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Car Free YYJ 2016

Car Free YYJ will be back on Douglas Street on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 11-6pm.  Car Free YYJ will take over nine blocks of Douglas Street for the city's second annual community celebration with vendors, music, and much much more! This year includes three extra blocks (50% bigger than last year), four stages including the First Peoples Festival stage, three licensed areas, the park, and more than 275 vendors with activities, shopping and food to enjoy.  Grab the entire family and enjoy your Father’s Day on Douglas Street for this free event!


  • Nine blocks from Chatham/Caledonia to Courtney
  • Four stages with a range of entertainment
  • Three licensed areas
  • More than 275 vendors
  • The Park
  • Bike valet
  • One extra hour to explore Car Free YYJ

Check out About Car Free YYJ for more information! 

Looking forward to seeing you on June 19!


The full list of performers is available with 25 performances across four stages throughout the event. Performer information is available here! 


We are fortunate to have terrific partners and sponsors for Car Free YYJ! We couldnt do it without our Car Free YYJ friends and supporters


More than 275 vendors are participating in Car Free YYJ this year with an exciting array of community groups and businesses including retailers, service providers, artisans, makers, and food vendors. Learn who you can expect to see here!


Want to volunteer? Email Kate to join our team! 


2015 Car Free YYJ Highlights:

The inaugural Car Free YYJ was held on June 21, 2015 and was presented by the DVBA in partnership with the City of Victoria, BC Transit and produced by Atomique Productions. Car Free YYJ took over six blocks of Douglas Street from Herald to Fort Street from 12-6pm.

More than 235 vendors lined Douglas Street from Herald Street to Fort Street. Event components included three stages with programmed entertainment, a 7,100 sq. ft. grass park on Douglas Street, a half‐pipe in the middle of the street, a licensed area and activations created by vendors. 

Thank you for joining us for a celebration of community with more than 235 vendors and exhibitors which included:

  • Three stages with live entertainment
  • 7,100 square foot grassy park on Douglas
  • Licensed beverage area
  • Farmers Market
  • Kids and Family Activities
  • Half pipe
  • Food Trucks
  • Free guided tours of Downtown Victoria
  • Bike Valet
  • The Victoria Public Market anchored the north end of Car Free YYJ
  • The Bay Centre anchored the south end of Car Free YYJ

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