Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Files: 24-13129 & 24-13131 

Victoria, BC – Traffic will be disrupted, and temporary CCTV cameras deployed for both the Times Colonist 10K and the Khalsa Day Parade this Sunday as people gather to run and to celebrate.  

VicPD officers and staff will be working Sunday to help ensure that both the Times Colonist 10K and the Khalsa Day Parade are safe and family-friendly events. Part of that work means that, as with previous events, we will be deploying our temporary, monitored CCTV cameras in support of our operations to ensure public safety.  

The deployment of these cameras is in accordance with both provincial and federal privacy laws. Temporary signs will be displayed in the event areas to ensure that the community is aware, and the cameras will be taken down once the events have concluded. If you have concerns about our temporary camera deployment, please email [email protected]. 

There are significant road closures planned for both events.  

Times Colonist 10K | 24-13129 

Initial road closures will begin on Belleville Street between Government and Menzies streets at noon on Saturday, April 27 to facilitate race set-up. These closures will remain in effect until 3 pm on Sunday.  

There will be additional road closures on Sunday on Belleville Street between Menzies and Oswego streets and Government Street between Belleville and Superior streets. Menzies Street between Belleville and Quebec streets will also be closed to traffic from approximately 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Some roads in the area will be opened earlier in the day as officers and race organizers work to limit traffic disruptions as much as possible while keeping participants and spectators safe.  

Roads will be closed along the wider race route from approximately 7:30 am to noon on race day. A full map of the race route is below. Parking will also be temporarily suspended in some areas along the race route. 

 2024 Times Colonist 10K Route 

Khalsa Day Parade Returns | 24-13131 

Sunday also sees the return of the Khalsa Day parade in Victoria’s Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. Officers and parade organizers will be working together to minimize traffic disruptions while keeping performers and spectators safe. The parade will take place from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 28.  

The parade route will proceed from Cecelia Road to Burnside Road, moving down Alpha Street, Douglas Street, Finlayson Street, and Jutland Road before returning to Cecelia Road. The parade will stop for approximately 20 minutes for performances on Finlayson Street between Douglas Street and Burnside Road. The parade will conclude at 1:30 pm, and the festival will continue at the Gurdwara Singh Sabha on Cecelia Road. 

The parade route is below. 

 2024 Khalsa Day Parade Route 

For live updates on the events that day, including road closures and public safety messaging, please follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @VicPDCanada