BC Ferries will restore the route between Port Hardy and Bella Coola in the summer of 2018. The cut to the service, which occurred in 2014, damaged the tourism industry in the area.
Stz'uminus First Nation member John Marston is one of three Coast Salish artists whose work was selected to adorn BC Ferries' new Salish class vessels, expected to go into service during the summer of 2017.
Three new BC Ferries vessels that start arriving next year will bear the names Salish Orca, Salish Raven and Salish Eagle.
The names announced Tuesday in Victoria honour the aboriginal heritage of the Coast Salish people and the Salish Sea through which the vessels will sail.