Home Organizations & Associations BC Ferries BC Ferries: meal service expansion & gift shops open

BC Ferries: meal service expansion & gift shops open

Cafe open at Swartz Bay terminal.

Wednesday July 8, 2020 ~ COASTAL BC

by Mary Brooke, editor ~ West Shore Voice News

BC Ferries announced today July 8 that they are now providing limited food services on minor and northern routes as well as opening the gift shops on the major routes. Carefully managed meal service resumed in June on most major routes.

Packaged food items and limited hot food service will be available on select routes between Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver, Southern Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast and North Coast, the coastal transport corporation announced today.

All hot food will be served in packaging for customers to take to the outer deck, their vehicles, or limited cafeteria seating.

The onboard ‘Passages’ gift store on the larger vessels will re-open July 10.

The Lands End Cafe at the Swartz Bay terminal is now also open for limited food services including sandwiches, brewed coffee/tea, beverages, packaged pastries, cold cereal, yogurt and fruit cups.

Progression and adaptation:

Last month BC Ferries resumed limited food service on major routes and opened the Tsawwassen Quay Market and Nanaimo Quay Market.

Passengers on board are encouraged to remain in their vehicles where possible, and to limit their movement around the vessel, and to practice physical distancing. Face masks are required where it is not possible to maintain 2-metres distance from other passengers.