News Release - Ferry Service to Newcastle Island

Jul. 21/15

Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) is the operator of Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park under an operating permit issued to it by BC Parks. As the operator, SFN is responsible to ensure that ferry service to the Park is maintained and the service complies with the standards set out in the operating permit.

SFN is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Banerd Enterprises Ltd. for ferry service to Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park. Banerd Enterprises Ltd. is the operator of the Protection Island Ferry Service and currently provides ferry service to the Park. With this agreement, residents of Nanaimo and visitors alike are assured of reliable, convenient and reasonably priced ferry service to and from Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park.

SFN is committed to working closely with Banerd Enterprises Ltd. both to promote Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park, “the jewel of Nanaimo”, as a destination and constantly improve the visitor experience.