Can you hear the back-to-school bells ringing? It’s the last weekend before Metro Vancouver heads back to the books, lectures and the daily hustle!
Classes for (most) students start right after Labour Day on September 3rd after a well-deserved summer break. We’re here to provide tips on how to make your commute efficient so you have more time to enjoy the first week back to school. Read more »
Monday, September 2 is Labour Day, and it marks the last long weekend of the summer before many Metro Vancouver residents head back to work and school. We’re giving you a heads up that holiday service will be in effect before getting back to the ebb and flow of your daily routine. Read more »
There’s a plethora of things you can do this long weekend – that too on transit!
It’s that time of the year again – summer’s over, so back to school! Before timetables and schedules start, let’s give summer a goodbye kiss – fare thee well, long days; hello, fall foliage!
But, there’s still the Labour Day long weekend, and lots to do in Metro Vancouver on transit. Don’t know where to go? Don’t worry, The Buzzer blog has your back!
Note: Event timings, locations, and prices may be subject to change. Check each event’s website for exact details.
1. Richmond World Festival
Location: Minoru Park, Richmond
Transit: Canada Line
This free, family-friendly multicultural event features live music, lots of food, and all sorts of cultural things from different parts of the globe. New this year is the Antarctica Zone where festival goers can skate for free inside Minoru Park Arenas. Make sure you catch our community outreach bus that will be there on Sept 1 from 11 am – 10 pm. Hop on board and chat with us!
Our community outreach bus will be at the Richmond World Festival – come say hi!
Monday, September 4 is Labour Day, the last long weekend of the summer, and the final hurrah before many Metro Vancouverites head back to work and school. As such, we will be operating on a holiday schedule.
Here’s what you need to know about upcoming holiday service:
- Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.
- West Coast Express will not operate.
- The Compass Customer Service Centre and Lost Property Office will be closed.
Holiday fares will be in effect, which means you can travel across all zones on a one-zone fare all day long!
And don’t forget! Fall Service changes, our single largest bus service increase as part of the 10-Year Vision, also begin on Labour Day, September 4!
For more information on our fall service change visit our Transit Service Changes page.
Service returns to regular weekday schedules for all modes on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Don’t forget to check out our post on how to survive the Post-Labour Day Crunch!
Know before you go!
Use our handy Trip Planner to check your route and schedule times prior to leaving. The information here is subject to change. For the latest and most up-to-date information, bookmark translink.ca on your mobile device so you can know on the go!
For the latest transit information, follow us on twitter at @TransLink or contact our Customer Information by phone at 604.953.3333
Author: Sarah Kertcher