Take transit to Rogers Arena to watch the Vancouver Canucks this Stanley Cup playoffs

Take transit to Rogers Arena to watch the Vancouver Canucks this Stanley Cup playoffs

The SkyTrain near Rogers Arena, outside Stadium–Chinatown Station

The energy is electric, the city is buzzing, and the Vancouver Canucks are back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! If you’re lucky enough to snag tickets, navigating the crowds and parking can be a challenge.

But fear not, Canucks fans! Taking transit to Rogers Arena is a stress-free and wallet-friendly way to cheer on your team.

Ways to get to Rogers Arena

Ride transit

Plan your trip using our Trip Planner at translink.ca/tripplanner or Google Maps. Tell us where you’re starting from and we’ll find the best route to get you to Rogers Arena.

Rogers Arena is just steps from SkyTrain’s Stadium–Chinatown Station, which is a station on the Expo Line.

Customers arriving by SkyTrain’s Canada Line can walk about 15-20 minutes from Vancouver City Centre Station or change to the Expo Line at Waterfront Station. Those arriving by SeaBus will change at Waterfront Station for the Expo Line.

There are also plenty of bus routes in the area. Nearby routes that are a short walk away from Rogers Arena include:

Drive, then ride transit

Drive part way only and leave your car at a Park and Ride lot, and save on parking fees.

It only costs between $2 and $3 to park all day at our Park and Ride lots, which connect you with SkyTrain or limited-stop express buses such as the 555 Port Mann Express.

Hop on to transit and let us take you the rest of the way.

The Park and Ride lot at Scott Road Station provides a connection to the Expo Line, while the lot at Coquitlam Central Station connects you to the Millennium Line. Customers on the Millennium Line will transfer to the Expo Line at Commercial–Broadway Station to continue to Stadium–Chinatown Station.

Bike, then ride transit

Ride your bike to a SkyTrain station with a Bike Parkade, then ride transit to Rogers Arena. Park at a Bike Parkade for only $1 a day up to a maximum of $8 per month.

How much is your transit fare

The cost of your fare is determined by whether you’re taking the bus, SkyTrain or SeaBus, the time of day, and how many zones you travel.

Your fare is valid for 90 minutes on bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and HandyDART. During the 90 minutes, you can transfer between buses, SeaBus and SkyTrain without paying again. Just make sure to tap your payment method each time.

There are three fare zones for SkyTrain and SeaBus, and one zone for buses. Zones are in effect weekdays until 6:30 p.m. All journeys across the system starting after 6:30 p.m. weekdays and all travel on weekends (Saturday, Sunday, and holidays) are a 1-Zone fare.

Kids 12 and under ride transit for free everyday. Seniors who are 65 years and older, as well as youth 13 to 18 years old are eligible for our discounted concession fares.

For details, please visit translink.ca/fares and use our tool to estimate your fare.

How to pay your transit fare

Compass Card

Unlock discounted transit fares by purchasing a Compass Card from a Compass Vending Machine at SkyTrain stations/SeaBus terminals or select London Drugs locations, at Compass Retailers, or online. You will be charged a $6 refundable deposit for each Compass Card. Once you have a Compass Card, load it with Stored Value. You will use Stored Value to pay for transit when tapping your Compass Card.

When purchased online or via the phone, it can take up to two hours for your Stored Value to be available for use on your Compass Card. Typically the transaction will be much faster, but give yourself a little extra time just in case. When purchased at a Compass Vending Machine, it will be available for use immediately.

By using a Compass Card, you avoid lines purchasing transit fares at the Compass Vending Machines after the game.

Compass Card in front of two Compass Vending Machines

Contactless credit and debit card

Not quite ready for a Compass Card? No worries!

Our Compass Card readers accept contactless Interac Debit and credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, and Visa. You can also tap cards loaded into mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. Learn more at translink.ca/taptopay.

All you need to do is tap your card or device on the card reader to pay and enter the system. Just remember to tap your card not your wallet to ensure the correct card is charged.

Fares paid using a contactless payment are charged at the adult, cash rate, while a Compass Card uses the discounted Stored Value rate.

Just like with a Compass Card, by using a contactless credit or debit card, you avoid lines purchasing transit fares at the Compass Vending Machines after the game.

Interac card being tapped at the fare gate.


If you don’t have a contactless credit or debit card, you can purchase a Compass Ticket from a Compass Vending Machine at a SkyTrain station or SeaBus terminal using cash. The machines also accept credit and debit cards.

A Compass Ticket is different from a Compass Card; the ticket is single use only, while the card is multi-use.

On buses, you can pay with cash, but remember paper transfers (tickets) issued on buses do not open the fare gates at SkyTrain stations and SeaBus terminals; only Compass Cards, Compass Tickets, and contactless credit and debit cards open them.

If you want to avoid lines purchasing transit fares after the game, you can purchase a second Compass Ticket when you start your journey. Keep in mind these tickets expire at the end of the service day. You will only need to purchase a 1-Zone fare for your second Compass Ticket if you are travelling after 6:30 p.m. on a weekday.

Other things to know

  • Most buses are front-door boarding only. All-door boarding is only available on routes such as the RapidBus and 99 B-Line.
  • Tap your card on the reader at the fare gate when entering and exiting SkyTrain stations or SeaBus terminals. For buses, only tap the reader when you enter.
  • Please wait for fellow passengers to disembark first before boarding and move in so there’s room for others to board.
  • Feeling unsafe on transit? You can text Metro Vancouver Transit Police at 87-77-77.
  • You can redeem special offers from transit-friendly attractions, restaurants, and breweries with your Compass Card or proof of same-day fare! Visit translink.ca/offers to learn more.

Need help? Have other questions?

Our Customer Information team is available for help on Twitter and by phone, seven days a week. Tweet @TransLink or call us at 604.953.3333.

We can serve you over the phone in more than 300 languages! Call us during operating hours and tell the agent your preferred language. You will be placed on hold while a certified third-party translator is added to the line.

Visit translink.ca/contactus for our hours of operation.

SkyTrain Attendants, SeaBus Attendants, Transit Security and Transit Police officers, and bus operators are also available for assistance while you’re riding transit.