While veganism might be a quintessential Vancouver thing, there are options outside of Vancouver that are transit-friendly!
Let’s be honest, vegan-friendly and vegetarian restaurants are hot right now. While veganism might be a quintessential Vancouver thing, there are options outside of Vancouver as well.
With this post, we aim to bring you some vegan-friendly, as well as vegan options in Metro Vancouver that are easily accessible by transit.
Remember, these are just a sampling and we are by no means experts. So, please let us know of other transit-friendly vegan/vegetarian spots we missed. We’d love to try them!
Note: Restaurant timings, menu, and prices may be subject to change. Check each restaurant’s website for exact details.
1. Meet Restaurant (Main St, Yaletown & Gastown)
Location: 4288 Main Street, Vancouver
Transit: Buses 3, 25
Their award-winning menu strikes a chord when it comes to comfort food. The restaurant claims more than half its patrons are meat-eaters trying their hands at vegan options. Try their sweet-chili cauliflower deep fried in beer batter and glazed with a chili ginger sauce.
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We’re adding more service hours across Metro Vancouver to help reduce overcrowding.
We hear ya — the transit system is busy!
Last year, Metro Vancouver led Canada and the United States in transit ridership growth with 407 million boardings, and the growth trend has continued into this year.
That’s why we’re adding more service hours across the region to help reduce overcrowding as part of our Fall Service Changes, which begin on Monday, Sept. 3!
We’re adding 100 more trips every day and 6,000 more spaces for our customers — made possible through new investments available through the 10-Year Vision.
More than 20 routes across the region are receiving improvements thanks to this new funding. Among them:
- 23 Beach/Yaletown/Main Street Station
- 25 Brentwood Station/UBC
- 43 Joyce Station/UBC
- 100 22nd Street Station/Marpole Loop
- 319 Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange
- 555 Lougheed Station/Carvolth Exchange
We are also improving several routes as part of the updated Southwest Area Transport Plan, which was finalized in July:
- 104 Annacis island/22nd Street Station
- 401 Richmond-Brighouse Station/One Road
- 406 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Steveston*NEW*
- 408 Richmond Brighouse/Ironwood/Riverport *NEW*
- 410 Richmond Brighouse Station/22nd Street Station
- 418 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Kingswood (formerly C98)
For full details and maps, please visit translink.ca/servicechanges. Stay tuned to The Buzzer blog over the next two weeks as we take a deep dive into other notable changes.
Nearly 250,000 annual bus service hours related to the 10-Year Vision have been added since the start of Phase One. The 10-Year Vision means more transit, better roads, safer cycling and pedestrian access — for everyone.
And we’re just getting started! In June, an investment plan for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision was approved, unlocking $7.3 billion in new funding. This is the largest investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver’s history!
Know before you go! Plan your trip using our Trip Planner at translink.ca/tripplanner.
Author: Allen Tung
#MyTransLink aims to capture all your beautiful shots of Metro Vancouver
Ding! Ding! Ding! It’s Tuesday, and we are back with our weekly #MyTransLink series on The Buzzer blog where we publish photos taken and published on social media by you – our customers! Each week, we give you a theme and you share your stunning photos by using the hashtag #MyTransLink on Instagram.
#MyTransLink is all about Your Metro Vancouver – whether you take the bus, the SkyTrain, or the SeaBus, make sure you capture those stunning moments and share with us using the hashtag #MyTransLink.
This week, we are stoked about two special events: it’s the 70th anniversary of our trolleybus network and you can ride the historic 1954 Canadian Car Brill T-48A trolleybus for FREE this week (check the dates and timings). We also have swanky new merchandise that you can buy at the pop-up shop at Waterfront Station this week.
So, for this past week’s #MyTransLink post, we wanted you to share photos of architecture – especially of our transit system! Share your awesome clicks with us using the hashtag #MyTransLink, and we’ll be sure to feature them here. What to submit as next week’s photos? Read on my friends…
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A trolleybus-themed t-shirt will be among the new items available at the pop-up shop!
Hey Vancouver, this is your transit! A pop-up shop will be popping up at Waterfront Station on August 16, 17 and 18. It’s your chance to pickup merchandise to show off your love for our Metro Vancouver transit system.
We’ve added NEW items to our list of transportation-themed apparel for the pop-up shop, including a t-shirt to commemorate our trolleybuses’ 70th anniversary!
Trolley-themed tee-shirts can be bought at the pop-up shop at Waterfront Station
It’s the 70th trolleybus anniversary on August 16th (follow us on social media – Twitter and Facebook – to know details about a special trolley tour). These cool trolleybus-themed tees will instill a sense of pride and nostalgia in you.
The pop-up shop at Waterfront Station will run from:
- August 16th & 17th, 8 a.m. to 6 pm
- August 18th, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
New merchandise can be bought at the pop-up shop at Waterfront Station this weekend
Other new merchandise include a baseball hat with the transit ‘T’ symbol and the popular retro SeaBus t-shirts in two new colors.
The three-day pop-up shop will also sell other items such as:
- Transit-themed pencils
- Station map mugs and mug sets
- Transit vehicle travel mug and other drinkware
- Transit map puzzle and other décor items
- Bus system map umbrella, laptop sleeve and other personal/tech items
- Scale models of a SkyTrain or SeaBus
Whether you are a local, or a tourist to Metro Vancouver, our pop-up shop at the historical Waterfront Station is sure to delight you with numerous options.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your calendar August 16th to 18th and come see us at Waterfront Station! Be ready to take transit home!
Can’t make it? This new merchandise is also available on the TransLink Store where all orders now ship from Metro Vancouver!
This automatic open, folding umbrella features a navy exterior with the transit T logo and colourful Vancouver bus system map interior.
Author: Tanushree Pillai
The TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program is improving aging infrastructure across the system
Upgrades to Joyce-Collingwood Station are well underway. The new bus loop at Joyce-Collingwood Station is now complete – a milestone in the TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program that’s improving aging infrastructure across the system.
The next phase of construction will start next week, with crews completing necessary upgrade work.
The west stationhouse at Joyce–Collingwood SkyTrain Station will be closed from August 13 until spring 2019 as station improvements continue. During construction, the station will remain open and accessible to all customers.
Where do I catch my bus or SkyTrain?
Two new bus shelters at the Joyce-Collingwood Station – opening August 13.
Beginning August 13, customers will use the east stationhouse and newly-constructed bus loop to access SkyTrain and buses.
- Buses will move to the new bus loop adjacent to the east stationhouse.
- From August 13 to spring 2019, the west stationhouse will close and customers can catch their bus at the new bus loop adjacent to the east stationhouse.
- The bus loop has larger shelters and is the new permanent location for the 28 and 41/43 routes.
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9 beaches in Metro Vancouver to visit by transit
Summer is a great time to explore the beautiful beaches that Metro Vancouver has to offer. The long days mean these beaches offer scenic views of the horizon that make for great photos and memories! While there are lots of popular beaches in the Lower Mainland, we compiled this list of some stunning beaches that could possibly be our cities’ best kept secrets. We also tell you how to get there by transit, so all you need to do is grab your beach towels, lather on that sunscreen and jump on transit your family!
Turns out, even in the 1930s, the print edition of The Buzzer suggested some great beaches in Vancouver to beat the heat!
Which is your favorite beach? Did we miss any other secret beaches? Let us know in the comments below!
Note: Beach timings and swimming conditions may be affected due to the weather. Check each beach’s website for exact details.
1. White Pine Beach
Location: Sasamat Lake, Port Moody
Transit: Bus 150
White Pine Beach on Sasamat Lake in Port Moody is a family-friendly beach that has great walking trails, a beach area, swimming in the lake, and a floating bridge. Take advantage of our increased service to White Pine Beach during the summer and hit this great spot!
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A SkyTrain track is featured in this stock photo from 2017
Hola all you fellow transit enthusiasts! Our favorite day of the week is back and so is #MyTransLink – our series on The Buzzer blog where we publish photos taken and published on social media by you – our customers! Each week, we give you a theme and you share your stunning photos by using the hashtag #MyTransLink on Instagram.
#MyTransLink aims to capture all your beautiful shots of Metro Vancouver. Whether you take the bus, the SkyTrain, or the SeaBus, make sure you capture those stunning moments and share with us using the hashtag #MyTransLink.
So, for this week’s #MyTransLink post, we want you to share photos of architecture – especially of our transit system! Share your awesome clicks with us using the hashtag #MyTransLink, and we’ll be sure to feature them here.
Here are some of last week’s clicks:
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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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Hello fellow Metro Vancouverites! Hope it’s goin’ swell for you folks out there. It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for #MyTransLink.
For our new friends here, #MyTransLink is our series on The Buzzer blog where we publish photos taken and published on social media by you – our customers! You’ve shown us a lot of love by sharing your B.E.A.utiful photos with the hashtag #MyTransLink on Instagram this past week.
As you know, #MyTransLink isn’t just about transit in the Metro Vancouver area. It’s about the amazing sights our cities have to offer and, accordingly, our theme this past week is of places in Metro Vancouver that transit takes you to. Read on to check out all the photos selected from last week and the theme for the week to come!
Summer is the time to go out and explore new areas, visit family and go out with friends. And what better way to do this than now when we have increased bus service.
Our Tap to Pay payment option makes it easier than ever before to pay and be on your way. Remember, Compass cards offer discounted fares if you are a regular transit rider.
If the heat is unbearable and you are looking for some FREE options to beat it, worry not. We compiled a list of some cool kid-friendly spray parks in Metro Vancouver that are easily accessible by transit.
So, for this week’s #MyTransLink post, we asked you to share photos of transit and the sun! We’ve purposely kept the topic general to see what creative shots you come up with. Perhaps you’ll find a nice shot of the sun reflecting off of a SkyTrain. Maybe you’ll snap a pic of a sun flooded bus exchange or depot. Who knows!
Check out the awesome pictures you shot and shared with us last week in this edition of #MyTransLink:
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Links and tidbits is our semi-regular roundup of interesting fodder about transportation from the last few weeks or so. If you have links to contribute, put them in the comments or email us!
» Looks like we are not the only transit enthusiasts here! This global network of Millennials called The Numtots – New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens wants to make cities better.
» A group of digital artists is using aerial images to trace paths of transit lines in their city using bright colors – so, you can get a bird’s eye view of the entire transportation network of that city. Read more »
You may have heard, BIG things are coming for Metro Vancouver transit as part of Phase Two of the Mayors’ Council 10-Year Vision! In fact, there are so many big things coming that over the next week and a half, we’ll be breaking down the nitty gritty of what’s to come in our new series: 10-Year Vision Spotlight.
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Stephen Quinlan will attempt to set a world record for the fastest time to travel to all 53 SkyTrain stations on May 4.
Ever since he was a young child, Stephen Quinlan has wanted to be a world-record holder.
Originally from the United Kingdom, he grew up watching the BBC show Record Breakers, a children’s show that followed contestants as they sought to break a myriad of Guinness World Records.
Now, he’s getting ready to fulfill that dream.
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On Sunday, April 22, an estimated 40,000+ will lace up their runners and join Canada’s biggest start line for the 34th annual Vancouver Sun Run. To help start your Sun Run on the right foot, we’re adding service to help get you to the event.
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Today marks yet another great day for transit in Metro Vancouver as TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond, along with members of the federal and provincial government, announced the early arrival of new SkyTrain cars for our system!
The deal was inked on a cold day in 2016, as part of funding provided through Phase 1 of the Mayors’ 10-year Vision. Today, the big news is that 28 additional Expo and Millennium Line SkyTrain cars will arrive by the end of 2019! That’s three years ahead of schedule!
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