BC Ferries were also affected. All sailings between Snug Cove and Horseshoe Bay from 5:20am – 8:35am were cancelled due to high winds. According to Deborah Marshall of BC Ferries, things are back on schedule.
“We did cancel the first 3 roundtrips on our Horseshoe Bay – Bowen island service this morning…the winds have come down though and we are sailing on our regular schedule. We are closely monitoring the wind situation today, but right now it’s looking good for the remainder of the day.” – Deborah Marshall, Executive Director, Public Affairs BC Ferries
In response to the frigid conditions, the city of Vancouver has opened 3 warming centres. The West End Community Centre, the Brittania Community Centre, and the Powell Street Getawa will be open to the city’s homeless. The city opens these centres when temperatures hit -5c.