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.
Earlier this week, the TransLink Store launched some awesome new merch, just in time for the holidays! Today, as part of TransLink’s 12 Days of Giveaways Giftmas, we’re giving away a TransLink Store prize pack with some of our favourite retro transit-themed items from Santa’s nice list!
Today, we want to help you experience Canada’s largest winter festival. Escape to a hidden village with a beautiful skating rink, tube park, massive light displays, Christmas market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters and plenty of other exciting activities.
For this, we’ve joined forces with the brand new Aurora Winter Festival to provide one winner with a pair of tickets to Aurora Winter Festival AND a pair of adult Compass Wristbands each with $20 in Stored Value, so you can take transit to get there! Read more »
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 »
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… well, not weather wise, but that calendar’s been steadily creeping closer and closer to those holiday days.
To kick off the holiday season, we’re launching 12 Days of Giveaways on the blog giving readers a chance to win some awesome prizes! Twelve days, 12 unique giveaways! While we won’t be sending you French Hens, Golden Rings or a Partridge in a Pear Tree, we’ll be gifting some drool worthy prizes like our all new Compass Wristbands, TransLink merch, and a host of other gold medal winning gear. Read more »
This year, we have a bus load of fun transit love to share with you, but first we’re excited to announce that I Love Transit Kids Camp is back for its third straight year!
Kids! Join us for I Love Transit Camp!
I Love Transit Camp is a once in a lifetime opportunity for kids between the ages of 8 and 12 to get a behind the scenes look at TransLink operating companies’ facilities.
Kids will learn about how transit works and have some fun at the same time! Check out all the fun that was had in 2014 & 2015.
This year’s camp is taking place on Thursday September 1st.
Meet at Gilmore Station for 9 a.m. then hop on a bus and ride to Burnaby Transit Centre (BTC)!
BTC is home to little known transit operations such as fleet overhaul, where they fix and update almost everything on a bus, including the painting of buses and reupholstering of seats.
We’ll also get a tour of the bus yard with articulated and 40-foot buses!
After that, we’ll have a little lunch then say goodbye to BTC.
Next, we’ll hop on SkyTrain and head to Edmonds Station and walk down to where SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre (OMC) live.
At OMC, campers will get a behind the scenes look at the facility where SkyTrains are maintained and cleaned as well as visit SkyTrain Control! They will also get a chance to use the SkyTrain simulator, ask questions of SkyTrain staff.
Finally, a visit with Transit Police and Transit Security to tell us all about everything they do. I’m told they’ll be bringing their vehicles and a special guest if we are lucky!
We’ll wrap the day up around 4 p.m.
Throughout the day we’ll be taking breaks for fun games and more!
How to take part
Due to safety concerns for both OMC and BTC, we’re only able to take a maximum of 20 people in the camp. That means 10 kids (ages 8-12) and their guardians will be able to participate in the camp.
Interested in a fun day on transit? If you’d like to participate, we’ll need potential transit campers to tell us (in 50 words or less) what they love about transit!
If you like, you can also submit a photo and/or a video as part of your entry. Before you or your little one starts typing or writing, you’ll want to read the participation guidelines.
Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “I Love Transit Camp Kids” in the subject field, or you can mail it to TheBuzzer, 400 – 287 Nelson’s Court, New Westminster, BC, V3L 0E7.
Be sure to include the following:
Where you heard about the camp
The phone number and name of the guardian you wish to bring with you
The deadline for submissions is August 22.
If you are selected, participation forms are due BEFORE August 26.
We had 500+ entries and the lucky eight chosen at random will receive $50 of Stored Value on their Compass Card and a nifty transit prize pack.
Congratulations to our winners!
Jason – Surrey (Twitter)
Ben – Vancouver (Instagram)
John – Port Coquitlam (Twitter)
Jeannie – Vancouver (Instagram)
Michal – Vancouver (Twitter)
Katelyn – Surrey (Facebook)
Romela – Vancouver (Twitter)
Thank you to everyone who took pictures with us out on the system, shared the photos across social channels and celebrated one million Compass Cards with us!
Did you miss this contest? Fret not!
Stay tuned to the Buzzer blog for many more contests coming up for
I Love Transit, Mark IIIs & more!
TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond and some other familiar faces celebrating!
One million active Compass Cards are being used on our transit system.
One. Million. Wowza!
So, who is using a Compass Card? (spoiler alert – YOU ARE!!)
Check out these stats:
100 per cent of Monthly Pass users are using Compass
95 per cent of all other trips (Stored Value or other pass products) use Compass
Compass Cards have been tapped upwards of 400 million times since its launch
We are so happy that you, our riders, have embraced the change and switched over to tapping your way to seamless travel across Metro Vancouver whether it is on the bus, SeaBus, West Coast Express or SkyTrain.
To celebrate this amazing milestone, we want to thank you by having a super cool contest! You could be on of eight winners of $50 stored value!
How to enter (you can choose one or all entry modes!):
1. Tweet the following on Twitter (1 entry):
Celebrating 1 million @TransLink Compass Cards! Eight chances to win $50 of Stored Value & a transit prize pack! #Compass1million
2. Regram any of our contest photos on Instagram with the hashtag #Compass1million and tag @TransLinkBC. (1 entry)
3. Retweet any of our contest photos photo on Twitter with the hashtag #Compass1million and tag @TransLink. (1 entry)
4. Find us out on the system at SkyTrain stations this week and take a photo with our #Compass1million Instagram photo booth.
In fact, our Customer Information team is in such high demand, on March 14th of this year, we extended our Customer Information service hours on Twitter from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week to:
Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
to answer all your service-related questions and provide service updates, tips, and information to all 100,000+ of you!
#ThankYou100K 100K+ followers! THANK YOU for your continuous support! ^TLTwitterTeam
— TransLink BC (@TransLink)
To celebrate this excellent milestone, we’re having a giveaway (Prizing to be announced soon!) To enter, simply follow @TransLink and retweet one of the following tweets from our Twitter team:
It is amazing to see 100.000 followers on our twitter feed! We have the best tweeps! #THANKYOU100K ^jkd