9 epic transit-friendly places to get ice cream in Metro Vancouver
There is no place like Metro Vancouver when it comes to the ice cream scene. With new shops popping up across the region, you won’t have to look far to get a cold, sweet treat on a hot summer’s day! High-end ice cream has become a staple in our culinary realm, with shops like Earnest and Rain or Shine setting the bar high. Whether you’re looking for good old-fashioned ice cream or curious to try something new, The Buzzer blog’s got you covered with 9 epic transit-friendly ice cream shops!
Location: 3330 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M7
Hours: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
This cozy, family-run shop specializes in liquid-nitrogen ice cream, made in-house and to-order! Offering a variety of tasty flavours (vegan included), you can enjoy your ice cream in many forms. Their ice cream sandwiches are on point! We’d recommend Le Norm. For something really different, try a house-made Kombucha float! You can always grab a ready-to-go pint or order an ice cream pie with your choice of a waffle, Oreo or vegan and gluten-free date and nut crust.
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Derek Yau is a transportation engineer with TransLink. He looks after the region’s bike facilities.
Did you know 107,000 trips are made each day by cycling in Metro Vancouver?
As Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority, it’s our job to help support and grow the number of bike trips. How do we do this? We help provide connections to the wider transportation system of the region by making transit more bike-accessible.
The Bike Parkade at Joyce–Collingwood Station on opening day
That means including spaces on transit for bicycles, managing the Major Road Network (including five bridges), providing cycling options such as the BC Parkway, Central Valley Greenway and Canada Line Pedestrian–Bicycle Bridge, and developing the Regional Cycling Strategy.
We also invest in Bike Parkades—indoor facilities where registered customers can store their bikes for the day and connect directly to transit. The latest facility opened at Joyce–Collingwood Station just last month, joining the parkades at Main Street–Science World and King George stations. Read more »
We are continuing with our work to replace 7,000 aging rail pads and 5,000 linear metres of running rail on the Expo Line.
This phase of the Running Rail Replacement Project began this February and will continue through summer 2017.
This batch of work will include single tracking later in some evenings as well as some morning and afternoon work on the weekend.
On May 27 and May 28, two sections of track west of Main Street–Science World Station will require extended times to accommodate the necessary special treatment to pre-bend the 60 foot rail sections before installation.
Please take note of the schedules below and know before you go!
Thursday May 25 & Friday May 26
- From 9:30 pm until the end of service
Saturday May 27
- From start of service until 2:00 pm AND
- From 11:30 pm until the end of service.
Sunday May 28
- From start of service until 3:00 pm.
- There will be no single tracking Sunday evening.
Monday May 29 & Tuesday May 30
- From 9:30 pm until the end of service.
For all affected service days:
- Expo Line trains will use one track in both directions at Main Street–Science World and Commercial–Broadway stations.
- Expo Line passengers should allow for 15-20 minutes extra travel time.
- All Expo Line trains will operate between Waterfront and King George stations.
- Expo service to Sapperton, Braid, Lougheed Town Centre and Production Way–University will be replaced with trains operating between New Westminster and VCC–Clark. Passengers from other stations on the Expo Line can change trains to this service at Commercial–Broadway, New Westminster and Columbia stations.
- Millennium Line and Canada Line will operate normally.
This work schedule is subject to change.
Learn more about our Running Rail Replacement Project!
Have questions about this project or single tracking? Ask away!
Tweet @TransLink or call 604-953-3333.
Author: Adrienne Coling
The Running Rail Replacement Project continues with work near Main Street–Science World Station is starting April 2. Work will not be done on Fridays and Saturdays and is weather dependent.
From 9:30pm until the end of service, Expo Line trains will be single tracking – when trains travel on the same track in alternating directions – between Main Street-Science World and Commercial-Broadway stations.
Expo Line trains will operate between Waterfront to King George Station. Please be aware that during this work, there will be no Expo Line trains to Production Way–University.
There will be a shuttle train operating between New Westminster and VCC–Clark. You can change trains to this service at New Westminster and Columbia stations.
If you are travelling on the Expo Line, please allow for 15-20 minutes extra travel time. Millennium Line and Canada Line will operate normally.
Tips for a faster trip using Special SkyTrain Service
- If you are travelling from downtown Vancouver and your destination is Sapperton, Braid, Lougheed Town Centre or Production Way–University stations, take an Expo Line train to Commercial–Broadway station and change trains to a VCC–Clark – New Westminster train operating from platform 2.
- If you are travelling from Commercial–Broadway to Braid, Sapperton, Columbia or New Westminster stations, board a VCC–Clark – New Westminster train operating from platform 2.
- If you are travelling from New Westminster Station to a destination along the Millennium Line, including Commercial–Broadway Station, take the New Westminster – VCC–Clark train.
- If you are travelling from Surrey to a destination along the Millennium Line, including Commercial–Broadway Station, ride the Expo Line to Columbia and transfer to a New Westminster – VCC–Clark train.
- If you are travelling on the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension to New Westminster Station or beyond, transfer at Lougheed Town Centre as you normally would and catch the VCC–Clark – New Westminster train from Platform 2 at Lougheed Town Centre. If required, change to the Expo Line at New Westminster to continue west.
Schedule Adjustments due to events
- Sunday April 2: Service change delayed one hour, beginning at 10:30pm, to accommodate the Canucks hockey game.
- Wednesday April 5: Service change delayed one hour, beginning at 10:30pm, to accommodate the Canucks hockey game.
Thank you for your patience during this necessary maintenance to our SkyTrain system.
Know before you go!
For more information on what this means for your commute, visit translink.ca/alerts.
Find details on the Rail Replacement Project at translink.ca/rail replacement.
Author: Adrienne Coling