Shimmering Black Friday deals will recruit thousands of people to local shopping destinations and potentially spark traffic woes across the lower mainland.
YVR is warning travellers to expect traffic delays to and from the airport on Friday, November 23 as a result of shoppers expected to flood McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.
Traffic management personnel and RCMP traffic enforcement will be deployed throughout the day, but based on past years, travellers can still expect heavy congestion.
YVR is requesting travellers, shoppers, and employees play their part with the following advice:
- YVR travellers are advised to take the Canada Line if possible. For those who must drive to the airport, leave extra time and have a parking plan. You can pre-book parking at yvr.ca. For those planning to use the Value Long Term lot, adjacent to Templeton Station, be aware that you may face lengthier delays due to the close proximity to the Designer Outlet Centre. Travellers are also advised to monitor traffic reports.
- Employees on Sea Island are advised to take the Canada Line if possible. For those who must drive, leave extra time as heavy traffic is expected throughout the day and may impact your commute time.
- Black Friday shoppers are advised to take the Canada Line if possible. McArthurGlen is only steps away from Canada Line’s Templeton Station. For those who must drive, expect delays accessing the Designer Outlet Centre.
Happy shopping and safe travels, friends!