Monday, December 17, 2018

BC Ferries Haida Gwaii sailings to resume on Wednesday evening

A week of wild weather off the coast of British Columbia has taken hold on the BC Ferries schedule and tossed it around much like the seas of Hecate Strait, with cancelled service marking the weekend and a continued delay going into this evening.

As we outlined earlier today, this morning BC Ferries cancelled what would have been the first sailing of the Northern Expedition since last week.

With the latest revision the new departure time from Port Hardy now set for 6 AM on Tuesday, with an arrival in Prince Rupert's Fairview Bay terminal  24 hours later at 6 AM.

That comes after the Ferry service suspended all service on the Northern Route last Friday, owing to the extreme weather conditions facing coastal BC over the weekend.

The schedule shuffling has left Haida Gwaii residents as the last to see things return to some semblance of normal, with the first arrival in Skidegate set for 8PM on Wednesday that following a 2PM departure out of Prince Rupert.

The first sailing off of the islands in almost a week will come on Wednesday evening when the Northern Expedition makes the return journey to Prince Rupert at midnight.

The latest revision to the schedule was release this afternoon through BC Ferries Service Notices.

After holding in Port Hardy since Friday, the Northern Expedition
will head for Prince Rupert tomorrow morning, with the first sailing
for Haida Gwaii set for Wednesday afternoon

You can get updated Service notices from BC Ferries here.

For more items of note related to Marine transportation on the North Coast from our archive page here.

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