Coast Mountain Bus Company route 247 'Grouse Mountain / Downtown'
|Service Area||North Vancouver|
|Termini||Grouse Mountain Skyride|
W. Georgia Street at Hamilton Street
|Operations||Burnaby Transit Centre|
|Vehicles||Nova Bus LFS|
|Branches||247 Grouse Mountain|
247 Grouse Mountain/Downtown is a bus route operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This is a north-south route connecting Grouse Mountain and Downtown Vancouver. Service runs during peak hours only. In the morning, service runs towards Downtown Vancouver with one trip towards Grouse Mountain. In the afternoon, all trips run towards Grouse Mountain.
Northbound trips depart Larwill Park in Downtown Vancouver heading south on Cambie Street, west on W. Georgia Street through the Stanley Park Causeway and across the Lions Gate Bridge, then east on Marine Drive, north on Capilano Road, east on Clements Avenue, north on Cliffridge Avenue, east on Ranger Avenue, west on Prospect Avenue, south on Cliffridge Avenue, west on Montroyal Bouelvard, north on Nancy Greene Way to Grouse Mountain.
Southbound trips depart Grouse Mountain heading south on Nancy Greene Way, east on Clements Avenue, north on Cliffridge Avenue, east on Ranger Avenue, west on prospect Avenue, south on Cliffridge Avenue, west on Montroyal Boulevard, south on Capilano Road, south on Garden Avenue, west on Marine Drive merging onto the Lions Gate Bridge, through the Stanley Park Causeway onto W. Georgia Street to Larwill Park.
Points of Interest
- Vancouver Playhouse
- Stadium–Chinatown Station
- Larwill Park
- Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
- Granville Station
- Vancouver City Centre Station
- Pacific Centre
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Burrard Station
- Norgate Park
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Capilano River Regional Park
- Cleveland Park
- Grouse Mountain
- January 1964 - Peak hour service established from Upper Capilano (Skyline Drive at Montroyal Boulevard) to Downtown Vancouver as 81 Vancouver via First Narrows.
- June 1977 - Service introduced as 247 Capilano, a peak hour service between Downtown Vancouver and Capilano & Clements
- April 1993 - Downtown terminus revised to operate from a temporary terminal on the east side of Beatty Street between Georgia and Dunsmuir adjacent to the Beatty Street Armoury with the closing of the Larwill Bus Depot
- December 1994 - Service revised to start at Grouse Mountain to provide service to the Grousewoods area
- December 1997 - Local service along West Georgia Street to and from North Vancouver approved on a permanent basis after a six month trial period
- September 2000 - Service for afternoon peak trips modified with westbound trips travelling along Clements Avenue instead of Montroyal Boulevard
- October 2000 - Upper Capilano routing for PM trips reverted back to using Montroyal Boulevard instead of Clements Avenue between Cliffridge Avenue and Capilano Road
- February 2007 - Downtown terminus moved from Beatty Street to Cambie & Georgia
- February 1–March 21, 2010 - Vancouver 2010 Olympic service: Downtown terminus revised to Georgia between Cambie and Hamilton due to downtown pedestrian corridors and BC Place & Canada Hockey Place venue security zones
- September 2016 - North Vancouver Transit Centre closed down, operations moved to Burnaby Transit Centre
- October 2018 - Downtown terminus moved from Hamilton & Georgia to Georgia & Hamilton for unloading, Cambie & Georgia for loading
- December 2018 - First northbound trip revised to operate to Grouse Mountain instead of terminating at Montroyal Boulevard & Belvedere Drive to improve schedule consistency
- April 2019 - Downtown terminus layover moved to Larwill Park
- April 2020 - Southbound trips renamed from 247 Vancouver to 247 Downtown
- The Buzzer January 3, 1964 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 10-12-2016
- The Buzzer March 26, 1993 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 13-01-2017
- The Buzzer December 16, 1994 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 02-05-2020
- The Buzzer November 28, 1997 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 29-04-2010
- The Buzzer September 1, 2000 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-12-2009
- The Buzzer October 13, 2000 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 02-07-2018
- The Buzzer February 2, 2007 Issue, translink.ca, retrieved 04-12-2009
- February Bus Re-Routes And Additional Olympic Transit Services translink.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 22-03-2021
- 2010 Games Bus Re-Routes translink.ca, archived on Web Archive, retrieved 13-04-2021