How to Easily Get Around Vancouver During the 2010 Olympics
We have been having casual conversations with many of our clients over the last several months regarding their plans and concerns during February 2010. Although it is difficult to know exactly what the city will be like during this time, the 2010 Commerce Centre is anticipating the city to be buzzing with activity 24 hours a day.
- Myth: All of downtown Vancouver will be closed to traffic
- Fact: Some roads near venues will be closed for security, but most of downtown will be open. There will be some road network changes; have a look at the Games Time map to know what to expect during February 2010.
- Myth: You will need a special pass to make deliveries around downtown
- Fact: Local businesses will be able to make and receive deliveries 24 hours a day, but the City of Vancouver is recommending that all deliveries be planned between 12 midnight and 12 noon. Click here for more information on deliveries.
- Myth: You will need a security pass to go through the Sea-to-Sky Highway
- Fact: A Sea-to-Sky check point pass is required only if you are traveling northbound from 6am to 6pm. This is not a security pass; it is only to ensure that you have a guaranteed parking spot in Whistler. If you are a resident or business in Whistler, you will be issued passes. Click here for more information.
- Myth: Pedestrian Corridors will be closed to traffic all day
- Fact: In downtown Vancouver, pedestrian corridors will be in effect from noon to midnight only. Access for vehicles will be maintained between midnight and noon. Click here for more information on pedestrian corridors.