25th annual Vaisakhi parade takes place in Vancouver

The streets of South Vancouver was filled with music and colour on Saturday for the annual Vaisakhi parade.

This is one of Vancouver’s largest parades, which got underway at about 11 a.m.

In its 25th year, the 10-km parade featured floats, dancers, martial artists and performers.

The parade celebrates Vaisakhi, which is not only a very holy time for Sikhs, but is also a time to celebrate the harvest and the new year.

Tens of thousands of people attend the parade every year.

The route went from the Ross Street Temple, head down Marine Drive, west on Main Street, north on 49th Street, East on Fraser Street and then north on 57th Street back to the Ross Temple.

There will be lots of road closures in place in that area, and those will be in place until about 4 p.m.

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