Who We Are

The “Save the Discovery Coast Ferry” campaign is led by the following Campaign Committee.

Petrus Rykes, Chair
Vice-President, West Chilcotin Tourism Association
Partner, Anahim Lake Eagle’s Nest Resort

Leonard Ellis, Vice-Chair
Past President, Bella Coola Valley Tourism
Owner, Bella Coola Grizzly Tours

Bill Van Es, Treasurer
President, West Chilcotin Tourism Association
Owner, Escott Bay Resort

Jason Ryll
President, Willliams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce

Reginald Moody
Chair, Central Coast Regional District
Heiltsuk Tribal Council

Carly Pereboom
Executive Director, Port Hardy & District Chamber of Commerce

Beat Steiner
Owner, Bella Coola Heli Sports and Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Map courtesy of West Chilcotin Tourism Association

Map courtesy of West Chilcotin Tourism Association

The Discovery Coast Circle Tour is one of the major tourism routes in British Columbia, and has been marketed successfully around the world. Without the Discovery Coast ferry there is no Circle Tour. The economies of both Northern Vancouver Island and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cannot withstand such an adverse event without significant loss. People, businesses, and communities will all suffer. We urge you to support this campaign.

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