We are happy to announce that we will be opening for the season this Friday, May 1st.
In order to abide by social distance guidelines, we have implemented a new contactless payment system. You will have to bring the exact money for your fare, to be deposited in the payment box located on the ferry.
NOTE: In order to minimize contact and exchanges of money, you will have to bring the exact money. We will not be able to provide change.
We are also asking that you remain in your vehicle while you are on the Ferry.
Due to the current situation, we will be operating on a modified schedule. Our business hours will be from 6 am to 9 pm, Monday to Sunday.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to seeing all of you very soon!
ECOLOS is a green public transportation; it offers a ferry service on the Ottawa river between Clarence Island and Thurso. This ferry is unique because of its zero emission propulsion system that is energized by batteries which are recharged by the grid power.
The ferry was purchased from the Ministry of Ontario and went threw extensive upgrades. The cables and drive system were modified and repositioned to minimize boat traffic and cable collision. The diesel propulsion system used by MTO was eliminated and replace with electric drives. The ferry was widen to accommodate the batteries which eliminated the counter weights. The wheelhouse was replaced to improve visibility and comfort.
ECOLOS is a cable ferry that gains efficiency by not having props meaning no water agitation, smaller engines and less noise than the conventional ferry.