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TransLink adding more bus service to summer destinations

TransLink adding more bus service to summer destinations

Route 19 heading to Stanley Park
(Mark McGovern/TransLink)

After increasing service to warm-weather destinations in the Spring, TransLink is adding even more service to key summer destinations on June 27. This will help you get to beaches, parks, and other popular summer spots. We make these service changes based on ridership trends to help make sure service is placed in the areas it’s needed most.

Here are ten popular summer destinations getting more service, with info on how to get there by transit, and how their schedules are changing:

Stanley Park

(Mark McGovern/TransLink)

If you’re coming from SkyTrain, catch Route 19 right outside either Metrotown or Main Street–Science World stations. Service on this route will increase by up to 9 minutes between Main Street–Science World Station and Stanley Park, depending on the time and day you’re taking it. Breakdown below:

New weekday schedule for Route 19 (Metrotown/Stanley Park) starting June 27:

  • Every 6 to 7 minutes between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (from every 15 minutes
  • Every 5 minutes between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (from every 9 to 12 minutes
  • Every 6 minutes between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (from every 12 minutes)

English Bay Beach

Evening service on Routes 5 and 6 are increasing seven days a week to help you get home from English Bay Beach. Whether you want to head down to watch the fireworks, or just have a relaxing day on the beach – night-time frequencies are increasing on these routes by up to 8 minutes. Full changes below:

Route 5 (Robson/Downtown) changes for weekdays and weekends starting June 27:

  • Every 10 minutes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (from every 10 to 12 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. (from every 15 to 20 minutes)

Route 6 (Davie/Downtown) changes for weekdays and weekends starting June 27:

  • Every 10 minutes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (from every 10 to 12 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. (from every 15 to 20 minutes)

White Pine Beach

Starting on June 27, service frequencies on Route 150 are doubling. Whether you’re hiking around Sasamat Lake or relaxing at White Pine Beach, skip the hassle of finding and paying for parking by taking Route 150.

Route 150 (Coquitlam Central Station/White Pine Beach) changes starting June 27:

  • On weekdays, buses will come every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • On weekends, buses will come every 30 minutes between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Buntzen Lake

Hiking Buntzen Lake this summer? We are doubling weekend service on Route 179. Starting June 27, this route will come every 30 minutes between Coquitlam Central Station and Buntzen Lake on weekends between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Skip needing to reserve a parking spot and take the bus instead!

Queen Elizabeth Park

One of Vancouver’s most famous and popular parks – whether you’re touring the gardens or spending the day watching the Vancouver Canadians, consider taking transit to get there to skip paying for parking. If you’re coming from the SkyTrain, take Route 15 from Olympic Village Station.

Route 15 (Cambie/Olympic Village Station) schedule change starting June 27:

  • On Saturdays, Route 15 will come every 12 minutes between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (from every 15 minutes)
  • On Sundays, Route 15 will come every 12 minutes between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (from every 15 minutes)

Kitsilano Beach

One of the best places to watch the sunset. Service to Kitsilano Beach is improving via Route 2 (Macdonald/Downtown). Parking at the beach can be expensive and stressful, take Route 2 to make your beach day is what it’s supposed to be – simple and relaxing. If you’re looking to connect from SkyTrain, take Route 2 from either Waterfront or Burrard stations.

Route 2 (Macdonald/Downtown) schedule change starting June 27:

  • On Saturdays, Route 2 will come every 8 minutes between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. (from every 10 minutes) and every 12 minutes between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • On Sundays, Route 2 will come every 8 minutes between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (from every 10 minutes) and every 12 minutes between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. (from every 15 minutes)

təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park

(Mark McGovern/TransLink)

Whether you’re spending time at the pier or hiking the many trails of Belcarra, service on Route 182 is increasing to help you enjoy the day at the park. Running from Moody Centre, you’ll be able to catch Route 182 every 30 minutes on the weekend. Skip paying for parking and take Route 182 on its increased schedule:

Route 182 (Moody Centre Station/Belcarra) schedule change starting June 27:

  • On Saturdays, Route 182 will come every 30 minutes from 8 a.m. to p.m.
  • On Sundays, Route 182 will come every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Deep Cove

Home to one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular hikes and summer spots, Route 211 to and from Deep Cove is getting a boost in service. If you’re coming from the SkyTrain, take this bus from just outside of Burrard Station.

Route 211 (Seymour/Phibbs Exchange/Burrard Station) schedule change starting June 27:

  • On Saturdays, Route 211 will come every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (from every 30 minutes)
  • On Sunday, Route 211 will come every 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (from every 30 minutes)

Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal/Lions Bay

Taking a hike in Lions Bay or catching a ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal? Route 262’s service is increasing to help get you there.

Route 262 (Caulfield/Lions Bay) schedule change starting June 27:

  • On weekdays, Route 262 will come every 30 minutes from p.m. to 7 p.m. (instead of every 60 minutes)
  • On weekends, Route 262 will now start service earlier, with its first trip leaving at 7:18 a.m.

For a full list of changes coming on June 27, visit our Service Changes webpage here. Please note that what’s listed above and on the Service Changes webpage are changes to the schedule, not the full schedules for each bus. To see the entire bus schedule for your route, visit our bus schedules webpage here.

Dan Mountain

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