Heavy Vehicle Routes
Trucks, trailers and truck tractor/ tractor-trailer combinations in excess of 10,000 kg GVW are prohibited from travelling downhill on most streets below the Upper Levels Highway and certain other streets.
Violating the rules
Violating the heavy vehicle regulations will result in an immediate fine of $500, and could result in fines of up to $10,000 and up to sixty days in jail.
Use Marine Drive when entering West Vancouver
Heavy vehicles can only enter the area below the Upper Levels Highway west of Taylor Way at either:
- Taylor Way from both Hwy 1 and from Marine Drive
- Eagleridge Hwy exit #2 Eagleridge Drive is prohibited
- Horseshoe Bay from both Hwy 1 and from Marine Drive
Marine Drive may be used wherever it can be accessed without using a restricted route.
Heavy vehicles may access Caulfeild Shopping Centre from the Upper Levels Highway, but are not permitted beyond the shopping centre on steep sections of Headland Drive.
Designated routes allow vehicles circulating in the Ambleside or Dundarave business areas to access Marine Drive.
To exit West Vancouver
Heavy vehicles can only exit West Vancouver using one of the following routes:
- uphill to the Upper Levels Highway
- along Marine Drive to Taylor Way
- along Marine Drive to Horseshoe Bay
Written applications for exemptions can be made to the Director, of Engineering & Transportation Services. These are usually limited to areas close to the Upper Levels Highway that involve limited downhill travel.