An anonymous bomb threat closed down the Departure Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island Saturday, forcing the cancellation of several sailings.
Officials say the person called BC Ferries at about 3 p.m. PT and said there was a bomb aboard the Queen of Coquitlam, which was about to leave for Horseshoe Bay.
The vessel was evacuated and about 500 passengers taken to a nearby recreation centre while a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in to look for explosives.
Police say the vessel was cleared at about 6:30 p.m. and the passengers were taken back to the ferry terminal.
The Nanaimo RCMP Serious Crime Unit is investigating.