Twilight Navigation 2015

The Twilight Navigation run is a rerun of the previous one in the opposite direction, rambling between various viewpoints to admire the city at dusk. No rush, so feel free to amble through it and stop for long-exposure photo ops.


Twilight Navigation, wrong way round

Car park at Seasons Restaurant/Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park – optional dinner location at 7pm.

Zero odo at 8.00. Km and miles are cumulative.

Exit car park, exit park R via 100yds of W 33rd Ave then L on Ontario St, heading north

0.7 km Bicycle road blockage: R on E 30th Ave

1st L on James St, ignoring alleyway

L on E 30th Ave R on Ontario

1.7 L on W. King Edward Ave

2.4 R on Cambie St (across Cambie Bridge)

Stay on Cambie, turns into Smithe. (Don’t take ramp on right)

R on Beatty St

6.0 R on W. Pender

Next R on Abbott

6.3 R on Expo Blvd (keep to RH lane)

Becomes Pacific Blvd

Cross Davie

Pacific Blvd becomes Pacific Street

Under Granville Bridge

L on Howe

8.4 R on Beach

9.2 L at Jervis, stay on Beach

9.9 Keep L at Denman

10.4 Enter Stanley Park

Still Beach Avenue, becomes Stanley Pk Dr

11.2 R on N Lagoon Dr

L under Lions Gate Bridge Road

12.3 Bear Right across R/B on to Stanley Park Drive

Follow Stanley Park Drive and enjoy the view

16.7 Fork L to join 99 North, cross Lions Gate Bridge

18.7 R on Marine Drive East

21.3 R on Fell after Capilano mall

Forced right on Harbourside Pl

Second forced R

22.3 R at T junction on Harbourside Dr

L on Fell

R on to 1st St W

22.6 Bear R on 3rd St W

23.5 R on Forbes Ave

Becomes Esplanade

25.2 Bear slight R, becomes Low Level Rd

Becomes Cotton Rd

Becomes Main St

Has an identity crisis and starts writing bad poems

Finally becomes Dollarton Highway

28.4 keep to Dollarton lane, not R onto bridge

33.8 R into Cates Park, check out boat ramp view

34.6 Exit Cates Park R

L on Mount Seymour Pkwy

41.3 L on Fern by Canadian Superstore, follow signs Hwy1 East

Cross Hwy1 and take ramp on to Hwy 1 South

Cross Second Narrows Bridge

Take exit 26, keep to left, heading for E Hastings St

44.8 L on E Hastings St

49.9 Bear R at Inlet Dr to remain on Hastings

50.0 Becomes Burnaby Mountain Parkway

51.9 L on Centennial Way

Car park view is worth a walk uphill

Back down hill

L on Burnaby Mountain Pkway

Kinder Morgan oil storage bomb on right, deploy gas masks and increase to max speed if it’s on fire

54.7 Bear R on Gagliardi Way

59.0 R on Lougheed, sign to Vancouver

1st L at Brighton/Production Way downhill past Costco

L on Government

59.7 R on Cariboo

L to continue on Cariboo

61.9 R on 10th Ave

L on 10th St, badly marked.

68.2 R at Cockney Kings into Mall at 10th and Columbia

Find Iain and kill him if there are any mistakes in the instructions…