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

Chemainus to Penelakut Island (Telegraph Harbour)

  • This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.

Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
7:30 am 30m

Non-stop

8:35 am
9:25 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:10 am
10:40 am 30m

Non-stop

12:30 pm
1:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

2:05 pm
3:05 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:50 pm
4:20 pm 30m

Non-stop

5:25 pm
6:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:00 pm
8:00 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

8:55 pm
9:25 pm 30m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
11:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
7:30 am 30m

Non-stop

8:35 am
9:25 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:10 am
10:40 am 30m

Non-stop

12:30 pm
1:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

2:05 pm
3:05 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:50 pm
4:20 pm 30m

Non-stop

5:25 pm
6:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:00 pm
8:00 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

8:55 pm
9:25 pm 30m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
11:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
7:30 am 30m

Except on Dec 25 & Jan 1

Non-stop

8:35 am
9:25 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:10 am
10:40 am 30m

Non-stop

12:30 pm
1:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

2:05 pm
3:05 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:50 pm
4:20 pm 30m

Non-stop

5:25 pm
6:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:00 pm
8:00 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

8:55 pm
9:25 pm 30m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
11:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
7:30 am 30m

Non-stop

8:35 am
9:25 am 50m

Except on Apr 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, Jun 13, 27, Jul 11, 25, Aug 8, 22, Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28, Dec 12, 26, Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, 20, Mar 6 & 20.

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:10 am
10:40 am 30m

Non-stop

12:30 pm
1:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

2:05 pm
3:05 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:50 pm
4:20 pm 30m

Non-stop

5:25 pm
6:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:00 pm
8:00 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

8:55 pm
9:25 pm 30m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
11:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:45 am
7:15 am 30m

Non-stop

9:45 am
10:15 am 30m

Non-stop

11:30 am
12:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

12:45 pm
1:35 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

2:20 pm
3:20 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

4:05 pm
4:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

5:40 pm
6:30 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:15 pm
8:05 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:05 pm
9:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

10:50 pm
11:20 pm 30m

Non-stop

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
7:30 am 30m

Non-stop

8:35 am
9:25 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:10 am
10:40 am 30m

Non-stop

12:30 pm
1:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

2:05 pm
3:05 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:50 pm
4:20 pm 30m

Non-stop

5:25 pm
6:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:00 pm
8:00 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

8:55 pm
9:25 pm 30m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
11:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
7:30 am 30m

Non-stop

8:35 am
9:25 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:10 am
10:40 am 30m

Non-stop

12:30 pm
1:00 pm 30m

Non-stop

2:05 pm
3:05 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:50 pm
4:20 pm 30m

Non-stop

5:25 pm
6:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

7:00 pm
8:00 pm 1h

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

8:55 pm
9:25 pm 30m

Non-stop

10:30 pm
11:00 pm 30m

Non-stop



Chemainus is a community in the Chemainus Valley on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island—a 30 minute drive south of Nanaimo. Sailings from Chemainus provide service to Thetis Island and Penelakut Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in and ticket sales close five minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles.


Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jul 24, 2024.

Route

Penelakut Island (Telegraph Harbour) to Chemainus

  • This is a non-bookable route. Fares are paid at the terminal at the time of travel.

Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:50 am 30m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:30 am 55m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:30 am
10:00 am 30m

Non-stop

10:45 am
11:35 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

1:05 pm
1:55 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:10 pm
3:40 pm 30m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
5:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:20 pm
6:50 pm 30m

Non-stop

8:05 pm
8:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

9:30 pm
10:20 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:50 am 30m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:30 am 55m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:30 am
10:00 am 30m

Non-stop

10:45 am
11:35 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

1:05 pm
1:55 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:10 pm
3:40 pm 30m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
5:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:20 pm
6:50 pm 30m

Non-stop

8:05 pm
8:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

9:30 pm
10:20 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:50 am 30m

Except on Dec 25 & Jan 1

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:30 am 55m

Except on Dec 25 & Jan 1

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:30 am
10:00 am 30m

Non-stop

10:45 am
11:35 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

1:05 pm
1:55 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:10 pm
3:40 pm 30m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
5:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:20 pm
6:50 pm 30m

Non-stop

8:05 pm
8:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

9:30 pm
10:20 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:50 am 30m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:30 am 55m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:30 am
10:00 am 30m

Non-stop

10:45 am
11:35 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

1:05 pm
1:55 pm 50m

Except on Apr 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, Jun 13, 27, Jul 11, 25, Aug 8, 22, Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28, Dec 12, 26, Jan 9, 23, Feb 6, 20, Mar 6 & 20.

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:10 pm
3:40 pm 30m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
5:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:20 pm
6:50 pm 30m

Non-stop

8:05 pm
8:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

9:30 pm
10:20 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:05 am
6:35 am 30m

Non-stop

7:20 am
8:15 am 55m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

10:30 am
11:20 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

12:05 pm
12:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

1:40 pm
2:10 pm 30m

Non-stop

3:25 pm
3:55 pm 30m

Non-stop

4:40 pm
5:30 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:35 pm
7:05 pm 30m

Non-stop

8:10 pm
8:40 pm 30m

Non-stop

9:50 pm
10:40 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:50 am 30m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:30 am 55m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:30 am
10:00 am 30m

Non-stop

10:45 am
11:35 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

1:05 pm
1:55 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:10 pm
3:40 pm 30m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
5:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:20 pm
6:50 pm 30m

Non-stop

8:05 pm
8:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

9:30 pm
10:20 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
6:50 am 30m

Non-stop

7:35 am
8:30 am 55m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

9:30 am
10:00 am 30m

Non-stop

10:45 am
11:35 am 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

1:05 pm
1:55 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

3:10 pm
3:40 pm 30m

Non-stop

4:25 pm
5:15 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)

6:20 pm
6:50 pm 30m

Non-stop

8:05 pm
8:35 pm 30m

Non-stop

9:30 pm
10:20 pm 50m

Stop Thetis Island (Preedy Harbour)



Telegraph Harbour terminal is located on the west side of Penelakut Island. Sailings from Telegraph Harbour provide service to Preedy Harbour (Thetis Island) and Chemainus on Vancouver Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in closes:

  • 3 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers.
  • 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for vehicles.

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jul 24, 2024.

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