Vancouver Sun Run road closures, diversions and extra transit this Sunday

Apr 20 2017, 11:47 pm

Heads up Vancouverites! The annual Vancouver Sun Run will be creating diversions and road closures this Sunday, but TransLink is putting on extra services to help you out.

The annual Sun Run, which is the third largest timed 10K in North America, will take place this Sunday at 9 am.

Tens of thousands are expected to run in this year’s event–43,372 people took part last year– and late registrations are still rolling in.

Whether you’re running or not, note that roads will be closed and diversions will start at 5 am.

For transit users, the bus services that run on Granville Street will be diverted onto Seymour and Richards.

As well, the SkyTrain will be running more frequently than the usual Sunday service.

The SeaBus service will also run every 15 mins until 6.30 pm, with the first service being the 7 am start, while West Vancouver will also get additional bus services.

On their website, TransLink say that more than 25 bus services will be affected, with more diversions happening along other routes.

Transit affected by the Vancouver Sun Run

SkyTrain: All lines will run more frequently than usual Sunday service, before and after the race. Customers can avoid line-ups after the Sun Run by pre-purchasing return fare.

  • Expo Line: first train leaves King George Station at 6:38 am and Lougheed Town Centre Station at 6:37 am
  • Millennium Line: first train leaves Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station toward VCC-Clark at 6:26 am
  • Canada Line service begins at its usual 5:02 am

Bus: Services that run on Granville will be diverted onto Seymour and Richards. West Vancouver will have extra morning service from 25th and Marine, and extra buses after the run.

Seabus: Early sail from Lonsdale at 7 am and will run more frequently, every 15 minutes until 6.30 pm

West Coast Express: Special service. Leaves Mission at 7 am and arrives in Vancouver at 8.15 am. Returns after the race, leaving Vancouver at 2.30 pm and arriving at Mission at 3.45 pm

Road closures due to Vancouver Sun Run

Downtown Vancouver Area – Georgia St

  • Seymour St to Bute St (start area) 5 am – 11:30 am
  • Bute to the Causeway (including all streets crossing Georgia) 8 am – 11 am
  • Lions Gate Bridge: access from Pender only 8 am – 11 am
  • Howe to Burrard from Dunsmuir to Robson 5 am – 11 am
  • Denman St – Georgia to Robson 8 am – 11 am
  • Robson St – west of Denman St to Stanley Park 8 am – 11 am

Stanley Park

  • Beach Avenue, Stanley Park to Hornby St. 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Stanley Park Dr at North Lagoon Dr 6 am – 11 am
  • Ryan Rd at Park Lane/South Lagoon Dr 6 am – 11 am

Pacific St

  • Burrard St to Hornby (eastbound lanes) 6 am – noon

The Bridges

  • Burrard Bridge – closed to all traffic 8 am – noon
  • Cambie Bridge – closed to all northbound traffic 7:30 am – 1 pm

Kitsilano Area

  • West 2nd Avenue – Burrard St to Fir St 8:30 am – noon
  • Fir Street – West 2nd Ave to West 4th Ave 8:30 am – noon
  • W 4th Avenue/W 6th Avenue – Pine St to Cambie St 8:30 am – noon

Cambie St at W Broadway

  • closed to all northbound traffic 7:30 am – noon

Pacific Boulevard

  • East bound exit ramp from Cambie Bridge 5 am – 1:30 pm
  • Nelson St to Abbott St 5 am – 1:30 pm
  • Abbott St to Quebec St 7 am – 1:30 pm

Quebec, Abbott and Carrall Streets

  • Closed to all traffic near Expo Boulevard and Pacific Boulevard 7:30 am – 9 am

Expo Blvd

  • From Quebec to Terry Fox Way 7:30 am – 1 pm

Nelson Street

  • From Expo to Pacific 7:30 am – 9 am
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