BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings right through until early evening on Monday as a result of strong winds hitting the Strait of Georgia.
According to the ferry company, dozens of sailings have been cancelled on Monday as Environment Canada has issued a warning of high winds reaching up to 90 km/hr.
The cancellations mean there is no ferry service between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island up until at least 5 p.m. this evening as BC Ferries has halted service along its major routes.
1:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm
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“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. We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so,” the corporation wrote in a statement.
Customers with bookings during these times will be fully refunded, adds BC Ferries.
Cancellations began 5:15 a.m. on the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay routes and at 6:15 a.m. on the Horseshoe Bay and Duke Point routes.
Sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay have been cancelled up until at least 5:55 p.m. on Monday.
There are also currently cancellations on the Comox and Powell River sailings and routes to the Gulf Islands are suspended through until the evening.
For the most up-to-date sailing and departure information, BC Ferries suggests that customers visit their Current Conditions web page.