How do I find the ferry terminals?
Wayfinding and directional signage will be installed to direct you to the ferry terminals at both Quayside and Queensborough.
Where should I wait for the ferry to arrive?
- At Quayside, the best place to wait is on the timber promenade at the top of the ramp to allow the exiting passengers a clear route onto dry land.
- At Queensborough, there will be a shelter with seating down river of the ferry terminal. We encourage passengers to wait here until the ferry arrives in order to minimize impact to nearby residents.
- As always, please respect the local residents by keeping noise to a respectable level at all times.
Can I bring my dog or cat?
Yes, your leashed and licensed dog is welcome on board, provided it is happy to stay by your side for the entire journey. Your cat in a kennel is also perfectly okay. However, please be aware that humans are given priority over pets and in the event of allergies of other passengers or space limitations on board, you and your pet may need to wait for the next sailing. Your pet does not need a ticket.
Why don’t people wear life jackets on the Q to Q Ferry?
While on the open deck of the Q to Q Ferry, wearing a life-jacket is considered prudent, but it is not required by law. However, it is not recommended that life-jackets be worn inside the passenger cabin as this could impede escape in an emergency. If you are concerned about safety, or have questions, please discuss your concerns with a crew member and they will be able to advise you on the best safety practice for the vessel you are about to board. In all cases, you should ensure that:
- you know where the life-jackets are located;
- they are easily accessible; and
- they fit
Safety is a shared responsibility – shared between the boat operator and the passenger. While Transport Canada is responsible for establishing the safety requirements and inspecting vessels to verify compliance, passengers are expected to take precautionary measures to enhance their own safety, and the safety of people in their care, while on the Q to Q Ferry. This includes making sure you get the information you need for a safe trip and ensuring that children in your care are appropriately supervised by you. Before the vessel leaves the dock, parents or guardians have the right to ask crew members to confirm there are sufficient life-jackets of the right size for children accompanying them on the outing, and to know where they are located.