Environment Canada is forecasting high winds into this afternoon and evening for swaths of Vancouver Island and parts of Metro Vancouver.
The agency has issued a special weather advisory saying a very strong storm approaching the west coast will bring winds of up to 100 kilometres an hour over northern Vancouver Island.
B-C Ferries has cancelled nearly two dozen sailings so far today-
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)
BC Ferries reserved customers will be fully refunded.
“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. We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience experienced as a result of these cancellations”, B-C Ferries
For more information on the wind warnings in effect, please visit Environment Canada.