Walking and biking along the Valley Trail. No access to Highway 99 from west side for most of the day.
Plan ahead to successfully travel through Whistler on Sunday, July 29 during the Subaru IRONMAN Canada event. This year there is a new bike route and the race will have different traffic impacts than in previous years – including preventing vehicle access from roads west of Highway 99 between the Callaghan and Alpine Way. This will impact road access from the Function Junction, Tamarisk, Creekside (west), Alta Vista, Blueberry Hill, Whistler Cay Heights, Tapley’s Farm, Nesters and Alpine Meadows neighbourhoods, as well as other areas west of Highway 99.
Everyone is advised to travel by foot or bike on the Valley Trail. The entire Valley Trail will remain open, although sections of the Valley Trail on the east side of Highway 99 will be used for the run portion of the event. Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use extreme caution when accessing these areas, respect the competitors and expect delays.
Use the Subaru IRONMAN Canada Traffic Impact Guide to plan your journey.
Expect significant delays.
There is no access to Highway 99 from the west of Highway 99 between Callaghan Road and Alpine Way for most of Sunday, July 29. Anyone required to drive must ensure their vehicle is legally parked east of Highway 99 the evening of Saturday, July 28, and then walk or bike to their vehicle on race day. Examples of neighbourhoods to the east of Highway 99 include Cheakamus Crossing, Spring Creek, Bayshores, Creekside areas including the Creekside Parkade, Nordic, Brio, Whistler Village, White Gold and Spruce Grove.
There will be single-lane alternating traffic between Alpine Way and Nancy Greene Drive from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alta Lake Road will be closed to vehicles from Nita Lake Drive to Buckhorn Drive on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday, July 29 from 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note there will be major disruptions to service from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. with many transit trips cancelled. All regular scheduled trips will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Only route 7: Staff Housing and route 8: Lost Lake Free Shuttle will be unaffected by the event.
The Pemberton Commuter Service will operate as scheduled, but buses may be delayed due to traffic congestion.
Closures on July 29: Whistler Waste Transfer Station and Meadow Park Sports Centre pool
The Whistler Waste Transfer Station in the Callaghan Valley will be closed all Sunday, July 29.
The leisure pool, lap pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna will be closed at Meadow Park Sports Centre from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 29. All pool facilities will reopen at 1 p.m. and the facility can be accessed by bike or foot on the Valley Trail until 5 p.m., when Highway 99 access reopens. More information is available at whistler.ca/recreation.
This is the sixth year that Subaru IRONMAN Canada has taken place in the region. It is part of an agreement with the IRONMAN Canada Inc. secured as part of the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Festivals, Events & Animation (FE&A) program.