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General News · 6th March 2022
Over the past three days, the equipment for wi-fi service has been installed at Heriot Bay, Whaletown and Alert Bay terminals, and the systems are live for use.

Expanding Wi-Fi to additional terminals

BC Ferries will be receiving up to $1.5 million in grant funding through the Ministry of Citizen’s Services’ Connecting British Columbia program to provide Wi-Fi service at 14 additional ferry terminals, bringing the total number of terminals with free Wi-Fi to 21.

This partnership helps meet the provincial government’s goal to keep British Columbians connected by introducing this Wi-Fi at our properties by Spring 2022.

Wi-Fi Phishing
BC Ferries does not ask for credit card details or personal information to use Wi-Fi networks at terminals or on board vessels. Any unlocked Wi-Fi network that purports to be “bcferries” and asks for credit card or personal information should be considered malicious. Please report any suspicious networks to a BC Ferries’ terminal attendant or the Chief Steward’s Office.

Other terminals where free Wi-Fi service will be introduced:
Bella Bella (McLoughlin Bay)
Denman Island East (Gravelly Bay)
Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay)
Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)
Nanaimo (Nanaimo Harbour)
Pender Island (Otter Bay)
Port Hardy (Bear Cove)
Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)
Salt Spring Island (Vesuvius Bay)
Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)
Vancouver Island (Buckley Bay)

The coverage of Wi-Fi will be within BC Ferries’ terminals, including public lounges, vehicle holding compounds and where practical, parking lots.

Reliable, high-speed Internet service at terminals helps you better access online ferry service information and the internet for personal use.

You can find more info here: