Save on Your Next Vancouver Adventure


Getting away from it all — even if that means a simple break from the everyday — is something we could all use right about now. And Tourism Vancouver and TransLink have made that proposal even more enticing with their ComeBack to Transit promotion on all of the best adventures, attractions and tours that the lower mainland has to offer.  Continue reading:
Save on Your Next Vancouver Adventure

Return Trip: TransLink is Ready to Take You to Your #VancouverComeBack

Throughout the pandemic, as the city took a collective pause, TransLink never stopped moving, bringing essential workers to the frontlines, and getting folks to vital supplies. Now, as businesses reopen and welcome visitors from around Metro Vancouver and the rest of the province, TransLink is still there to move you, reliably and safely, and get you back to all of the fabulous dining, high adventure and family fun that Vancouver has to offer. Continue reading:
Return Trip: TransLink is Ready to Take You to Your #VancouverComeBack

ComeBack to Discovery with Science World and TransLink

Kids and kids-at-heart rejoice! At long last, our beloved Science World is once again opening its doors unto a giant silver ball of learning, wonderment and boundless curiosity. And with a carefully thought out program in response to COVID-19, TransLink is ready to get the whole family there safe and sound for a full day of discovery. Continue reading:
ComeBack to Discovery with Science World and TransLink

The Ultimate Free Ride: Free Public Transit in Vancouver this New Year’s Eve

Photo credit: ArielKettle | Wikipedia

Photo credit: ArielKettle | Wikipedia

As Vancouverites know all too well, the mathematical odds of finding a taxi on New Year’s Eve in Vancouver are pretty close to zero. Fortunately, taking transit should be easier (and cheaper) than ever this year.

Translink is offering free, extended service starting on New Year’s Eve and continuing into the wee hours of New Year’s Day. The bumped-up transit offering starts at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2015, and goes to 5 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016. The best part: It won’t cost you a thing during that time period.

The SkyTrain will be running more frequent evening trains and also extending service by approximately one hour. The last trains will be departing Waterfront Station at 2:05 a.m. (Canada Line), 2:16 a.m. (Millennium Line) and 2:20 a.m. (Expo Line). Continue reading:
The Ultimate Free Ride: Free Public Transit in Vancouver this New Year’s Eve

Vancouver Bus Riders Rejoice: All Fares to be Just $2.75

Photo credit: ArielKettle | Wikipedia

Photo credit: ArielKettle | Wikipedia

Vancouver bus riders are about to get a little break, courtesy of some newfangled technology that just never worked right.

Starting on Oct. 5, all TransLink bus riders will be charged a single rate of $2.75, regardless of how far they travel. Currently, that’s the rate for single-zone riders, while passengers who cross zones have to pony up $4 or $5.50 for two- or three-zone fares.

The rate change corresponds to the official roll-out of the Compass Card payment system to all transit users this October. Under the new system, passengers use a card to “tap in” and “tap out” of buses, SkyTrains and SeaBuses. The cards are loaded with value in advance and the appropriate fare is deducted automatically.   Continue reading:
Vancouver Bus Riders Rejoice: All Fares to be Just $2.75

“Yes” coalition calls on voters to support Metro Vancouver transportation improvements

Photo: www.downtownvancouver.net

Photo: www.downtownvancouver.net

The Better Transit and Transportation Coalition — the biggest, most diverse coalition in B.C. history — highlights opportunity for Metro Vancouver to determine its transportation future

VANCOUVER, Jan. 29, 2015 – Victory for the “Yes” vote in Metro Vancouver’s upcoming transportation referendum will benefit people from all walks of life, according to the broad-based Better Transit and Transportation Coalition, which calls the referendum “one of the most important decisions facing our region for the next generation.”

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“Yes” coalition calls on voters to support Metro Vancouver transportation improvements

First Impressions, Part 3: Vancouver’s Transit System

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Hello again, Vancouver.

In case you missed the last installment of this series my name is Tom. I’m new in Town.

I just moved here from my hometown of Ottawa. It was a bit of leap of faith because I’d never been to BC before, but it’s all paid off. You see, I’ve already fallen in love with your city.

Vancouver has a lot going for it: solid sports teams, a beautiful harbour, delicious restaurants, and more. But as I clumsily learn my way through its neighbourhoods—all unfamiliar to me—I’m learning that there is so much more to this city than the obvious. As a Vancouver newbie, I’m finding that even the city’s ordinary is excellent. Even the mundane is thrilling. Yes, Vancouver, with my fresh set of eyes, I’m here to remind you to appreciate the little things—the lovely little things—because your city is full of them.

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First Impressions, Part 3: Vancouver’s Transit System