The Government of Canada has announced that it will be contributing up to $60.7 million towards three BC Ferries projects estimated at $201 million. The projects include:
- Purchase of two minor vessels to serve the Powell River – Texada Island and Port McNeill – Alert Bay – Sointula routes to replace aging vessels,
- Investment in the newly established seasonal direct ferry route between Port Hardy and Bella Coola which is anticipated to start in the summer of 2018 and replace the 44-year old MV Nimpkish for continued service to the mid-coast ports. This project will include procurement and refurbishment of a used vessel, as well as improvements to several passenger terminals including a major renovation of the Ocean Falls terminal.
- Upgrades to the Langdale Terminal, which was originally constructed in the mid-1950s. Main components include the construction of a new terminal building, a waiting lounge, an overhead passenger walkway, a toll booth plaza, a seaside pavilion, and a customer service plaza.