Ferry sailings between Nanaimo and the Lower Mainland have been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions on Jan. 11, 2019, according to B.C. Ferries. (Black Press file)

Ferry sailings between Nanaimo and the Lower Mainland have been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions on Jan. 11, 2019, according to B.C. Ferries. (Black Press file)

UPDATE: Nanaimo ferries to resume service after cancellations due to weather

Duke Point-Tsawwassen and Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay impacted Saturday

UPDATE: As of 1:20 p.m., B.C. Ferries is advising that the Queen of Coquitlam will resume service with its 3:45 p.m. sailing from Horseshoe Bay, while the Queen of Cowichan will set sail at 3:20 p.m. from Departure Bay.

In addition, the Coastal Inspiration’s 3:15 p.m. sailing is a go, with service from Duke Point, and the Queen of Alberni will resume service, leaving Tsawwassen at 3:15 p.m.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: Weather warnings in effect for the Lower Mainland have led to cancellations in Nanaimo of ferries departing Departure Bay and Duke Point terminals.

According to Environment Canada, wind warnings are in effect for areas including Vancouver and Richmond and snowfall warnings are in effect for areas including Vancouver and the North Shore, leading B.C. Ferries to cancel sailings.

The Saturday 10:15 a.m. Queen of Alberni ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point and the 12:45 p.m. ferry from Duke Point to Tsawwassen have both been cancelled due to “adverse weather conditions,” said B.C. Ferries in a service advisory.

In addition, the Saturday Queen of Coquitlam 10:40 a.m. sailing, from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay and the 1 p.m. departing Departure Bay are also cancelled due to adverse conditions, according to a separate advisory.

RELATED: Strong winds and snow expected for B.C.’s south coast

B.C. Ferries says people with reservations will be notified by e-mail and will receive full refunds, unless they have already checked in.

When sailings begin again, people will be loaded on a “standby basis in their order of arrival” following customers who have reservations, B.C. Ferries said.

Nanaimo area residents will see less severe weather as showers are forecast for today with a high of 6 C and northwesterly winds of 20 km/hour and 60 km/hour near the Salish Sea, according to Environment Canada.

For more information, go to www.bcferries.com, @BCFerries on Twitter or call 1-888-223-3779.


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