11 Facts About BC Ferries


British Columbia Ferry Services Inc, operating as BC Ferries, is a former provincial Crown corporation, now operating as an independently managed, publicly owned Canadian company.

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BC Ferries provides all major passenger and vehicle ferry services for coastal and island communities in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Federal and provincial governments subsidize BC Ferries to provide agreed service levels on essential links between the BC mainland, coastal islands, and parts of the mainland without road access.

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At its inception, BC Ferries was a division of the British Columbia Toll Highways and Bridges Authority, a provincial Crown corporation.

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In 2003, the Government of British Columbia announced that BC Ferries, which had been in debt, would be reorganized into a private corporation, implemented through the passage of the Coastal Ferry Act.

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The single voting share of BC Ferries Corporation is held by the provincial government's BC Ferry Authority, which operates under the rules of the Act.

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The distinctive "dogwood on green" flag that BC Ferries used between 1960 and 2003 gave the service its popular nickname "the Dogwood Fleet".

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On September 17,2004, BC Ferries awarded the vessel construction contract to Germany's Flensburger shipyard.

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BC Ferries has stated that total standardization of the BC Ferries fleet will not be complete for another 40 years.

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BC Ferries has the largest fleet of vehicle ferry vessels in the world.

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On July 1,2005, BC Ferries issued a statement that Transport Canada, the Transportation Safety Board, and Lloyd's Register of Shipping were reviewing the control and mechanical systems on board to find a fault.

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