BC Ferries pauses plans to serve liquor on board some vessels

Jun 20 2019, 10:37 pm

BC Ferries has hit pause on its plans to serve liquor on some vessels this summer.

In April, a leaked company memo stated that a pilot project to serve wine and beer was targetted to begin in June and would apply to three different vessels that travel between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay.

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According to the memo, “this pilot project is an initial small-scale implementation that is intended to prove the viability and scalability of providing this to our customers.”

Customers would be limited to a two-drink maximum and only with the purchase of a meal at the Pacific Buffet.

BC Ferries media spokesperson, Astrid Braunschmidt, says there has been a delay with licensing.

“We originally planned for a June launch, pending approval of the liquor license application. We are still waiting for the license,” she said in an emailed statement.

“When we have it, we can confirm a launch date. We don’t have an indication of when that will be. As soon as we have the license, we’ll be able to identify and confirm a launch date.”