BC Ferries cancels many Tuesday sailings due to high winds

Jan 4 2021, 7:13 pm

BC Ferries has cancelled the majority of its sailings between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island for Tuesday, January 5 because heavy winds are forecast to hit the coast.

Environment Canada issued a wind warning Monday afternoon due to an intense front approaching.

“Please be advised that there is an extreme weather system which will result in the following sailing cancellations,” BC Ferries said in a posting.

This is what their sailing schedule looks like:

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay)
7:00 am departing both directions – running as scheduled
9:00 am departing both directions – running as scheduled
11:00 am departing both directions – cancelled
1:00 pm departing both directions – cancelled
3:00 pm departing both directions – cancelled
5:00 pm departing both directions – cancelled

Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay)
6:15 am departing both directions – running as scheduled
8:25 am departing both directions – running as scheduled
10:40 am departing both directions – cancelled
1:00 pm departing both directions – cancelled
3:20 pm departing Departure Bay – cancelled
3:45 pm departing Horseshoe Bay – cancelled
5:55 pm departing both directions – cancelled

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Nanaimo (Duke Point)
5:15 am departing both directions – running as scheduled
7:45 am departing both directions – running as scheduled
10:15 am departing Duke Point – running as scheduled
10:15 am departing Tsawwassen – cancelled
12:45 pm departing Duke Point – cancelled
12:45 pm departing Tsawwassen – running as scheduled
3:15 pm departing both directions – cancelled
5:45 pm departing both directions – cancelled

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Southern Gulf Islands
Earlier sailings departing as scheduled
3:35 pm departing Long Harbour – cancelled
4:25 pm departing Otter Bay – cancelled
5:10 pm departing Village Bay – cancelled
5:45 pm departing Sturdies Bay – cancelled
7:10 pm departing Tsawwassen – cancelled
8:15 pm departing Sturdies Bay – cancelled
8:50 pm departing Village Bay – cancelled
9:25 pm departing Otter Bay – cancelled

“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us. We don’t take the decision to cancel sailings lightly, as we know customers rely on us to get to their destinations,” BC Ferries said. “We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Customers with reservations who have not checked in to their sailing will be automatically refunded, BC Ferries said.

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