99 UBC B-Line destination sign

Back Issues: The 99 B-Line launches on Sept. 3, 1996

The Buzzer has been published for more than 100 years! It’s one of the oldest publications in Metro Vancouver. In Back Issues, we comb through our…


The Mark II Mockup from the front of the train.

Back Issues: BC Transit at the PNE Fair 30 years ago

The Mark II model under construction. The Buzzer has been published for more than 100 years! It’s one of the oldest publications in Metro Vancouver.…


A row of Brill trolley buses in Sandon

This is where you should go next on your B.C. road trip

Road trips to B.C.'s interior are popular during the summer months, whether it's to camp, hike, or visit a vineyard in the the Okanagan — the…


35 years of Expo 86: re-learning lessons on transportation

2021 marks the 35th anniversary  of Expo 86, an event that thrust Vancouver into the world spotlight and helped redefine Metro Vancouver as a global…


Millennium Line's Commercial Station under construction in September 2001 (Photo Credit - Mike on Flickr)

How Transport 2021 transformed the region and Transport 2050 will too

It's 1993. Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" spent nine weeks atop Billboard's Hot 100. The film Jurassic Park grossed nearly $1 billion…


The SkyBridge under construction (Photo by Gordie McDonald, NWPF photo no. 2467)

The SkyBridge, one of the world’s longest transit-only bridges (PHOTOS)

Ride the SkyTrain between Columbia and Scott Road Stations and you’re treated to amazing views of the Fraser River (and the iconic Pattullo Bridge…


The 1957 Canaidan Car-Brill CD52A, one of the many buses preserved by the Transit Museum Society.

Meet Rob Chew: a collector of buses and more

Listen to find out how Robert Chew has turned his lifelong passion for collecting into a volunteer opportunity at the Transit Museum Society, a…


Meet Dennis Pilon, a bus transfer collector

Transit rider Dennis Pilon has collected hundreds of bus transfers dating back to the 1970s. He recently shared photos of his collection to the…


Marking the 35th anniversary of SkyTrain

Dec. 11 marks the 35th anniversary of SkyTrain. Let’s look at some of its major milestones over the last 35-plus years! 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣2️⃣ The “pre-build…


Reflecting at West Coast Express’s 25th anniversary on Nov. 1, 2020

West Coast Express is a commuter rail service that has been serving the region since Nov. 1, 1995 with more than 2.6 million boardings per year.…


15 years of the low-floor trolleybus in Metro Vancouver

Trolleybuses have been a part of Metro Vancouver’s transportation network for more than 70 years! The very first was a Canadian Car Brill T-44 ,…


June 27 marks 130 years of public transit in Metro Vancouver

Laying the line for streetcars at Granville and Robson, Vancouver (Photo: City of Vancouver Archives) Metro Vancouver’s first public transit vehicle…


streetcar in early 1920s -1940s

The print Buzzer turns 104 years old!

?The print Buzzer is turning 104 today? The first publication of the Buzzer was released on June 2, 1916. Throughout the years, the print Buzzer has…


I Love Transit - Angus McIntyre

From one Metro Vancouver institution to another: a retired bus operator on Army & Navy

Retired bus operator Angus McIntyre on his first day of work in 1969. After temporarily closing like other retailers in March to help slow the spread…


A gold medal for transit during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

February 28, 2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics' final day of competition and the closing ceremonies. Of…


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