Q to Q Ferry

For the safety and security of passengers, the gate at the top of the Quayside dock ramp will be closed after dark. Passengers should wait at the top of the ramp between sailings and ferry crews will open the gate when ready to board.

The Q to Q pilot ferry service has been extended until May 2019!

The pilot ferry service will run October 29, 2018 to May 2019 between the Quayside and Queensborough neighbourhoods.

The Q to Q departs from Westminster Quay under the Inn at the Quay and from Queensborough at the Port Royal Public Dock.


The Q to Q extended ferry service will operate between October 29, 2018 and May 2019 at a frequency of approximately every 20 minutes.

The ferry will run:

  • Monday to Thursday: 6:00 am - 9:00 am, and 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 6:00 am - 9:00 am, and 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Weekends & statutory holidays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Day Queensborough Quayside
Morning Evening Morning Evening
First Sailing Last Sailing First Sailing Last Sailing First Sailing Last Sailing First Sailing Last Sailing
Weekdays (Monday to Thursday) 6:00 am 8:50 am 12:10 pm 7:00 pm 6:10 am 8:40 am 12:00 pm 6:50 pm
Fridays 6:00 am 8:50 am 12:10 pm 8:00 pm 6:10 am 8:40 am 12:00 pm 7:50 pm


Day Queensborough Quayside
First Sailing Last Sailing First Sailing Last Sailing
Weekends and Statutory Holidays 10:00 am 8:00 pm 10:10 am 7:50 pm


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  • A trip in either direction requires a paid fare, either an individual ticket or a monthly pass or you may pay using exact cash on board at the time of boarding. Children aged 0-5 do not require a fare.

    Ticket Type Full Fare (19-64 years) Concession (Seniors over 65 yrs, children 6-18 yrs, & people with disabilities)
    One-way $2.00 $1.00
    One month pass $40.00 $20.00


    Tickets and passes can be purchased in advance at Queensborough Community Centre, Centennial Community Centre, City Hall, and at four shops in River Market: Craft Café, Jolene’s Natural Soaps, Paddlewheeler Liquor Store, and Origins Chocolate Bar.

  • Quayside

    March 11 - 17


    March 11 - 17
    • Is the ferry permanent?

      On October, 1, 2018, New Westminster City Council approved an extension to the pilot ferry service. The extension to the service will commence on Monday, October 29, 2018 until May 2019.

      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.

    • Is the ferry accessible?

      Yes. The ferry vessels are outfitted to allow equitable access for all users including those with mobility aids. The ferry vessels are equipped with gently sloping ramps to allow wheeled mobility aids free access, and tie downs for wheelchairs to ensure passenger safety. The ferry operator will aid passengers upon request.

      Are the docks accessible?

      Although 100% independent access is the goal of universal accessibility, the tidal nature of the Fraser River paired with the existing ferry terminal infrastructure is prohibitive to achieving a universally accessible dock. There will be periods of time, (particularly at Port Royal) when passengers should use the docks with extreme caution.

      What is the City doing to make the service accessible?

      • The ferry vessels will be designed to enable people of all abilities, including those who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids, to get onto and off of the ferry independently.
      • The ferry operator will always be available to provide assistance to passengers up and down the ramps, and on/off the ferry when requested.
      • Additional crew will be located at the Port Royal ferry terminal during busy travel times to assist passengers when requested.
      • Information about gangway slopes will be provided on the Q to Q website and at the ferry terminals at least one week in advance so passengers are able to plan trips based on gangway slope to access the docks independently and safely.
    • What's the difference between full fare and concession?

      Full fare is for people aged 19-64. Concession fare is for people aged 6-18, 65+, and for persons with disabilities.

      Do kids need a ticket?

      Children aged 0-5 do not require a ticket. Children aged 6-18 require a concession fare.

      Where can I buy tickets and passes in advance?

      Tickets and passes are available at Queensborough Community Centre, Centennial Community Centre, City Hall, and at four stores in the River Market: Craft Café, Jolene’s Natural Soaps, Paddlewheeler Liquor Store, and Origins Chocolate Bar.

      Can I pay with cash on board?

      Yes, cash on board is okay, provided you bring exact change. The vessel is unable to accept credit or debit cards.

    • What is the ferry vessel like?

      There will be up to two ferry vessels in operation during the service. They are 28 ft. in length and are fitted with reliable, efficient and quiet engines that are adequately powered for the ferry service and Fraser River conditions. Noise, fumes and vibrations will be much improved from last year. The ferry vessels have seating for all passengers and a heated cabin.

      Can I take my bicycle?

      Yes. The ferry can take up to 4 bicycles per trip at no extra cost.

      Is the ferry wheelchair accessible?

      Yes. The ferry can take up to two wheelchairs per trip. Please see the accessibility section for more information.

      How many people can fit?

      The vessels can carry 12 passengers plus two wheelchairs and four bicycles.

      Can I take a stroller?

      Yes. Strollers are welcome on board.

      Are there washrooms on board?

      It is only a 5-minute crossing and the vessels are not equipped with washroom facilities. There are a few public, accessible washrooms within a few minutes walk of both landings.

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