Vancouver BC Transportation

Bus schedules, planes, trains, ferries, car and rv rentals and other aids to getting around in Vancouver, BC

 

BUSES, SKYTRAIN, SEABUS

TransLink

Translink's Bus & Trolley Fleet criss-crosses Vancouver and covers over 1800 square kilometres. Many routes connect directly with SkyTrain and SeaBus right at the stations.

The 99 B-Line is your fast buzz along the Broadway/Lougheed Corridor

SkyTrain
Skytrain runs diagonally from the downtown Sea Bus terminal through New Westminster and over the Fraser River into Surrey. Trains run approximately every 5 minutes, with the entire line being travelled in about 35 minutes. Tickets are sold by vending machines at each of its stations.

With the addition of the millenium line, Lougheed Mall and Brentwood in Burnaby are also included in the loop.

Seabus
Seabus is a double ended catamaran connecting North Vancouver to Downtown. A one way trip takes about 12 minutes. Seats 400.
There are two terminals: Waterfront in downtown Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay on the North Shore

Albion Ferry
Connecting the north and south sides of the Fraser River

Two vehicle ferries offer free, frequent service from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on the north side of the Fraser River to Langley and Surrey on the south side.

Subway Navigator
This site will help you navigate Skytrain (or lots of other cities for that matter). Don't worry if you've forgotten the names of the stations, they include a list of names as well as a map of the route. Cool Site!

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West Coast Express provides the communities of the northeast sector of Greater Vancouver with premium commuter rail service. It operates five trains during weekday peak periods connecting Mission, Abbotsford Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody with downtown Vancouver.

 

Gray Line of Vancouver Phone: (604) 879-3363

Greyhound Lines of Canada
Phone: (604) 662-3222

Pacific Coach Lines
Phone: (604) 662-8074

Quick Shuttle Bus Service
Provides transportation from Seatac Airport, Downtown Seattle, Bellingham Airport to Vancouver Airport, Downtown Vancouver and Cruise Ship Terminals.
604-940-4428 (Vancouver Area)
800-665-2212 (Toll Free)

Aquabus
Rain or shine, the Aquabus continuously criss-crosses False Creek, carrying both foot passengers and cyclists.

Aquabus ferry docks:
Hornby Street's south foot
Granville Island next to the Arts Club Theatre
Stamp's Landing
Spyglass Place
Yaletown at Davie Street
Plaza of Nations / Edgewater Casino
Science World

 

AIRPORT

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Located on Sea Island in Richmond, BC about 15 kilometres driving distance from downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver Airporter
Scheduled bus services between YVR and downtown Vancouver hotels.

Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)
30440 Liberator Ave
Abbotsford BC
The hassle-free alternative to YVR.

 

FERRIES

BC Ferries
(604) 669-1211 - Vancouver
(250) 386-3431 - Victoria
1-888-223-3779 (toll free)

Current Conditions at Major Terminals &
Ferry Terminal Webcams

Mainland - Vancouver Island - Sunshine Coast
Mainland - Vancouver Island Routes:
Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay
(Vancouver-Victoria)
Tsawwassen-Duke Point
(Vancouver-Nanaimo)
Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay
(West Vancouver-Nanaimo)
Powell River-Comox
(Westview-Little River)

Sunshine Coast Routes:
Sunshine Coast Routes Horseshoe Bay-Langdale
(Vancouver-Sunshine Coast)
Earls Cove-Saltery Bay
(Sechelt Peninsula-Powell River)
Bowen Island-Vancouver
Langdale-Gambier-Keats (passenger only service)

Saanich Inlet Route:
Brentwood Bay-Mill Bay

Northern Gulf Islands
Buckley Bay-Denman Island
Denman Island-Hornby Island
Campbell River-Quadra Island
Quadra Island-Cortes Island
Powell River-Texada Island
Port McNeill-Alert Bay-Sointula

Southern Gulf Islands
Chemainus-Thetis Island-Kuper Island
Day Trip from Swartz Bay
Galiano Island Departures
Horseshoe Bay-Bowen Island
Mayne Island Departures
Nanaimo Harbour-Gabriola Island
Pender Islands Departures
Salt Spring/Vesuvius-Crofton
Salt Spring/Fulford-Victoria
Salt Spring/Long Harbour Departures
Saturna Island Departures
Victoria Departures
Vancouver Departures

Inside Passage-Mid Coast-Bella Coola and Queen Charlotte Islands

Discovery Coast Package

Inland Ferry Schedules
List of Ferries:
Adams Lake Cable
Arrow Park
Barnston Island
Big Bar
Francois Lake
Glade Cable
Harrop
Kootenay Lake
Little Fort
Lytton
McLure
Needles Cable
Upper Arrow Lakes – Galena Bay & Shelter Bay
Usk Ferry

 

TRAINS

West Coast Express
This commuter train links Mission and downtown Vancouver with trains westbound from Mission in the early morning and eastbound from downtown Vancouver in the late afternoon.

 

VIA Rail

Amtrak

Rocky Mountaineer Railtours
“The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World”®

 

MISCELLANEOUS

The British Columbia Automobile Association [BCAA]

Ministry of Transportation and Highways

Drive BC (Road Conditions - Provincial)

Road Conditions - Lower Mainland

Border Wait Times &

Border Lineups Webcams

Driver Licencing

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
A Crown Corporation that provides basic and optional vehicle insurance, driver licensing services, and road safety programs to residents of the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Click Here for ICBC Claim Centres

The Idiot Driver Alert

Gas Wars

Bicycling in Vancouver

Vancouver Bicycle Routes

Vancouver RV Rentals
Looking to rent an rv for a hassle-free trip or to decide if the rving lifestyle is for you? The rv's available for renting include motorhomes, 5th wheels, trailers, campers, & camper vans. Some places that offer rentals include: Canadream, Go West, Fraserway, Candan, and Alldrive.

For those who love RVing, check out the RV Times
(my favorite magazine)
The RV Times Magazine is published every two months and features: Recreation Vehicle, Camper and Trailer repairs and tips from actual RV folks; RVers’ journeys around the globe in their favourite units; RV industry news; Letters from RV enthusiasts worldwide; Fun recipes from RV'ers; Rallies and news from the RV Owners Association of BC and BC RV club news; Calendar of Events, Fairs and Festivals of BC, Alberta, and Washington for next three months; Advertising from businesses and RV'ers.
The magazine is available through subscription; or pick up a free copy from various locations (scroll down the page till you see Distribution Locations:).

RV Shows

2007 Earlybird RV Show & Sale
February 1-4
Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre
Abbotsford Airport
Abbotsford, B.C.
Admission: $5.00
Parking $3.00
Over 180,000 square feet of exhibit space, both indoors and outdoors. All kinds of new recreation vehicles on show and for sale. Plus, many, many booth exhibitors including parts and service exhibitors, tow vehicles, resorts, accessories, truck customizing, diesel engines, hitches and more. There is also an area for Private Sales of RVs by the public.

The Chilliwack Humdinger RV Show
March 15-18, 2007
Chilliwack Heritage Park
Don't miss the BC RV event of the year featuring ovver 3 1/2 acres (150,000 sq. ft.) of INDOOR Show Space; 200 plus RV's Open & On Display; The BEST Selection of Recreational Vehicles, Parts, Services and Destinations; Hundreds of Great Values on RV's, Parts, Accessories and Gear; The LATEST Motorhomes, Park Models, 5th Wheels, Tent & Travel Trailers, and Campers;.Educational & Fun SEMINARS on RV Systems, Maintenance, Travel, Products and Lifestyle. They also feature a PRIVATE SALES AREA.

 

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