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Vancouver Basic Tips and Etiquette Inspired by NYC

April 17th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A series of clever animations, Do We Need To Be Touching, was created by Nathan W. Pyle to illustrate basic etiquette and tips for navigating New York City. It’s a rather long list but some helpful panels can also be applied to Vancouver (transit, busy downtown streets, etc.) so I have plucked them out for […]

Main Street Science World SkyTrain Construction Update

March 17th, 2014 @ 1:07pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Expo Line is undergoing a few upgrades and the most visible is taking place at Main Street Science World SkyTrain station. Main Street Science World SkyTrain Construction Update Construction began in 2013 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2014. Some of the upgrades you can expect include: An expanded east […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Bus Shelters

January 2nd, 2014 @ 2:24pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first tourist bus service began running in Stanley Park in 1908 but it wasn’t until the 1920s that a public bus service “challenged the supremacy of the electric streetcar”1 in Vancouver. 1940s: Grandview Hwy & the Bus Stop Coffee Shop. Archives# CVA 1184-3267. Photographer: Jack Lindsay. On March 19th, 1923 under BC Electric Railway’s […]

West Coast Express Santa Train Toy and Food Drive

December 5th, 2013 @ 10:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Take the train to Vancouver and back for holiday festivities and shopping over the next two Saturdays. The West Coast Express Santa Train is back on track, providing same day return trips in exchange for your donations to local causes. West Coast Express Santa Train Toy Drive Photo credit: Pocoken on Flickr On Saturday, December […]

Blanket Drive on the Line

November 20th, 2013 @ 8:59am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The temperature has dipped below freezing in the city and this can really make us aware of those who do not have the necessities to keep them warm. Until November 25th you can participate in the Realtors Care® Blanket Drive with over 100 drop-off locations and this week, in another campaign, Blanket BC drop-off locations […]

Translink Looking for Compass Card Beta Testers

July 15th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The launch of our region-wide transit fare card is almost here! But first, some testing needs to take place and that’s where you could help make sure things are running smoothly. The Compass Card will eventually match up with fare-gates that have been installed at SkyTrain and Canada Line stations and tap pads on buses. […]

Vancouver Photos of the Week: SeaBus

March 13th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There is another theme to this week’s roundup of photos from the Miss604 Flickr Pool as I’m still down in Austin for South by Southwest: The SeaBus – faithfully transporting commuters to and from the North Shore across Burrard Inlet. I’ll return to the regular photo collection once we get back above the 49th parallel […]

Translink Fares Go Up January 1, 2013

November 15th, 2012 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I remember a time when I could ride the SkyTrain for 75 cents. Mind you, the SkyTrain ended at Scott Road and there was only one line, not three. Fare hikes are an inevitable part of life in a major metropolitan area with the last one around here taking place April 1st, 2010. The Translink […]