operates a passenger-only express island ferry between Nanaimo on
Central Vancouver Island and Vancouver Downtown on the British Columbia
mainland. Harbour Lynx uses a high-speed catamaran for the important
route between Nanaimo and Vancouver. It is 40 meters in length,
carries 300 passengers, and travels at a cruising speed of 30 knots.
Lynx High-Speed Catamaran Ferry
board include a snack/coffee bar, washrooms, and a limited-view
Harbour Lynx ferry service was suspended in February 2006
and will remain out of service until further notice.
Transit time between
Nanaimo and Vancouver is approximately 80 minutes. Harbour Lynx suggests
that passengers arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to ensure
passage. Boarding will commence at that time.
Lynx Ferry Docking in Nanaimo
Harbour Lynx has three scheduled sailing a day in each direction.
With advance notice, extra sailings may be added or slight delays
to scheduled departures may be incurred due to special events -
weather, sports, concerts, performing arts etc. Schedule is subject
Monday - Friday 9:00am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am, 3:00pm, 6:30pm
Group bookings, reservations, and arrangements for bicycles can be made
through the Harbour Lynx Sales Department. Sales Co-ordinators can
be contacted at the Administrative Office - details below.
and Ticket Offices
Driving directions and parking information is available from
the Administrative office and the Harbour Lynx website.
Unit #5 - Pioneer Waterfront Plaza
Tel: (250) 754-5969
609 Waterfront Road
South SeaBus Terminal Waterfront Station
Tel: (604) 688-2114
303 - 235 Bastion Street
(604) 688-5465 Vancouver