We want your feedback on our expanding SkyTrain fleet!
The SkyTrain fleet is expanding! Already on the way are 80 new SkyTrain cars for the Expo, Millennium, and Canada Lines.
On top of that, we’re thrilled to share we’re planning to purchase an additional 203 SkyTrain cars for the Expo and Millennium Lines, arriving in 2023–2024. It’s all part of the 10-Year Vision – Phase 2 to add 100,000 new service hours on SkyTrain. Read more »
On December 26, Vancouver (and Victoria) will welcome the world – the World Juniors, that is! The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship is in its 43rd year and will run until January 5, 2019. TransLink is proud to partner with the World Juniors Hockey Championship to help move volunteers, fans and visitors during its week-and-a-half run.
If you haven’t snagged your tickets to the sold-out tournament, here’s your chance! Thanks to World Juniors Hockey Championship, we have pairs of tickets to the preliminary games in Vancouver to give away to our customers. You read that right! (Psst… you’ll want to stay tuned for chances to win tickets to the elimination and medal games.)
How to enter for a chance to win:
Comment below telling us who you’d take with you to the World Juniors and how you’d get there using transit (1 entry)
Follow @TransLinkBC on Instagram, like this post, and tag three friends who would love to win. Comment below letting us know you did. (1 entry)
Like TransLink on Facebook, and leave a comment below letting us know you did. (1 entry)
Follow @TransLink on Twitter, and tweet the following: (1 entry) Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the #WorldJuniors in #Vancouver, courtesy of @TransLink and @HockeyCanada https://buzzer.translink.ca/?p=55011
This means if you do all four actions, you’ll leave four comments below. Don’t forget to make sure your social media accounts are public so we can see your entry.
The contest for preliminary games will open on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and all entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018. Late entries will not be considered.
One entry per method, per person — that means you can enter up to four times in total for this giveaway.
We’ll announce the winners from a random draw on the blog and contact you via the email provided in the comments.
At last year’s tournament in Buffalo, New York, Canada defeated Sweden 3-1 to win their first gold medal since 2015. Now they’re back to defend the gold on home soil.
For Vancouver Canucks fans, there will be a familiar name in net for Canada as Canucks prospect Michael DiPietro is the projected number one. Other Canucks suiting up in the tournament will be defenceman Quinn Hughes — the team’s 7th overall pick in 2018 — who will represent the United States, and Toni Utunen, another 2018 pick, will play for Finland.
The Vancouver games are being played at Rogers Arena, conveniently located steps away from Stadium–Chinatown Station, a stop on SkyTrain’s Expo Line. Use our Trip Planner to find your transit route!
Watching games in Victoria? Take the SkyTrain’s Canada Line to Bridgeport Station and the 620 Tsawwassen Ferry bus will connect you to the terminal where you’ll catch the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay ferry to Victoria. At Swartz Bay, you’ll want to take the 72 Downtown bus to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Note: separate fares apply for the ferry and the 72 bus.
Here’s what up for grabs: a pair of tickets to the Vancouver Christmas Market and a pair of Compass DayPasses so you can take transit to get there!
A treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike, the Vancouver Christmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) through December 24, 2018, with extended hours from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This year, the city’s signature yuletide celebration amplifies and expands its festive offerings with more than 80 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures, coupled with an increased lineup of large-scale activities and live entertainment.
2 x adult Compass DayPasses
2 x tickets to the Vancouver Christmas Market
How to enter for a chance to win:
Comment below telling us who you’d take with you to the Vancouver Christmas Market if you win. (1 entry)
Let us help you fill the presents underneath the Christmas tree this holiday season. We’re giving away another prize pack consisting of “Vancouver icons” merchandise from the TransLink Store as part of TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways Giftmas!
Now, we’ve linked up with FlyOver Canada to set you up with the chance to win! Here’s what’s up for grabs: a pair of tickets to FlyOver Canada’s Christmas Experience and a pair of adult Compass Wristbands each with $20 in Stored Value, so you can take transit to get there!
Fly like Santa this Christmas on a magical flight across Canada. After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you’ll join them as they take flight across Canada looking for their fellow elves. You may even get a sneak peek of Santa’s Workshop as you soar over the North Pole.
Today, we’re launching 12 new products on the TransLink Store — just in time for the holiday shopping season!
The new products range from a pocket square, greeting cards, bus and SkyTrain ornaments, Vancouver icons pillow and wrapping paper, and so much more.
You can pick them up from translinkstore.ca starting today. Online shopping not your thing? Visit our Pop-Up Shop happening at Waterfront Station, December 13–15. It’s open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Read more »
Today, we’re upping the ante and giving away a pair of adult tickets to the Vancouver Aquarium AND a pair of adult Compass Wristbands each with $20 in Stored Value so you can take transit to get there.
The Vancouver Aquarium has a pair of holiday events that will be sure to be a jolly good time. Read more »
Say ‘goodbye’ to the red LED signs on SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines, and get ready to say ‘hello’ to coloured signs with real-time transit information! That means you’ll know exactly when your train is coming, upcoming trains and where they’re going. Read more »
A big thank-you to our customers for making this happen and joining us on this epic adventure. Above all — thank you Seth for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this for your hometown.
Before we close this chapter of Metro Vancouver transit history for good, we’re dropping all 43 announcements that Seth recorded for us.
Many them are outtakes that we didn’t get the chance to load onto the transit system. Our editor, Robert, and Seth wrote them along with feedback and the odd great suggestion from others at TransLink. Have a listen in the player below! *Note that many of these are satirical in nature and do not reflect the views of TransLink.
The reception was exceptional and you responded in a big way. You watched our promotional video more than 2 million times (and counting!) and you made tens of thousands posts on social media about this.
Our friends at the Toronto Transit Commission also joined in on the fun with Seth voicing similar etiquette announcements with a Toronto spin. Other transit agencies asked their customers who they’d like to be a celebrity guest voice. Stay tuned — a celebrity guest voice could be coming to a station near you the next time you travel.
An example of a retaining wall along the BC Parkway near Patterson Station.
Over the past few years, we’ve made a number of investments to improve and maintain the BC Parkway, a multi-use path that roughly parallels the the SkyTrain’s Expo Line. It’s an important way for us to reach our long-term cycling goals for the region!
We’re excited to announce that work has begun to replace a retaining wall along the BC Parkway in south Burnaby between London Street and Southpoint Drive. To ensure the safety of all BC Parkway users, a detour route is in place until December 2018 while we complete this work.
Cyclists traveling through the area should add approximately 10 to 15 minutes to their commute. Check out map below for detour information (you can click to enlarge it!). Maps and signs are also installed along the route to help direct pedestrians and cyclists. We thank everyone for their patience while this work is done.
It’s all part of TransLink’s Maintenance and Repair Program, our annual investment in repairing, replacing and improving aging infrastructure across the system to keep customers safe, comfortable and moving across a reliable transit network every day.
The BC Parkway is a 26-kilometre, multi-use path that roughly parallels the SkyTrain’s Expo Line, connecting Surrey’s city centre, New Westminster, south Burnaby, and Vancouver.