BC Ferries operates
a scheduled ferry service from Chemainus to Thetis Island and Kuper
Island in the Southern Gulf Islands.
25 minutes between Chemainus and Thetis Island (4 nautical miles).
15 minutes between Thetis Island and Kuper Island (1.7 nautical
25 minutes between Kuper Island and Chemainus (4 nautical miles).
Island Ferry Terminal in Preedy Harbour
Minimum 10 daily round trip circular sailings between Chemainus,
Thetis Island and Kuper Island.
Ticket sales and loading end three minutes before the scheduled
sailing time for vehicles and five minutes before the scheduled
sailing time for walk-on passengers. Reservations are not available
for this ferry route, and tickets are sold on a return-trip basis
Kuper Island is home tothe Penelakut First Nations Tribe, and is
not generally open to the public. Visits are by invitation from
the Penelakut Band Council.
on the map to view a large scale map of the Gulf Islands Ferry
current schedules, fares, vehicle reservations and additional
information directly with BC
For more information
visit: Thetis Island, Kuper
Island and Chemainus
Ferry MV Kuper, serving Thetis and Kuper Islands
the Southern Gulf Islands
and Northern Gulf Islands
can be accomplished in small hops. Each of these islands is a world
unto itself, each with its own history, culture and colourful characters
- each island deserves at least a day or two for exploring.