These are the best views out of the transit window, according to you

These are the best views out of the transit window, according to you

Person riding the SkyTrain with a stroller

Scenic views are all around us in Metro Vancouver, but along our system, there are some unique spots you won’t be able to see anywhere else. So, we decided to ask you on Instagram: “What’s the best view out your transit window?”

A lot of responses came in, ranging from rain at night to Inlet Centre Station. So, here are the places you mentioned as your favourite view out of your transit window.

The “East Van” Sign

How: VCC–Clark Station, Main Street–Science World Station towards Commerical–Broadway Station

Known officially as the “Monument for East Vancouver“, this cross structure along East 6th Ave. and Clark Dr. in Vancouver is one of the legacies coming from the Vancouver 2010 games. A symbol of hope and defiance, this sculpture can’t be missed when crossing by transit in this area as it stands tall in a low-density area.

BONUS: When going westbound, you’ll see the beautiful Downtown Vancouver skyline!

Science World and False Creek

How: Expo Line from Main Street–Science World Station to Stadium–Chinatown Station

When riding between Main Street–Science World Station and Stadium–Chinatown Station, you’ll spot this Vancouver icon — a geodesic dome structure that goes together with the calm waters of False Creek. With its vibrant mix of buildings tied with the world’s longest waterfront path (the Seawall), we can see why it’s a transit favourite!

Sapperton Station

How: Expo Line to Production Way–University Station

With few buildings reaching out towards the Fraser River, this wide-open spot is perfect to see some trains! You’ll see a variety of rail lines (including our own SkyTrain) when looking down from the station, where you might see services operated by Amtrak, BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacifc Kansas City, Rocky Mountaineer, and VIA Rail along this area.

North Arm Bridge / Canada Line Bike and Pedestrian Bridge

How: Canada Line between Marine Drive Station and Bridgeport Station

This bridge on the west side of the Fraser River offers a clear view of Vancouver International Airport and Richmond’s Mitchell Island.

Want to take your time to capture the view? This bridge also has a pedestrian and cycling path so you can cross over at your own speed! Make sure you stop by and check out the Indigenous murals, reflecting the past, present, and future of the region through the lens of colonialism and reconciliation.

The entire SeaBus journey

How: SeaBus from Waterfront Station and Lonsdale Quay

Two words: panoramic views

Right off the dock, you’ll be surrounded by mountains, water, greenery, and a beautiful downtown skyline. With such diverse scenery, you’ll definitely be kept occupied along your 12-minute journey!

The SkyBridge

How: Expo Line between Columbia Station and Scott Road Station

Aptly named the SkyBridge, you’ll get a sky-like view of the Fraser River on both sides of your window. On a bright and sunny day, you can see the water glisten as sea traffic passes the historic river.

(Psst – make sure you take the Expo Line train to King George when going eastbound or you might just see different views!)

Got any other favourite views out your transit window you’d like to share? Put it in the comments below!

Thank you to everyone who answered our question on Instagram! Be sure to follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss our next question!