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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Package overview

The Southern Gulf Islands all share the same laidback vibe, mild climate and breathtaking coastal beauty. Whether you’re looking to spend some time on Galiano Island relaxing by a seaside spa, or kayak the calm shores of Pender, island life awaits you on this amazing island hopping adventure.
 

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Package includes:

  • Four nights' hotel in two destinations
  • Three sailings: One-way ferry from Metro Vancouver to Pender Island, Pender Island to Galiano Island, and Galiano Island to Metro Vancouver for two adults and one vehicle
  • Free parking

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Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to Pender Island

Enjoy coastal views on your scenic BC Ferries sailing to Pender Island. After you check in at the resort, head to Sea Star Vineyards to sample a delicious selection of award-winning wines. While you’re at the winery, relax and try some delicious food from the on-site food truck.

Lodging: Poets Cove Resort and Spa

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DAY 2

Pender Island

Explore the Island with a bike ride around Brooks Point Regional Park, hike Mt. Norman for panoramic vistas, play a game of disc golf in the forest, visit one of many local beaches or go for a swim in Magic Lake. Relax after an invigorating day in the pool or hot tub at the resort.

Lodging: Poets Cove Resort and Spa

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DAY 3

Pender Island to Galiano Island

Grab a delicious breakfast at the Aurora Restaurant at Poets Cove and bask in the spectacular views before departing from Pender Island. When you arrive on Galiano Island, check out one of the local art studios, and enjoy a dinner at the famous Pilgrimme restaurant.

Lodging: Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa

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DAY 4

Galiano Island

Wander over to the resort’s Madrona Del Mar Spa to rejuvenate and renew your spirit. Book yourself a relaxing treatment, and  afterwards, soak in the oceanfront hot tubs and be sure to take in the sights at the beautiful meditation gardens.

Lodging: Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa

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DAY 5

Galiano Island to Metro Vancouver

Start the final morning of your getaway with a quiet breakfast on your waterfront balcony. Take in the beauty of the Island from the top of Mount Galiano or walk the shores of pebble beaches before heading back to the ferry terminal for your return sailing.

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