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Spectacular Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver and the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Vancouver is a gorgeous, sophisticated city boasting of natural beauty, big city experiences and funky, diverse neighbourhoods. We love fresh air, we love adventure, we love fun! For runners, it is paradise.

Vancouver has a thriving running culture. Nearly every neighbourhood and suburb boasts running 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 Half Marathon and Marathon courses for those running the BMO Vancouver Marathon showcase some of the best of Vancouver’s coveted running trails and routes. For visiting spectators, the course features “hot spots”, or locations for the best race views.

To learn more about Vancouver, go to Tourism Vancouver. Tourism Vancouver is one of Canada’s top Convention and Visitor Bureaus. It’s 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….

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 travelling to Canada by air, land or sea require a passport or equivalent travel document.
For US Citizens additional information is available at:

http://canada.usembassy.gov/visas/forms-and-programs/western-hemisphere-travel-initiative.html

Wait Times

Wait times vary depending on the time of day and season. Longer wait times can occur especially during peak tourist season. Please visit the sites listed below for more information.
Live USA-Canada Border Traffic Cameras (Lower Mainland British Columbia):
www.borderlineups.com

Live USA-Canada Border Traffic Cameras (Washington State Northwest):
www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/border/

US Department of State
travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_2223.html

Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov/files/travelers.shtm

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Canada Customs – General Information:
www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

Canada Customs – Information for Visitors to Canada:
www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/visit-eng.html

US Department of State
travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_2223.html

Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov/files/travelers.shtm

Border wait times:
www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/bwt-taf/menu-eng.html

Live USA-Canada Border Traffic Cameras (Lower Mainland British Columbia):
www.borderlineups.com

In Vancouver

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