Royals to Spend Last Day of Tour in Victoria

On Saturday, October 1, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend the last day of their Canadian tour in Victoria. Here are some things you can expect for Saturday:

Public Events - Saturday, October 1

There will be three opportunities for the public to see the Royal couple on their last day in Canada. At approximately 11 a.m., Their Royal Highnesses will depart from Ogden Point by a Tall Ship which will be visible to the public from the Breakwater area. Then around 12:30 p.m. the Royal couple will arrive by Tall Ship at Ship Point, heading back to Government House shortly after their arrival. The official departure of the Royal Family will occur at approximately 3:40 p.m. as they leave Victoria by float plane from the lower Wharf Street parking lot at Harbour Air Terminal. Two private events will also take place in Victoria on Saturday morning.

Parking Restrictions and Road Closures:

  • Parking restrictions will be in place in the lower Wharf Street parking lot beginning at 1 a.m. on Saturday, October 1 and will remain in place until approximately 5 p.m.
  • Beginning at noon on Saturday, October 1, Wharf Street will close to traffic between Broughton Street and Government Street until approximately 4 p.m. Wharf Street between Fort Street and Broughton Street and lower Broughton Street between Langley Street and Wharf Street will be limited to local traffic only during this time. 

Looking for parking options for Saturday? The first hour is always free in City of Victoria parkades. Parkade availability tends to be best in the Broughton Street Parkade (located below the Central Library at 745 Broughton Street). Click here for more information about parking in City parkades

The City of Victoria appreciates your patience and cooperation as we assist the Federal and Provincial Governments in making the Royal visit to Victoria a success.

More Information about the Royal Visit:

The visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Victoria is sure to be an exciting event for the community. The full itinerary for the Royal visit is available on the BC Office of Protocol website.  Additional information is also available on the Royal Family’s website and Canadian Heritage’s website.

Meeting the Royals? The Governments of Canada has some helpful guidelines should you get the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess while they are visiting Victoria.