Looking to beat the heat and use transit? Read on, because The Buzzer blog’s got you covered!
As the sun continues to shine on us, the heat tags along, making it unbearable to be out in the sun for a long time. Summer is also the time when kids are home and what better way to entertain them in this scorching heat than a trip to the nearest spray park.
While the weather is a bit cooler now, looks like the temperature will soar again on the weekend and all of next week.
Our increased service to many popular summer attractions makes it easier for you to get out and about, while Tap to Pay provides you with an option to pay for your transit fare — just tap your contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card and be on your way.
While spray parks provide an intermittent relief from the heat, it is imperative that you follow some summer tips to stay hydrated at all times, wear sunscreen, and dress according to the weather.
Spray parks are an easy and FREE way to keep kids occupied in this heat. Don’t know where the closest spray park in your neighborhood is? Worry not, because The Buzzer blog’s got your back. Oh, and we will also tell you how to get there by transit. You can use the TransLink trip planner to plan your route. Use our summer changes guide to know about increased service in your area.
All you have to do is lather on the sunscreen, and don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes!
Note: spray park schedules are subject to change, so make sure you check their websites. Spray park timings may also be affected due to water restrictions.
Location: Kitsilano Beach Park, 1499 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 2, 4, 7, 44, 99
Location: Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park, 3301 Stanley Park Drive
Transit: Buses 19, 240, 246, 250, 253
Location: Prince Edward Park, 3773 Prince Edward Street
Transit: Buses 3, 8, 25
Location: Edmonds Park, 7433 Humphries Avenue
Transit: Buses 106, 119
Location: Central Park, Kingsway and Boundary, Burnaby, BC V5S 3R2
Transit: Expo Line to Patterson Station
3. New Westminster
Location: Ryall Park, 920, Ewen Avenue
Transit: Buses 104, 340, 410
Location: Moody Park, 7th Avenue and 10th Street
Transit: Buses 101, 123, 128, 155
Location: Bear Creek Park, 13750, 88th Avenue
Transit: Buses 96 B-Line, 321, 325, 326
Location: Newton Athletic Park, 7395, 128th Street
Transit: Buses 319, 323, 324
Location: Walnut Grove Community Park, 89th Avenue & Walnut Grove Drive
Transit: Buses 595, 562
Location: Rocky Point Park, 2800, Block Murray Street, Port Moody
Transit: Millennium Line to Lafarge Lake-Douglas
Location: Albion Sports Complex, 23778, 10t4th Avenue, Maple Ridge
Transit: Buses 743, 745, 746
Location: Maple Ridge Park, 23200, 132nd Avenue, Maple Ridge
Transit: Buses 733, 741
Location: Harris Park, 12460, Harris Road at Lougheed Highway, Pitt Meadows
Transit: Buses 791
Location: Lions Park, 2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam
Transit: Buses 791
Location: Mackin Spray Park, 1046, Brunette Avenue
Transit: Buses 153, 156, 159
8. North Shore
Location: Mahon Spray Park, Jones Avenue and West 18th Street
Transit: Buses 230, 232, 240, 246
Location: Steveston Community Park, 4011, Moncton Street
Transit: Buses 401, 402, 407, 410
Location: King George/Cambie Community Park, 4100, No. 5 Road
Transit: Buses 410, 430
Location: Annieville Lions Park, 9150, 112th Street, North Delta
Transit: Buses 312, 640
Did we get them all? Did we miss some? Let us know your favourite places to beat the heat along transit lines in the comments section below.
Author: Tanushree Pillai