High forecast winds result in BC Ferries cancellations

High forecast winds result in BC Ferries cancellations
BC Ferries
Two sailings on the Queen of New Westminster are cancelled due to forecast strong winds.

With strong winds in the forecast, BC Ferries has cancelled some sailings on two routes Tuesday evening.

On the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen, two sailings have been cancelled — the 4 p.m. leaving Tsawwassen and the 6 p.m. leaving Swartz Bay.

Additionally, the Nanaimo Harbour to Gabriola Island is running on a revised schedule, with sailings set to proceed as shown below.

A ferry schedule with sailings leaving Nanaimo Harbour at 11:40, 1:30, 2:50, 4:00, 5:05, and 6:15, and leaving Descanso Bay (Gabriola Island) at 12:55, 2:15, 3:25, 4:35, 5:40, and 6:50.

Sailings later than this are expected to leave as scheduled.

Environment Canada has forecast winds in the Strait of Georgia reaching up to 70 km/h starting Tuesday afternoon.

READ MORE: West Vancouver Island to experience ‘very strong’ winds Tuesday: Environment Canada 

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