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

Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay) to Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour)

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

 View printable Southern Gulf Islands schedules


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
8:35 pm
9:57 pm 1h 22m

Except on May 20

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
8:35 pm
9:57 pm 1h 22m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
8:35 pm
9:57 pm 1h 22m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
8:35 pm
9:57 pm 1h 22m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:50 pm
9:10 pm 1h 20m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)



Sturdies Bay terminal is located on the southeast side of Galiano Island at the end of Sturdies Bay Road. Sailings departing from Sturdies Bay provide service to Pender, Mayne, Salt Spring, Saturna, Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay). Some destinations require transfers. Reservations are strongly recommended for travel between Sturdies Bay and Vancouver (Tsawwassen).

Check-in times

For travel to Vancouver (Tsawwassen) with a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 30 to 60 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 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.
  • Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.

For travel without a reservation or on a non-bookable route – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal.

  • Ticket sales and check-in close five minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure for foot passengers and vehicles.

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jul 24, 2024.

Route

Saturna Island (Lyall Harbour) to Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

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

 View printable Southern Gulf Islands schedules


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:15 am
8:20 am 2h 5m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:30 am
12:00 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:35 pm
6:05 pm 1h 30m

Except on May 20

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:15 am
8:20 am 2h 5m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:30 am
12:00 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:35 pm
6:05 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:15 am
8:20 am 2h 5m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:30 am
12:00 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:35 pm
6:05 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:15 am
8:20 am 2h 5m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:30 am
12:00 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:35 pm
6:05 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:15 am
8:20 am 2h 5m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:30 am
12:00 pm 1h 30m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:30 pm
5:45 pm 1h 15m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
9:55 am
11:30 am 1h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:45 am
8:10 am 1h 25m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)



Lyall Harbour terminal is located on the northwest of Saturna Island, at the west end of East Point Road. Sailings departing from Lyall Harbour provide service to Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island, Salt Spring Island, Vancouver (Tsawwassen), and Victoria (Swartz Bay).

Check-in times

For travel to Vancouver (Tsawwassen) with a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 30 to 60 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 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.
  • Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.

For travel without a reservation or on a non-bookable route – Travel is based on your order of arrival at the terminal. 

  • Ticket sales and check-in close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure for foot passengers and vehicles.

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jul 24, 2024.

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