BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen are cancelled Tuesday due to high winds. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen are cancelled Tuesday due to high winds. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: All Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen sailings cancelled until Wednesday

BC Ferries announced cancellations due to adverse weather

All remaining sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled until Wednesday morning (Jan. 6) as a result of high winds.

Initially, BC Ferries only cancelled the 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. sailings, but as it became clear the wind storm was not letting up, it decided to cancel the remainder of Tuesday’s sailings as well.

The cancellations follow Environment Canada’s wind warning for Greater Victoria, which forecasts strong, southeasterly winds of 70 to 90 km/h. The strongest winds are expected over exposed coastal sections near the Strait of Georgia, the Haro Strait and the Southern Gulf Islands.

READ ALSO: UPDATED: Tree takes out Saanich power lines, adding to Tuesday’s mass outages

Winds are expected to ease by Tuesday night.

Up to date sailing information is available at bcferries.com.

READ ALSO: Winds up to 90 km/h expected across Greater Victoria


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