Road Closures for the Gold Cup Parade

Traffic Advisory: Road Closures for the Gold Cup Parade
Posted on 08/14/2019

Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when travelling in Charlottetown on Friday, August 16 before, during and after the Gold Cup Parade, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at approximately 12 p.m. (noon).

North River Road, between Seaview Boulevard Avenue and McGill avenue, will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until the completion of the parade. Only registered parade entries will be permitted via North River Road at Belvedere Avenue.

The following roads will be closed in advance of the parade, as early as 9 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade:

• North River Road from McGill Avenue to Brighton Road;
• Brighton Road from North River Road to Euston Street;
• Euston Street from Brighton Road to Great George Street;
• Great George Street from Euston Street to Grafton Street;
• Grafton Street from Great George Street to Queen Street;
• Queen Street from Grafton Street to Water Street;
• Water Street from Queen Street to Weymouth Street.

Water Street access from Grafton Street will be closed to traffic at approximately 10:30 a.m. with controlled access to the medical centre from Weymouth Street.

Residents, businesses and visitors are reminded that accessing or leaving certain areas of the city by vehicle will be limited or inaccessible on the west and south side of the parade route. Parking on the north or east side out of the parade route is recommended if you need to leave the city during the road closures and parade time. For everyone’s safety, pedestrians are reminded to stay off the roadways during the parade teardown.

Parking will be prohibited along the entire parade route from 2 a.m. on Friday, August 16 until the conclusion of the parade. Vehicles parked in the no parking zones will be towed at the owner’s expense, without notice.

The 2019 Gold Cup Parade theme is “Vive l’Acadie”. This theme celebrates the 2019 World Acadian Congress (CMA 2019) that is being hosted in the region from August 10-24. Prior to the start of the parade, spectators will be treated to an Air Force Aircraft flyby with a CP140 Aurora military aircraft to mark the start of the parade.

The Gold Cup Parade is the largest annual event in Atlantic Canada and the largest street parade east of Montreal, attracting over 60,000 spectators each year. For more information, visit: or contact

Gold Cup Parade Map