Our Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare

by Stefan Carew, Digital Communications Officer


The Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare is a year-round discount offered to serving members and veterans of the Canadian Forces and is a token of appreciation for their current and past efforts in protecting the interests of the people of Canada at home and abroad.

In an effort to simplify the eligibility process for the Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare, we’ve worked with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services to ensure all eligible members and veterans have access to the fare.

The Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare is available to Canadian Forces personnel, veterans and up to three companions on the same reservation and provides:

– Free passenger fare on the Port aux Basques/North Sydney ferry route, or
– A 50 per cent discount on passenger fare when travelling on the Argentia/North Sydney ferry service.

Please note that neither vehicle fares nor on board services are included in this promotion.

An eligible individual must have one of the below cards at the time of booking a reservation and must also present it at the time of travel.

CF1FC – CF card

CF1FC – V card

For Canadian Armed Forces personnel and veterans who do not have these cards, the CF One Program of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services would be pleased to assist by visiting their website at www.cf1fc.ca or by calling 1-855-245-0330 Ext 6.

Booking a Reservation

To make a reservation under the Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare, please contact Marine Atlantic reservations at 1-800-341-7981 or visit the Marine Atlantic website at www.marineatlantic.ca .

The primary individual on the reservation must possess either the CF1FC – CF or CF1FC – V card. At the time of making the reservation, the Canadian Forces member must indicate the type of identification being used, as well as present the CF1 Identification Card with photo ID at the time of check-in to confirm eligibility under the program.