Noise Concerns regarding Rifflandia Festival

Oak Bay BCOak Bay, BC: The ‘Rifflandia Festival’ will be taking place from September 15-18 this year. The festival features a number of musical events that happen at various locations around the city of Victoria. The events take place at venues that have been pre-approved by the City of Victoria and are supposed to conclude at a reasonable hour each evening.


Oak Bay Police CarIn the past, the volume of noise from some of these mini-concerts has generated some complaints that are received by the Saanich-Oak Bay Police Communication/Dispatch Center.

Although some people believe the loud music is emanating from local house parties, the sound is really carrying into the municipality of Oak Bay from concerts that are taking place at open air locations such as the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. The Oak Bay Police Department is asking local residents to consider this and use their discretion before contacting the police to enquire about the noise this weekend as it can tie up phone lines which should be kept open and available for more emergent police related complaints.

Thank you.

Oak Bay Police Department