Strong winds caused BC Ferries to cancel dozens of sailings on multiple routes across the Strait of Georgia today (Oct. 25).
The cancellations came as Environment Canada forecast 70 km/h winds — gusting up to 90 km/h in the area.
“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us. We don’t take the decision to cancel sailings lightly, as we know customers rely on us to get to their destinations,” reads a media release from BC Ferries.
Sailings on the following routes were cancelled:
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay)
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Nanaimo (Duke Point)
Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) – Nanaimo (Departure Bay)
Comox (Little River) – Powell River (Westview)
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Southern Gulf Islands
Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay) – Victoria (Swartz Bay)
Texeda (Blubber Bay) – Vancouver Island (Campbell River)
Powell River (Westview) – Texada (Blubber Bay)
Vancouver Island (Campbell River) – Quadra Island (Quathiaski Cove)
Cortes Island (Whaletown) – Quadra Island (Heriot Bay)
Environment Canada said the strong winds will persist until early this evening when the approaching low pressure centre weakens and moves onshore.