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

July 25, 2024

July 29, 2024

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: 

For more information, please check the Keating Cross Overpass Project website here:

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

Explore Victoria, Kamloops, Golden, Canmore, and Calgary on this seven-night self-driven tour. Immerse yourself in nature, on an outdoor adventure above an expansive canyon while crossing the 426 feet walkway on the Golden Skybridge for a memorable one-of-a-kind BC and Alberta getaway. 




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Spend the day in Victoria, walking the cobblestone alleys of Canada's oldest Chinatown, grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants with harbor front ocean views, and seeing BC's Parliament lit up at night. 

Lodging: Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA



Victoria to Kamloops

Start your day with a scenic sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen, and then continue along picturesque roads in the mountains as you make your way to Kamloops. Once you have checked into your hotel visit a local winery, hit the trails for a bike ride, or head to a craft brewery.

Lodging: Accent Inns Kamloops



Kamloops to Golden

Stop off at Revelstoke for a coffee on your way to Golden. While you are there, take a thrilling ride on the Pipe Mountain Coaster, before continuing onto Golden. Check into your hotel located at the base of Kicking Mountain Resort and see the Grizzly Bear refuge and the famous Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge.

Lodging: Glacier Mountaineer Lodge




Experience an adventurous day, walking across the 426 feet walkway above an expansive canyon on the Golden Skybridge. 

Lodging: Glacier Mountain Lodge



Golden to Canmore

Before leaving Golden, take a downhill ride on the mountain, or saddle up for a horseback ride through this stunning region. After a short drive, you will. On your way to Canmore, take the time to stop at the glimmering turquoise Peyto Lake.

Lodging: Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre




Enjoy a full day exploring Canmore. Take a hike up the picturesque Grassi Lakes Trail and see the spectacular turquoise lake that passes by a waterfall, or find a trail to soak in the views of Canmore and Bow Valley.

Lodging: Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre



Canmore to Calgary

As you make your one hour journey to Calgary for the night, stop at the Calgary Zoo to see over 1000 different animals, or take in the sights from the top of the Calgary Tower. 

Lodging: Coast Calgary Downtown Hotel




Spend your final day in Calgary, or extend your trip further into Alberta.


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