As Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral takes place in the United Kingdom and is celebrated around the world, here is some useful information on this public holiday declared by Justin Trudeau and respected in British Columbia.
In doing so, the province’s K-12 public schools, post-secondary public schools, such as the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, and the majority of Crown corporations, such as ICBCare closed.
Essential services, such as public health care and public transport provided by BC Transit, TransLinkas well as the crossings of BC Ferries operate on a regular basis.
The private sector also remains open, with some exceptions.
Federally, many services are closed. This includes Service Canada offices and specialized passport offices that serve clients in person.
Canada Post also observes this holiday: there will be no mail delivery and post offices are closed.
A Marked Day in British Columbia
A memorial service is due to take place in Victoria on Monday. The procession, including B.C. Premier John Horgan, will start in front of the Legislative Building and head towards the Cathedral Christ Church.
Following the Queen’s funeral in London, a national memorial service is also planned in Ottawa.