While Halloween night is well over two weeks away, Vancouver gets in the spooky spirit early.
This weekend, the sixth annual Halloween Parade & Expo will bring ghosts, goblins and family fun to downtown Vancouver. However, it will also bring a number of road closures, too.
On Sunday, Oct. 13, the parade will start at 11 a.m., but the road closures will be in effect at 8:30 a.m and will likely run until 1 p.m.
Locals should prepare prepare for some delays heading downtown or find an alternative route. The Granville Bridge will be partially closed from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., so drivers should use the Cambie or Burrard bridges instead.
According to the City of Vancouver, the following parade road closures will be in effect:
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
•South bound traffic on Granville Bridge from Drake St to W 5th Ave will be closed; northbound traffic will be retained however, delays are anticipated.
•Full road closure of Howe St from Davie St to Granville Bridge
•Full road closure of Drake St from Seymour St to Hornby St
•Full road closure of Granville St from Davie St to Drake St
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
•Full road closure of Howe St from Davie St to Robson St
•Full road closure of Smithe St from Burrard St to Seymour St
•Full road closure of Granville St from Smithe St to Davie St
•Full road closure of Davie St from Burrard St to Seymour St
•Full road closure of Nelson St from Burrard St to Seymour St
Due to traffic congestion, organizers advise attendees to take public transit instead of driving if possible. SkyTrain stations near the parade route include Granville, City Centre, and Yaletown-Roundhouse.
With files from the Vancouver Courier.