The McLure Ferry, which normally runs daily from 7 a.m. to 6:20 p.m., went out of service starting noon on Monday, Sept. 28. This is due to scheduled maintenance and is expected to be out of service until the end of November.
This disruption is in order to perform necessary work that will ensure the continued safe operation of the vessel. The work will include rehabilitation of the pontoons, deck, wheelhouse, superstructure and steering on the vessel.
All ferries in the province’s inland ferry fleet have a planned maintenance schedule. We recognize that service disruptions impact local communities and this work will be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. The work on the McLure Ferry was scheduled for this fall to avoid summer traffic, cyclist season, and the busy schedule at the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band’s exhibition grounds, which is one of the largest drivers of ferry traffic. We will provide an update as the work progresses.