Canada celebrates its 151st birthday on July 1!
No Canada Day plans? No problem! The Buzzer blog‘s got you covered with 9 epic things to do on Canada Day. There’s something happening in communities throughout Metro Vancouver. Perhaps the best part is they’re all transit accessible!
So, dust off your Canada gear, and wear it loud and wear it proud on Canada Day! Hashtag your adventures with the hashtag #MyTransLink—we’d love to see them.
Canada Day – SkyTrain and bus will operate Sunday/holiday schedules with modified, extended and increased service, so everyone can celebrate Canada Day! SeaBus will provide extra and extended service.
July 2 – SkyTrain, SeaBus and bus will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule, and the West Coast Express will not operate.
Know before you go – visit translink.ca/holidayservice for all the details and plan your trip at translink.ca/tripplanner.
Location: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 17728 64 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1W8
Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fireworks: 10:30 p.m.
Canadian singer-songwriters Serena Ryder and Brett Kissel co-headline the City of Surrey’s annual Canada Day celebration. There will also be an amusement park, midway games and interactive activities for all ages! TransLink will be there with the community engagement bus until 10 p.m.
Take the 320 from Surrey Central Station to get there and we’ll be operating 12 shuttle buses post-event to get everyone home. Read more »
By land or by sea, Metro Vancouver residents flocked to the various public transit options to get to, from and around downtown Vancouver this past Canada Day. Compass Card data tells us that passengers tapped in and out approximately 182,000 times at Waterfront Station! That’s a nearly 190 per cent increase in the number of passengers travelling through on Saturday, July 1 compared to an average Saturday of the previous month.
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Saturday July 1 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation!
SkyTrain, SeaBus, and bus will all be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule with additional service to help you get to and from your Canada Day celebrations.
Beginning at 4 p.m., access to Waterfront Station will be modified to ensure customer comfort and safety during crowded periods. The Howe Street entrance will become exit only. SkyTrain staff and Transit Police will be on hand to redirect customers to the Cordova Street entrance.
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Hey Metro Vancouver. We LOVE that you LOVE the new, limited edition #Canada150 Compass Cards! In fact, you love them so much that you’ve bought out SIX of 16 Compass Vending Machine locations around the region in just 24 hours!
As of July 4, #Canada150 commemorative Compass Cards have sold out.
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These limited edition Compass Cards are available starting June 22 until supplies last
On July 1, our fair land will be celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
That’s just a fancy way of saying Happy 150th Canada!
To mark this momentous occasion, TransLink is releasing 20,000 special, limited edition Canada 150 Adult Compass Cards.
These cards will be available on June 22 at Compass Vending Machines in select SkyTrain Stations. To find a location nearest you check our interactive map.
**Look for Canada 150 decals on CVMs**
Commemorative Compass Cards will also be available at the Compass Customer Service Centre located at Stadium–Chinatown Station open on Canada Day from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. while supplies last. Limit one per person.
Get yours before they’re gone and celebrate Canada’s 150th by tap, tap, tapping in style!
Want to win your way into the celebration? Stay tuned for details on how you can win your very own #Canada150 Commemorative Compass Card!
Celebrate Canada Day in person and online!
Use the hashtag #Canada150 to share your celebration moments with people across the country!
Author: Sarah Kertcher
For the first time ever, West Coast Express will be running its newest holiday train on Saturday, July 1 – the Canada Day Express. This July 1 isn’t just any ole Canada Day, this year marks 150 years since Confederation. Given the significance of this sesquicentennial celebration we’re giving our riders an additional opportunity to check out some of the amazing celebratory events being held in and around Vancouver.
The Vancouver bound West Coast Express train will be leaving Mission at 11 a.m., arriving at Waterfront Station in Vancouver by 12:15 p.m. This will give riders plenty of time to experience all there is to offer at the various venues in Vancouver and beyond – before the train departs Waterfront at 7:00 p.m.
Don’t forget! The Evergreen Extension of the Millennium Line connects with West Coast Express Stations at Moody Centre Station and Coquitlam Central Station, so if return train schedules don’t fit with your party plans, you can connect through SkyTrain at one of these stations.
Regular fares apply for this special holiday train. Use your Compass Card or purchase a ticket at a Compass Vending Machine located at the West Coast Express stations.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Author: Sarah Kertcher