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Reminder: Olympic souvenir passes are valid as of Monday, Feb 8

The 3-zone Olympic FareCard.

The 3-zone Olympic FareCard.

Just a reminder that the six-week Olympic transit passes are valid starting next Monday, February 8!

So if you were thinking of buying one, get one soon so you can wring the most value out of it. (Find a FareDealer near you!) Prices are $110 for a 1-zone, $149 for a 2-zone, $204 for a 3-zone, and $63 for a concession pass. Each pass also comes with a limited-edition Olympic transit map.

Again, the six-week pass is valid until March 21, and the card makes a nice souvenir if you like that sort of thing!

See all the souvenir pass designs and a photo of the transit map in my earlier Olympic pass post. And here’s the Olympic pass page on the main TransLink site too.


  • By Patrick, February 5, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    I guess WCE customers don’t get one?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, February 5, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Sadly, no.

  • By ben K, February 5, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Too bad there is no fiscal advantage to this pass!

  • By ;-), February 6, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    A little tip… Although thicker… I was still able to put the Olympic pass inside one of those plastic sleeves to protect the zone scratch (and sniff?) area.

  • By CJ Stebbing, February 7, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    The passes are tax write offs too right jhen? Lol

  • By JustMe, February 7, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    would we need to submit these passes when we claim them for income taxes? i hope not.. i plan on keeping mine as a souvenir :P

  • By Reva, February 8, 2010 @ 3:50 am

    @ CJ & JustMe: You don’t necessarily have to submit your transit passes with your tax return, but you do need to keep on hand the ones you claimed in case the CRA requires you to produce them for their records (if you are audited, for example). You should keep them (and copies of all other types of receipts you claim) for at least ten years. Being that you want your passes for a souvenir though, that shouldn’t be a problem. :)

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