Ferries between Tsawwassen and Vancouver Island resume service as storm subsides

A storm Monday afternoon forced the cancellation of a number of BC Ferries sailings.

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and Duke Point routes were suspended until 3 p.m. PT

High winds have forced the cancellation of BC Ferry service between Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay and Duke Point until further notice. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Ferry service between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, as well as Tsawassen to Duke Point, has now resumed after a number of sailings were cancelled due to stormy conditions.

The storm peaked around midday on Monday.

Long weekend travellers waiting at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal seemed to take the delays in stride.

David Helsel and his dog were supposed to be on the 11 o'clock sailing to Swartz Bay.

"It's not frustrating," he said. "We'll just wait it out, there's nothing much else we can do."

Kirsten Cameron had intended to catch the one o'clock ferry home to Victoria.

"It's B.C. in the winter," said Cameron. "It is what it is."

Sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo were not affected by the stormy conditions.

Routes between Comox and Powell River, and Powell River and Texada​ Island, were also suspended due to high winds. 

BC Ferries also is warning passengers that adverse weather caused an almost hour delay of the Salish Raven travelling between Tsawwassen and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Additionally, a mechanical problem on the Queen of Coquitlam led to the cancellation of sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point earlier this morning.