Finally...the Torch Relay touching down in Host City

Post by Mike Klassen in


Olympic Torch Relay, Feb. 11th Olympic Torch Relay, Feb. 12th
Thursday's Torch Relay route (left) and Friday's route – click for larger image, esc to close

We've seen the Olympic Torch Relay ignite the passion of thousands upon thousands within Canada. Regardless of what you think of the Relay itself, its origins, or what it symbolizes, you can never take away the joy felt in the hearts of Canadians of all walks of life around this country. Tomorrow and Friday is Vancouver's turn. There are reported to be hundreds of protesters who will want to take their point of view and make everyone else know it, as though theirs is the only truth. Regardless of what happens, those who will try to disrupt the proceedings can never take away what so many have experienced – a feeling of pride. Several have contacted us about the route through Vancouver, so we're providing the details below...

The City of Vancouver provides the official route map here as a PDF. It has details of all the stops, and the exact times where the Torch will be throughout our neighbourhoods. On early Thursday afternoon the route starts in my old neighbourhood of Killarney, moving from Boundary Road to Kingsway & Tyne, then south to 54th and past Champlain Mall. It weaves its way past Killarney Centre, then along Victoria Drive up to 12th.

After visiting City Hall at 12th & Cambie it winds its way back down past Children's Hospital, then the RCMP building at 37th and back to Main. It winds its way across the south side to Kerrisdale, Dunbar then out to UBC. Here's a complete description of the route and the stops courtesy of the City's web page.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Olympic Torch Relay Route
Day 105: Thursday February 11, 2010
Safeway parking lot, Kingsway Avenue and Tyne Street
12:46 pm
49th Avenue and Killarney Street
1:15 pm
Trout Lake Community Centre, 3350 Victoria Drive
2:13 pm
Vancouver City Hall, 12th Avenue and Cambie Street
2:48 pm 
North Entrance, BC Children's Hospital, 28th Avenue and Oak Street
3:15 pm
RCMP Monument, 37th Avenue and Heather Street
3:30 pm
41st Avenue and West Boulevard
4:43 pm
Musqueam Administration Building, Salish Drive
5:19 pm
University of BC, Main Mall
6:14 pm
Point Grey Village, 10th Avenue and Sasamat Street
6:52 pm
Burrard Bridge
7:44 pm
David Lam Park, Yaletown
8:00 pm
Day 106: Friday February 12, 2010
Prospect Point, Stanley Park
6:21 am
Denman Street and Davie Street
7:51 am
Inukshuk, Beach Avenue
7:55 am
BC Pavillion, Robson Street and Howe Street
8:27 am 
Chinatown Millennium Gate, Pender Street and Taylor Street
9:00 am
Victory Square, Hastings and Cambie Street
9:13 am
Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Hastings and Woodland Drive
9:45 am
Hastings Community Centre, East Hastings Street and Renfrew Street
10:29 am
Adanac Street and Rupert Street
10:38 am
Thunderbird Community Centre 5th Avenue and Cassiar Street
11:18 am
Canada Line Olympic Village, 2nd Avenue and Cambie Street
12:38 pm
False Creek, Granville Island to Yaletown Ferry Docks
12:59 pm
Yaletown Ferry Docks, foot of Davie Street
1: 27 pm
Aboriginal Pavillion, Georgia Street and Homer Street
1:44 pm

*All times subject to change. Updated February 2, 2010.


Daniel and Mike, Thank you for speaking to Vanex today. It was timely and tremendous. Keep up the great work.



My kids' entire school will be lining up Thursday along Cambie to cheer the Torch in red & white. Go Canada!

Thank you, CityCaucus, your Vancouver 2010 free listings is amazing! Much appreciated.

Go Canada Go.


Is there a list somewhere on line with the times certain torchbearers will be running

just wondering about Bob Costas and Matt Lauer today in burnaby

Thank you so much for this! It was a thrill to see the torch today!

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