I'm sure everyone sees the stories in the news, like the numbskull flying over the forest fires in the BC interior, or this one in Calgary who may end up with jail time.
As you can see, that completely rules out most of Victoria for recreational users. Downtown is out. Oak Bay is out. Most of Saanich is out. The entire peninsula is out. Large parts of Mill Bay and Shawnigan are out. There is a tiny chunk between the two control zones between Elk/Beaver and Prospect Lakes. Parts of the Westshore are outside.
Certified, trained, insured commercial operators with proper permission can fly within all of these those zones in coordination with air traffic control, and we do on a regular basis.
Recreational users also can't fly higher than 90m and are required to stay at least 150m from persons or structures that aren't participating in the shoot. Furthermore they can't fly over 'built up areas'.
Enforcing these regulations is, of course, another question for another day.
the penalties can be stiff, up to $25,000 and/or jail time. as we saw in the calgary example, charges and fines are starting to occur and i'm sure someone is going to have the book thrown at them. don't let that be you!