Rear-Admiral Tyrone Pile, Commander of Joint Task Force Games said "Exercise Silver coincides with the one-year countdown to the Games. That means we can practice our procedures with our security partners in environmental conditions that we will experience a year from now"
"During the next 14 days, we will be visible. You may see ships patrolling not only our Pacific Ocean approaches (which we do all year-round) but you may see more sailors in and around Vancouver Harbour and Howe Sound. They will conduct maritime surveillance, coastal patrols, port security operations, and diving operations".
"You may also see and hear Canadian Forces aircraft in the air. Your air men and women will be familiarizing themselves with the area in advance of them keeping watch from the air during the Games. They will practice aerospace defence, medical or casualty evacuations, search and rescue and air mobility support to security forces".
No word of armed police on BC Ferries, but don't be surprised.......