HMCS Brandon
(HMCS Brandon, taken from HMCS Saskatoon/Facebook)

The Royal Canadian Navy announced on Monday it will be performing a sail past along the Victoria shoreline in honour of Remembrance Day.

Vessels from the Royal Canadian Navy’s Maritime Forces Pacific formation will be participating in the event, including two Kingston-class defence vessels — HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Brandon — and Orca-class patrol craft training vessels.

A CH-148 Cyclone from 443 Squadron will also participate for portions of the sail past.

A map of the route, along with estimated times, was posted to the MARPAC Facebook page.

The formation will depart 10:45 a.m. from Sidney, heading south along the shore to arrive at Island View Beach Park at approximately 11:15 a.m.

From there, the vessels will follow the curve of the shoreline to Cordova Bay at around 11:35 a.m., passing Oak Bay at 12:15 p.m., then Clover Point at 12:55 p.m. and Ogden Point at 1:10 p.m., before finishing the sail past at Esquimalt Lagoon at 1:20 p.m.

Spectators are encouraged to watch the event remotely via a live stream on the MARPAC Facebook Page, starting at 1 p.m.

Those who wish to watch the sail past in person are asked to respect the Provincial Health Authority’s guidelines and restrictions on physical distancing and wearing of masks.

Remembrance Day Sail Past

  • When: November 11, beginning at 10:45 a.m.
  • Locations:
    • 10:45 a.m. Sidney
    • 11:15 a.m. Island View Beach Park
    • 11:35 a.m. Cordova Bay Beach
    • 12:15 p.m. Oak Bay / Baynes
    • 12:55 p.m. Clover Point
    • 1:10 p.m. Ogden Point
    • 1:20 p.m. Esquimalt Lagoon