Friday December 23, 2022 | VICTORIA, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
You can adjust your BC Ferries booking.
Due to a weather system that is anticipated to impact roads and terminals, service on the multiple BC Ferries sailing routes has been affected for today Friday December 23. | BC Ferries – all routes status
Customers of BC Ferries who made a reservation through their website — and want to change or cancel their booking in advance of the storm, can access their booking from the link in the booking confirmation email.
The main route from Victoria (Swartz Bay terminal) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen terminal) has several cancellations today Fri Dec 23 (as of 11:08 am):
As BC Ferries has been unsuccessful in securing the required number of crew on both the Queen of New Westminster and Coastal Renaissance, the following sailings today, Friday, December 23, 2022, between Swartz Bay (Victoria) and Tsawwassen (Vancouver) have been cancelled:
Cancelled Sailings for Friday, December 23:
12:00 pm departing Swartz Bay (Coastal Renaissance)
12:00 pm departing Tsawwassen (Queen of New Westminster)
2:00 pm departing Swartz Bay (Queen of New Westminster)
2:00 pm departing Tsawwassen (Coastal Renaissance)
4:00 pm departing Tsawwassen (Queen of New Westminster)
6:00 pm departing Swartz Bay (Queen of New Westminster)
8:00 pm departing Tsawwassen (Queen of New Westminster)
10:00 pm departing Swartz Bay (Queen of New Westminster)
While temperatures are below zero today Dec 23, rapidly warming temperatures will be accompanied by significant rainfall in the days ahead. Slippery road conditions (rain onto melting ice) and flooding are anticipated.
Travellers who expect to want to travel on BC Ferries are encouraged to review the BC government Travel Advisory (by area, with maps) if travelling in adverse weather conditions.
Weather conditions by Environment Canada are posted online: Weather Forecast for Greater Victoria.
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