Everything you need to know to take transit to the BMO Vancouver Marathon

Everything you need to know to take transit to the BMO Vancouver Marathon

photo of runners taking part in the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon takes place Sunday, May 7 and we want you to take transit to get there!

Start line is near the SkyTrain’s Canada Line

The start line for the marathon and half-marathon is on Midlothian Avenue at Clancy Loranger Way, near Hillcrest Community Centre. The closest SkyTrain stations are King Edward Station and Oakridge–41st Avenue Station, making Canada Line the best way to get there. The 8-kilometre course starts inside Stanley Park on Lagoon Drive.

The finish line for the races is in downtown Vancouver on W Pender Street, between Bute and Thurlow streets.

Avoid the stress of traffic and parking with a free Compass Ticket courtesy of the non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society RUNVAN® when you visit the Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo from Friday, May 5 to Saturday, May 6.

Don’t forget! You don’t need a Compass Card to take transit. Simply tap your contactless Interac debit card, as well as American Express, Mastercard and Visa credit cards at our faregates at stations and readers onboard buses.

Visit bmovanmarathon.ca/travelsmart to learn more about how to get to the start line.

Know before you go

Several bus routes within the race corridor are modified at certain times during the day on Saturday, May 6 for marathon setup and Sunday, May 7 to accommodate the marathon.

The 19, 22, 33, 209, 210, and 211 routes are re-routed on Saturday. The 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 15, 10, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 25, 33, 41, 49, 50, 84, 68, 99 B-Line, 210, 211, 240, 246, 257, N9, and R4 41st Ave RapidBus routes are impacted on Sunday. For full details, please visit translink.ca/alerts.

The SeaBus and SkyTrain (Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines) are all operating its regular Sunday service. The West Coast Express does not operate on Sundays.

A shuttle service is also available for registered marathon and half-marathon runners. They depart from Scott Road Station, Brentwood Town Centre Station, Patterson Station, Lougheed Town Centre Station and Lonsdale Quay. There is a cost to sign-up and capacity is limited on a first-come first-serve basis. Limited spots may be available at the expo on May 5 and 6.

Take transit to the BMO Vancouver Marathon

Let us be your transit travel agent! Look for TransLink’s community outreach team at the expo on Friday to help you plan your trip. Alternatively, visit translink.ca/tripplanner or call us at 604.953.3333 to plan your trip. Tell us where you’re starting from and where you want to go. We’ll walk, not run, you through how to take transit to the BMO Vancouver Marathon! Follow or tweet @TransLink on Twitter.