Find out where ferries are in service and when they operate.
- About the Pelee Island transportation service
- Glenora Ferry Schedule / Adolphustown
- Wolfe Island / Kingston
About the Pelee Island transportation service
The Ministry of Transportation provides year-round transportation service to Pelee Island by:
- two provincially owned ferries in the summer (M.V. Pelee Islander and M.V. Jiimaan)
- air service in the winter
The ferries operate from the mainland at either Leamington or Kingsville to Pelee Island, and from Pelee Island to Sandusky, Ohio. The air service operates between Pelee Island and the Windsor municipal airport.
The ferry and air services are managed by the Owen Sound Transportation Company, an agency of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, under contract with MTO.
For Pelee Island ferry and air schedules, please visit OntarioFerries.com.
About the new vessel
Based on a study of the long-term and short-term needs for Pelee Island, MTO is building a new vessel to replace the aging M.V. Pelee Islander. The new vessel is expected to be in service in 2018.
The vessel will be a passenger and vehicle ferry. It will have a bow visor and ramp and a stern ramp, designed to use the existing docks at Pelee Island, Leamington and Kingsville.
The minimum length of the new vessel will be 60m. It will carry:
- a maximum of 399 passengers
- 4 tractor trailers plus 16 cars
- 34 cars when no tractor trailers are present
2013: MTO hired a shipbuilding expert to provide advice on naval architecture and marine engineering during procurement, design, and construction.
February 2014: MTO began procurement for a shipyard to design and build the new vessel.
June 2015: ASENAV, a ship-building company located in Valdivia, Chile, was awarded the contract for the new vessel. Please visit the Ontario Newsroom for more information.
Please check back here for ongoing updates as the project progresses.
Glenora Ferry Schedule and Service
Glenora to Adolphustown
Ferry capacity :
- 21 cars, end-loading
- length of car deck: 38.7 metres (127 feet)
- vehicle height restriction: 4.1 metres (13 feet 5 inches)
- maximum gross load: 18 tonnes
Glenora ferry schedule
|Winter (mid-October to Victoria Day weekend)||Daily 30-minute service* 6 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.|
|Spring (Victoria Day weekend to late June)|| Mon-Fri: 30-minute service* 6 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.
Weekends and Victoria Day only:
|Summer (Late June to mid-October)||
*When on 30-minute service (1 ferry), a ferry departs:
- Glenora on the hour and the half-hour
- Adolphustown at a quarter to and a quarter after the hour
**When on 15-minute service (2 ferries), a ferry departs each terminal every 15 minutes.
You can contact the Glenora Ferry Office at 613-476-2641.
Wolfe Island Ferry Service
IMPORTANT DANGEROUS GOODS UPDATE: Effective July 30, 2015 there will be no designated dangerous goods ferry trips for propane and gasoline highway tankers with a capacity of less than 20 000 Litres classified as; UN1075, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES, Class 2.1, UN1203, GASOLINE, Class 3, Packing Group II, or UN1978, PROPANE, Class 2.1. However, the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act requires that dangerous goods tankers containing materials as noted above be transported to and from Wolfe Island one tanker at a time on any regularly scheduled trip. This also applies to empty but un-purged mobile units that previously carried the above noted dangerous goods on the return trip. Carriers will be accepted as first come, first served.
|Departs from Wolfe Island||Departs from Kingston|
|5:45 a.m.||6:15 a.m.|
|6:45 a.m.||7:15 a.m.|
|7:45 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|9 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|10 a.m.||10:30 a.m.|
|11 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|12 p.m.||12:30 p.m.|
|1:15 p.m.||2 p.m.|
|2:30 p.m.||3 p.m.|
|3:30 p.m.||4 p.m.|
|4:30 p.m.||5 p.m.|
|5:30 p.m.||6 p.m.|
|6:30 p.m.||7 p.m.|
|7:30 p.m.||8 p.m.|
|8:30 p.m.||9 p.m.|
|9:30 p.m.||10 p.m.|
|10:40 p.m.||11:20 p.m.|
|12 a.m.||12:40 a.m.|
|1:20 a.m.||2 a.m.|
- Kingston Terminal is located at 295 Ontario Street.
Wolfe Island Docks:
- Summer season (from about April to December): use the Marysville (Wolfe Island Village) dock
- Winter season (from about December to April): use the Dawson's Point dock, located 4.8 km east of Marysville
- 55 cars, end-loading
- length of car deck: 61 metres (200 feet)
- vehicle height restriction: 4.4 metres (14 feet 5 inches)
- maximum gross load: as per Highway Traffic Act
Please contact the Wolfe Island Ferry Office at 613-548-7227.
Effective July 30, 2015 there will be no designated Dangerous goods trips for Gasoline and Propane tankers. For all other dangerous goods substances please contact the Wolfe Island Ferry Office directly.
Large walk-on passenger groups, cyclist groups or bus tours should notify the appropriate ferry office 48 hours in advance to avoid delays.
If you need to transport an oversize load, you will need an oversize/overweight permit. You must provide proof of this permit before you schedule ferry requirements.
Amherst Island ferry (operated by Loyalist Township)
Howe Island-County ferry (operated by the County of Frontenac)
Frontenac Islands ferries (operated by the Township of Frontenac Islands)
Horne's ferry (privately operated)