Stanley Park is closed due to high winds.

In a tweet, the City of Vancouver stated the park is closing this afternoon.

UPDATE: Stanley Park is closing due to the impact of high winds. Keep following our account and @ParkBoard for additional updates.

— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) October 25, 2019

The Stanley Park Ghost Train is likewise closed for the day and might reopen for the 5: 30 pm evening occasion, depending on the impact of expected wind gusts.

VanDusen Garden likewise announced it would be closing this afternoon however plans to reopen at 5 pm for VanDusen Glow in the Garden.

Due to strong winds, the garden is presently closed but we prepare to reopen at 5pm for VanDusen Glow in the Garden. We will post an update on all social channels if anything modifications. #VanDusenGlow

— VanDusen Garden (@VanDusenGdn) October 25, 2019

The high winds have actually also required BC Ferries to cancel the following ferry sailings:

Vancouver ( Tsawwassen)– Victoria (Swartz Bay)

11: 00 am leaving Tsawwassen

11: 00 am departing Swartz Bay

12: 00 pm leaving Swartz Bay

1: 00 pm departing Tsawwassen

1: 00 pm leaving Swartz Bay

2: 00 pm leaving Tsawwassen

3: 00 pm leaving Swartz Bay

3: 00 pm departing Tsawwassen

5: 00 pm leaving Swartz Bay

5: 00 pm departing Tsawwassen

Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay)– Nanaimo (Departure Bay)

10: 40 am leaving Departure Bay

1: 00 pm departing Horseshoe Bay

One ferryboat is presently functional between the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, a representative from BC Ferries told Daily Hive in a phone interview, though the ship, Coastal Event, is smaller than the rest of the fleet. It’s small size makes it more maneuverable during high winds, but likewise allows for less vehicle and foot travelers.

Travellers who are capable of taking a ferry tomorrow instead of tonight are encouraged to do so, as the remaining cruisings at 7, 8, and 9 pm are expected to be hectic.

According to Environment Canada, the caution is in impact for the following areas:

  • City Vancouver– central including the city of Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster
  • City Vancouver– North Coast including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • City Vancouver– southwest including Richmond and Delta

” An extreme cold front is approaching the South Coast this early morning,” says Environment Canada in a declaration. “Strong winds that might cause damage are expected or happening.”

Environment Canada likewise says that western sections of Metro Vancouver, in addition to the Southern Gulf Islands, will see northwest winds of 50 to 70 km/h and gusts of up to 90 km/h.

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Marco Bitran
Husband and father of two children under age 5, Marco also enjoys walks in nature, squash, running road races, and photography. He regularly contributes significant time and resources to the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the MSPCA and other animal rights organizations, and the Bitran Charitable Foundation. Marco has also volunteered and consulted for public housing support organizations such as the Somerville Homeless Coalition, created by the local community’s grassroots response to the social crisis of homelessness.