BC Ferries cancels sailings between Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver due to wind

BC Ferries cancels sailings between Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver due to wind
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BC Ferries is warning of ferry cancellations between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland on Saturday.

Four sailings between Victoria and Vancouver, and another four sailings between Nanaimo and Vancouver, are cancelled as of Saturday morning.

The cancellations came after Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands, where winds between 70 to 90 km/h are expected during the afternoon.

As of 10:45 a.m., the following four sailings have been cancelled between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen:

  • 11 a.m. departing Swartz Bay (Victoria)
  • 1 p.m. departing Tsawwassen (Vancouver)
  • 11 a.m. departing Tsawwassen (Vancouver)
  • 1 p.m. departing Swartz Bay (Victoria)

Meanwhile, the following four sailings between Duke Point and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Saturday:

  • 10:15 a.m. departing Duke Point (Nanaimo)
  • 12:45 p.m. departing Tsawwassen (Vancouver)
  • 10:15 a.m. departing Tsawwassen (Vancouver)
  • 12:45 p.m. departing Duke Point (Nanaimo)

BC Ferries says it will try to move anyone with a reservation on a cancelled ferry onto another sailing Saturday.

If that’s not an option, BC Ferries says it will offer refunds.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us,” said BC Ferries in a service notice around 11 a.m.

“We will continue to monitor this weather system and share further information as it becomes available.”

SEE ALSO: Wind warning issued for Greater Victoria, snow advisories still in effect for other parts of Island

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