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Canada Line roundup: even more pics and video, and passport stamp info!

Canada Line roundup: even more pics and video, and passport stamp info!

A Canada Line train breezes by Oakridge-41st Avenue Station. Photo by <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/stchou/3838672096/in/pool-canadaline>Steve Chou</a>.
A Canada Line train breezes by Oakridge-41st Avenue Station. Photo by Steve Chou.

Some more tidbits about the Canada Line!

Even more photos, video, and stories to read

Tafyrn and Seamora Palecloud, who have been documenting the Canada Line since forever, finally have their photos up from opening day! Check out galleries of Waterfront Station, Marine Drive Station, and the North Arm Bridge.

vfk has sent along a time-lapse video: Canada Line in 90 seconds!

A number of blog posts and discussions about the Line are popping up too.

Here’s a blog post from the airport’s YVRConnections blog, and one from Writergal.

As well, @JasonParis told me to check out the Urban Toronto discussion boards to see what Toronto planning/transit enthusiasts are saying about the Canada Line. Here’s a discussion about art and architecture in stations, one announcing our Line’s opening, and the tail end of another discussion with references to the Canada Line.

There’s also a longstanding continuous Canada Line discussion at Skyscraper Page, from our local planning and transportation enthusiasts.

Again, I’ll add these links to the main photo and video post and the first ride/opening day stories post.

You can still get stamps for your Canada Line opening day passports

The Canada Line souvenir passport. Photo by <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/brentgranby/3832512272/>brent_granby</a>.
The Canada Line souvenir passport. Photo by brent_granby.

You can still get Canada Line passport stamps until Sunday August 23, and many people have asked where you can get the stamps.

Well first, the full details of the passport program can all be found at shoptheline.ca — look on the right hand side of the page.

Merchants near the Canada Line stations are now stamping passports, and here’s a direct link to the list of retailers.

You only need 8 of the 11 stamps, then you can go to shoptheline.ca to fill in an online ballot to win prizes. The grand prize is a $4,000 package from the River Rock Casino, and other prizes include hundreds of dollars of gift cards from shopping centres along the Line.

These passports seem to be hot tickets by the way: this Province article indicates that people are selling them on Craigslist, although they’re apparently still available at some stations. We printed 40,000 so there are limits to the number out there!