Originally Posted by advNZer?
is it customary for the bikes on the ferry not to be tied down in any way?
They are not tied down on the ferries between Vancouver Island and the Mainland and most of the smaller routes. The bikes are left on the side stand and chocks are jammed in under the high side of the bike to prevent tipping. On the northern routes (more open waters) bikes are tied down. I've never had a problem with the bike going over, and I've been on them many times.