8 Must-Have Smart Phone Apps for Summer in Vancouver

Bard on the Beach's new iPhone App.

Summer in Vancouver is one of the best times of year for festivals, outdoor adventures and exploring the city. And there are loads of (often free) smart phone apps to help you make the most of Vancouver’s summer months.

8 Must-Have Smart Phone Apps for Summer in Vancouver

1. TransLink App – Free
This free app from TransLink helps you get around Vancouver easily by letting you access complete schedules for buses, SkyTrain, Canada Line, WestCoast Express and SeaBus.

2. Vancouver Tap App – Free
Find free sources for refilling your water bottles—a necessity in summer—with this free app from Metro Vancouver.

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8 Must-Have Smart Phone Apps for Summer in Vancouver

Putting Bikes on Bus Racks – Answer TransLink’s Poll

Unloading a bike at B.C. Ferry terminal bus stop.

Unloading a bike from TransLink bus rack. Photo by J. Chong

Multi-modal travel or blending cycling, walking and public transit is a viable, active way to enjoy a day trip or vacation on a lower budget.

TransLink is polling people on whether or not if you have actually put a bike on their bus racks. It is an informal poll which they occasionally do on topics related to public transit via their public weekly e-newsletter, Buzzer Blog.  Please click on this link for just 1 question for you to answer from TransLink, our public transit authority.  Newbie cyclists are more than welcome to answer their poll since your feedback is especially important also.

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Putting Bikes on Bus Racks – Answer TransLink’s Poll

Canada Line Opens for Transit

canada-line
Today was the opening day for the Canada Line, the much-anticipated rapid transit system that connects downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver International Airport, Richmond and Sea Island. On the Canada Line, you can get from downtown Vancouver to the airport in just 26 minutes.

Canada Line Map and Travel Times

The $2 billion system was due to open in November 2009, in time for the 2010 Olympics, but was completed ahead of schedule. After a grand opening ceremony today, the line opened for business and 30,000 people poured through the doors in the first three hours.

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Canada Line Opens for Transit