Traffic Events

BCIT campuses are occasionally impacted by traffic events which restrict the regular accessibility to the parking lots. In an effort to minimize the delays BCIT provides alternative routes and directions to our commuter community.

Burnaby Campus

As BCIT announced in October 2016, our electrical system will soon be receiving an essential upgrade, thanks to funding from the federal and provincial governments. The $46.9-million Canada Way Electrical Service Replacement Project involves replacing the 60-year-old electrical receiving station that currently powers approximately 50 percent of the Burnaby Campus and chiefly runs underground. The new system will make on-campus energy delivery more efficient and will make it possible for us to move forward with critical infrastructure upgrades to take us into the future.

Over the next three years, BCIT will undergo construction across many parts of the North side of campus to bring this project to fruition. As a result of this work, several parking lots will be impacted – both in the short and long term.

Beginning September 2017, construction will block or close Lot 16, Lot 19 (English Street), and part of Lot 20. As a result, drivers will notice a decreased amount of parking availability on the North side of Campus.

This project also encompasses the previously announced partial closure of Student Parking Lot B effective January 1, 2017.  Learn more about Lot B closure [PDF]

Lots Q and L will undergo a summer upgrade to better serve both student and employee parking needs. A new lot will also be created directly adjacent to NW1. Users can also look forward to an improved pedestrian path connecting the North and South sides of campus, with new lighting, Code Blue security poles, and a paved walkway.

Ultimately, these projects allow us to continue to grow as an institute and increase our capacity for future buildings, pedestrian-friendly walkways, and greenspaces. Stay tuned to our social pages for further updates and parking tips throughout the summer.

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Downtown campus

The City of Vancouver has designated Dunsmuir Street as a designated bike lane route. This designation prohibits motor vehicles making a right hand turn from Dunsmuir to Seymour. Commuters need to plan ahead. A recommended alternative is to turn south off Dunsmuir to West Georgia and then complete your right hand turn onto Seymour Street from West Georgia.

Designated streets permitting south bound traffic are: