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Celebrate TransLink’s 20th anniversary with us!

An employee installs the TransLink logo on the side of this bus after scraping off the BC Transit logo.

An employee installs the TransLink logo on the side of this bus after scraping off the BC Transit logo.

Twenty-years ago this month (April 1 to be exact!), TransLink began operating with a strong vision: to remain a unique, made-in-B.C. solution, unmatched by any transportation authority in the world.

We’re inviting you to celebrate our 20th anniversary with us!

As a thank you for choosing us to get around and allowing us to serve the region over the past 20 years, we’ll be hosting four pop-up photo booths throughout April.

  • Friday, April 5 at Waterfront Station, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Saturday, April 13 at Party for the Planet, Surrey Civic Plaza near Surrey Central Station, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • Wednesday, April 17 at Metrotown Station, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


  • Thursday, April 25 at Lougheed Town Centre Station, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It’s a rare opportunity to snag a FREE photo with the “Vancouver icons” background, so bring your friends and strike your best pose.

On The Buzzer blog, look out for stories that celebrate our shared transit history starting on Monday. We’ll have a contest for your chance to win a TransLink Store prize pack. Finally, we have new merchandise that pays homage to the ’90s.

Transportation shaped Metro Vancouver’s past. Together, we’ll shape the future of how we move and live.

Lol isn’t it funny that TransLink’s birthday lands on April 1 — April Fools’ Day?!

I mean, a little bit, I guess…if that’s the kind of humour that floats your boat? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

April marks the start of the fiscal year. That’s why we have some good company when it comes to April 1 birthdays!

Apple celebrates its birthday on this day, so does the Wrigley candy company and Gmail. And fun fact — Nunvaut was created on April 1, 1999 too!



  • By Ben Kennedy, April 5, 2019 @ 3:40 pm

    What is the “Vancouver icons background”?

    The article implies it’s something coveted and rare to access, but even a Google search doesn’t clue me in. Can you elaborate on it for those who are out of the [bus] loop?

  • By Allen Tung, April 8, 2019 @ 8:52 am

    Hi Ben! I’ve added a sample photo Sarah and I to the post. That’s the “Vancouver icons” background, which you can only find in our merchandise. Hope to see you there!

  • By Joe, A 12 for Transit, April 7, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

    I’d love to read a history of SkyTrain and also a history of TransLink. Please.

    I know there are books about SF Bart and LA’s rail system, and there is a book in the works about Sound Transit. Plus somewhere there’s some kinda pamphlet about TransLink.

  • By Allen Tung, April 8, 2019 @ 8:54 am

    Hey Joe, we actually do have a TransLink history book! It’s titled, The Road Less Traveled and it covers our history from 1999 to 2008. You can download a copy here: When you’re here in Vancouver, you can check it out from our library too.

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