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B.C. Ferries cancels all major sailings for rest of today due to 'hurricane-force winds'


There's no escaping wherever you are if you'd hoped to take B.C. Ferries to get you there.

B.C. Ferries has issued a travel advisory, indicating it has cancelled all sailings for the rest of the day on several routes due to forecast “hurricane-force winds.”

Service will be suspended starting at 3 p.m. today (Jan. 15) on the following routes: 

  • Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen
  • Duke Point-Tsawwassen
  • Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay-Langdale
  • Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands
  • Horseshoe Bay-Bowen Island
  • Langdale-Gambier and Keats

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the Metro Vancouver region Wednesday. 

"A deep low-pressure system will cross Vancouver Island Wednesday night. Ahead of the low, southeast winds of 70 to 90 km/h will develop in Greater Victoria early in the evening and spread to the Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island — Duncan to Nanaimo, southern and western sections of Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast later in the evening," explained the weather agency in a statement. 

"Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring," it adds.

B.C. Ferries urges anyone traveling with them Wednesday to check the current status of all routes immediately. 

Those customers who have reservations on cancelled sailings will be advised that their booking is cancelled, and reservations that are cancelled will have their reservation fees fully refunded. 

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