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Victoria, BC

What a weekend it will be in Victoria!
Check out if you are wondering what the schedule is for this amazing long weekend in this city.  
Wishing you a great time at the Inner Harbour August 1 - 4th.  Cheers, Brenda 
please find below full details of all downtown street closures associated with the 150 Celebrations this weekend.


BC Day Long Weekend Road Closures:
What to Expect Downtown


Date: Friday, August 1, 2008                                       For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, BC  With three significant community events - Firebells and Fanfare, Bayview Residences Symphony Splash and the BC 150thAnniversary Celebrations- being held in the Capital City this weekend, a number of road closures are planned. 

Graduated road closures will occur around the Legislature and Inner Harbour throughout the weekend.  It is best for vehicles to avoid the immediate area unless necessary.

Those planning to attend these events are encouraged to leave the car at home if possible, or to allow extra time for detours and to find parking.  

Parking is free in City parkades and at on-street meters on Sunday, August 3 and Monday, August 4, 2008. Some downtown parking meters will be unavailable throughout the weekend and will be marked with signage and/or hoods.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
From 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m., the 1200, 1300 and 1400 blocks of Broad Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic for the Firefighter Memorial ceremony at City Hall
From 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m., 600-block Pandora Avenue will be closed
At 12:00 noon, Police will escort the Firebells & Fanfare parade from Broad Street, west on Pandora Avenue, south onGovernment Street to Belleville Street. 
Belleville Street between Government and Menzies will be closed from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
From 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the 500 block of Courtney Street and 800 and 900 blocks of Wharf Street be closed.
Starting at 5 a.m., the southbound lane of Belleville Street, in front of the Legislature, will close. 
At 12:00 p.m. a full closure of Belleville Street between Menzies Street and Government Street will occur.
At 2:00 p.m. a full closure of Belleville will take place to include Government Street from Superior to Humboldt, Wharf Street from Government to Broughton and Belleville Street from Government to Douglas. Government from Humboldt to Belleville is also subject to closures.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Closures along the Inner Harbour and around the Legislature will be implemented gradually through the day.  Best for vehicles to avoid the immediate area.
At noon, a full closure of Belleville Street between Menzies and Government will occur.
At 2 p.m., this will increase to a closure of Wharf Street from Broughton to Government, as well as a closure of Government Street from Belleville to Humboldt.
As required, full closures of Menzies Street from Superior to Belleville, Government Street from Superior to Humboldt, andBelleville Street from Menzies to Douglas, may occur to accommodate crowds.

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