• Victoria Day Parade, Victoria, BC


May 21, 2018  9:00 a.m.

Celebrate Victoria Day in British Columbia’s capital city at the 120th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade!  This is Victoria’s largest parade, attracting well over 100,000 people.  It features Canadian and American marching bands, community and commercial floats, cultural shows and festive clowns.  Led by the Canadian Forces, this annual event is free and fun for the whole family!

 The parade begins at Mayfair Mall and continues along Douglas Street finishing at the intersection of Douglas and Humboldt Street.
  • The weather in May is often mild and sunny in Victoria but it is best to be prepared for the weather with a spare jacket if it is cool and a hat and sunscreen if it is warm.  Umbrellas block views so please bring raingear instead if rain is in the forecast!

  • Bring blankets and folding chairs along with drinks and snacks to keep you comfortable for the duration of the 2 hour parade.

  • There are excellent viewing spots all along the parade route so no matter where you choose to watch it from it will be a great experience!

  • Please let families with children sit near the front.

  • Please respect Parade Officials and Volunteers and keep off of Private Property.

  • Bands will be performing throughout the weekend at the Legislature, Inner Harbour and the Cameron Bandshell!​

  • Celebration Square from 8:00am – 2pm in Centennial Square!

  • Pre-parade performances

  • Hundreds of floats and cultural performances!

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

One Comment

  1. 12th Man May 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    I know, you canadians have Victoria Day as your unofficial start of summer meanwhile, here in the U.S., we have Memorial Day as our unofficial start of summer.

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