BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures, Route Map 2023

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canada’s largest marathon, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is happening this Sunday, May 7, 2023, winding its way through the city on a spectacularly scenic course. While registration has already soldout, details of the event such as road closures, the route map, and festival info is available below:

BMO Vancouver Half Marathon RUNVAN® Maylies Lang
BMO Vancouver Half Marathon RUNVAN® Maylies Lang

One of the world’s top destination marathons, the BMO Vancouver Marathon features 70% shoreline views and a stunning tour through twelve of the city’s most iconic neighbourhoods, while the fast Half Marathon kicks off with an epic downhill start overlooking Vancouver’s iconic city skyline.

BMO Vancouver Marathon

When: Sunday, May 7, 2023 8:30am
Where: The Marathon and Half Marathon start near Queen Elizabeth Park and finish in Downtown Vancouver. Each race distance offers a uniquely scenic experience. The 8KM starts within Stanley Park on Lagoon Drive.

Featuring a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, and Kids Run, all courses offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, towering forests, iconic landmarks, and traditionally run through world-renowned Stanley Park towards an energized downtown Finish Line.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Route Map

Road Closures & Detours

Race routes will impact traffic on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Vancouver’s Riley Park, Coal Harbour and Downtown area, and on Sunday, May 7, 2023, in Riley Park, South Cambie, Oakridge, Fairview, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Point Grey, Kitsilano, West End, Coal Harbour, Chinatown, Yaletown, Cambie, False Creek and Downtown neighbourhoods.

Here are just a few of the closures and detours:

Downtown Vancouver

  • 6:30am-8:00am: Cambie St Bridge From W 2nd To Pacific Blvd – Nb Closed; Southbound Open
  • 6:45am-8:45am: Dunsmuir Viaduct – Northbound Closed; Use Main St To W Hastings St
  • 9:00am-1:30pm: Burrard St Bridge – Cornwall St To Pacific St – Southbound Lane Closed, Two Northbound Lanes Open
  • 7:30am-12:45pm: Denman St From W Georgia St To Seawall – Closed – Local Traffic Only Via Bayshore Dr At Cardero St

False Creek / Chinatown

  • 6:45am-8:45am: Quebec St/ Columbia St From 1st Ave To E Pender St – Southbound Closed, Northbound Open – Local Traffic Only
  • 6:45am-8:45am: E Pender St From Columbia St To Homer St – Eastbound Closed, Westbound Open
  • 6:45am-8:45am: Union St From Main St To Expo Blvd – Closed
  • 6:45am-8:45am: Pacific Blvd From Nelson St To Quebec St – Closed


  • 7:00am-9:15am Homer St From Pender St To Robson St – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Robson St From Homer St To Hamilton St – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Hamilton St From Robson St To Smithe St – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Helmcken St From Mainland St To Homer St – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Mainland St From Smithe St To Davie St – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Davie St From Mainland St To Pacific Blvd – Closed

West End

  • Block Party By English Bay Along Beach Ave And Gilford St
  • 7:00am-9:15am Pacific St From Richards St To Seymour St – Eastbound Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Pacific Blvd From Seymour St To Cambie St – Westbound Closed, Eastbound Open
  • 7:00am-9:15am Granville St From Beach Ave To Pacific Blvd – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Granville St From Beach Ave To Pacific Blvd – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Rolston St And Continental St – Closed
  • 7:00am-9:15am Beach Ave From Granville St To Jervis St – Westbound Open – Local Traffic Only
  • 7:00am-12:45am Beach Ave From Jervis St To Denman St – Eb Closed; Westbound Open
  • 7:00am-9:45am Beach Ave From Denman St To Stanley Park Dr – Eb Closed
  • 9:00am-1:30pm Pacific St From Burrard St To Bidwell St – Eb Closed, Westbound Lanes Open

Stanley Park

  • 6:30am-11:00am All Roads In Stanley Park – Closed (Causeway Open)
  • 9:00am-1:00pm Stanley Park Seawall – Full/partial Closure

Click here for details and road closure info for each neighbourhood »

BMO Vancouver Marathon Finish Line Party 2023
Finish Line View Downtown

Free Expo

The Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo is a two-day extravaganza of excitement and celebration that kicks off Marathon weekend in Canada’s most active city. Located at the stunning Vancouver Convention Centre (Canada Place/Convention Centre East) along the waterfront, the event is free and open to all. Meet lots of great vendors featuring the latest fitness gear, health and performance tips, and taste-test a vast array of free samples. Experience energizing activations and displays from top lifestyle and running brands. Expo runs race week only Friday, May 5th from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday, May 6th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

About the Marathon

Vancouver’s only Marathon started in 1972 when Tom Howard of Surrey led a handful of marathon runners around five loops of Stanley Park to complete the first “British Columbia Marathon.” Now, the BMO Vancouver Marathon has grown into one of Canada’s greatest running events with races for everyone including a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM and Kids Run. Follow the BMO Vancouver Marathon on Facebook and Twitter for information about the expo, festival, and all of the runs and walks.

Current Contests on Miss604
*All contests are open to residents of Canada only, unless otherwise stated. Contest timelines are published on each individual post along with entry methods. Some contests may only be open to those 19 years of age and older. Winners are announced on the contest blog posts. Contest policy »
Comments are closed on this post
Also on