Princess of Vancouver

M.V. Princess of Vancouver When Retired
Previous Names (None) Vehicle Capacity 150 automobiles
Place Built Glasgow, Scotland Passenger Capacity 984
Year Built 1955 Length 416 ft.
Joined BC Ferries 1985 Gross Tons 5,554 (when built)
Retired from BC Ferries 1987 Service Speed 17 knots

History & Notes:

Origin of the Names:

What happened to the Princess of Vancouver?

Works Cited & Sources:

Clapp, Frank A. Lake and River Ferries. Victoria: Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Transportation and Highways, 1991.

"The C.P.R. Fleet 6." Port-N-Starboard. Available Online:

Turner, Robert D. The Pacific Princesses. Victoria, Sono Nis Press, 1977.

Turner, Robert D. Those Beautiful Coastal Liners. Victoria: Sono Nis Press, 2001.

Relevant Links:

Photo's of CPR Princesses - Includes a nice color-picture of the Princess of Vancouver leaving Vancouver harbour under the Lions Gate Bridge (near bottom of photo section).

The C.P.R. Fleet 6 - Information and photos of some of CPR's Princess ships including the S.S. Princess Elaine, Princess of Nanaimo, and Princess of Vancouver.

BC Archives Photographs (By Call Number)

E-00567 - The Princess of Vancouver at Vancouver.

E-00569 - Another picture of the Princess of Vancouver at Vancouver.

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