Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Victoria, BC – There will be downtown road closures this Sunday, January 29th for the Chinese New Year event celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. This event will take place from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will include the Lion Dance Parade and Kung Fu demonstrations.
The Lion Dance Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. in the 500-block of Fisgard Street and will conclude at the same location at 3:00 p.m. The 500-block of Fisgard Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and other downtown intersections will be closed as the participants move along the parade route.
The Lion Parade will start in the 500-block of Fisgard Street and the Lions will take two slightly different routes as they make their way through Chinatown visiting merchants along the way. One Lion will travel on Fisgard Street, Douglas Street, Herald Street and Store Street before returning to the 500-block of Fisgard Street. The other Lion will travel on Fisgard Street, Government Street, Pandora Avenue and into Fan Tan Alley before returning to the 500-block of Fisgard Street. The below maps show these two routes.
Map of Route A
Map of Route B
Traffic delays are expected and VicPD officers will be deployed for traffic control and to keep parade participants and community members safe during this event.
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