From Abroad

RBC GranFondo Whistler attracts a truly global participation

We are thrilled and proud to have riders from all around the world choose to cycle this award-winning and best-in-class event. Last year, 26 different countries were represented.

Getting here

Vancouver is the perfect city for cycling, with world-class infrastructure set among incredible scenery, clean air and a whole load of Canadians proud to show off their part of beautiful British Columbia to the rest of the world.

YVR International Airport, voted in 2016 the world's best airport, serves Vancouver with a world class transport hub. We have personally flown in with our own bikes and found the process refreshingly simple. It is ideally situated within 20 minutes of downtown Vancouver via a high-frequency, low cost rail link.

This rail link is known as Skytrain, and operates all over Vancouver and the surrounding Tri-Cities. When you arrive, choose either paper tickets, or invest in a $5 refundable smartcard called Compass which you can easily store credit on for this as well as buses and the Seabus that links to North Vancouver. These cards are available at any ticket machine.

There is also comprehensive mainline rail and long-distance bus services that connect Vancouver with the US and other parts of Canada. Feel free to investigate the selection of operators that offer these services.

Vancouver public transit is extremely bike friendly and bikes are welcome onboard all services. Buses even have 2 bike racks at the front of each vehicle. 

To help you get around on the network, you can download the useful Transit app. This gives you realtime connections, routes, journey planning and maps to help you navigate. It even works in Whistler! You can also view the Translink website if you prefer.

The hotel district of Vancouver is situated largely downtown, within a stone's throw of the RBC GranFondo Whistler starting line in Stanley Park. Check out our hotels page for our preferred accomodation partners!

We also have a comprehensive list of services we offer to help you and your bike and supporters get around on event weekend. Click on the button below and choose what you need.



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