The Whistler Sliding Centre

Getting Here

Gates open three hours prior to the start of competition.

By rapid transit

From Vancouver
Take the Olympic bus network from the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) departure hub in Burnaby or from the Lonsdale Quay transit hub in North Vancouver.

From Whistler
Spectators arriving from Whistler Village by BC Transit will arrive at the Gondola Transit Exchange and can access the venue by the Excalibur gondola or by walking. There will also be shuttle service (free) to the venue. Spectators can board the shuttle from the Whistler transportation mall (Lot 3). To access the shuttle, use the stairs at Blackcomb Way and Village Gate Blvd. Those with accessibility requirements are asked to use the ramp at the northwest corner of the lot by Millenium Place.

Travel time to venue 
From BCIT: up to 3 hours.

From Lonsdale Quay: up to 3 hours.

Spectators travelling on the Olympic bus network from Vancouver will arrive at the Whistler transportation mall and have the option of walking (20–25 minutes), taking the shuttle or taking the Excalibur gondola to reach the entrance to the venue. Once in the venue, spectators will walk another seven minutes uphill on non-paved pathways to the spectator plaza.

Official Vancouver 2010 Maps

Official Vancouver 2010 Map

Official Whistler 2010 Map


Departure Hubs For The Whistler Sliding Centre

If you have a ticket to an event at the Whistler Sliding Centre, visit to find out how to book a ticket on the Olympic bus network. Tickets will be available on and after December 7, 2009.

There is no spectator parking at any Olympic venues. All spectators with tickets to Whistler events who are travelling from Metro Vancouver must travel to Whistler via the Olympic bus

Check public transit options to get to your departure and transfer hubs. Depending on where you’re coming from, it might be easier to use public transportation to get there. For TransLink routes, schedule information and help with your travel planning, visit

Know before you go where your venue’s departure hub is and how to get there. Carefully follow the directional signs around the departure hub.

BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)

3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby

Getting Here

By public transit
Bus routes: 25, 123, 130 These buses connect to SkyTrain Expo and Millennium Lines.
Allow at least 60 minutes’ travel time from downtown Vancouver.

By rideshare/carpool
From Highway 1 (Trans-Canada HIGHWAY): take exit 29 (Willingdon south), go south on Willingdon.
BCIT is on your left. From here, turn left on Goard Way and right on White Avenue North (one block south of Canada Way).

Lonsdale Quay

North Vancouver

Getting Here

By public transit
SeaBus from Waterfront station in downtown Vancouver.
Allow 12 minutes’ travel time by SeaBus.
Bus routes: 228, 229, 230, 236, 239, 246, N24 to Lonsdale Quay

Do not drive or rideshare/carpool to this transfer hub as there is no parking for Olympic spectators.

Get more info on transportation during the Olympic Games