Your transit guide for the 2018 Vancouver Pride Parade, Celebration of Light and more!

Your transit guide for the 2018 Vancouver Pride Parade, Celebration of Light and more!

The B.C. Day long weekend is a busy one for events across Metro Vancouver, including the annual Vancouver Pride Parade and the Celebration of Light finale. Transit will get you there! Read on for the details.

Remember—plan ahead and avoid line ups at Compass Vending Machines by topping up your Compass Card or pre-purchasing your return Compass Ticket. And with Tap to Pay, you can tap your contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card or mobile wallet on Compass fare gates and readers to pay for an adult cash fare!

Saturday, August 4 – Celebration of Light

We’re adding extra service and modifying station access in downtown Vancouver to get you to-and-from the festivities smoothly.

On bus, there will be extra trips to downtown Vancouver after 6:30 p.m. and additional service after the events. In addition to the usual transit service in the area, beginning at 6 p.m. we’ll operate special buses from Burrard Station (Bay 1) to Robson St & Denman St, and Yaletown–Roundhouse Station (bus stop #50023) to Burrard St & Davie St.

SkyTrain will operate peak service throughout the evening. The SeaBus will operate every 15 minutes until midnight with the last sailing from Waterfront at 1:22 a.m.

West Coast Express will operate a special train on August 4, leaving Mission City at 7 p.m. and arriving at Waterfront Station at 8:15 p.m. The return train departs Waterfront Station at midnight, arriving back at Mission City at approximately 1:15 a.m.

Sunday, August 5 – Vancouver Pride Parade

We’re adding extra service on the SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines to get you into downtown Vancouver for the parade! Trains will run every 2.5 minutes between Columbia and Waterfront stations, and every five minutes for the rest of the Expo Line and Millennium Line.

The 5 Robson/Downtown and 6 Davie/Downtown will be detoured to accommodate the parade. For details, visit and follow TransLink on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information.

And look for us in the parade walking alongside a 1964 GM New Look “Fishbowl”!


Monday, August 6 – B.C. Day holiday service

It’s a holiday so you’ll only need a one-zone fare to travel across all zones!

BusSkyTrain, and SeaBus services will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule, and the West Coast Express will not operate. The Compass Customer Service Centre and Lost Property Office will be closed.

Service returns to regular weekday schedules for all modes on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.