NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) – A new passenger ferry service is launching to connect two New Westminster communities separated by the Fraser River.
The Q to Q ferry, meaning Quayside to Queensborough, will start service on Friday. It’s just a pilot project for now, operating until September 24th and if it’s successful, it could be continued.
“Connecting the Queensborough and Quayside neighbourhoods has been a long-standing priority for the City of New Westminster,” says New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté. “The demonstration ferry service is a unique transportation alternative for accessing local businesses and destinations.”
For now, the ferry will operate on Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fares are $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and kids between the ages of five and 16. Children under the age of five are free.
The five minute crossing runs from a dock below the Inn at the Quay near the River Market to the Port Royal public dock in Queensborough. It holds 40 passengers and four bikes.