From Vancouver: TransCanada Highway 1, Exit 32 to Sprott St.
From East: TransCanada Highway 1, Exit 33 to Canada Way


There are two (2) public entrances to the venue, Main East Gate and West Gate.
The Main East Gate is located on the northeast side of the venue, next to the Shadbolt Centre.

Ticketmaster "Will Call" is located at this entrance.
All patrons picking up tickets from Will Call and those with tickets can access the site at this gate.

Anyone picking up tickets from the Deer Lake Ticketmaster Will Call Box Office at the Main Gate must ensure they have the matching credit card used to purchase the tickets, photo I.D. and the confirmation number of the ticket order.

The West Gate is located on the northwest side of the venue.

Both entrances feed from Deer Lake Avenue off Deer Lake Parkway or Canada Way. Signs will point patrons in the direction of site access. 




Public parking in the vicinity of the festival is limited. Festival-goers are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation such as public transportation, taxis, carpools, bicycles (bike racks on site).

Deer Lake Avenue Road Closures:

To promote public safety and reduce traffic gridlock, the Burnaby RCMP will implement the following traffic plan:

From 4:00 to 9:30pm, Deer Lake Ave. will be closed to eastbound traffic between Deer Lake Parkway and Sperling Ave. Bus service will continue in both directions during this time. Traffic coming onto Deer Lake Ave. will enter at Canada Way and Deer Lake Ave. (by the Burnaby Village Museum) and proceed west with the option to exit at either Century Park Way or Deer Lake Parkway.

From 9:30 to 11:00pm, Deer Lake Ave. will be closed between Deer Lake Parkway and Sperling Ave. During this window, bus service will be interrupted on Deer Lake Ave. and riders will have to walk north to Canada Way bus stops. Translink will post “interruption of service” notices on Deer Lake Ave. bus stops.

Drop off:

A Drop-off zone will be designated in the Deer Lake Ave. stalls directly across from the North Lot at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts until 9:30pm.  Deer Lake Ave will be closed to all traffic between 9:30pm and 11pm.

ACCESSIBLE Permit Parking:

For vehicles displaying the official handicapped parking permit (SPARC), limited parking will be available in the Shadbolt Centre’s North Parking lot on a first come first served basis. Vehicles must access this area from the east end of Deer Lake Ave at Canada Way (by Esso gas station).

Motorcycle & Scooter Parking:

Limited parking spaces will be available in the Shadbolt Centre’s North Parking lot for motorcycles and scooters, based on first come, first served basis. Please access westbound from Deer Lake Ave and Canada Way.


The following bus routes service the Deer Lake Park area and include stops at Lougheed Mall, Brentwood Mall, and Metrotown:
•         110 Lougheed Stn/Metrotown Stn
•         123 New West Stn/Brentwood Stn
•         129 Metrotown Stn/Edmonds Stn
•         136 Lougheed Stn/Brentwood Stn
•         144 SFU/Metrotown Stn - includes stop at Shadbolt Centre and connects to the Millenium Skytrain Line at Sperling/Burnaby Lake Station, and the Expo Line at Metrotown Station.

The closest bus loop to the site is located at Burnaby City Hall.

For further transit information, please contact Translink at 604-953-3333 or click on “Trip Planner” at

During large scale events in Deer Lake Park, there may be a last-minute decision to temporarily halt bus service on Deer Lake Avenue. This decision is made by RCMP in collaboration with transit authorities and may not be passed on right away to event staff in order that the public can be advised. In most cases, Translink will post an “Interruption of Service” notice on the bus stops in question on Deer Lake Avenue. If you arrive at the bus stop and wait for a specific bus that is late to arrive or there are many others waiting at the stop, it is likely the service has been temporarily interrupted. We would like to suggest that you walk over to the bus loop at Burnaby City Hall. Proceed west on Deer Lake Avenue to Deer Lake Parkway and turn north (right) to City Hall bus loop.


A drop-off and pick-up only zone will be designated in the Deer Lake Avenue stalls directly across from the North Lot at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. 


Grab an Evo to get to Deer Lake and take advantage of FREE parking in the designated Evo drop zone onsite. That means you can drive an Evo to the show, end your trip in one of the dedicated spaces, and their valet team will take care of the rest! Not a Member yet? Get your Free Membership + 30 driving mins at using promo code: LIVENATION

The National: Outdoor parking lot located on the north side of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Here’s a street view of the entrance here.

Vampire Weekend: Underground parking lot of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Street view of the entrance here.


Should you choose to drive your vehicle to the general vicinity of Deer Lake Park, please refer to or click “maps” on the Google homepage for specific directions from your location. Once in the Deer Lake Park area, be sure to read and regard all street signage or you could be subject to fines and vehicle towing.


Bicycles will not be permitted inside the site but bike racks will be available close to the Main Gate and the West Gate on a first come, first served basis. Owners must provide their own locks and leave bicycles at their own risk.