The Vancouver International Marathon Society would like to advise residents and business owners of temporary road closures and traffic control measures to accommodate the event every year. We would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation and remind you to drive safely.
We take your safety seriously and we respect the neighbourhoods through which the BMO Marathon Vancouver course run. Adhering to strict bylaws, we will keep you abreast of road closures as information becomes available. Thank you for helping us provide a quality route to showcase our impressive Vancouver communities to an international crowd.
Traffic control personnel will also be stationed at major intersections and access points along the race route to safely manage and redirect traffic. Motorists are asked to avoid travel during the impacted hours and consider alternative times for local trips. Motorist that need to travel during these times are advised to plan ahead for potential delays and stoppages on the affected route.
The event follows a rolling road closure/opening protocol. This means that roads will close and later re-open as runners pass through the course; NO roads are closed for the entire duration of the race.
Consequently, the BMO Vancouver Marathon has an event time requirement of 7 hours. Participants must maintain an approximate 8-minute per kilometre pace until Burrard Bridge – reaching the Burrard Bridge or 30KM mark by at least 1pm – and a 14-minute per kilometre pace from Burrard Bridge to the Finish Line. Participants must complete the marathon distance – Start Line to Finish Line – within the seven hour event time requirement.
If you or someone you know lives along the BMO Vancouver Marathon course, or if you are traveling to and from Vancouver for the event, please be aware that extensive street closures will take place on Race Day. Further, “No Parking” zones along the course will be enforced in the early morning hours on Race Day.
Safety is everyone’s top priority.
Half Marathon / 7:00am – 11:00am
Marathon / 8:30am – 3:30pm
8KM / 9:30am – 11:00am
Join us at the 45th annual BMO Vancouver Marathon! Run, cheer or volunteer. More than 15,000 participants, from over 50 countries, will run this year’s celebratory event on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and 8KM courses showcase the City of Vancouver and all share an energized downtown Finish Line. Race routes will impact traffic in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown on Saturday, April 30, and Riley Park, Cambie, Oakridge, Fairveiw, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, False Creek, Chinatown, Yaletown, West End, Coal Harbour and Downtown neighbourhouds on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Road Closure & Detour Maps
- Dunbar Road Closure Detour Map
- Cambie North Road Closure Detour Map
- False Creek Road Closure Detour Map
- Cambie South Road Closure Detour Map
- Coal Habour Road Closure Detour Map
- Kitsilano Road Closure Detour Map
- Point Grey Road Closure Detour Map
- UBC Road Closure Detour Map