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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Coastal Cafe 

Choose from a wide variety of delicious menu items at our self-serve cafeteria-style restaurant, open throughout the day. Offering hearty breakfasts, burgers and entrées, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches and fresh pastries. White Spot burgers and entrées are featured for lunch and dinner on the following routes:

 

Breakfast 


Enjoy a selection of breakfast classics, pastries, fresh fruit and more.

Menu includes

  • Classic breakfasts with eggs, breakfast potatoes and your choice of ham, bacon or sausage
  • Eggs Benny
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Belgian Waffles
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh fruit
  • Assorted baked goods, including gluten-free options

Salads and snacks

  • Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad with Vegan Cashew Cheese
  • Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas
  • Steelhead Cashew Salad with Fresh Oranges
  • California Roll Sushi
  • Hummus Cup

Baked goods

  • Apple Strudel, Blueberry Scone, Butter Tart
  • Gluten-free: Blueberry Muffin, Chocolate Almond Cookie, Chocolate Brownie

Beverages

  • Coffee including Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso and Americano
  • Assortment of black and herbal teas
  • Simply® Juice
  • Proudly Serving Coca-Cola® Fountain Beverages
  • Monster Energy® Beverages

Menu subject to change without notice. Some offers only available on select sailings.

 

Lunch and Dinner 


With a selection of hot entrées and burgers, ready-mades, salads and tasty desserts, the Coastal Cafe is sure to have something to please everyone.

Menu includes

  • Beef, Chicken or Veggie Burgers
  • Salad with Steelhead or Grilled Chicken
  • Dippin’ Chicken Strips with Fries or Salad
  • West Coast Steelhead Burger
  • Gluten-free, pre-packaged Amy’s Bean and Rice Burrito

Salads and snacks

  • Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad with Vegan Cashew Cheese
  • Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas
  • Steelhead Cashew Salad with Fresh Oranges
  • California Roll Sushi
  • Hummus Cup

Baked goods

  • Apple Strudel, Blueberry Scone, Butter Tart
  • Gluten-free: Blueberry Muffin, Chocolate Almond Cookie, Chocolate Brownie

Beverages

  • Coffees including Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso and Americano
  • Assortment of black and herbal teas
  • Simply® Juice
  • Proudly Serving Coca-Cola® Fountain Beverages
  • Monster Energy® Beverages

Menu subject to change without notice. Some offerings only available on select sailings.
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A selection of BC beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages are now available for purchase with a meal from the Coastal Café on select routes.

Alcohol service and online food ordering FAQs

General alcohol service questions
Is there a service limit?

Yes, there is a two-drink limit per customer 19 years of age or older.
 

Can I buy just a drink?

Alcoholic beverages must be purchased with a meal.
 

How can I purchase an alcoholic beverage with my meal?

Upon entering the Coastal Cafe, customers 19 years of age or older with valid ID will have the option to purchase an alcoholic beverage with their meal. Alcohol sales will be available on sailings between 10:30 am and 11:30 pm, seven days a week.
 

Where can customers find the Coastal Cafes that serve alcoholic beverages?

BC beer, wine, cider and refreshment beverages will only be available in the Coastal Cafe on ferries travelling between:

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Victoria (Swartz Bay)
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point)
Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay)
Powell River (Westview) to Comox (Little River)
 

Can I take my beverage outside of the Coastal Cafe to enjoy in another area of the ferry?

Customers are not permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages into the Coastal Cafe or any other areas of the ferry.
 

Do you have a service cut-off time?

The service cut-off time is 30 minutes before docking.
 

Are minors still permitted in the Coastal Cafe?

Minors are permitted to be in the Coastal Cafe, just like many restaurants that serve alcohol in BC.
 

* The Salish Class ferries have Coastal Cafes but do not serve White Spot.

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Relax and enjoy our quiet lounge with light snacks and freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee and tea.

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Ready-made light snacks, pastries, and hot and cold beverages to enjoy on the go.

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