High winds continue to impact ferry service between Greater Vancouver and Greater Victoria Sunday afternoon.
BC Ferries has cancelled the 4 p.m. sailing departing Swartz Bay for Tsawwassen and the 6 p.m. sailing departing Tsawwassen for Swartz Bay. It had cancelled the 12 p.m. sailing departing Swartz Bay and the 2 p.m. sailing departing Vancouver.
The 4 p.m. sailing departing Tsawwassen, 6 p.m. departing Swartz Bay, and the 8 p.m. departing Tsawwassen have been confirmed.
Sunday morning and afternoon have seen a flurry of scheduling announcement from B.C. Ferries because of adverse weather.
“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us,” said BC Ferries earlier in a release commenting on the cancellations. “We don’t take the decision to cancel sailings lightly, as we know customers rely on us to get to their destinations.”
Weather also impacted sailings Friday, with BC Ferries cancelling several sailings.
Sailings from Duke Point, Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen, Departure Bay, Horseshoe Bay and more were cancelled throughout the day Friday. Certain routes experienced a modified schedule on Friday as well, according to a service notice. These cancellations led to increased demand Saturday.
#ServiceNotice #Tsawwassen – #SwartzBay #CoastalCelebration has cancelled a round trip due to adverse weather. 12pm departing Swartz Bay & 2pm departing Tsawwassen will not travel due to high winds. More details here: https://t.co/TqvcRsDUKm ^ta
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) January 5, 2020
The Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route is the busiest route in the BC Ferry system.
In 2018, 3.18 million passengers travelled from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen, while 3.22 travelled the other way.
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