The Canada Line is not just for commuters slogging to and from work, nor is it only for travelers making their way to and from the airport; it’s a great way to explore our wonderful city! The Canada Line is also a fun way for visitors to spend a day (or more) getting to know Vancouver.
For anyone traveling from one of British Columbia’s rural communities or Vancouver Island to Vancouver by air, start your day with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Did you know that Pacific Coastal Airlines flies to 65 locations within BC which means you can get to YVR from almost anywhere (wheeled & float aircraft)! From Anahim Lake to Williams Lake and many more communities in between Pacific Coastal makes the trip a breeze. Once you arrive at the South Terminal you board the free shuttle to YVR and The Canada Line. Other options include Helijet and Harbour Air to Vancouver Harbour steps away from The Canada Line Waterfront station.
Only have one day to spend in Vancouver? Not a problem, for example, leaving from Victoria Airport the first flight departs at 6:45 a.m. and arrives 7:10 a.m., last flight home departs at 20:00. That gives you 12 hours to spend in our fair city.
I suggest buying a daily pass for The Canada Line. You will want to hop on and hop off at many of the stations on the line. (*)
Be sure to check out The Canada Line website www.thecanadaline.com when you are putting together your itinerary for a day in Vancouver. The website is full of helpful information such as a Station Maps, listing shops, stores, and businesses you will find at any given stop on the Line. There is almost always something happening on the Line so check out the Events for entertainers, plays, musical performances, and more. One of my favourite things to do on the Line is view the art installations on temporary exhibit at The Canada Line stations, Art on the Line has all you need to know to plan your very own art tour.
Each The Canada Line station has it’s own unique points of interest. Each of these communities have something special to offer the visitor or traveler. The stations of The Canada Line are lively, exciting and above all welcoming. When on the Line you can visit art galleries and museums, take a walk in a nearby park, attend a sports event, shop till you drop from an eclectic mix of shops and stores for all tastes and budgets, explore a local night market or a Saturday farmer’s market featuring home grown produce, or the casino where an array of entertainers and games of opportunity await. If you’re planning to stay overnight The Canada Line stops steps away from Vancouver hotels.
The Canada Line runs from the City of Richmond and YVR Vancouver Airport to the heart of downtown Vancouver. You can easily access the line from south end Richmond Brighouse station or directly from the airport or if you have arrived at Vancouver Harbour you board at Waterfront station. Easy access to the entire route as well as connections to the Expo Line and Millennium Line of the Skytrain, numerous transit buses and the Seabus.
Watch for Lux Travel Diva’s (follow on Twitter @luxtraveldiva) future articles that will pinpoint specific stations on the Line with lots more ideas and information about what to do and see as a passenger on The Canada Line.
(*) You can buy a DayPass at any Fare Dealer or at all stations except Sea Island station.