Air Force Beach will have limited access for non-pass holders for the Victoria Day long weekend (Friday, May 21 to Monday, May 24) and will be controlled by members of 19 Wing Comox.
19 Wing has requested that people not come to the base to watch the Canadian Forces Snowbirds’ training sessions, due to provincial restrictions against gatherings. Unfortunately, this past weekend resulted in an overcrowded parking lot, disregard for speed limits, illegal use of vacant camping spots at Air Force Beach Campground, and general non-adherence to provincial restrictions against gatherings.
To maintain the safety of users and to ensure adherence to provincial health measures, Air Force Beach will have limited access for non-pass holders. Those wishing to watch the Snowbirds are asked to find another location to view them. Once the beach is at capacity, for safety of the public, people and cars will be turned away. 12 Military Police Flight members, assisted by military members from the Wing, will perform the parking control duties.