Granville Street is one stop on the unofficial Canada Line pub crawl.
The Olympics have transformed Vancouver in many ways, not the least of which was the construction of the Canada Line – the city’s gleaming new rapid transit system. Built over four years and at a cost of more than $2 billion, the Canada Line enables Olympic visitors to zip all the way from the airport into downtown Vancouver in fewer than 30 minutes. And after the Games are finished, it will allow commuters from the city’s suburbs easy access to the heart of the city, saving time and reducing Vancouver’s carbon footprint.
But the Canada Line can also be put to less noble purposes. Shortly after the inauguration of the train last summer, party-minded Vancouverites began noticing that many of the Canada Line’s stations are conveniently situated near bars and clubs. The Canada Line pub crawl was born. The route isn’t set in stone and it would be impossible to visit all the bars along the way, but the crawl has caught on – offering a cheap, safe vehicle for a night of revelry and carousing.
Olympic Party Hopping on the Canada Line