BC Ferries cancels last Monday sailings as ‘long period of snowfall’ expected

BC Ferries has cancelled the last round trip Monday between Langdale and Horseshoe Bay “due to the expected deteriorating weather conditions and snow forecast.”

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning Monday for coastal B.C., forecasting a “long period of snowfall” with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm expected.
The cancelled sailings are the 9:35 p.m. departing Langdale and the 10:55 p.m. departing Horseshoe Bay.

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As well, a modified evening schedule is in place, with new departure times for the last three sailings of the day: 6:30 p.m. from Horseshoe Bay, 7:30 p.m. from Langdale and 8:40 p.m. from Horseshoe Bay.

“Due to the severe weather the Queen of Cowichan will maintain service to Vancouver Island and the Queen of Coquitlam will maintain service on the Horseshoe Bay to Langdale route for the remainder of the operational day with the exception of the last round trips,” BC Ferries said in a service notice.

“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,” the notice said. “We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience experienced as a result of this cancellation.”

For sailing and departure information, BC Ferries customers can follow @BC Ferries on Twitter, visit the Current Conditions webpage at www.bcferries.com or call toll free at 1-888-223-3779.

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