Travel advisory: Highway 17 Closures - Keating Cross Road Overpass Project - July 25, 29 and August 7, 2024 View ×

Posted on: Friday, July 19, 2024

Highway 17 Closures
Keating Cross Road Overpass Project
Victoria to Swartz Bay

July 25, 29 and August 7, 2024

Patricia Bay Highway (Hwy 17) between Victoria and Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island will be temporarily closed from Tanner Road to Island View Road due to the Keating Cross Road Overpass Project during the noted times on the following dates:

Scheduled Highway Closures

Thursday,
July 25, 2024

Monday,
July 29, 2024

Wednesday,
August 7, 2024

10:00 pm – 6:00 am

8:00 pm – 6:00 am

10:00 pm – 6:00 am


Customers looking to travel to or from Swartz Bay terminal during closure times will be impacted and should plan their travel accordingly. A detour will be in effect via Central Saanich Road. Customers should be prepared for a 15-20 minute delay as a result.

Those using transit to Swartz Bay are strongly advised to take earlier bus departures because of the detour. Additional information is available online at: https://alerts.bctransit.com/RouteAlertsDetail/45/70/724. 

For more information, please check the Keating Cross Overpass Project website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation-projects/other-transportation-projects/highway-17-keating-cross-overpass.

For up-to-date sailing and departure information, check Current Conditions, follow @BCFerries on X, or phone 1-888-223-3779 for further assistance.

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Route

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

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 Important notice

BC Day Weekend (August 1 – August 6)

There is limited space available to book in advance for customers travelling with a vehicle. If you plan to drive on board without a booking during peak times, arrive prepared for sailing waits. To avoid multiple sailing waits, walk on board or, if you’re planning to drive, travel on off-peak days (Saturday, Sunday) and times (early morning or late night) to avoid sailing waits.

Understanding current conditions

Current Conditions provides a forecast of deck space available based on the number of vehicles booked in advance and the number of drive-up vehicles in the terminal not including vehicles outside the terminal.

Some sailings may show as “Full” below, but may have space available for additional vehicles depending on how many customers do not show up for their bookings, the size of vehicles that arrive, and the ability of our deck crew to fit more vehicles.
 

 

No more scheduled sailings on this route today

Last updated:  9:27 pm Refresh details

Departures Estimated vehicle space available

6:00 am  Departed  5:59 am
Queen of New Westminster

6:00 am  Departed  5:59 am Queen of New Westminster

Arrived: 7:28 am

7:00 am  Departed  6:59 am
Spirit of British Columbia

7:00 am  Departed  6:59 am Spirit of British Columbia

Arrived: 8:30 am

8:00 am  Departed  8:05 am
Coastal Celebration

8:00 am  Departed  8:05 am Coastal Celebration

Arrived: 9:29 am

9:00 am  Departed  9:00 am
Spirit of Vancouver Island

9:00 am  Departed  9:00 am Spirit of Vancouver Island

Arrived: 10:28 am

10:00 am  Departed  10:04 am
Queen of New Westminster

10:00 am  Departed  10:04 am Queen of New Westminster

Arrived: 11:32 am

11:00 am  Departed  11:02 am
Spirit of British Columbia

11:00 am  Departed  11:02 am Spirit of British Columbia

Arrived: 12:29 pm

12:00 pm  Departed  12:06 pm
Coastal Celebration

12:00 pm  Departed  12:06 pm Coastal Celebration

Arrived: 1:28 pm

1:00 pm  Departed  1:02 pm
Spirit of Vancouver Island

1:00 pm  Departed  1:02 pm Spirit of Vancouver Island

Arrived: 2:29 pm

2:00 pm  Departed  2:02 pm
Queen of New Westminster

2:00 pm  Departed  2:02 pm Queen of New Westminster

Arrived: 3:31 pm

3:00 pm  Departed  3:02 pm
Spirit of British Columbia

3:00 pm  Departed  3:02 pm Spirit of British Columbia

Arrived: 4:32 pm

4:00 pm  Departed  4:00 pm
Coastal Celebration

4:00 pm  Departed  4:00 pm Coastal Celebration

Arrived: 5:29 pm

5:00 pm  Departed  5:01 pm
Spirit of Vancouver Island

5:00 pm  Departed  5:01 pm Spirit of Vancouver Island

Arrived: 6:30 pm

6:00 pm  Departed  6:01 pm
Queen of New Westminster

6:00 pm  Departed  6:01 pm Queen of New Westminster

Arrived: 7:30 pm

7:00 pm  Departed  7:00 pm
Spirit of British Columbia

7:00 pm  Departed  7:00 pm Spirit of British Columbia

Arrived: 8:29 pm

8:00 pm  Departed  7:59 pm
Coastal Celebration

8:00 pm  Departed  7:59 pm Coastal Celebration

Arrived: 9:21 pm

9:00 pm  Departed  8:58 pm
Spirit of Vancouver Island

9:00 pm  Departed  8:58 pm Spirit of Vancouver Island

ETA : 10:33 pm

6:00 am  (Tomorrow)
Queen of New Westminster

6:00 am  (Tomorrow)
Queen of New Westminster

Estimated vehicle space available

32%    Details

7:00 am  (Tomorrow)
Spirit of British Columbia

7:00 am  (Tomorrow)
Spirit of British Columbia

Estimated vehicle space available

31%    Details

8:00 am  (Tomorrow)
Coastal Celebration

8:00 am  (Tomorrow)
Coastal Celebration

Estimated vehicle space available

23%    Details

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Last updated:  9:27 PM Refresh details

Traffic at the terminal

Traffic to Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Vancouver (Tsawwassen)

# 1 Ferry Causeway, Delta, V4M 4G6

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Parking:

 

Parking at Tsawwassen terminal is independently operated and managed by Impark.

Capacity: 884 spaces
Short term: 168
Long term: 716

Payment options: Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

  • Meters - Pay by Licence Plate Number in Long Term and Pay by Licence Plate Number in Short Term
  • PayByPhone App- Pay by Licence Plate Number in Long Term and Pay by Licence Plate in Short Term
  • hangTag App- Pay by Licence Plate Number in Long Term and Short Term
  • hangTag Scan or Text to Pay in Long and Short Term

Parking info and rates: Meters require exact change or credit card payment.

Short term lot – Licence Plate Number is required to purchase parking. No need to display ticket on dash.

Lot codes/names and parking operations:
Meter - 1650 (Pay by Licence Plate Number)
PayByPhone - 1650 (Pay by Licence Plate Number )
hangTag - TSA Short Term (Pay by Licence Plate Number)
hangTag - TSA Short Term offers Scan QR or Text to Pay (pay by Licence Plate Number)


Rates:

  • $1.00 for 15 minutes, maximum 2 hours
  • $23.00 for each 24 hour period
  • Multiple day parking allowed

Long term lot – Licence Plate Number is required to purchase parking. No need to display ticket on dash.

Lot codes/names and parking operations:
Meter - 1650 (Pay by Licence Plate Number)
PayByPhone - 2550 (Pay by Licence Plate Number) 
hangTag - TSA Long Term (Pay by Licence Plate Number)
hangTag - TSA Long Term offers Scan QR or Text to Pay (Pay by Licence Plate Number)

Rates:

  • $12.50 for 6 hours
  • $20.00 for each 24 hours
  • $10.00 each additional 12 hour period after the first 24 hours

Note:

  • If paying by credit card on meter, enter your mobile phone number to receive a text notifying you that your parking is about to expire. You can then follow the text instructions (reply within 5 mins of receiving the text) to extend your parking up to 24 hours.
  • You can also pay or extend (start new parking session) your parking without signing up for the PayByPhone app. Visit PayByPhone.com, continue as a guest and follow the instructions (a new parking session will start). Your licence plate number will be required for long term parking and licence plate number for short term parking.
  • Cash acceptance

Meters accept coins only - no change given.
One meter accepts bills/coins and is located in long term lot. For long term parking only.

Parking is not permitted in the aisles or on the causeway. Vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed.


Parking host:
Parking host is available occasionally (7 days/week from 7am - 7pm) for assistance. Use the Help Intercom located at every meter kiosk or call 604-830-7088.


Towing:
UniTow
604-592-1255


Ridesharing services:


Park & Go:
Visit the Park & Go website

Note: The Park & Go facility located at Splash Water Park in Tsawwassen is operated independently of BC Ferries and Impark.

Learn more about current conditions

What is current conditions?

Current Conditions is a real-time planning tool that helps customers make informed travel decisions. Current Conditions provides information about sailing status, arrival times, departure times and deck space availability by sailing. Current Conditions also displays live web cams at terminals and parking capacity information.

Why do some routes have Current Conditions pages and others do not?

Current Conditions is available at terminals with Traffic Towers. We are looking into adding additional routes where we can install cameras for live traffic tracking.

How do we calculate Estimated Deck Space Available?

Estimated Deck Space Available is the approximate percentage of vehicle deck space that remains available for sale on a particular sailing. It is calculated after counting the number of reservations and the number of drive-up customers already checked in at the terminal. This percentage changes as more vehicles are processed through the ticket booth.

Around 10–20% of customers do not check-in for their bookings. After the booking check-in window closes, which is around 30* minutes before departure, we free up these spaces for drive-up customers.

*Some exceptions apply find and review the check-in and cut-off times at your departure terminal.

What does Now Ticketing mean?

The Now Ticketing section of Current Conditions informs customers of the sailing currently being sold at the ticket booth. It indicates for those customers without a reservation in the pre-ticketing area with the sailing they can expect to travel on. As sailings become full during the day, Now Ticketing displays the next sailing with available deck space for non-reserved traffic.

Are commercial vehicles calculated as part of Estimated Deck Space Available?

Yes. We calculate all types of vehicle traffic, including commercial vehicles and buses, as part of Mixed Vehicle Deck Space Available calculations. Foot passengers are not calculated as they do not take up vehicle deck space.

Why do the cameras show an empty lot, but Estimated Deck Space Available indicates the sailing is full?

Estimated Deck Space Available includes advanced vehicle bookings. In most cases, these customers can check-in up to 30 minutes* before their sailing. If customers have a booking but haven’t yet arrived, the terminal lot may appear empty.

*Some exceptions apply find and review the check-in and cut-off times at your departure terminal.

How often is Current Conditions updated?

Current Conditions retrieves live data from all terminals every five minutes.

Why does Current Conditions not show a sailing as delayed until after it departs?

There is currently no way for a terminal to update the anticipated departure time without affecting the scheduled sailing time online.

What is displayed when a sailing is cancelled or late departing?

When a sailing is delayed or cancelled, the sailing will display a message that indicates the reason. This will appear on the Departures/Arrivals page under Status.

Why does Estimated Deck Space Available only show departures for today?

Estimated Deck Space Available is built on a 24-hour clock and is designed to be a near-term planning tool that displays real-time conditions at the terminal. We have recently made updates to Deck Space Available that now show the day’s sailings as well as the first three sailings of the next day.

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