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General · 8th March 2010
Darin Guenette
Quathiaski Cove Terminal Closure and Alternative Service:
Tues, April 6 - Sat, April 10, 2010

BC Ferries’ dock at Quathiaski Cove will be temporarily closed for five days while a new berthing structure is installed. Alternate service will be provided for both Quadra and Cortes Islands during the dock closure.

BC Ferries is making this $5.3 million investment to ensure continued safe, reliable service for years to come.

During the closure, the MV Tachek will operate three round trips per day between Campbell River and Heriot Bay, transporting commercial and essential vehicle traffic only. Beginning March 15, all customers will be required to reserve their required sailing by calling 1-888-BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779).

The MV Tenaka will operate three round trips per day between Campbell River and Whaletown on Cortes Island. All vehicular and foot traffic are welcome and will be loaded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

In addition, a water taxi service will be available to transport foot passengers between Campbell River and Quathiaski Cove approximately every 20 minutes, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be no direct ferry service between Heriot Bay and Whaletown during the period.

BC Ferries will be hosting public open houses: Mon, Mar 22, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Quadra Island Community Centre and Tues, Mar 23, 7 to 9 p.m. at Mansons Hall on Cortes.

For info: Darin Guenette, Public Affairs, at
Comment by Naomi on 13th March 2010
What will be the cost for both ferry runs and water taxi?
more details
Comment by Darin Guenette on 11th March 2010
Thanks Paul.
People may see full schedule detail as well. Visit:, to to News Releases, and you will see the full news release, including schedule timings.
Water Taxi Service
Comment by Paul Ryan on 9th March 2010
What Darren didn't mention was that there will be free parking in Q Cove during the shutdown. Cars can park either in the loading section of the ferry terminal or the Harbour Authority parking lot. The water taxi will be delivering and picking up passengers at the Harbour Authority dock right next to the ferry terminal. The water taxi will deliver passengers to the Discovery Inn docks located right next to the Campbell River ferry terminal.