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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Service notice - Tidal Conditions - July to September, 2024

Posted:   Thursday, June 06, 2024

Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Tidal Conditions
Quathiaski Cove (Quadra Island) – Campbell River (Vancouver Island)

July - September, 2024

Due to tidal conditions between Quathiaski Cove (Quadra Island) and Campbell River (Vancouver Island), some buses, RV's, low bed vehicles and other vehicles (with very low ground clearance or extended overhangs on the rear axle) may be asked to wait for a later sailing, to ensure the safety of the vehicle, the vessel, and the environment during times of extremely low or high tides.

Tides that are below 4 feet or higher than 12 feet change the angle the ferry approaches the loading ramp, and during these times some vehicles are likely to get stuck on the ramp.

To reduce the risk of damage to vehicles, vessels and the environment, crew may ask some vehicles to board at a time when tides allow them to load on and off the vessel safely.

If you plan to travel on the following dates in one of the mentioned vehicle types this month, please arrive outside of the noted sailing times to avoid potential loading issues and extended delays:

July 24: High – 6:05 am - 7:30 am, Low 11:30 am - 4:30 pm, High 7:10 pm - 11:05 pm
July 25: Low – 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, High 8:10 pm - 11:30 pm
July 26: High – 8:10 pm - 11:30 pm
July 27: High – 8:10 pm - 10:40 pm
July 28: High – 9:05 pm - 10:40 pm
July 29: Low – 6:05 am - 9:00 am, High 9:30 pm - 10:40 pm
July 30: Low – 6:05 am - 10:30 am
July 31: Low – 6:30 am - 11:30 am, High 3:30 pm - 6:45 pm

You can check future tidal conditions here: https://tides.gc.ca/en/stations/07917.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank customers in advance for their cooperation. Our crew will work to get you to your destination as quickly as possible, when it is safe to do so.

For up-to-date sailing and departure information, visit bcferries.com or follow @BCFerries on X.

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