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Take transit to the Vancouver Aquarium and save $2 on admission

A beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium. Photo by Leto A.

If you hadn’t heard yet, the Vancouver Aquarium is teaming up with us to encourage visitors to travel smart!

You’ll get a $2 discount on admission to the Aquarium if you show:

  • a valid transit pass, such as a FareCard, U-Pass, or Employer Pass,
  • or a DayPass (adult or concession),
  • or a FareSaver ticket or farebox ticket valid for that day.

Plus you can visit all year for the discount — this special offer is a permanent new policy!

As the Aquarium says on their special offers page, the discount “helps the Aquarium reinforce its commitment to conservation. By leaving your vehicle at home and taking public transit, your visit to the Aquarium becomes even easier, more economical and lighter on the environment.”

To get to the Vancouver Aquarium by transit, just take the #19 Stanley Park/Metrotown, which ends just a brief walk from the Aquarium. During the summer months, the regular bus service is supplemented by “short-turn” shuttle buses running between Pender and Cambie and the Stanley Park Loop. Visit our Trip Planner to plan your trip.

Find out more at the Vancouver Aquarium’s special offers page, and the TransLink press release about the new offer.

You can also find more tips for travelling smart on our TravelSmart page, and find local attractions reachable by transit at Destinations to Discover.


  • By Daniel, July 21, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    That’s a good idea! I’d gotta try that when I go! Oh and thanks a bunch or the buttons jhen! :)

  • By ericmk, July 21, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

    I love the aquarium! And I love taking the bus to Stanley Park! And I love saving money! It’s a win-win! Thank you TransLink and the Vancouver Aquarium! I hope similar arrangements can be made with other popular destinations in the region- like the Vancouver Lookout!

  • By Ric, July 21, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    Wait, can’t people just cheat and borrow their friends monthly passes then drive to the aquarium, then still show their farecard to get the discount?

    Any how I do go the the aquarium often and I do take the bus
    everywhere I go, so I do like this idea.

  • By D, July 21, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    Great program, hopefully you guys can extend this to other high profile destinations. It would be great to see TransLink and the City of Vancouver come together to draft bylaw changes that require any event with more than 1,000 tickets/seats/passes to include a day-long transit fare in the ticket, as was done during the Olympics. While you’re at it, throw in a requirement for valet bike parking, too, given that this is the greenest city ever to grace the surface of the earth.

    Oh and Ric – can I borrow your transit pass? I’m willing to drive to the North Shore to pick it up…


  • By Cliff, July 26, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    Expanding on the short turn shuttles, if the shuttles are not trolleys, they could be run via Pender, Seymour, Cordova, Burrard, Pender. So they can hit all the tourists at Waterfront, Gastown, and Canada Place.

    If they are trolleys, then the routing could could be Pender, Seymour, Cordova, Granville, Pender.

    Seems a lot better than having it simply stop two blocks from Burrard Station.

    Oh and, by the way, anyone truly determined could cash in on that discount. I’m sure I could pop into Waterfront Station and buy a bicycle WCE ticket for a dollar and claim my two dollar discount :p

  • By Ric, August 12, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    If you have an annual bus pass or a WCE ticket, such as a 28 day pass or a one way ticket are you able to get this discount?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, August 13, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    Ric: The special offers page indicates any transit pass would be valid, so I would surmise that yes, those would be fine. However you should double check with the Aquarium to be safe: here is their contact page.

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