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I Love Transit Week 2017: Beyond


I Love Transit Week: Beyond [1] is October 2–6! Since 2009, we have shared interesting stories celebrating our riders, transit enthusiasts and all the things we love about transit over the course of a special week dedicated to just that, our love of transit!

For the first time this year, I Love Transit Week will have a theme: Beyond—the future of transportation in Metro Vancouver! Here’s what we have in store for K-12 teachers [2] and everyone else [3]:

Share your transit love and win! 

If you love transit and you know it, clap your hands… and then enter the the I Love Transit contest! Tell us why you love a transit and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Monthly Pass on your Compass Card.


Tell us (and read!) transit stories

We’ll be showcasing transit stories on the Buzzer blog all week! Send yours to thebuzzer@translink.ca [5] with the subject line “I Love Transit Stories” or tweet it using the hashtag #ILoveTransit [6].

Colouring contest

Be on the look out for the special I Love Transit issue of The Buzzer on the system starting on Friday, September 29. Colour the illustration and you could win a Monthly Pass on your Compass Card! We’ll draw one for those under 15 years of age and one for adults. Stay tuned for contest details.

I Love Transit event

Explore our transit past onboard a vintage bus and more on Thursday, October 5, noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Vancouver! We’ll be at the EasyPark lot, at the corner of Cambie and Georgia Street, giving away free pins, bus and SkyTrain cutouts, and more.  Learn more » [7]

Free bus travel for students, Oct. 2-6 (K-12)

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 will eligible for free bus travel during I Love Transit Week, Oct. 2–6 (you may have taken advantage of this in previous years at TransLink as iWALK [9]). Learn more » [10]

DayPass contest (K-12)

Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. 

Eleven randomly selected Metro Vancouver school classes will win Compass Cards loaded with a DayPass for their entire class to travel on a day of their choosing during the rest of the school year. Winners will also receive a TravelSmart Transit 101 workshop, I Love Transit Week swag and more! Learn more » [11]

I Love Transit Camp contest (Grades 3–12) 

Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. 

One winning class will be selected for an all inclusive field trip to attend I Love Transit Camp on October 19! This is a unique opportunity for students in grades 3 through 12 to get a behind-the-scenes look at TransLink operating companies’ facilities, tour the bus and SkyTrain yards, and much more! Learn more » [12]