Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Multiple BC Ferries sailings between Victoria and Vancouver cancelled due to high winds


BC Ferries has just announced the cancellation of multiple sailings between Victoria and Vancouver due to adverse weather conditions. 

In a recent service notice, the cancellations for Monday, March 11th are as a result of Environment Canada’s deteriorating weather forecast, calling for high winds in the Strait of Georgia. 

The weather alert indicates that a frontal system will bring strong southeast winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 km/h to the region and are expected to ease before midnight.

To ensure the safety of their passengers and crew, the following sailings between Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (Victoria) have been cancelled so far:

  • 12 p.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 2 p.m. departing Swartz Bay
  • 4 p.m. departing Tsawwassen
  • 6 p.m. departing Swartz Bay

BC Ferries have assured that other scheduled sailings won’t be impacted due to differing sailing parameters of their Coastal and Spirit Class vessels.

If your booking was one of the affected sailings, their customer services will reach out and let you know if they can fit you on an alternate sailing later today or the booking must be cancelled entirely. 

If a full cancellation is the case, they will refund your fees and/or fares. Visit their website for more information on service disruptions. 

Alternate service is available via the Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Duke Point (Nanaimo) route. Click here to view the schedule.

BC Ferries says they will continue to monitor the weather closely and update their customers as required.

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