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 Pender Island (Otter Bay)

Tsawwassen thru fare

For an alternate route to this destination use thru fares between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - Southern Gulf Islands

 View printable Southern Gulf Islands schedules

Notify the agent at the Tsawwassen ticket booth if you are traveling via thru fare to Pender Island (Otter Bay). Connections are not guaranteed.


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
9:10 am
11:30 am 2h 20m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Stop Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)

10:25 am
12:35 pm 2h 10m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:00 am
2:57 pm 3h 57m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

11:00 am
2:52 pm 3h 52m

Only on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:00 pm
5:52 pm 2h 52m

Only on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

4:00 pm
5:20 pm 1h 20m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Non-stop

5:00 pm
7:47 pm 2h 47m

Only on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:00 pm
8:50 pm 3h 50m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

7:15 pm
9:10 pm 1h 55m

Only on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:50 pm
9:55 pm 2h 5m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
9:10 am
11:30 am 2h 20m

Stop Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)

10:25 am
12:35 pm 2h 10m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:00 am
2:57 pm 3h 57m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

4:00 pm
5:20 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

5:00 pm
8:50 pm 3h 50m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

7:50 pm
9:55 pm 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
9:10 am
11:30 am 2h 20m

Stop Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)

10:25 am
12:35 pm 2h 10m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:00 am
2:57 pm 3h 57m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

4:00 pm
5:20 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

5:00 pm
8:50 pm 3h 50m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

7:50 pm
9:55 pm 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
12:10 pm 5h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:25 am
12:35 pm 2h 10m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:00 am
3:17 pm 4h 17m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

2:45 pm
5:05 pm 2h 20m

Stop Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)

5:00 pm
7:42 pm 2h 42m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

8:00 pm
9:20 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
9:35 am
11:20 am 1h 45m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:00 am
3:17 pm 4h 17m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

2:45 pm
5:05 pm 2h 20m

Stop Salt Spring Island (Long Harbour)

5:00 pm
7:42 pm 2h 42m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

8:00 pm
9:20 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
8:20 am 1h 20m

Non-stop

9:00 am
12:33 pm 3h 33m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

10:50 am
12:55 pm 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:00 am
3:22 pm 4h 22m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:35 pm
5:40 pm 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

5:00 pm
8:45 pm 3h 45m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:00 am
9:55 am 2h 55m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

9:15 am
11:20 am 2h 5m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

11:00 am
2:52 pm 3h 52m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:00 pm
5:52 pm 2h 52m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:00 pm
7:47 pm 2h 47m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

7:15 pm
9:10 pm 1h 55m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)



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

Pender Island (Otter Bay) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen)

Pender Island thru fare

For an alternate route to this destination use thru fares between Southern Gulf Islands - Vancouver (Tsawwassen)

 View printable Southern Gulf Islands schedules

Let the ticket agent know at your first point of departure that you are travelling thru fare to obtain a voucher, which you will hand over to the Swartz Bay ticket agent on arrival at the booth. Connections are not guaranteed.


Mondays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:15 am
9:25 am 2h 10m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

9:25 am
12:35 pm 3h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

11:40 am
1:00 pm 1h 20m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Non-stop

12:25 pm
4:35 pm 4h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:05 pm
5:15 pm 2h 10m

Only on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

3:15 pm
6:35 pm 3h 20m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

4:15 pm
8:35 pm 4h 20m

Only on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:30 pm
7:13 pm 1h 43m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:00 pm
10:35 pm 3h 35m

Except on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

8:00 pm
9:55 pm 1h 55m

Only on Jul 1, Aug 5 & Sep 2

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Tuesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:15 am
9:25 am 2h 10m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

9:25 am
12:35 pm 3h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

11:40 am
1:00 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

12:25 pm
4:35 pm 4h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:15 pm
6:35 pm 3h 20m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:30 pm
7:13 pm 1h 43m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:00 pm
10:35 pm 3h 35m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Wednesdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:15 am
9:25 am 2h 10m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

9:25 am
12:35 pm 3h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

11:40 am
1:00 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

12:25 pm
4:35 pm 4h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:15 pm
6:35 pm 3h 20m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:30 pm
7:13 pm 1h 43m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

7:00 pm
10:35 pm 3h 35m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

Thursdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:15 am
9:25 am 2h 10m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

9:25 am
12:35 pm 3h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

12:25 pm
4:35 pm 4h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:35 pm
6:35 pm 3h

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:15 pm
6:35 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

Fridays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
6:50 am
8:10 am 1h 20m

Non-stop

9:25 am
12:35 pm 3h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

11:30 am
1:25 pm 1h 55m

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

12:25 pm
4:35 pm 4h 10m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:35 pm
6:35 pm 3h

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

5:15 pm
6:35 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

Saturdays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
8:30 am
10:11 am 1h 41m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

10:00 am
2:35 pm 4h 35m

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

1:05 pm
2:25 pm 1h 20m

Non-stop

3:35 pm
6:10 pm 2h 35m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

8:20 pm
10:20 pm 2h

Stop Mayne Island (Village Bay)

Stop Galiano Island (Sturdies Bay)

Sundays

Depart
Arrive DURATION STOP DETAILS
7:10 am
8:37 am 1h 27m

Non-stop

12:50 pm
4:35 pm 3h 45m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

3:05 pm
5:15 pm 2h 10m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)

4:15 pm
8:35 pm 4h 20m

Thru fare Victoria (Swartz Bay)

8:00 pm
9:55 pm 1h 55m

Transfer Mayne Island (Village Bay)



Otter Bay terminal is located on the northwest side of Pender Island. Pender Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands on BC’s south coast. Sailings departing from Otter Bay provide service to Galiano, Mayne, Salt Spring, Saturna, 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 for foot passengers close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.
  • Ticket sales and check-in for vehicles close 3 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure.

Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Last updated:  Jul 24, 2024.

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