Canada Day - What You Need to Know


Today at City Hall, we are flying the flag designed by the late Curtis Wilson of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation near Campbell River. It features a design with swimming salmon on the sides and an orca inside a maple leaf. The flag is flying at half mast as we continue to grieve with the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and all Indigenous people. This evening, City Hall will also be lit up in orange.

Holiday Hours and Parking

FREE Parking

Parking is FREE on Canada Day at City parkades and at on-street meters. Learn more.

Canada Day Holiday Hours

Police, fire and City staff who provide emergency streets and utility services are available 24/7. City of Victoria facilities will be observing the holiday schedule below for Canada Day: 

Closed for Canada Day - Thursday, July 1
City Hall
Beacon Hill Park Maintenance Yard
Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre
Public Works Yard
Victoria Conference Centre and Administration Office

Kitchen Scraps and Garbage Collection

Kitchen Scraps and Garbage collection will not occur on Thursday, July 1. View your Kitchen Scraps and Garbage collection schedule

Emergency Service Requests: Streets and Utilities

Call 250.361.0400 to request emergency service for a street or utility service.

Saturday Garden Waste Drop-Off

City of Victoria residents can drop off their garden waste, year-round at the Public Works Yard at 417 Garbally Road, Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. The garden waste drop-off will be open on Saturday, July 3. Please bring a City of Victoria utility bill or a driver's licence which shows residence at a property that has Kitchen Scraps and Garbage service. This service is not for commercial use. For more information, call 250.361.0400 or click here.