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Road closures for Squamish Triathlon


If you’re taking part in the fourth Squamish Triathlon on July 22, good luck.

If you’re planning on making record time to Squamish, Alice Lake Provincial Park, and the Upper Squamish Valley on Triathlon Day, good luck – with competitors running and biking through 50 kilometres of landscape, you can expect a few traffic holdups during the race:

• Alice Lake Provincial Park (the site of the 1,500 metre swim). The first parking lot and adjoining beach area will have very limited access from 7 a.m. Sunday morning until approximately 11 a.m. Public will not be able to enter or exit the park from about 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as the road will be closed for cyclists.

• Highway 99 at Alice Lake Provincial Park intersection (40 km bicycle route). The highway will be closed to both north- and south-bound traffic – to or from Whistler – from approximately 9:20 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Sunday. There will be subsequent intermittent delays until approximately 10:10 a.m.

• Squamish Valley Road and Upper Squamish Valley Rd. (40 km bicycle route). There will be limited access from approximately 9:20 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.

• Government Road, from Axen Road to Squamish Valley Road (40 km bicycle and 10 km run). This stretch will be closed to all traffic from approximately 10:25 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Ross Road, near Brackendale Secondary School (bike/run transition area and race finish area). Very limited access from about 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Depot Road, from railway crossing to Highway 99, will have runners on it from approximately 10:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Squamish Triathlon apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these delays and interruptions, and appreciates the understanding and patience of the public.