Snow at Royal Roads University
(Royal Roads/Twitter)

UPDATE: As of 1:12 p.m., Camosun College has announced that both their Lansdowne and Interurban campuses are closing at 4 p.m. due to snow.

The Fisher Building foyer at Lansdowne and Liz Ashton Campus Centre at Interurban will remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Earlier: Victoria’s latest snowfall has caused its first educational institution closure, as Royal Roads University announced on Twitter at 12:09 p.m. that it would be closing the campus. 

The Royal Roads Library and Recreation Centre will be closed by 1:00 p.m., according to the tweet.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Greater Victoria on Tuesday morning, with up to 15 cm of snow accumulation expected by Wednesday. 

“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow,” warns the weather authority.

Other Institutions Remain Open

All other universities and school districts are open as of the time of publication. However the Sooke School District’s official Twitter account did alert parents that the district is continuing to monitor the weather situation.


SD61 (Greater Victoria) and SD63 (Saanich) are both open as well, with advisories and warnings about the weather posted on their websites.

The University of Victoria is currently open, with a snowfall warning on their website. Paul Marck, spokesperson for the University of Victoria, told Victoria Buzz that the university continues to wait and watch the weather, as well as keep an eye on road conditions in the region.

See also: Snowfall warning in effect for Greater Victoria

Transportation Options

Most BC Transit routes are operating on schedule, but several alerts are in place warning riders of potential issues with select bus trips. Click here to check the alerts.

All sailings on BC Ferries are running on time as of the time of publication.

At Victoria International Airport, an incoming WestJet flight from Calgary was cancelled this  morning while an arriving and departing flight to and from Vancouver are both delayed.

Meanwhile Harbour Air is reporting flight delays and possible cancellations between Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Sechelt due to inclement weather conditions. Visit the Harbour Air website to check the status of your flight.

With files from Brishti Basu.