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 centincrease in the number of passengers travelling through on Saturday, July 1 compared to an average Saturday of the previous month.
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 SIXof 16 Compass Vending Machine locations around the region in just 24 hours!
As of July 4, #Canada150 commemorative Compass Cards have sold out.
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!
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.
The Capture Photography Festival is an annual not-for-profit festival that strives to nurture emerging talent, engage community and spark public dialogue about photography as an art form and a vessel for communication.
This year, Capture has once again partnered with TransLink, this time on an art installation on the SkyTrain system.
This series titled Nicephora, is installed at Stadium–Chinatown Skytrain Station and can be viewed until 2018.
Precession of the Feminine (2015), which is part of the larger series of works entitled Nicephora, was born during EcheverrÍa’s BMW Residency program at the Musée Nicéphore Niépce in France, a museum named after Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography.
The Capture Photography Festival runs from April 1 – 28, 2017.