Your guide to all of Metro Vancouver’s transit-friendly holiday events

Your guide to all of Metro Vancouver’s transit-friendly holiday events

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The holiday season in Metro Vancouver is a time to jam pack calendars with a host of festive fun. When attending some of the amazing events around the region, taking transit can be a convenient and environmentally-friendly way to get there.

One of the biggest benefits of taking transit to holiday events is that it allows you to avoid the stress and hassle of driving and finding parking. By taking transit, you can avoid these headaches and arrive at your destination relaxed and full of holiday cheer.’

Transit-Friendly Holiday Events

From the iconic Vancouver Christmas Market to St. Paul’s Lights of Hope, there is no shortage of transit-friendly holiday events to visit in Metro Vancouver. In fact, we’ve made a list – and checked it twice, of 34 of the best ways to sleigh this holiday season. Spend less on the commute and more on making memories.

There is a wide range of activities for different age groups, budgets and thrill factors. From charming lakeside lights to traditional markets and from enchanting holiday theatre shows to truly Canadian activities like ice skating, this map really has something for everyone.


How to use the SkyTrain Holiday Activities Map

For most of the activities listed, SkyTrain will take you there. Activities are grouped along the Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines respectively in the key provided.

Each stop with an event in close proximity shows the official event name, followed by the suggested station to board.

To fit as many activities as possible onto our map, we have had to adapt some of the listings. Please note that for some listings, depending on your direction of travel or your ability to complete your trip on foot, certain activities may be easier to access from an adjacent station (*) and some may need you to take additional transit (**).

Top tips for holiday fun

Remember, you will still need to do some planning and research to enjoy these events.

Some events only run at specific times and on specific dates and may require reservations. As such, we recommend you check the event websites before you travel.

To make sure you take the best travel route for your journey, use our handy Trip Planner tool online.

In addition to the practical benefits, taking transit to holiday events also has environmental benefits. Driving a car produces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change. By choosing to take transit instead, you can reduce your carbon footprint and do your part to protect the environment.

So, as you head out to holiday events this season, consider taking transit instead of driving. Plan your trip with Trip Planner and make note of our holiday service. With convenient and reliable transit options, you can easily and comfortably access all of the holiday events Metro Vancouver has to offer.

While you’re out, be on the lookout for our DasherTrain wayfinding map at five festive locations across the region!

  1. Waterfront (Wreathfront)
  2. Burrard (Blizzard)
  3. Nanaimo (Silent Nanightmo)
  4. Sapperton (Starlighton)
  5. Sperling–Burnaby Lake (Skating–Burnaby Lake)

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These are just a few of our favourite activities to enjoy this holiday season. Have we missed any that you are looking forward to visiting? Let us know in the comments!

We wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday season.