Road Closures for Canada Day

June 30, 2015

Cliffe Avenue will be closed in both directions between 8th Street and 10th Street from approximately 9:00 am to 10:00 am for the Freedom of the City Ceremony at Courtenay City Hall.  Traffic will be diverted onto 8th and 10th Streets.

The Canada Day parade route along 5th Street and connecting side roads from Lake Trail/Willemar Avenue to Ryan Road will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 9:30 am.

12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
The parade route will remain closed from Cliffe Avenue to Comox Road, including the 5th Street Bridge.

Thousands of people will be at the Canada Day festivities, and these road closures will allow safe travel for crowds enjoying the activities at Lewis and Simms Parks. Plan an alternate route and leave extra time to compensate for heavier traffic on the 17th Street Bridge. We thank you for your cooperation and patience.

For full details on the Canada Day festivities in and around downtown Courtenay, visit