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.

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ACTIVITY

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Victoria, BC

DETAILS

Sail into the Salish Sea and experience a three and a half hour guided whale watching tour. Explore BC’s wild west coast in search of orcas, humpback whales and other marine mammals with a certified marine naturalist.  

Tour highlights 

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Activity policies

Tour Location: Downtown Victoria Adventure Centre (812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3)

Please check-in at the Downtown Victoria Adventure Centre 30 minutes prior to your confirmed adventure time.

Onboard snacks are available for purchase with CAD cash only. 

A waiver must be signed prior to participation and any guest under 19 years of age will require a signature from a parent or guardian.

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FROM September 25 - November 3

$185.00

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