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Canada Day celebrations and transit service

Canada Day revellers at Canada Place! (Thanks to Canada Place for the photo!)

Canada Day revellers at Canada Place! (Thanks to Canada Place for the photo!)

I’m still on holiday: this is a scheduled post!

Canada Day is coming up, with festivities happening all over the region! And we’ll be ramping up transit service to connect with many of the events.

On Wednesday, July 1, SkyTrain will run on Saturday hours, a bump up from Sunday/holiday service, with lots of capacity to take people to Canada Day events in downtown Vancouver.

That includes the annual Canada Day fireworks show from the Burrard Inlet Fireworks Society. And this year, Canada Place will be holding their first ever Canada Day Parade at 7 p.m. starting at West Georgia and Broughton Street.

SeaBus will run on 15-minute frequency in the afternoon and evening for the fireworks, and will extend service until 1:22 a.m.

If you’re heading to the Surrey Canada Day festivities at Cloverdale Millennium Amphiteatre, SkyTrain will make connections with extra CMBC service at Surrey Central to get you to the party.

And extra shuttles from Cloverdale after the fireworks are expected to get you back to Surrey Central station well before the last SkyTrain departure to Waterfront at 12:38 a.m.

Also, you can see all the bus reroutes in effect on Canada Day on our Alerts page. Buses affected include the C21, C23, C43, C44, C93, 98B-Line, 228, 229, 230, 232, 240, 401, 402, 407, and 410. (The Steveston Salmon Festival and Yaletown Grand Prix are also on July 1!)

For trip planning, try the TransLink website, Google Transit, or our customer information line at 604.953.3333.

Have a happy Canada Day, everyone!


  • By Dan, June 29, 2009 @ 9:31 am

    Toy forgot to add re-routes for the 135 as well as the 160. I know with the SkyTrain and bus loop shutdown yesterday it was a little bit on the hectic side and everyone was scrambling for a backup plan. I would really hope CMBC puts artics on the 135 for Canada day since it is Sunday/Holiday service and they have been just putting 40 footers on and it can get to be crushed load conditions. It would also be wise to have a few coaches sitting downtown as spares if service gets really bad. It will help.

  • By ;-), July 2, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

    For those miss the Coal Harbour show, click on my name to see a video.

  • By ;-), July 2, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

    There also still images on flickr to see the colour.

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