BC Ferries cancels a dozen sailings ahead of weather bomb drop

Oct 24 2021, 8:06 pm

BC has been preparing for coming storms all week, and now travel between Vancouver Island and the Metro Vancouver has been affected.

At least a dozen BC Ferries cancellations were posted in the afternoon on Sunday, October 24.

BC Ferries notes that they’re cancelling the sailings ahead of anticipated adverse weather conditions including high winds.

The routes affected include early morning sailings leaving from Swartz Bay, Duke Point, and Tsawwassen. Also, sailings from Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay are cancelled until the early afternoon.

BC Ferries customers that had bookings on these sailings will be fully refunded and they will be switching to travel on a standby basis.

BC is anticipating an unprecedented storm system to roll in on Sunday, October 24 through until Monday, October 25.

Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for parts of Vancouver Island that could see winds of up to 100 km/h.

Meanwhile, Metro Vancouver has a special weather statement warning of very windy conditions.

Environment Canada expects the low pressure system to approach the south coast on Monday, when Vancouver will experience the strongest winds in the morning. Gusts could exceed 80 km/h before the wind lets up in the evening.


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