Monday, November 28, 2016

Weather delays affect Northern Expedition schedule

See Updated Ferry notice below

Adverse weather conditions between Haida Gwaii and the North Coast have BC Ferries revising their schedule tonight, with the Northern Expedition now in a holding pattern at Skidegate, with its departure delayed until 10 PM at the earliest, weather permitting.

A Storm Warning is currently in place for Hecate Strait with winds increasing to South 25 this evening and to Southeast 40 to 50 overnight. Seas are expected to build to 6 metres by tomorrow morning and to 9 metres by the afternoon.

The revised schedule which is weather dependant calls for a 10 PM departure from Haida Gwaii, with a 6 AM arrival at the Prince Rupert Terminal.

You can find updates on the crossing from the BC Ferries Service Notices page.

More items related to Marine transportation on the North Coast can be found on our archive page.

Update Tuesday November 29.

BC Ferries continues to hold the Northern Expedition in port at Skidegate, with the latest departure time now scheduled for 10 PM tonight, with a 6 AM arrival in Prince Rupert Wednesday morning.

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