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Wine and Beer Will Be Available To Buy On BC Ferries This Summer

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Some big changes are coming to BC Ferries this summer and it’ll be a welcome addition for many passengers.

As part of a new pilot project, BC Ferries will be selling wine and beer on select vessels.

News of this became public after a leaked company memo was obtained by The Orca. It highlights that the pilot project will begin in June onboard three vessels.


These vessels are the Spirit of British Columbia, Spirit of Vancouver Island, and Coastal Celebration travelling on Route 1 between Tsawwassem and Swartz Bay.

“The company is proud to offer beverages from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries, providing customers over the age of 19 with the option of purchasing up to two alcoholic beverages with the purchase of a meal in the Pacific Buffer” reads the memo.

This BC Ferries memo also highlights that “this project is an initial small-scale implementation that is intended to prove the viability and scalability of providing this offering to our customers”.

Lastly, the pilot project memo suggests that alcohol sales would be made available from 11:00 a.m. onwards.


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