(Butchart Gardens)

In a tweet, the Butchart Gardens announced it is closing for the day due to heavy winds and power outages.

The tourist attraction will remain closed through the evening for the safety of visitors and staff.

The storm has knocked out power to more than 100,000 customers on Vancouver Island. Environment Canada is calling this the worst wind storm on Vancouver Island since August 2015.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning got the entire island Thursday morning, with wind gusts expected to reach 100 km/h on the west coast.

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