6 spots to visit this weekend by transit

6 spots to visit this weekend by transit

People atop Quarry Rock, overlooking trees and water

Did you know that we have the largest transit service area in Canada? That’s right — we span over 1,800 square kilometres, about the size of London’s metropolitan area! With a region that vast, there’s so much to see and do — all accessible by transit.

River District

How: 80 Marine Drive Station / River District, 100 22nd St Station / Marpole Loop

Nestled in this small community are new shops and restaurants, but there’s much more to see and do there with parks and paths offering wide range of scenery. From Riverfront Park and Kerr Street Pier to the flat, bike-friendly Fraser Foreshore Trail path along the length of the Fraser River!

Brewer’s Row

How: 180 Moody Centre Station / Lougheed Station, Moody Centre Station

Right along Murray St., you’ll find a stretch of breweries that will keep you satisfied with their unique offerings. Beer not your vibe? The next few blocks after Murray St. has many cafes and restaurants to take your mouth to flavour-town!

Belcarra Regional Park

How: 150 White Pine Beach / Coquitlam Central Station, 179 Buntzen Lake / Coquitlam Central Station, 182 Moody Centre Station / Belcarra

Belcarra Regional Park is 11-square-kilometres of wilderness, lakes, and trails! Whether it’s White Pine Beach, Buntzen Lake, or just want to use the trails in the park, we have a bus that takes you there.

Bus is also the best way to get to the park as parking lots can get full on busy days. Ride transit the entire way or park your car at our Park and Ride lots at Coquitlam Central and Moody Centre Stations for only $3 all day, then catch the bus.

Deep Cove

How: 212 Deep Cove / Phibbs Exchange

The activities at Deep Cove run the gamut, making your trip here worthwhile! Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or hiking, you’ll find a way to be active in this North Vancouver neighbourhood. When you’re done getting your activity in, be sure to get the famous Roly Poly from Honey’s Donuts!

Grouse Mountain

How: 236 Grouse Mountain / Lonsdale Quay

Once you get off the 236, you’re one step away from the breathtaking views from the mountains. Whether you take an easy cruise up via the SkyRide or the challenging path via the Grouse Grind, you’ll be met with the same, beautiful views at the end!

BONUS: Victoria, BC

How: 620 Tsawwassen Ferry / Bridgeport Station

Want to take in the island life? The 620 is the way there! Once you hop on BC Ferries towards Swartz Bay, you’ll be greeted by BC Transit’s 70/71/72 buses that take you into Downtown Victoria! Check out our detailed guide on how to get there.