TJ Watt Photography Waves Vancouver Island Storm
(Photo by TJ Watt Photography/Twitter)

Numerous ferry cancellations and power outages were reported Tuesday morning as a storm with high winds swept across Vancouver Island.

Early Monday evening, BC Ferries cancelled several sailings on the Tsawwassen—Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay—Departure Bay and Tsawwassen—Duke Point routes, including:

  • Spirit of British Columbia
    7:00 am departing Tsawaassen
    9:00 am departing Swartz Bay
  • Spirit of Vancouver Island
    7:00 am departing Swartz Bay
    9:00 am departing Tsawwassen
  • Queen of New Westminster
    5:15 am departing Tsawwassen
    7:45 am departing Duke Point
    10:15 am departing Tsawwassen
    12:45 pm departing Duke Point
  • Coastal Renaissance
    5:15 am departing Duke Point
    7:45 am departing Tsawwassen
    10:15 am departing Duke Point
    12:45 pm departing Tsawwassen
  • Queen of Oak Bay
    6:15 departing Horseshoe Bay
    8:25 departing Departure Bay—Nanaimo
  • Queen of Coquitlam
    6:15 departing Departure Bay—Nanaimo
    8:25 departing Horseshoe Bay

BC Hydro reported outages affecting thousands of customers in Tofino, Ucluelet, Port Alberni, Campbell River and Malcolm Island.

In total, over 10,000 customers were without power Tuesday morning across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands as a result of the wind storm.

Environment Canada reported wind gusts reaching speeds up to 110 km/h on parts of Vancouver Island. They predicted that the wind would gradually ease into the afternoon, with gusty conditions persisting in areas.