Who we are
We are volunteers from BC’s ferry-dependent communities.
We have been selected – mostly by local governments, regional governments and first nations – to represent users of ferries for our communities. We serve on committees set up by BC Ferries. Member nominations are vetted, and approved, or disallowed, by BCF.
There are 13 FACs along the length of the BC coast, representing ferry users on the 20 non-major routes and one major route (Route 3).
We are asked to represent our communities and our ferry users in talks with BC Ferries on local operations, planning and policy. We meet with BC Ferries twice a year at minimum, usually in the spring and the fall. If needed, we also meet outside those times, with the company, other entities and among ourselves.
The main players involved in operating, regulating and setting policy for coastal ferries includes BC Ferries, the BC Ferry Commission and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Member communities goal is to promote reliable, affordable, viable, safe coastal ferry service. With such service, the ferry-dependent communities can better contribute to the economic health of the province, and to their communities.
Denman and Hornby Islands Ferry Advisory Committee
Hornby Denman Ferry Advisory Committee, consists of 6 members from each of the Islands.
More information about the FAC can be found on the BCF website.
This includes the Terms of Reference for FAC members, and interesting statistics about BCF and how they service their clients.