BC Ferries has cancelled Queen of Cowichan's first round trip this morning due to high winds.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Metro Vancouver, including West Vancouver and North Vancouver – with winds of up to 90km/h expected this morning.
BC Ferries has advised customers that the Queen of Cowichan 6:15 am sailing departing Departure Bay and the 8:25 am sailing departing Horseshoe Bay have been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us,” BC Ferries stated.
“We don’t take the decision to cancel sailings lightly, as we know customers rely on us to get to their destinations."
#ServiceNotice #HorseshoeBay #DepartureBay #QueenofCowichan has cancelled its first round trip due to adverse weather. The 6:15 am sailing out of Departure Bay & the 8:25 am sailing out of Horseshoe Bay will not travel. More details here: https://t.co/U0AID1vlnn ^ta— BC Ferries | Travel safe. Wear a mask. (@BCFerries) February 26, 2021
BC Ferries will resume sailings later this morning when "it is safe to do so." The next scheduled sailing is from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale at 9:45 am, with 63 per cent vehicle deck space available.
BC Ferries says it will inform customers as early as possible of any changes to scheduled sailings.
#CurrentConditions as of 7:30 am #HorseshoeBay - #Langdale next scheduled sailing at 9:45 am - 63% available vehicle deck space. Check for more updates here: https://t.co/1pLsQcfqLP ^ta— BC Ferries | Travel safe. Wear a mask. (@BCFerries) February 26, 2021
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Wind warning in effect
Environment Canada stated a ridge of high pressure building off Vancouver Island today would produce very strong winds over the southern Strait of Georgia.
“Southern Gulf Islands and areas of Metro Vancouver near the Strait of Georgia will see winds increase to northwest 70 km/h gusting to 90 this morning," the weather agency stated.
The winds will abate near noon but increase again early this evening, before gradually easing by early Saturday morning.