Festival Dates and Hours
Dates: July 13-15,2018
Site Box Office opens Friday 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Gates open Friday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; the West Gate will open half an hour later than the East Gate.
Concerts run Friday 4:00 pm to 11 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 11 pm.
Getting to Jericho Beach Park
Jericho Beach Park is located in the City of Vancouver, on 4th Avenue West, just west of Alma Street.
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TAKE THE BUS
If possible, use public transportation. The #4 UBC travels towards Jericho Beach Park along 4th avenue. Exit the bus on the 4000 Block stop, and walk.
Estimated: 30 minutes
Catch the #4 UBC going down GRANVILLE STREET.
From Around Vancouver
The #7 DUNBAR bus stops at the corner of 4th AVENUE and ALMA STREET, about 2 and 1/2 blocks from the East Gate entrance. You can also catch the #2 MACDONALD bus along BURRARD STREET downtown, or along CORNWALL AVENUE. Transfer to the #4 UBC or the #7 DUNBAR at 4th and MACDONALD STREET, ride west [if you’re facing the mountains, which is north, west is to your left].
The #84 UBC starts from the SkyTrain Millennium Line at VCC-Clark Station, and connects with the Canada Line at Olympic Village Station, and major transfer points along 2nd, 6th and 4th Avenues. Does not stop at the Festival entrance; walk from Alma Street. Limited weekend frequency (15-20 minutes Saturday; 30 minutes on Sunday), and does not run late Saturday and Sunday evenings.
The #9, 14 and 99 routes provide service along Broadway to Alma at 10th Avenue, approx. 1 km walk to the festival entrance.
For more bus route information and to use Translink's "Trip Planner" click here.
PARK YOUR PEDALS at a Bicycle Parking Lot
We proudly provide bicycle parking in two supervised lots for only $2 per bike per day. Lots are located close to West 4th Avenue near the East Gate and near the West Gate. We operate using a ticket exchange system, much like that at a coat-check.
Bikes are not permitted on the Festival site and should not be locked to the perimeter fence surrounding the Festival.
From Kitsilano and eastward
From the Seawall continue through Kits Beach Park to Point Grey Road and from the Burrard Bridge, use York to Point Grey Road. Click here for an updated City of Vancouver cycling map.
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IF YOU MUST DRIVE
Please come early if you intend to drive. You may be able to find parking on side streets, but please respect the No Stopping and Resident Only parking signs in the neighbourhood. You will be ticketed, maybe even towed! There is pay parking at the Jericho Sailing Club and limited space at the Jericho Hill Centre, located at 4196 West 4th Avenue. The Festival is not responsible for any parking fines or cost of towing of anyone attending the festival.
We still highly encourage people to use TransLink and bikes, as parking space is very limited.
Ease of accessibility for our patrons with physical or other disabilities is important to us, that's why the below is part of our Access program. More information about our Access Program can be found here.
- Easily accessible drop-off area located at the east side of Jericho Beach Park; HandyDART service pick-ups and drop-offs located at the West end of West 2nd Avenue, at the Universal Access entrance.
- Limited number of parking spots for those with an Access Parking Permit; located near the Service Gate at the west end of Point Grey Road.