The Nicola is an N Class ferry owned by BC Ferries but is not operated by the company. She was built in 1961 for BC Ferries and was placed on the route linking Prince Rupert with Port Simpson, the same route that she serves today. She is kept in a tugboat dock overnight. She is the sister ship of the Nimpkish and the Albert J. Savoie. She remains, along with the Nimpkish, the smallest vessels owned by BC Ferries.