UPDATE: Bastion Square Parkade Open

8:40 p.m. The Victoria Police Department has advised that the Bastion Square Parkade on Yates Street is open again and vehicles are able to leave. Thank you to all that were inconvenienced today for their understanding.

Any parking related questions can be directed to 250.361.0260  

1:40 p.m. Bastion Square Parkade on Yates Street is closed. The Victoria Police Department is reporting that they have closed the 500-block of Yates for a suspicious package.

Traffic will be impacted for some time and the public is being asked to please avoid the area.

Motorists who are parked in the parkade are unable to access their vehicles at this time. Please check Facebook, Twitter or at victoria.ca to confirm when Yates Street and the parkade have been reopened.

Those parked at Bastion Square Parkade will not be charged for parking.