Since the city’s public transit system is so well-connected and user-friendly, it’s a great way for tourists to get around Vancouver. Most of Vancouver’s top sights are conveniently located near public transit service.
The Greater Vancouver area is serviced by TransLink, the regional transportation organization, which operates the public transit system, which includes a system of buses, the SkyTrain, the SeaBus, and the West Coast Express commuter train service.
During the early months of 2020, TransLink unveiled the Safe Operating Action Plan or SOAP for short. As the economy of British Columbia continues to recover, this plan is a carefully constructed program to keep Metro Vancouver moving safely.
As part of this initiative, we’ve compiled some advice for staying safe when riding the bus or subway in the coming months, including some suggestions on maintaining an appropriate physical distance.
Public transportation is not the only option for getting across False Creek to the south of the downtown area; two separate businesses operate small boats. Taking one of these ferries is a fun and convenient way to see more of Vancouver.
In Vancouver, the NightBus takes over for less extensive service between the hours of 1 and 5 a.m., when ridership is at its peak. Buses in downtown Vancouver commonly go on Granville Street, Burrard Street, and Georgia Street.
Please check out TransLink’s website for useful travel planning resources. Also, check the requirements and guidance for a Canada visa for Poland citizens.
The SkyTrain is a rapid transit system in Vancouver that connects the downtown core with the surrounding suburbs. To enjoy your Vancouver trip, get your Canada visa for Portugal citizens.
Connecting downtown Vancouver’s Waterfront Station with the North Shore’s Lonsdale Quay, the SeaBus is a one-of-a-kind passenger-only ferry service. Wheelchair users can use this service without any problems.
Twelve minutes is all it takes to make the Burrard Inlet scenic crossing and be rewarded with a stunning panorama of the city, the ocean, and the mountains. The last trip of the night departs Lonsdale Quay at 1:00 a.m., while the service runs every 15 minutes throughout the day.
In Greater Vancouver, there are three zones for SkyTrain and SeaBus rates and one zone for bus fares, which remain constant no matter how far you travel. Zones are in force during normal business hours, which are defined as Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In addition to allowing unlimited travel within the zone(s) for which they were purchased, 90-minute tickets also provide unlimited transfers between modes of transportation within the same zone. If you pay your fare in cash on the bus, you can transfer to any other bus service, but not to the SeaBus or SkyTrain.
Discounted fares are available for children (5-13 years old), teens (14-19 years old) with a valid Translink GoCard, and seniors (65 and up) with proper identification. Children under the age of four are admitted free of charge.
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