Surrey RCMP welcomes the largest Vaisakhi Parade in North America


2024-04-16 07:00 PDT

Preparations are underway for the Surrey Vaisakhi Day Parade, which takes place on Saturday, April 20.

Photo of Vaisakhi parade in 2023

Surrey’s Vaisakhi Day Parade is one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations in the world outside of Punjab, India. The parade is a major attraction for the city, drawing visitors from across Canada and the United States. The Vaisakhi Parade, which started in 1998, has brought people together like never before. People from all walks of life are welcomed with open arms by the Sikh Community.

It is our honour to be part of Vaisakhi Parade (Nagar Kirtan) as we work with our partners in the community to keep this event safe for everyone and be part of the parade, says Corporal Sarbjit Sangha, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer.

Having a plan in place with your family and friends prior to the event can be very helpful to ensure everyone stays safe throughout the celebration. With the large crowds, it can be easy for people to become separated from their group. During previous Vaisakhi celebrations, the Surrey RCMP has responded to dozens of incidents of missing children or seniors.

A safety plan may include these simple tips:

A number of road closures will be taking place in the City of Surrey this weekend due to the parade. Police ask that members of the public make arrangements to use alternate routes.

On the day of the parade, road closures will be in effect from 72 Avenue to 88 Avenue, and between 132 Street and 122 Street starting at 6:00 am until 8:00 pm. Travel delays may be expected between 72 Avenue to 88 Avenue, and Scott Road to King George Boulevard.

For a full list of road closures and route details please visit the City of Surrey’s website.
More information on the event can also be found at

If you have any issues with parking, and or any concerns regarding the content on display at the parade, please call Surrey Bylaws at 604-591-4370. Call 9-1-1 to report a crime in progress or an immediate threat to a person or property.

For media inquiries contact:
Cpl. Sarbjit K. Sangha
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
Office: 604-599-7776

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