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Several BC Ferries sailings have been cancelled this morning and afternoon due to heavy wind gusts in southern B.C.

The cancellations are on the Victoria-Vancouver and Vancouver-Nanaimo routes.

See also: Wind gusts up to 90 km/h expected to hit Greater Victoria this morning

The following sailings have been cancelled:

Spirit of Vancouver Island:

  • 11:00 a.m. departing Swartz Bay terminal
  • 1:00 p.m. departing Tsawwassen terminal

Spirit of British Columbia:

  • 11:00 a.m. departing Tsawwassen terminal
  • 1:00 p.m. departing Swartz Bay terminal

Queen of Cowichan:

  • 10:40 a.m. departing Departure Bay
  • 1:00 p.m. departing Horseshoe Bay

This morning, Environment Canada issued wind warnings for Greater Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands, and the Lower Mainland, as gusts are expected to reach up to 90 km/h.

High winds are expected to abate across Greater Victoria by this afternoon, but may prevail until the evening for the southern Gulf Islands and Lower Mainland.

Check the BC Ferries Twitter feed for instant updates on sailings, delays, and cancellations.