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. Transit: 3
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.
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.
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:
» 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.
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.
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!
The parking stalls at Braid Station are located in the parking lot across from the entrance. At Columbia Station, the stalls are located east of the station at the corner of Blackwood Street and Clarkson Street.
Carsharing services play an important role in keeping Metro Vancouver a livable city by giving people alternatives to owning cars. Having carsharing at SkyTrain stations is a great way to encourage people to use transit, walk and cycle, while still having the option to use a car when needed.
Earlier this week, Rogers completed installation of the LTE wireless network in the 2.5 km Burquitlam Tunnel on the Evergreen Extension. This marks the last section of SkyTrain that was without cell coverage since service expanded to the Dunsmuir and Edmonds tunnels in July 2016, and New Westminster this past August.
While the seasonal calendar says it’s fall, Mother Nature has a sneaky way of saying otherwise. Preparations are well underway to ensure that we’re doing our best to stay one step ahead of the inclement weather.
Heads up Coquitlam Central Station bus users, come October 30, 2017, your bus bay may be moving to make catching your bus a little easier. If you catch a bus at Bay 1, 2, or 4, or ride any of the following bus routes: 153, 171, 172, 173, 174, 185, 186, 187 or 189, on October 30, 2017 you’ll be tapping in from a different bay.
The third platform at Stadium-Chinatown Station, in use during the 1980s! The third track is the one on the far left of the photo.
A SkyTrain sitting at the third track at Stadium-Chinatown Station.
What’s the third platform at Stadium-Chinatown? Well, if you go to the regular platform to board a SkyTrain, you’ll clearly see there’s ANOTHER platform across the SkyTrain tracks and behind the fence, sitting empty. Have a look at the photo on the right to see what I mean.
Rogers LTE coverage is now live in Columbia Station and through the tunnels! (Photo: waferboard/Flickr)
In a continued partnership with Rogers, LTE wireless connectivity on the SkyTrain has expanded into New Westminster! Starting today, Rogers and Fido customers will now see extended LTE wireless connectivity at Columbia SkyTrain Station and through the tunnels between Columbia and Sapperton SkyTrain stations. This is an extension to the service that was added to the Dunsmuir and Edmonds tunnels last summer!
Enhancing cellular coverage across the Expo and Millennium Line network increases safety, security and convenience for customers and operators with the added bonus of no cost to taxpayers.
Customers have told us that connectivity on the system is important and our partnership with Rogers is one way we are working to have a reliable and sustainable network in place.
Stay tuned for more info about more LTE service coming to our Expo and Millennium lines.
One of our top priorities is to make sure you get to and from your destination safely! Watch the video above to learn all of the best ways to stay safe while using the SkyTrain.
Here are our top five tips and tricks to a smooth journey:
Slow and steady
Don’t run for the train. Trains come quite frequently and there will be another one along in just a few minutes!
On the platform
Always stand behind the yellow line on platforms and wait at the Designated Waiting Areas as they are designed to provide added safety and security. Safety features you can find at Designated Waiting Areas are: enhanced lighting, a red emergency telephone that will connect you directly to the SkyTrain Control Centre, a bench and they are monitored by closed-circuit television.
SkyTrains are moving vehicles! Make sure you hold on to a yellow marked handrail or bar to keep yourself steady.
Know where to find help
In the case of an emergency, you can contact the SkyTrain Control Centre by pressing on the silent passenger alarm. This is a yellow strip located on every window on board the SkyTrain. Triggering this alarm means that help will be on board as soon as possible. You can also use the on board speakerphone that is located on each car near the doors. By pressing the red button you can speak directly to SkyTrain control operators.
FYI: when in doubt, don`t be scared to ask a SkyTrain attendant for help!
Trains will stop between stations if something falls onto the track so make sure to stay on board the train and do not exit between stations. The safest place to be in the case of a stoppage is on the train!
Take a look here for more information on the cool safety features that you can find on board the SkyTrain!