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

Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
10:25 am
1:20 pm 2h 55m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

5:15 pm
6:40 pm 1h 25m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

7:30 pm
10:30 pm 3h

Except on May 20

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

9:30 pm
10:53 pm 1h 23m

Only on May 20

Non-stop

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
10:25 am
1:20 pm 2h 55m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

7:30 pm
10:30 pm 3h

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
10:25 am
1:20 pm 2h 55m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

7:30 pm
10:30 pm 3h

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
10:25 am
1:20 pm 2h 55m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

7:30 pm
10:30 pm 3h

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
10:25 am
1:20 pm 2h 55m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

2:25 pm
3:50 pm 1h 25m

Non-stop

7:20 pm
9:28 pm 2h 8m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
9:30 am
11:20 am 1h 50m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

12:50 pm
2:18 pm 1h 28m

Non-stop

10:00 pm
12:15 am 2h 15m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
9:55 am
12:53 pm 2h 58m

Except on Jun 23

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

9:55 am
2:10 pm 4h 15m

Only on Jun 23

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:15 pm
6:40 pm 1h 25m

Non-stop

9:30 pm
10:53 pm 1h 23m

Non-stop



Tsawwassen terminal is a 36 km drive from downtown Vancouver and is located at the southwest end of Highway 17 in Delta. Sailings departing from Tsawwassen provide service to Swartz Bay (Victoria), Duke Point (Nanaimo) and the Southern Gulf Islands. Visit the Tsawwassen Quay for shopping and a range of food and beverage options.

Check-in times

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 bound for all destinations.

  • To Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Duke Point): Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers* and vehicles.
  • To the Southern Gulf Islands: Booking check-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers, and 40 minutes for vehicles.

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

  • Ticket sales and check-in for foot passengers close 10 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.

Assured Loading for travel to Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo (Duke Point) – If you have an Assured Loading Card and plan to use it, arrive at the terminal 20 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure and provide your card to the ticket agent.

*Booking check-in for foot passenger group bookings closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jul 24, 2024.

Route

Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen)


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
9:25 am 3h 5m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

3:30 pm
5:30 pm 2h

Only on May 20

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

3:35 pm
6:50 pm 3h 15m

Except on May 20

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

6:55 pm
8:50 pm 1h 55m

Only on May 20

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
9:25 am 3h 5m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

3:35 pm
6:50 pm 3h 15m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
9:25 am 3h 5m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

3:35 pm
6:50 pm 3h 15m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
9:25 am 3h 5m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

3:35 pm
6:50 pm 3h 15m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:20 am
9:25 am 3h 5m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

2:05 pm
3:30 pm 1h 25m

Non-stop

4:05 pm
6:15 pm 2h 10m

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:05 am
8:33 am 1h 28m

Non-stop

11:40 am
1:29 pm 1h 49m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

3:30 pm
5:45 pm 2h 15m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:15 am
9:15 am 3h

Stop Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

3:30 pm
5:30 pm 2h

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

6:55 pm
8:50 pm 1h 55m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)



Long Harbour terminal is located on an inlet on the east side of Salt Spring Island, a 10 minute drive east of the community of Ganges. Sailings departing from Long Harbour provide service to Pender Island, Mayne Island, Galiano Island, Saturna Island and Vancouver (Tsawwassen). Reservations are strongly recommended for travel between Long Harbour 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 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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