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Most YYJ flights have been cancelled after last night’s significant snowfall in Victoria


This snow is bringing Victoria to a halt!

BC Transit and BC Ferries have cancelled or suspended almost all travel on the island after more than 33 cm of snowfall came down on Greater Victoria overnight.

On Tuesday, December 20th, flights have been affected by the heavy snowfall as well.

Pacific Coastal Airlines seem to be the only airline unaffected by the snow flying in and out of the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) while WestJet has cancelled most of their flights and Air Canada has been delaying theirs. 

Meanwhile, almost all arrivals have been nixed through Tuesday morning at YYJ, up until 12:20 p.m. today.

The best way to stay up to date with flight information at YYJ is through their website on the arrivals and departures pages. 

You can also follow YYJ on Twitter for updates from the airport. 

So far for Wednesday, December 21st, only one flight is listed as cancelled and one is delayed as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The cancelled flight is Air Canada’s 6:25 a.m. departure bound for Vancouver.


The snowfall has caused several Environment Canada weather warnings for most of BC, including Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and Metro Vancouver.

“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve,” said Environment Canada in a weather warning for Greater Victoria on Tuesday morning. 

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.”

“Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.”

Curtis Blandy

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