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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Graham Island (Skidegate)

Reservations are strongly recommended for this route.

Skidegate terminal on Haida Gwaii is located on the south coast of Graham Island. Sailings departing from Skidegate provide service to Alliford Bay (Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii) and Prince Rupert on BC’s North Coast.

Check in times

For travel to Prince Rupert

With a reservation – Arrive at the terminal 90 to 120 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 120 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.*
  • Booking check-in closes 90 minutes prior to the scheduled departure for foot passengers and vehicles.*   

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

  • Ticket sales and check-in close 20 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing departure for foot passengers and vehicles.*

*Hostled vehicles – Reservation check-in and ticket sales for hostled vehicles close 4 hours prior to the scheduled departure.

For travel to Alliford Bay

  • Travel is based on order of arrival at the terminal
  • Ticket sales and check-in close 3 minutes for vehicle and 5 minutes for foot passengers

Details

#1 Hwy 16 Skidegate Landing,
Haida Gwaii, V0T 1S1

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Transit options

Terminal accessibility
  • Accessible washroom
  • Wheelchairs available for boarding
  • Boarding assistance available

Learn more about accessibility at our terminals.

Lost and found

If you lost an item while travelling with us, call:

  • 1-877-223-8778

View lost and found policy

Terminal amenities
Parking     

Limited parking available.

Terminal parking is operated and managed by Skidegate terminal.

Payment options:
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit

Parking rates:
Passengers may park their vehicles at the terminal if travelling as foot passengers:

  • $2 per day
  • $10 per week, max. 1 week

Note:

  • There is limited parking available at Skidegate terminal for foot passengers travelling to Prince Rupert or Moresby Island (Alliford Bay).
  • BC Ferries reserves the right to tow vehicles over their maximum time limit.
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