BC Ferries cancels sailings between Vancouver Island and Vancouver due to wind

BC Ferries cancels sailings between Vancouver Island and Vancouver due to wind
Nicholas Pescod

BC Ferries cancelled several sailings between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland on Saturday due to strong winds.

Six sailings between Swartz Bay (Victoria) and Tsawwasseen (Vancouver) was cancelled amid a wind warning for the area.

Meanwhile, two evening sailings between Departure Bay (Nanaimo) and Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) were cancelled due to a “severe weather forecast” that called for high winds in the Strait of Georgia.

The cancelled sailings between Victoria and Vancouver are:

  • 8 a.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 10 a.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 12 p.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 2 p.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 7 p.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 9 p.m. departing Swartz Bay

The final sailing leaving from Swartz Bay will depart at 7 p.m. Saturday, and the last sailing departing from Tsawwassen will be at 9 p.m.

The two cancelled sailings between Nanaimo and Vancouver are:

  • 8:45 p.m. departing Departure Bay
  • 10:10 p.m. departing Horseshoe Bay

The last sailing leaving Departure Bay is set for 5:55 p.m. Saturday, and the final sailing from Horseshoe Bay is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

BC Ferries says it will contact anyone with a reservation on a cancelled sailing and try to fit them on an alternate trip.

If no alternate is available, BC Ferries will issue a refund.

“We know you have important places to be and we continue to monitor the weather conditions with the goal of getting you underway as soon as it’s safe to do so,” said BC Ferries in a notice at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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