Road Closures

Road Closures

Road Closures

The Vancouver International Marathon Society would like to advise residents and business owners of temporary road closures and traffic control measures to accommodate this annual event on the first weekend of May. Thanks for your patience and cooperation in helping Vancouver deliver a world-class event.

Your safety is taken seriously and we respect the neighbourhoods through which BMO Marathon Vancouver courses run. Please travel safely.

Road Closures Continued

Vancouver South

Area

Detour Times

Cambie North May 1, 5pm to May 2, 1pm
Cambie South 6:30am-9:30am
Kerrisdale 8am-11am
Dunbar 8am-11am
UBC 8am-11am
Point Grey 9am-11am
Kitsilano 9am-11am

Downtown

Area

Detour Times

Coal Harbour May 1, 12pm to May 2, 7pm
Stanley Park 6:30am-1pm
Downtown 6:45am-9:15am
False Creek 6:45am-8:45am
Chinatown 6:45am-8:45am
Yaletown 6:45am-8:45am
West End 7am-2:15pm
Detour Maps by Neighbourhood

Start Area – Queen Elizabeth Park

Times

Road Closures

Local Access Local access to Hillcrest Community Centre is available for locals via Main St and 30th Ave
May 1, 5pm – May 2, 1pm Midlothian Ave from Dinmont to Clancy Lorange Way – CLOSED
May 1, 10pm – May 2, 10am Midlothian Ave from W 29th Ave to Ontario St – CLOSED
May 2 START LINE on Midlothian Ave and Clancy Loranger Way
12am-12pm 33rd Ave at Main St – CLOSED
5am-9am Use Main St at 33rd Ave to access Hillcrest Community Centre
5am-9am Cambie St to Main St, from King Edward Ave to W 41st – LOCAL TRAFFIC
6:30am-9am W 29th Ave from Cambie St to Midlothian Ave – CLOSED

Finish Area – Coal Harbour

Times

Road Closures

Local Access Use W Cordova St via Burrard St
May 1, 12pm – May 2, 8pm W Hastings St – West of Burrard, from Burrard St to Bute St – CLOSED
May 1, 12pm – May 2, 8pm W Pender St – from Burrard St to Denman St – CLOSED
May 1, 12pm – May 2, 8pm Thurlow St. – from Eveleigh St. to W Cordova St. – CLOSED
Race Day May 2 FINISH LINE on W Pender St at Bute St
Race Day May 2 STREET FESTIVAL on W Hastings St between Burrard St and Bute St

South Cambie/ Oakridge/ Fairview

Times

Road Closures

6:30am-8:15am Cambie St from W 29th Ave to Pacific Blvd – Northbound CLOSED
6:45am-9am Cambie St from W 41st Ave to W 49th Ave – Northbound CLOSED
7:30am-9am Granville St from W 41st Ave to W 57th Ave – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY
7:30am-9am Oak St from W 41st Ave to W 57th Ave – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY
8am-9:30am Cambie St from King Edward Ave to W 49th Ave – Southbound CLOSED

False Creek/ Yaletown/ Chinatown

Times

Road Closures

6:45am-8:45am Quebec St/ Columbia St from 1st Ave to E Pender St – Southbound CLOSED, Northbound OPEN – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY
6:45am-8:45am E Pender St from Columbia St to Homer St – Eastbound CLOSED, Westbound OPEN
6:45am-8:45am Union St from Main St to Expo Blvd – CLOSED
6:45am-8:45am Pacific Blvd from Nelson St to Quebec St – CLOSED

West End

Times

Road Closures

Block Party by English Bay along Beach Ave and Gilford St
7am-9:15am Beach Ave from Jervis St to Granville St – Eastbound CLOSED – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY use Beach Ave from howe St to go Westbound
7am-9:15am Granville St from Beach Ave to Pacific Blvd – CLOSED
7am-9:15am Pacific St from Richards St to Seymour St – Eastbound CLOSED
7am-9:15am Pacific Blvd from Seymour St to Cambie St – Westbound CLOSED, Eastbound OPEN
7am-9:15am Homer St from Pender St to Hamilton St – CLOSED
7am-9:15am Robson St from Homer St to Hamilton St – CLOSED
7am-9:15am Hamilton St from Robson St to Smithe St – CLOSED
7am-9:15am Helmcken St from Mainland St to Homer St – CLOSED
7am-9:15am Mainland St from Smithe St to Davie St – CLOSED
7am-9:15am Davie St from Mainland St to Pacific Blvd – CLOSED

Stanley Park

Times

Road Closures

6:30am-11am All roads in Stanley Park – CLOSED (Causeway open)
9am-1pm Stanley Park Seawall – FULL/PARTIAL CLOSURE

Downtown Vancouver

Times

Road Closures

6:30am-8am Use W Cordova St via Burrard St
6:45am-8:45am Dunsmuir Viaduct – Northbound CLOSED; Use Main St to W Hastings St
7am-9:45am Beach Ave from Denman St to Jervis St – One Eastbound lane CLOSED, Westbound OPEN
7:30am-12:45pm Denman St from W Georgia St to Seawall – CLOSED – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY via Bayshore Dr at Cardero St
9am-1:30pm Burrard St Bridge – Cornwall St to Pacific St – Southbound lane CLOSED, Two Northbound lanes OPEN
9:15am-12:45pm Pacific St from Jervis St to Burrard St – One Eastbound lane CLOSED, Westbound lanes OPEN

UBC/ Endowment Lands/ Dunbar/ Southlands/ Kerrisdale

Times

Road Closures

8am-10am W 49th Ave from SW Marine Dr to Cambie St – Westbound CLOSED
8am-10:15am SW Marine Dr from Camosun St to 49th Ave – Westbound CLOSED
8am-10:15am W 41st Ave from Crown St to Camosun St/ SW Marine Dr – CLOSED
8am-10:30am Use Dunbar St – Camosun St from SW Marine Dr to W 29th Ave – CLOSED
8am-10:45am W 29th Ave from Imperial Dr to Camosun St – CLOSED
8:30am-10:45am Imperial Dr from W 29th Ave to W 16th Ave – CLOSED
8:30am-10:45am W 16th Ave from Imperial Dr to Westbrook Mall – Eastbound CLOSED
8:30am-10:45am SW Marine Dr to Westbrook Mall – Westbound CLOSED
8:45am-11am Blanca St from 16th Ave to 10th Ave – CLOSED
8:45am-11:30am NW/SW Marine Dr from Chancellor Blvd to W 16th Ave – Northbound CLOSED
LOCAL ACCESS W 41st Ave and Dunbar St – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY

Point Grey/Kitsilano

Times

Road Closures

Block Party by Kits Beach on Cornwall Ave
9am-12:15pm NW Marine Dr from Chancellor Blvd to W 4th Ave – CLOSED
9am-12:15pm W 4th Ave at Trimble St – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY
9am-12:15pm Belmont Ave and Marine Dr – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY
9am-12:15pm Belmont Ave from NW Marine Dr to Discovery St – CLOSED
9am-12:15pm Alma St from Point Grey Rd to W 4th Ave – CLOSED
9am-12pm Discovery St from NW Marine Dr to Belmont Ave – CLOSED
9:15am-12:30pm W 4th Ave from NW Marine Dr to Highbury St – One Westbound lane CLOSED – Eastbound lanes OPEN
10:15am-12:15pm W 2nd Ave at Alma St – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY
9:30am-12:45pm Point Grey Rd from Highbury St to Trafalgar St – CLOSED
9:30am-1pm Cornwall Ave from Chestnut St to Cypress St – CLOSED
9:30am-1pm Cornwall Ave from Trafalgar St to Cypress St – CLOSED
9:30am-1pm Kits Point perimeter: Arbutus North of Cornwall, McNicoll from Maple to Arbutus, Maple from McNicoll – Ogden, Ogden from Maple to Chestnut, Chestnut North of Cornwall – CLOSED
9:30am-1pm Whyte Ave & Chestnut St – Burrard Marina Access only via Cypress St
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Road Closure Details

Adhering to strict bylaws, cost of these closures are paid for by the non-profit event organizers, Vancouver International Marathon Society. RUNVAN® pays for race day traffic management plans and traffic personnel, plus covers staffing costs required to offset the additional Vancouver Police Department and Park Rangers employed on race day. Learn more

RUNVAN® works closely alongside the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Park Board, and Translink to ensure Vancouver’s only Marathon event goes off safely and smoothly. Safety is everyone’s top priority and this plan allows us to adhere to international marathon race standards. Support from the community and all stakeholders involved in delivering this longstanding Vancouver tradition is truly appreciated.

Traffic control personnel will 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 who do travel during these times are advised to please plan ahead for potential delays and stoppages on affected routes. TravelSmart.

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.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon also has an event time requirement of 7 hours. Participants must maintain an approximate 8-minute per kilometre pace until Burrard Bridge – reaching Burrard Bridge or the 30KM mark by at least 1pm – and a 14-minute per kilometre pace from Burrard Bridge to the Finish Line.

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. ‘No Parking’ zones along the course will also be enforced in the early morning hours on Race Day.

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