning/inspection records and schedules on the SOBC for April 15, 2017 for a fall that took place on Deck 6, port side A.Dinning Hunter Jackson$0.00$88.95DiscontinuedMar 13, 2018
18-0262013 Terminal Development Plan for Langdale.Individual$17.20TBDDiscontinuedSep 5, 2018
18-030I am requesting all scheduled and actual departure times for route 3 (Horseshoe Bay to Langdale) from Dec. 1, 2017 to end of day Jan. 1st, 2018. View details >>Individual$16.20$109.17CompleteFeb 15, 2018
18-031Please provide information about the timing of the last contract extensions with regard to TAM and SNC Lavalin. Also please provide information whether SNC Lavalin was involved in the construction and supervision of the Buckley Bay terminals.Individual$0.00$719.71DiscontinuedApr 24, 2018
18-032I request any records (emails, memoranda, briefing notes, meeting and board minutes, risk assessments, presentations, anonymized complaints (by the public and by employees) and research) which influenced the decision-making process by which BC Ferries implemented policies which prohibit smoking on board its vessels and at its facilities. View details >>Individual$20.50$913.79CompleteMay 9, 2018
18-033Specified daily traffic data of all the ferries in the province of BC.Individual$0.00$177.91DiscontinuedApr 24, 2018
18-034Specified records with respect to a BC Ferries meeting with Colwood regarding possible passenger ferry serviceIndividual$26.70$929.97DiscontinuedJun 6, 2018
18-035Daily vehicle passenger counts and foot passenger counts for the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route for 2016 and 2017.IndividualTBDTBDDiscontinuedApr 13, 2018
18-036For Routes 3, 7, and 17: By fiscal year, the total ferry cancellations for any reason for the period from 2007-2017.Individual$0.00$72.78DiscontinuedMay 9, 2018
18-037Information from 2017 and 2015 for the following routes:
  • Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay-Langdale
For each sailing:
  • How full the sailing was
  • If there was a sailing wait, and if so, for how many sailings
  • What percentage of the sailing was reserved
Individual$0.00$93.00DiscontinuedJun 6, 2018
  1. Foot passenger count, per sailing, for Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route for July, August, and September 2018 for both directions.
  2. Foot passenger count, per sailing, for Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route for the 2017 month with the lowest passenger count for both directions.
Individual$0.00TBDDiscontinuedJul 9, 2018
19-002Email communications between any BC Ferries employees and BC Ferries President and CEO Mark Collins or other senior BC Ferries executive staff regarding safety, maintenance concerns, engineering equipment, or engineering management pertaining to the MV Island Sky from October 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018. View details >>BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union$0.00$148.79CompleteJul 12, 2018
19-003All communications sent between the Government of British Columbia and BC Ferries regarding the removal of fuel rebates, since January 1, 2018. View details >>Individual$12.30$220.77CompleteNov 15, 2018
19-004Data related to on-time sailings and late departures for route 19 (Gabriola Island) for the years of 2007 to current day. This data should include scheduled sailings and actual departures and arrivals from both terminals (Nanaimo and Departure Bay). View details >>Individual$22.50$101.08CompleteAug 8, 2018
19-005Total fuel consumed by the "Queen of Capilano" in 2017. Any available data on the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Queen of Capilano in 2017. View details >>Individual$37.60$215.91CompleteNov 29, 2018
19-006Documents, supportive data, negotiations information related to Langford/Colwood/Royal Bay - Victoria ferry option considered by BC Ferries. View details >>Individual$15.10$1,176.61CompleteJan 29, 2019
19-007Request for the most recent sale information for the MV Queen of Burnaby. View details >>Individual$0.00$121.30CompleteNov 15, 2018
19-008BC Ferry Corporation committee and board minutes related to the design of new ships during the January 1992 to July 1996 period.IndividualTBDTBDOpenJan 22, 2019
19-009A copy of the winning bid to: RFP# 06-01-2018 Time Collection and Crew Scheduling Software SelectionHelm OperationsTBDTBDOpenJan 22, 2019

(List last updated: Jan 29, 2019)

Please use this contact form to express your interest in receiving FOI request updates via email >>


Request = Type of information requested (click to view released documents) 
Requestor = Identified as Individual, Law Firm, Media, Political Party, Business, Interest Group, Public Body, Researcher
Process Fee = Amount to be charged to requestor in accordance with Provincial legislation
Actual Cost = Actual cost to BC Ferries for preparing and providing access to the requested information
Status = Status of request: Open, Discontinued (includes abandoned, transferred or withdrawn requests) or Complete (Complete will link to records provided)
Last Updated = Date of last update to this record

Return to top of page

<< back to Freedom of Information home page