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2010 holiday parade reroutes for the weekend, Dec 4-5

Our reindeer bus, photographed by David Lam! Click the picture to see David's full gallery of reindeer bus photos.

Santa will be busy for the next couple of days—there are five holiday parades coming up around the region this weekend! And as you know, parades also mean some extra service and bus reroutes, along with a lot of holiday spirit :)

Check the TransLink Alerts page for the exact details on all the parades and reroutes: I’ve compiled the highlights below.

Parades on Saturday, December 4, 2010

Maple Ridge
Santa Claus Parade
Reroutes from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Routes affected: C43, C47
View reroute map

Langley
Langley’s Magic of Christmas Parade
Reroutes from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Routes affected: 320, 341, 364, 501, 502, 595 reroutes
View reroute map

New Westminster
Hyack Santa Claus Parade
Reroutes from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Routes affected: 106, 112, 123
View reroute map

Parades on Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cloverdale
Santa’s Torch Light Parade
Look out for one of our buses in the parade!
Reroutes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Routes affected: C70, 320, 341
View reroute map

Vancouver
Rogers Santa Claus Parade
Look out for one of our buses in the parade!
Reroutes from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Routes affected: 5, 6, 22, 135, 240, 242, C23
Reroute maps for each route: 5/6, 22, 135, 240/242, C23

As always, SkyTrain will provide extra trains for the Rogers Santa Claus parade in Vancouver (an easy, traffic-free way to get there and back!). The parade starts at 1 p.m., and to get there, exit SkyTrain at either Burrard or Granville Station (both have elevators for wheelchairs and strollers), and walk to Georgia Street.

SeaBus will also double its regular Sunday service, with sailings every 15 minutes between the Lonsdale Quay and Waterfront Station from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

By the way, remember our group ride offer applies on Sundays and holidays! The specifics: if you have an adult FareCard, West Coast Express 28-Day Pass, or Annual Employer Transit Pass, you can take five children, or one adult and four children on transit with you for free.

And if you have any questions or concerns about your trip, please do call our Customer Information line at 604-953-3333!


5 Comments

  • By Robert, December 3, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    The media release for this event for #22 MacDonald reroute omits “Left on Richards” before “Right on Pacific…”.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, December 3, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Thanks Robert! I’ve sent it to the web team to be fixed.

  • By Matt, December 3, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    Hmm, as usual the C3/4 which will also be effected by the New Westminster parade aren’t listed. These route are definitely an orphan in the system and should be pulled back in to CMBC considering how neglected they are. It almost feels like Translink doesn’t even run them sometimes.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, December 3, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    Oops — thanks for the heads up Matt. I’ll put another note in to Customer Information to get the C3/4 info for next time.

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