Mid-Life Upgrade Phase 1: 2011
Mid-Life Upgrade Phase 2: 2011-2012
MV Queen of Chilliwack is a ferry owned by BC Ferries, built in Norway in 1978, then known as BastÃ¸ I. The ferry route she was assigned to was from Moss, Norway to Horten, about 45 km south of the capital, Oslo.
In 1991 BastÃ¸ I was bought by BC Ferries. She had to travel 35 days on the trip to British Columbia from Norway, via the Panama Canal. When the vessel arrived she first went to Point Hope Shipyard for a major overhaul for the Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands ferry route in the Gulf of Georgia. She was then named Queen of Chilliwack. She later changed to the Earls Cove – Saltery Bay route.