Date: Friday, November 25th, 2022
Victoria, BC – Roads will be closed in downtown Victoria and CCTV cameras will be deployed on Saturday, November 26th, for the 40th Peninsula Co-Op Santa’s Light Parade. This year features a new parade route. There are a series of road closures during the event, including the Johnson Street Bridge.
- Belleville Street, between Douglas Street and Menzies Street, will be closed from approximately 2:30 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
- Government Street, between Humboldt Street and Superior Street, will be closed from approximately 2:30 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
- Humboldt Street, between Government Street and Douglas Street, will be closed from approximately 5 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
- Douglas Street, between Belleville Street and Bay Street, will be closed from approximately 5 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
- Menzies Street, between Belleville Street and Superior Street, will be closed from approximately 2:30 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
- The Johnson Street Bridge, Esquimalt Road at Tyee Road and Esquimalt Road at Harbour Road, will be closed from approximately 5 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
Emergency vehicles and BC Transit will be permitted to cross the bridge when officers determine it is safe to do so.
Street parking remains available throughout downtown Victoria in advance of the parade.
Traffic will be disrupted in downtown Victoria during the parade. Our officers will be working to keep everyone attending the parade safe. We will post the most up to date information about traffic disruptions on our @VicPDCanada Twitter account.
Temporary, monitored CCTV Cameras deployed
As with previous events, we will be deploying our temporary-placed, monitored CCTV cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety and help maintain traffic flow. The deployment of these cameras is part of our operations to help keep the event safe, peaceful 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. The cameras will be taken down once the events have concluded. If you’ve concerns about our temporary camera deployment, please email [email protected].
Drones not permitted
Remember that drones are not permitted in the downtown core or the Inner Harbour. The Inner Harbour is an active flight zone for float planes and helicopters. Drones are strictly prohibited under Transport Canada rules.
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