December 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Updated: December 21, 2018 2:43 pm

In pictures: Powerful December windstorm blasts B.C.’s south coast

WATCH: Global exclusive: Windstorm brings down trees and causes widespread power outages


A powerful windstorm slammed into B.C.’s South Coast on Thursday, roiling seas and felling trees.

At the peak of the storm, more than 310,000 people across the region had their power knocked out.

READ MORE: More than 310,000 without power as windstorm hits B.C.’s South Coast

BC Ferries cancelled all sailings for several hours, and there were multiple delays and cancellations at the Vancouver International Airport.

There was danger, too. One man had to be rescued by helicopter from a damaged White Rock pier, while another man in Surrey was injured and a woman in Duncan was killed by a falling tree.

WATCH: Windstorm carves path of destruction through B.C. and Washington

READ MORE: Man rescued from partially collapsed White Rock pier

Around the region, residents stepped out to document what shaped up to be one of the most powerful winter storms to hit the south coast in nearly a decade.

Here’s a look at some of the more dramatic images from around the region.


North Shore

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Xmas storm. West Vancouver. BC. #BCStorm

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South of the Fraser

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Surfs up 🏄🤙 #Tsawwassen #BCStorm

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No beach walks in white rock today. #BCstorm

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Fraser Valley

Vancouver Island and the Georgia Strait

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