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Car Free Days reroutes, service to the Dragon Boat Festival and Lions games, and more: Sat June 19 – Sun June 20

Car Free Days reroutes, service to the Dragon Boat Festival and Lions games, and more: Sat June 19 – Sun June 20

Car Free Days, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the start of the B.C. Lions’ season kick off a weekend filled with events for our region! Check below to see the bus reroutes and other service in store due to these festivals and more.

Routes affected include the 3, 5, 6, 17, 20, 99, 228, 229, 230, 239, 316, 320, 321, 326, 341, 502, C43, and C47.

Saturday June 19

From 8am to 12 noon, Surrey will be hosting Whalley Community Festival on 102nd Ave between City Parkway & University Drive. Roads in the general area will be closed and the following routes will be detoured: # 316, 321, 326 & 502.

From 8am to 12 noon, Langley will be hosting their Annual Community Day Parade. The parade will assemble on Fraser Hwy between 200th & 201A Streets then proceeds via Fraser Hwy. to 207th Street for dispersal. The following routes will be detoured: # 320, 341, 501 & 502.

City of Vancouver will be hosting their annual Point Grey Fiesta from Blanca & 16th via Blanca, 10th, Discovery to Trimble Park. The following routes will be detoured: # 17 & 99 B-Line.

Please note: The Haney Farmers’ Market previously scheduled 7am to 4pm on Spirit Square has been cancelled. All buses will NOW remain on regular route.

Sunday June 20 – Car Free Day

From 10am to 8pm, the City of North Vancouver is hosting their first Car Free Day on Lonsdale between 3rd Street to Esplanade. The following routes will be detoured: # 228, 229, 230 & 239.

From 9am to 8pm, City of Vancouver will be hosting Car Free day on;
— Denman between Davie & Robson Streets. The following routes will be detoured: # 05 & 06.
—  Main between 12th & 33rd Avenues. The following route will be detoured: # 03.

From 8am to 8:30pm, City of Vancouver will be hosting their Commercial Drive Community Fest (also Car Free) between 1st Avenue & Venables. The following route will be detoured: # 20.

On Sunday, June 20, the B.C. Lions also open their home season at Empire Fields. It’s an outdoor field at the site of the former Empire Stadium, near the PNE Fairgrounds. See the B.C. Lions transportation page to see the many service options you can take to get there, including:

  • #10 from downtown or Kootenay Loop
  • #135 from Burrard Station or Burnaby
  • #28 from Phibbs Exchange in North Vancouver, or from Gilmore SkyTrain Station
  • #16 from downtown or 29th Ave. SkyTrain Station to Hastings Renfrew

Additional “special event” trips will be provided as required, and shuttle buses will operate after each game to 29th Ave. Station. As well, to make it easier for fans to get right on the bus after the game, return tickets may be purchased in advance at King George Station and at the south entrance to Empire Fields up until the end of half-time.

You can also visit Jack Bell Ride Share’s Events page to find a carpool partner to get to the game. And remember, you can plan trips online at tripplanning.translink.ca!

Saturday June 19 and Sunday June 20 – Dragon Boat Festival

The Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival reaches its final competitive days on Saturday June 19 and Sunday June 20. You can take the Expo or Millennium Lines to reach Main Street-Science World Station in time for the opening races at 8am each day. Bus routes #3, #8, and the C23 Community Shuttle also connect to the festival.

A reminder to everyone that you can find further detail on these incidents at the TransLink Alerts page. Or just call Customer Information at 604-953-3333!