Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023 

Victoria, BC – Traffic is expected to be disrupted in the downtown core again this weekend for a planned demonstration. 

On Sunday, December 3, a planned demonstration is expected to disrupt traffic along Government and Douglas Streets, between Belleville and Herald Streets, beginning at approximately 2 p.m. and lasting about one hour. A map of the planned route is below. 

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows for peaceful demonstrations in public spaces, including streets, and VicPD works hard to ensure that participants are safe. However, participants are reminded that it is inherently unsafe to march on open streets, and that they do so at their own risk.  

Participants are also asked to remember the limits of lawful demonstration. VicPD’s Safe and Peaceful Demonstration Guide contains information on the rights and responsibilities of peaceful demonstrating. 

Continued demonstrations of this type can be expected with varying planned routes. Updates on impacts to traffic will be posted to our X (formerly Twitter) account @vicpdcanada