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2009 holiday parade reroutes for the weekend

2009 holiday parade reroutes for the weekend

The reindeer bus from Coast Mountain Bus Company! It will be in the Rogers Santa Claus Parade this Sunday, Dec. 6. (Photo by the indomitable <a href=http://www.trans-continental.ca/vancouver/2007%20Novabus%20LFS/9715_Xmasbus_D.jpg.php>David Lam</a>.)
The reindeer bus from Coast Mountain Bus Company! It will be in the Rogers Santa Claus Parade this Sunday, Dec. 6. (Photo by the indomitable David Lam.)

Boy howdy, there’s a whole bunch of holiday parades coming up this weekend. And as you’ve probably guessed, the holiday spirit will mean some bus reroutes in the region, along with a lot of good cheer!

(It also looks like Santa’s got a very busy schedule this weekend :)

Check the TransLink Alerts page for the exact details on all the parades and reroutes: I’ve compiled the highlights below.

Parades on Saturday, December 5

Maple Ridge
Santa Claus Parade
Reroutes from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Routes affected: C43, C47

Langley
Langley’s Magic of Christmas Parade
Reroutes from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Routes affected: 320, 341, 501 reroutes

New Westminster
Hyack Santa Claus Parade
Reroutes from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Routes affected: 106, 112, 123

Parades on Sunday, December 6

Cloverdale
Santa’s Torch Light Parade
Reroutes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Routes affected: C70, 320, 341

Vancouver
Rogers Santa Claus Parade
Reroutes from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Routes affected: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 16, 17, 22, 50

As always, SkyTrain will provide extra trains for the Rogers Santa Claus parade in Vancouver (an easy, traffic-free way to get there and back!).

The parade starts at 1 p.m., and to get there, exit SkyTrain at either Burrard or Granville Station (both have elevators for wheelchairs and strollers), and walk to Georgia Street.

By the way, remember our group ride offer applies on Sundays and holidays! The specifics: if you have an adult FareCard, West Coast Express 28-Day Pass, or Annual Employer Transit Pass, you can take five children, or one adult and four children on transit with you for free.