Victoria Day Parade - Victoria BC 2018

Victoria Day Parade - Victoria BC 2018

Reference from Times Colonist Victoria.


• Island Farms Victoria Day Parade — Douglas Street, starting at 9 a.m. ending at 11 a.m.


What is the route?

The parade goes down Douglas Street from Finlayson Street (near Mayfair Shopping Centre) to Humboldt Street.

What is there to see?

There are more than 100 entries in all. There will be floats, but the big draw for many are the the marching bands from Victoria, Canada and the U.S.

What else?

There will be a flypast by a Sea King helicopter from 443 Squadron at 8:55 a.m. and F-18 Hornets at 8:58 a.m., and there’s a 21-gun salute at 1 p.m. And check out Centennial Square, which will have bouncy castles, a climbing wall, balloons and performances from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Be prepared!

You might appreciate a chair or blanket to sit on, along with water and snacks. The weather forecast is calling for sun, making a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses essential, but it never hurts to be ready for rain as well (this is Victoria, after all).

What if I don’t want to leave the house?

No problem! Victoria Buzz is live-streaming the event (we’ll have it on our site, too), CHEK is broadcasting it on television, and we'll have coverage on our website and in Tuesday's newspaper.

What about parking?

Parking will be free at the five city-owned parkades and at on-street meters on Sunday and Monday. On-street parking will not be available along the parade route.


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