Transit staff share the holiday activities and traditions that bring them joy

Transit staff share the holiday activities and traditions that bring them joy

The holidays are here! It’s the time of year to connect with friends and family, spread cheer, champion kindness and generosity, show gratitude, and reflect. So, this year, we asked employees across the TransLink enterprise to share what they’re looking forward to the most this holiday season and what their holiday tradition is.

This December, celebrations across cultures include Christmas (Christian – Europe), Hanukkah (Jewish), Las Posadas (Mexico), Soyal (Winter Solstice for select Indigenous nations), Yule (Winter Solstice for Pagans), Kwanzaa (African diasporta), Bodhi Day (Buddhist), and Omisoka (Japanese) to name a few.

While the holidays we celebrate may vary, there a few common themes: we love eating or serving our specialty food and drinks, seeing holiday lights, doing winter activities like skating, and most of all, being present with family and friends.

We are here to help make it happen.

Transit service over the holidays

Transit will operate on a holiday schedule so you can connect with people and places that matter most to you. For full details, please visit For easy and more accurate transit schedules, plan your trip with our Trip Planner.

As part of TransLink’s tradition, customers ride free on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. on December 31 to 5 a.m. on January 1.

The TransLink Customer Service Centre at Waterfront Station and the Lost Property Office at Stadium–Chinatown Station are closed on December 24-27, December 30-31, and January 1-2. The Access Transit Customer Care is also closed on the same days except on December 31, where it’s open until 4 p.m.

Our Customer Information is operating at regular hours for inquiries. Call us at 604-953-3333 or tweet us @TransLink.

From all of us at TransLink, happy holidays! 🎄