Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Victoria, BC – VicPD officers and staff are looking forward to a safe, fun and family-friendly Canada Day.
Officers and volunteer Reserve Constables will be greeting the public to help ensure that July 1st is a safe, fun and family-friendly event for everyone.
Officers and volunteer Reserve Constables will be greeting the public to help ensure that July 1st is a safe, fun and family-friendly event for everyone. You are encouraged to head downtown early as the event programming starts at noon. Road closures around the Inner Harbour will begin at 4 p.m. to provide a safe area for the community to celebrate. Additional road closures will come into effect throughout the afternoon and evening.
To help keep everyone safe, 20 officers with the Vancouver Police Department have travelled to Victoria to assist us this year. Please feel free to say hello to the Vancouver Police Department officers, the officers from across the region including VicPD officers, and our volunteer VicPD Reserve Constables, who are all there to help keep you safe and the event enjoyable for all.
BC Transit is not permitting alcohol on board BC Transit buses in the Capital Region. Officers will assist BC Transit personnel to enforce this one-day regulation to ensure public safety. With the large crowds expected, people are encouraged to walk, cycle or take public transit to the event. For those who choose to drive, parking will be free at the City’s five parkades and at on-street meters on Friday, July 1st.
Remember that drones are not permitted in the downtown core. The Inner Harbour is an active flight zone for float planes and helicopters, so drones are strictly prohibited under Transport Canada rules.
As with previous events, we will be deploying our temporary, monitored CCTV cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety during this year’s Canada Day celebration. The deployment of these cameras is part of our operations to help keep this event fun, safe and family-friendly and is in keeping with both provincial and federal privacy laws. Temporary signs are up in the area to ensure that the public is aware. If you’ve concerns about our temporary camera deployment, please email [email protected].
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