RBC GranFondo Whistler
Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Six thousand cyclists will pedal 122 kilometres from Vancouver, along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, to Whistler, for the annual RBC GranFondo Whistler.
If you are departing Whistler on Saturday, September 10, and need to be in Vancouver or the airport by a certain time, please expect major delays. All buses, coaches, and passenger vehicles will be affected by highway delays.
Commuters coming to Whistler for later shifts need to plan ahead and expect delays and busy parking lots.
Travelling and parking within Whistler
Although the Sea-to-Sky Highway in Whistler will be open in both directions, traffic will be significantly delayed from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. south of Whistler Village.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to take transit, walk, or bike.
Access Whistler Village by Lorimer Road. Pay parking is available in Day Lots 1, 2, 3, and 5.
Late arrivals: Day Lot 1, 2, 3, and 5 will likely become full early in the day.
Day Lot 4 will be closed to vehicles on Thursday, September 8, Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10. Day Lot 4 and 5 pass holders are welcome to use their pass to park in Day Lots 1, 2, 3, and 5 on the days that Day Lot 4 is closed for event operations.
Buses and coaches: Day Lot 4 will be closed to bus parking on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10. Buses and coaches, please proceed to Mons Road, Nesters Road, or Spruce Grove for available parking options.
Whistler Transit Notice to Riders (Saturday, September 10)
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:
- Gondola Transit Exchange – OPEN – use for all bus routes.
- Village Gate Boulevard bus stop – CLOSED – use Gondola Transit Exchange.
- Northlands Boulevard bus stops – CLOSED use Gondola Transit Exchange.
From 9:15 am to 4:00 pm:
- All bus stops in Nordic – CLOSED
- All bus stops in Spring Creek – CLOSED
- Whistler Creekside bus stops – CLOSED use temporary stops.
WHISTLER CREEKSIDE TEMPORARY STOPS:
- Southbound on Highway 99 just south of Lake Placid Road.
- Northbound on Chamonix Crescent (formerly Squaw Valley) at Lake Placid Rd
From 9:30 am to 3:00 pm:
- All bus stops in Cheakamus Crossing – CLOSED
- Catch bus north to Village in Function Junction at stop 102682 on Alpha Lake Road kitty-corner to Home Hardware
From 9:30 am to 1:00 pm the following bus stops will be CLOSED:
- Highway 99 northbound at Hillcrest (Alta Vista).
- Highway 99 northbound at Brio entrance (Brio).
- Highway 99 northbound at Panorama Ridge (Brio).
- Highway 99 northbound at Spring Creek
- Highway 99 northbound at Alta Lake Road
- Highway 99 northbound at Bayshores
Starting at 5:00 pm Transit will begin to run regularly scheduled service.
Whistler Traffic Modifications
Highway 99 / Function Junction to Village Gate Blvd – Signals will be flashing and traffic will be stopped intermittently at the entrances and exits to Whistler destinations. Expect major delays entering and exiting the east side of Highway 99 in Whistler.
Highway 99 – Southbound Village Gate Blvd. to Callaghan Valley Road. Signals will be flashing and traffic will be delayed from 9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. for the neutralized lead out of the Medio event. There will not be a full Highway 99 closure for the medio.
Various Cross Street Intersections with Highway 99:
Blackcomb Way West – Closed in both directions.
Village Gate Blvd – Closed to northbound and southbound traffic from Highway 99.
Lorimer Road and Whistler Way – Both roads are open as alternate routes to Village Gate Blvd.
Whistler Northlands Blvd at Village Gate Blvd – Traffic signal will be flashing. Traffic Control persons will be on-site, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Medio event starts and finishes in Whistler. Callaghan Valley Road will be closed in both directions from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Sea-to-Sky Highway / Highway 99
Although the Sea to Sky Highway will be open in both directions, traffic will be significantly delayed between Vancouver and Whistler from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
During the event, speed limits will be reduced to 60 km/h on sections of Highway 99 between Horseshoe Bay and Whistler. Motorists are also advised to plan their travel well in advance, drive with caution and follow signs.
Highway 99 at Porteau Cove Provincial Park – Counterflow traffic adjacent to cyclists in effect, with one lane northbound and one lane southbound available for motorists, leading to single-lane alternating traffic for 1.3 km, from 7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Highway 99 at Furry Creek – Local Furry Creek traffic will be re-routed via internal roads to access Highway 99 northbound and southbound, from 7:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Highway 99 at Britannia Beach – Single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect for 1 km, with no northbound right turn permitted at Main Street (Copper Drive), from 7:30 a.m. to noon.