B.C. school closures

B.C.'s South Coast was blanketed with snow Tuesday night, causing school closures in much of the region.

B.C.'s South Coast was blanketed with snow Tuesday night, causing school closures in much of the region.

On Vancouver Island, classes were calncelled at all schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith district, the Cowichan Valley, the Alberni Valley, the Comox Valley, Qualicum and Campbell River. Montessori schools in Oceanside, Nanaimo and Campbell River are also closed, and Prospect Lake Elementary School in Saanich closed because of a power outage.

Public schools are off for the day at all Gulf Islands schools.

All Discovery Community College campuses on Vancouver Island and the mainland cancelled classes.

On the mainland, all schools in the Fraser-Cascade School District were closed.

As of 8 a.m. PT, the following Lower Mainland schools were also closed:

Post-secondary closures:

  • Simon Fraser University Burnaby campus.
  • Trinity Western University.
  • Douglas University College.
  • University of the Fraser Valley.
  • MTI Community College in Chilliwack.


  • all public schools.
  • St. Jean Brebeuf Regional Secondary.
  • Cornerstone Christian School.
  • St. James Elementary.
  • Dasmesh Punjabi School.
  • MEI Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools.


  • Chehalis Community School.


  • Starlight Learning Centre.


  • John Knox Christian School.
  • Saint Francis de Sales.
  • University Highlands Elementary.


  • all public schools.
  • John Calvin Christian Elementary.


  • Our Lady of Fatima School. Mediated Learning Academy.


  • Immaculate Conception School.


  • St. Catherine's Catholic Elementary School.
  • Credo Christian High and Elementary schools.
  • The King's School.

Maple Ridge:

  • Maple Ridge Christian School.
  • Meadowridge Independent Private School.
  • James Cameron School.


  • all public schools.
  • Valley Christian School.

New Westminster:

  • Urban Academy.


  • B.C. Muslim School.
  • Choice School for Gifted Children.
  • Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy.
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy.


  • Surrey Christian Elementary, Middle and High schools.
  • Cornerstone Montessori School.
  • Iqra Islamic School.
  • William of Orange Christian School.
  • Our Lady of Counsel Elementary.
  • Pacific Academy.
  • Pacific Life Bible College.
  • St. Bernadette Elementary School.
  • Cloverdale Catholic School.
  • Zion Lutheran Elementary School.
  • Regent Christian Academy.
  • Milestone Montessori.
  • Surrey Muslim School.


  • Vancouver College.
  • Westside Montessori and Westside Montessori Academy.
  • Little Flower Academy.
  • Fraser Academy.
  • St. Mary's School.

White Rock:

  • White Rock Christian Academy.

Vancouver Christian School and Carver Christian High School in Burnaby both delayed their start times to 10 a.m.