Translink

TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority.

Getting Around:

  • Schedules & Maps – Find schedules and maps for bus, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express.
  • Trip Planner –  View local and regional public transit route schedules, get real-time Next Bus departures, and transit alerts.  Trip Planner tells you how long your trip will take and if there are any transfers involved.
  • Seabus Schedules. Translink’s SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry that crosses the Burrard Inlet, connecting downtown Vancouver with the North Shore.

Transportation Planning:

  • NXSTPP & Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP)
  • North Shore Area Transit Plan – identifies a long-term vision for transit in the City and District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, Village of Lions Bay, Bowen Island, Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and the service and infrastructure priorities needed to realize that vision. The plan will guide future transit service and infrastructure investments and ensure coordination between transit service and ongoing changes in land use. (July 2021)
  • Regional Transportation Strategy – a long term plan that explores how people will live, work, play, and move around the region in the future (July 2021)
  • Regional Cycling Strategy – provides guidance on how cycling can help realize the region’s goals. The Strategy sets out a shared course of action for TransLink, municipalities, and other partners. (July 2021)
Cycling & Trip Planning
Walking – Pedestrians

City of North Vancouver –  Walk CNV

District of North Vancouver – Pedestrian Master Plan

Accessible Transportation

There are regional and provincial transportation initiatives in place to improve mobility for people with disabilities.

  • HandyDART  – Translink’s HandyDART is a door-to-door customer transit service that uses specially equipped vehicles to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use public transit without assistance. Program registration and a small fee are required to ensure that each eligible passenger’s travel needs are considered.
  • HandyCard -People with special needs may also be eligible for a Translink HandyCard. This non-transferable transit pass entitles people with disabilities to pay concession fares on Translink buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus, West Vancouver Transit, and West Coast Express.
  • North Shore Taxi Services – Both North Shore Taxi and Sunshine Cabs have several taxis in their fleets that can accommodate wheelchairs and provide travel service for people with disabilities.
Car Share Programs

For more information on local car share programs, follow the links below:

Ride-Sharing

Ideal solution to reduce commuting costs for people with similar destinations and schedules.

  • Poparide – is a ride sharing website available across Canada.
Provincial – BC Ferries
  • BC Ferries provides ferry service along coastal British Columbia.
Provincial – Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Federal
Port of Vancouver
  • Port of Vancouver – the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port.
  • North Shore Trade Area Upgrades –  projects to enhance rail and port operations, improve access to terminal facilities for commercial traffic, reduce congestion on the local road network, improve road safety, address slope stability concerns and further the Spirit Trail.
Airports
  • Vancouver International Airport is a Transport Canada designated international airport located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia. It is located  approximately 14km from the North Shore and is directly accessible by public transit (see Translink). It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements and passengers, behind only Toronto Pearson International Airport.

 

 

 

 

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