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

Klemtu  to  Shearwater

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid on board the ferry at the time of travel.   

Schedules for your selected date and route are currently unavailable, try again later.

Klemtu terminal is located on the east side of Swindle Island on BC’s central coast. Sailings departing from Klemtu provide service to Port Hardy and Prince Rupert with a connector service to Bella Bella, Shearwater, Ocean Falls and Bella Coola.

With a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 60 to 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Your booking will not be honoured and travel will be based on your order of arrival at the terminal if you arrive before booking check-in has opened, or after booking check-in has closed.

  • Booking check-in opens 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles (including hostles).
  • Booking check-in closes 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles (including hostles).

Without a reservation – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal.

  • Ticket sales and check-in for foot passengers close 20 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles (including hostles) close 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.


Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid on board the ferry at the time of travel.   

Route

Shearwater  to  Klemtu

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid on board the ferry at the time of travel.   

Schedules for your selected date and route are currently unavailable, try again later.

Reservations are strongly recommended.

Shearwater terminal is located on Denny Island on BC’s Central Coast. The terminal is accessible by Shearwater Drive. Sailings departing from Shearwater provide service to Bella Bella, Ocean Falls and Bella Coola as well as connections to sailings travelling to Port Hardy to the south and Klemtu and Prince Rupert to the north.

Ticket sales and check-in for foot passengers and vehicles close upon arrival of the ferry.



Dangerous goods sailings information

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

 This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid on board the ferry at the time of travel.   
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