High winds cancelled several B.C. Ferries sailings Saturday, including the 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ferries between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay.
The Coastal Renaissance and the Spirit of Vancouver Island stayed in port rather than risk the stormy seas.
Adverse weather battered much of eastern Vancouver Island through the day, and strong south-east winds are expected to get even stronger.
Four runs between Nanaimo and the Lower Mainland were also cancelled. The Queen of Oak Bay and the Queen of Cowichan did not make their scheduled runs between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Four runs between Powell River and Texada were cancelled before 10 a.m. The Queen of Burnaby's 10:10 a.m. and noon sailings between Comox and Powell River were also cancelled.
Sailings between Hornby Island and Denman Island were also held back early Saturday morning.
Environment Canada issued wind warnings for most of eastern Vancouver Island. South-east winds are expected to reach between 40 and 60 km/h in most communities, stretching from Campbell River to Victoria.
Winds could reach up to 80 km/h over exposed coastal areas.
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