A tourist walks by the Little River ferry terminal in Comox on October 7th, 2018. Photo by James Wood/98.9 The Goat/Vista Radio
COMOX, B.C- Adverse weather conditions has led to multiple ferry cancellations across Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast today.
According to service notices from BC Ferries, the following sailings have been cancelled due to the weather.
CAMPBELL RIVER-QUADRA ISLAND
The Powell River Queen, which serves the route between Campbell River and Quadra Island, was pulled back due to high winds.
The sailings affected were the 9:00 a.m. departing Quadra Island, and the 9:30 a.m. leaving Campbell River.
“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,” read a notice from BC Ferries.
“We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience experienced as a result of this cancellation.”
As of this publication, no other cancellations have been announced on that route.
CORTES ISLAND-QUADRA ISLAND
The MV Tachek cancelled the following sailings due to the weather.
The 11:50 am departing Whaletown, and the 1:05 pm departing Heriot Bay.
On the run between Comox and Powell River, the Salish Raven‘s 9:55 a.m. departure out of Comox was cancelled, as was the 11:50 a.m. out of Powell River.
No further cancellations have been announced.
TEXADA ISLAND-POWELL RIVER
Between Texada Island and Powell River, the North Island Princess‘ 11:25 a.m. departure out of Texada Island was cancelled. The 12:15 p.m. sailing leaving Powell River has also been cancelled.
No other cancellations have been announced as of this publication.
HORNBY ISLAND (Shingle Spit)-Denman Island East (Gravelly Bay)
BC Ferries has also announced that the run between Hornby Island and Denman Island East has modified its schedule. No specific times have been released.
“The MV Quinitsa has modified sailing times due to adverse weather conditions – high winds: The vessel will not be cancelling sailings however, they will depart each terminal as it is safe to do so. Sailing times will vary until the severe weather subsides,” read a notice from the ferry service.
No cancellations were announced between Buckley Bay (Vancouver Island) and Denman Island West
There were no cancellations announced on northern Vancouver Island routes, and the sailings between Powell River and Sechelt have not been affected by the high winds.
-with files from Justin Goulet