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Spectacular Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver and the BMO Vancouver Marathon, an internationally recognized event – named a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes in 2014 and 2012, and one of the World’s Most Exotic Marathons by CNN.

Ranked Canada’s Top Travel Destination by Travel + Leisure, Vancouver is a gorgeous, sophisticated city boasting of natural beauty, big city experiences and diverse neighbourhoods. We love fresh air, adventure and fun! For runners, it is paradise.

Vancouver has a thriving running culture. Nearly every neighbourhood and suburb boasts run clubs and running trails for runners of all kinds. With water and mountain views, hills, beaches and a stunning city skyline, Vancouver runners get the best of all worlds.

The BMO Vancouver Marathon showcase some of the best of these coveted Vancouver running routes, spanning 3 Parks, 6 Beaches and 12 Neighbourhoods. For visiting spectators, the course also features ‘hot spot’ locations for the best race views.

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To learn more about Vancouver, go to Tourism Vancouver, one of Canada’s top Convention and Visitor Bureaus. Its focus is on building exceptional customer relationships through innovation, partnership, research and accountability. The Vancouver International Marathon Society and the BMO Vancouver Marathon have similar values and goals, and are proud members of Tourism Vancouver.

How to get here

To and from Vancouver

Getting to and from Vancouver is about exploring and embracing a Westcoast adventure. Whether you arrive by ferry, bus, train and plane, you will be overcome with awe by the nature that serves as a backdrop to our breathtaking city. And just wait until you hit the pavement…

Home of the 2010 Olympics and TED Talks, among other international events, Vancouver has direct flights to many locations internationally. We also welcome a large international field, with over 45 countries represented in 2014.

Here are some helpful links:

Visiting Vancouver, BC, Canada from the USA?

US Citizens Entering Canada

As of June 1, 2009, visitors from every country traveling to Canada by air, land or sea require a passport or equivalent travel document.

For US Citizens additional information is available at:


Canada Customs – General Information:

Canada Customs – Information for Visitors to Canada:

US Department of State

Department of Homeland Security

Border wait times:

Live USA-Canada Border Traffic Cameras (Lower Mainland British Columbia):


In Vancouver

  • TransLink, Greater Vancouver’s transit service, includes convenient bus and Sky Train travel
  • Aquabus ferry service can take you from downtown/Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver
  • Taxi service is readily available at the airport, train station, ferry terminals, and major hotels.
Best of Vancouver

Canada’s Top Destination Race

Three Parks. Six Beaches. Twelve Neighbourhoods.

70% Shoreline.