Storm-force winds have forced BC Ferries to call off dozens of sailings, and travellers are being told to watch for more cancellations.

A few sailings were also cancelled Thursday because the Queen of Coquitlam vessel, which was damaged in a hard landing last Friday, wasn't yet ready for service.

BC Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said seven runs and 10 vessels have been affected by the wind, and more than 25 sailings have been cancelled so far.

"Wind is still causing us problems," Marshall said. "Winds are at 45-plus knots right now but they're expected to come down this afternoon."

The company will be deciding on further cancellations at around 2 p.m.

Wind warnings are also in effect across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, where Environment Canada is forecasting gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour.

For the latest information on cancelled and delayed sailings, visit the BC Ferries website.