Celebrate Canada Day With Us!

Victoria Celebrates Canada Day, presented by Coast Capital Savings, is gearing up to be a whirlwind of multicultural, family-friendly celebrations. The City of Victoria expects close to 50,000 attendees at the events around Victoria’s Inner Harbour on July 1.

Canada Day celebrations begin at noon, culminating in a magnificent display of light and sound, with fireworks above Victoria’s Inner Harbour at 10:20 p.m., accompanied by music compiled by The Zone’s Bryan Boitano, and available on The Zone @ 91.3 or 100.3 The Q.

Transit will run on a Saturday schedule on July 1. Additional buses will be added as required, and 35 to 40 buses will be standing by along the Douglas Street corridor, to start leaving downtown Victoria right after the fireworks show on the Inner Harbour. Some routes will run later: the last buses will leave downtown Victoria between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m. You can find full details of the service adjustments on the BC Transit website.

Customers can ride all day for $5, thanks to the BC Transit DayPASS, available only on buses; and adults using any pre-paid pass may bring up to four children under the age of 12 on the Family Pass Program.

No alcohol will be permitted on board BC Transit buses in the Capital Region – even alcohol in closed containers. Police will help Transit personnel enforce this one-day regulation, to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

VicPD officers and reserves will be greeting the public and ensuring Canada’s 149th birthday celebration is a family-friendly event that is fun for everyone.

The public is encouraged to head downtown early as road closures around the Inner Harbour will begin at 4 p.m. to provide a safe space for the community to celebrate Canada’s Birthday.

City parkades and on-street parking downtown will be free on Friday, July 1t. Pay parking is in effect 24/7 at the City's surface parking lots.

For regular updates during Canada Day, follow @CityofVictoria on Twitter.

For a detailed schedule of events, performer bios and sponsors, visit: www.VictoriaCanadaDay.ca