RBC GranFondo returns to Whistler on Saturday, September 9, bringing free transit until 6 p.m., extra service and bus stop closures

Sep 8, 2017
Transit System: Whistler

WHISTLER –  This Saturday, September 9, transit users in Whistler will be able to hop on the bus within Whistler for free until 6 in the evening, courtesy of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the RBC GranFondo.

In addition, there will be an extra shuttle bus between Whistler Village and Whistler Creek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Catch the bus at Gondola Transit Exchange and on Lake Placid Road at Squaw Valley Crescent, kitty-corner to the Husky Gas Station. 

The Resort Municipality of Whistler and BC Transit are also advising of several bus stop closures in the morning and afternoon, south of the Village to help ensure the safety of bike riders participating in the 2017 RBC GranFondo.

Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., all bus stops along Village Gate Boulevard and Northlands Boulevard will be closed, with all routes departing from Gondola Transit Exchange. There will be temporary bus stops set up on Highway 99, south of Lake Placid Road (southbound), and on Lake Placid Road at Squaw Valley Crescent (northbound) kitty corner to the Husky Gas St.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., all bus stops in Cheakamus Crossing and Nordic, as well as all northbound Highway 99 stops from Cheakamus Crossing to Village Gate will be closed.

All bus stops in Spring Creek, Whistler Creek, and southbound in Nordic will remain closed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., as well as the Highway 99 stops at Hillcrest, Brio and Panorama Ridge.

For full details on these bus stop closures and on any other service disruptions due to the event, please view the Rider’s Alert for September 9 at bctransit.com/whistler/schedules-and-maps/alerts.

For more information on routes, fares and schedules in Whistler, please call 604-932-4020 or visit bctransit.com/whistler.

Media contacts

Jonathon Dyck                                               Resort Municipality of Whistler
Communications Manager                             Communications
BC Transit                                                      communications@whistler.ca
250-995-5720                                                 604-967-3030