The BMO Vancouver Marathon is coming up on Sunday, May 3, and here’s some transportation info that you might find handy.
First, traffic in Vancouver will be affected, especially downtown, Granville Island, and the Kitsilano/Point Grey neighborhoods.
There will also be some Vancouver bus reroutes owing to the marathon, in effect from 6 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. That includes routes #3, 4, 6, 8, 17, 19, 22, 50, 84, 98, 210, 211, C21, C23. (You can find the full list of reroutes on the Alerts page, over at the main TransLink website.)
If you’re taking transit to the marathon, SkyTrain will start 90 minutes early, with the first train leaving King George at about 5:38 a.m., and arriving at Stadium by 6:15 a.m. First trains also leave Lougheed station in both directions at 5:45 a.m., and the first eastbound train departs Waterfront at 6:20 a.m.
Expo and Millennium Line service will be every six minutes, resulting in three minute service between Columbia and Waterfront. Regular Sunday and holiday (single zone) fares are in effect.
SeaBus will be operating on its regular schedule on Sunday, with an 8:02 a.m. start from Lonsdale Quay. (The #242 provides earlier service to downtown Vancouver via the Lions Gate Bridge.)
For those not running in the marathon, please be aware that there may be some bus delays, so try to give yourself extra time to reach your destinations on Sunday.
And nicely enough, the BMO Vancouver Marathon website has a PDF with all of these transportation schedules listed. For more about the race, explore the official site, or check out a recent post at Miss 604. Apparently the marathon really needs volunteers!