Nanaimo Port Authority, Snuneymuxw First Nation ink agreements for ferry service

Nanaimo Harbour (Photo: Nanaimo Port Authority)
Nanaimo Harbour (Photo: Nanaimo Port Authority)

The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) of British Columbia's Vancouver Island and the Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN), in conjunction with Conqora Capital Partners, have entered into agreements for the purpose of providing a high-speed passenger ferry service that will connect Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver.

The NPA has entered into a long-term lease agreement with Conqora to provides access to the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf for vessel berths, welcome terminals, parking and passenger connectivity areas.

Conqora has also entered into a recognition, cooperation and benefits agreement with Snuneymuxw First Nation authorising the new fast passenger ferry in Snuneymuxw Territory. This agreement recognises the SFN rights, lands and waterways upon which the high-speed passenger ferry service will operate.

Details surrounding the new high-speed ferry service will be announced in the near future.

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