The BC Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance. (News Bulletin file photo)

The BC Ferries vessel the Coastal Renaissance. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries cancels numerous sailings with windy weather arriving

Ferry corporation issued service notice Monday advising of cancellations on Tuesday

UPDATE: More sailings were cancelled for Tuesday with a wind warning in effect on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Additional sailings on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay and Duke Point-Tsawwassen routes have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

There were also cancellations today in between Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen, Gulf Islands-Tsawwassen, Powell River-Comox, Powell River-Texada Island, Swartz Bay-Gulf Islands, Denman Island-Hornby Island, Campbell River-Quadra Island, Quadra Island-Cortes Island and Skidegate-Alliford Bay. Service has resumed on the latter route. For more information, click here.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: The forecast is calling for rough seas Tuesday, and BC Ferries is already cancelling sailings in anticipation.

BC Ferries issued a service notice Monday night advising that it is cancelling all sailings between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay from 10:40 a.m. until 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, due to “high winds and sea state.” In total, four sailings are being cancelled from Nanaimo and four from West Vancouver.

The service notice says the safety of passengers and crew is of primary importance and decisions to cancel sailings aren’t taken lightly. BC Ferries said it appreciates patience from travellers and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the cancellations.

For more information, visit www.bcferries.com.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Tuesday for Nanaimo and other parts of Vancouver Island’s east coast.

RELATED: Environment Canada issues wind warning for east coast of Vancouver Island



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