The Canada Day Celebrations, in Nanaimo, will be held in Maffeo Sutton Park.
However the parking lot in the Park will be closed to traffic on Canada Day (July 1), except for a limited number of sports for persons with disabilities on a first come first serve basis.
City officials say for those coming down to the festivities there will be free parking at City of Nanaimo facilities that include the Bastion Street parkade, Harbour Front parkade, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre parkade and the Wallace Street and Wentworth Street parking lot.
Parking at City of Nanaimo on-street meters will also be free on July 1st but only for two hours at a time.
The Regional District of Nanaimo is providing free public transit all day on July 1st.