Outside Vancouver – Lower Mainland

Vancouver’s public transit buses and the SkyTrain system extends throughout the Lower Mainland. Bus routes reach as far south as White Rock, just minutes from the United States border, and east to Maple Ridge and Aldergrove.

The SkyTrain system continues to Surrey, in the Fraser Valley, and is usually the fastest way of reaching destinations along its routes.

The West Coast Express is a commuter-focused rail service traveling between downtown Vancouver and Mission in the Fraser Valley in approximately 73 minutes. The service runs in a westerly direction in the mornings (inbound to downtown Vancouver), and east in the afternoons, and does not operate on weekends. Tickets can be purchased at one of the ticket vending machines located at all stations. These allow transfer to any of Vancouver’s public transit buses, the SeaBus or SkyTrain.

The TrainBus follows the route of the West Coast Express and stops at all train stations. The TrainBus runs seven days a week and fares are the same as those of the West Coast Express.

Numerous coach companies operate between regional cities and major centres with Greyhound providing the most comprehensive coverage.

Locations on the Sunshine Coast are connected to Vancouver by car and passenger ferries arriving at Horseshoe Bay, in West Vancouver. These services run frequently, however, reservations are recommended for vehicles.

The Whistler and Valley Express provides bus service to Olympic and Paralympic Village Whistler from neighbouring communities, while a free shuttle service operates within the Village and between the two ski mountains. By the way, if you want site for desiners, you should look at color scheme tools!

Abbotsford, in the central Fraser Valley, has local transit which runs to most major destinations in the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission, and connects to the SkyTrain and the West Coast Express. Those arriving at the Abbotsford International Airport will find a shuttle service available for transfers within the Fraser Valley.

Regional bus services operate through communities in British Columbia. They may be helpful for reaching coach services or other connections to Host Venue Cities.