Several BC Ferries-operated routes between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island were canceled on Sunday, January 2, due to a wind warning from Environment Canada.
Cruises from Swartz Bay and Duke Point to Tsawwassen terminal were canceled throughout the entire day. Those between Comox and Powell River at 3:25 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. were also canceled.
Sailings between Nanaimo’s Departure Bay and the mainland’s Horsehoe Bay continued to operate, however.
BC Ferries said in a statement they would resume service as soon as it was safe to do so.
“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.”
According to Environment Canada, south-eastern winds were expected to reach 70-90 kph over the Sunshine Coast and East Vancouver Island, and through Georgia Strait. They peaked Sunday afternoon before easing in the evening, the warning statement said.