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.
- When: November 11, beginning at 10:45 a.m.
- 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