Getting Here

Parking Information

Accessibility of the Festival Site

Venue Information






Getting Here アクセス 

Powell Street Festival site will NOT be located in Oppenheimer Park this year, but will encompass the surrounding neighbourhood on Alexander Street, Jackson Street, and Dunlevy Avenue.  

TRANSIT: To the festival #4 & #7 buses; Hastings Street buses: #14, #16, #20 and #95. Skytrain: Main Street-Chinatown Station OR Waterfront Station.   

If you are using Handy DART to get to the Festival site, we recommend stopping at one of the following addresses: 

Uncommon Café – 477 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G7
Powell Convenience Store – 390 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G4 

Photo of the Bike Valet at the 2010 Powell Street Festival, by Aki MimotoBIKE: There are two free bicycle valets located on the East side of Alexander Street by Princess Avenue, and on the North end of Dunlevy Avenue by Railway Street. B.E.S.T. bicycle valet and PEDAL Society will be offering bicycle tune-ups by donation at the Alexander Street valet.  

CAR: There are four reserved, accessible parking spaces available on the intersection of Powell Street and Jackson Avenue. For people being dropped off in car, please use our Accessible Drop Off located at Uncommon Café – 477 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G7.

Parking Information

Alexander Centre – Lot #645 

Address: 611 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E1 

Parking Fees: $2.75/hr 

West Park Parking Services Inc. 

Address: 349 Railway St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7

437 E Hastings St Parking 

Address: 437E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P5 

 205 Main & Powell-No.5 Orange – Lot #42 

Address: 205 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2S7 

Parking Fees: $3.81/hr 

Impark Parking Location #1216 

Address: 101 E. Waterfront Road, Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4K3 

Parking Fees: $1.25/hr 

144 E Cordova St Parking 

Address: 144E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K9 

Parking Fees: $2.00/hr (max: 4 hours) 

 134 Powell St Parking 

Address: 134 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 0B2 

A map of available parking options can be found here: 




Uncommon Café – 477 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G7
Powell Convenience Store – 390 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G4 

自転車:会場には二箇所の駐輪場があります。一つ目は、アレキサンダー通りの東側プリンセス街付近、二つ目は、ダンレビー通りの北端レールウェイ通り付近です。 B.E.S.T. Bicycle ValetPEDAL協会が、アレキサンダー街の駐輪場でドネーションにて自転車のチューンナップ・サービスをご提供いたします。 


Accessibility アクセシビリティ

We are expecting at least 23,000 people over the course of two days this year—please be aware that it will be crowded, and that food line-ups tend to be long. 

Free, clean drinking water is available via a water wagon located on the North side of Dunlevy Avenue. As we are a zero-waste festival, please bring your own drinking container!

Gender-neutral portable toilets are located onsite on the East side of Alexander Street, and on the North and South ends of Dunlevy Avenue. One wheelchair accessible portable toilet is located at each of these stations, with dimensions of 62×62” in depth, 91” in height, the door measuring 32.7 x 80.8”, and the seat at 19” above ground.    

A change table is available on the East side of Alexander in proximity to our Children’s Tent. For child-friendly activities, check out our Children’s Tent section!

Accessible seating areas are in the front row(s) at the Street Stage, Firehall Theatre, and Diamond Stage. The Diamond Stage also has an area for Seniors. 

Our first aid station is located on Dunlevy Avenue, just past Alexander Street. A number of volunteers and staff are trained in naloxone administration and are available on site.  

There will be no alcohol served at the festival.  

For a list of safe consumption sites, please visit: 

If you see a used needle on the ground, please alert someone on our Hospitality and Security team (or anyone with a radio) for safe disposal. We have sharps containers at the Volunteer Booth. 

This is not a scent-reduced site. 











Venue Information 会場情報 

Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3  

The main theatre is accessible via the side door on Gore Avenue, access to this door can be requested from the box office via a ramp at the front of the building, or by calling (604) 689-0926. Accessible bathrooms are available backstage. The Firehall Courtyard can be accessed upon request via gate access.

Vancouver Buddhist Temple – 220 Jackson Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3B3  
There are several steps at the entrance of the Buddhist Temple, and no ramps at this time. Public bathrooms are not available at this venue. 

Vancouver Japanese Language School – 487 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6  

There are no steps at the entrance of the Japanese Language School, and an elevator with access to the upper floors. Public bathrooms are not available at this venue. 

Programming プログラムについて

Japanese-speaking MCs will be present on the Diamond and Street Stage, and some programming is in JapaneseStaff and volunteers who speak multiple languages will be identifiable at the Festival via buttons indicating which languages they speak. 

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for some events. Search for “American Sign Language” in our schedule at

Potential content and audio-visual triggers are listed for most events at


アメリカ式手話の通訳つきのイベントについては ウェブののスケジュールにて “American Sign Language”と検索してください。  



Hospitality and Security members help to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome throughout the festival weekend. If you witness or experience distress or discrimination at the Festival, this team can assist with de-escalation and accessing resources. Hospitality and Security volunteers are always walking the site and can be called by any volunteer or staff member carrying a radio. 


Concerns 問題が発生した場合

Find a Volunteer or Staff member with a radio or go to the Festival info booth which is located on the intersection of Alexander Street and Dunlevy Avenue. For feedback or other concerns, do not hesitate to contact us via email at info [at], contact the office at 604-808-0054. 

無線を持ったボランティアやスタッフに声をおかけいただくか、アレクサンダー通りとダンレビー街の交差点にあるインフォ・ブースにお越しください。その他、ご要望やお気付きの点などありましたら、info [at] powellstreetfestival.comまでメールか、604-808-0054までお電話ください。 


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