Sea of Lights - Lighted Ship Parade

Sea of Lights - Lighted Ship Parade

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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s annual SEA OF LIGHTS parade will set sail on Friday December 6, 2019 at 6:45pm. In partnership with the Districts of Oak Bay and Saanich, the Victoria and Oak Bay Sea Rescue Societies and the Maritime Forces Pacific, it contributes greatly to civic pride and enjoyment of the holiday season and supports the Salvation Army Christmas Fund, and the Oak Bay Kiwanis.

The event offers great family fun starting with the fleet leaving RVYC in Cadboro Bay at 6:45pm and passing Cattle Point at approximately 7:00 pm. Spectacular viewing will be at Willows Beach at 7:15 pm where the Kiwanis serve hot chocolate by donation at the Willows Beach pavilion. At approximately 7:45 pm the fleet parades past Cadboro Bay’s Gyro Park beach, where hot Chocolate and coffee donated by Cadboro Bay merchants will be served.

The parade is led by a Canadian Navy training ship, and usually brings out up to twenty brightly-decorated boats. The event is expected to again attract several thousand spectators to Gyro Park beach and Willows Beach, where judging of the best-lit boats takes place. Also, many waterfront residents in Cadboro and Oak Bays use this colourful event as the ‘kick-off’ to their Christmas social calendar.

Admission to this spectacular beach event is free, but the public are encouraged to bring along a non-perishable food item or other donation to the Kiwanis or the Salvation Army.

This event is open not just to members! Anyone with a boat, paddleboard, kayak, or other floating device, can join in. For more infromation and registration, please visit or call 250-592-2441

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Royal Victoria Yacht Club
3475 Ripon Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8R 6H1 See Map
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Royal Victoria Yacht Club
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