Mission Statement


The purpose of the BCCTS is to advocate for  the safest delivery of services within the domestic marine transportation networks that support communities throughout Canada.

The British Columbia Coastal Transportation Society’s goals are:

  • To promote the maintenance of a robust national marine transportation infrastructure and to encourage sustainable development inclusive of a qualified and sufficient workforce that is necessary to support coastal communities, businesses and families.
  • To inform all stakeholders regarding the economic benefits of an integrated marine transportation system that takes into account not only the realities of today but the needs of future generations of Canadians. BCCTS will address ongoing issues of safety, accountability, and responsibilities within our marine systems and communities, providing backgrounders and information about safety, security and environmental issues that are the basis of a sustainable marine highway.

The BCCTS views advocating for domestic passenger vessel safety to meet international standards, including protection of marine environments, as our imperative and our core value.