Belleville Terminal Redevelopment Project - Need for Investment

Last updated on July 7, 2023

​​Aerial view of current Belleville Terminal with Clipper ferry docked

Learn about Canada's obligations under international treaties and why it is necessary to invest in the Belleville Terminal Redevelopment Project.

Need for Investment

The existing Belleville terminal does not comply with the Canada-US Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance Agreement (LRMA) and if not upgraded, it will result in:

  • Removal of US Customs and Border Protection services from Vancouver Island
  • Existing ferry operations being shut down and/or significantly reduced
  • Significant losses to small businesses & industries
  • Significant job losses

As well, current terminal terminal operations and goods processing facilities are inefficient and need to be addressed and aging infrastructure require improvements to ensure public safety and effective terminal operations.

The published Business Case establishes the need to invest in the Project. The recommended service delivery option will contribute to the regional, provincial, and national objectives, strategies, and economies.