Great Trek 2023

Event details
  • The start is on East Mall in front of Irving K Barber Learning Centre
  • The finish is located in University Commons and will include a safety perimeter
  • Sound system will be used at the start and finish lines
  • Prepackaged snacks to be serviced to event participants
  • Beer sampling to persons 19+
  • Public transit detours during the event until 1pm, see TransLink website for more information 
  • Pedestrian impacts on Main Mall from Crescent Road to Agronomy Road and on Agricultural Road from Main Mall to East Mall 
  • First aid onsite
  • Tables, staging and tenting


Road Impacts - Oct 28 from 7 am - 1 pm

  • Full Road Closures
    • East Mall - University Boulevard to Chan Centre Access (access to Chan loading bay will be provided) 
    • Crescent Road - East Mall to West Mall 
    • NW Marine Drive - West Mall to 16th Avenue
    • University Boulevard - Main Mall to NW Marine Drive 
    • Lower Mall - Memorial Road to University Boulevard 
    • West Mall - University Boulevard to NW Marine Drive
    • Memorial Road - East Mall to Lower Mall 
  • Lane Closures
    • SW Marine Drive - all southbound lanes closed from 16th Avenue to Kullahun Drive*
    • Old Marine Drive - southbound lane closed, limited northbound traffic will be able to turn onto Old Marine Drive from SW Marine Drive (as gaps in runners permit)

*Access to UBC Botanical Gardens from Stadium Road via gaps in runners. 

*Recommended access in/out of Wesbrook Place is via 16th Avenue at Wesbrook Mall to connect into Vancouver since SW Marine Drive will be closed southbound/eastbound into Vancouver. 

*Access in/out of Hospice via East Mall at Stadium Road. 


Click here to download event map and details