Transportation - Getting Around Vancouver

Another reason Whistler Blackcomb is such a fantastic vacation destination is its proximity to the city of Vancouver. This world-class, seaside metropolis offers a fantastic array of attractions, activities, shopping, dining and so much more. Plus, it’s just two hours from Whistler along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway, making it an ideal place to explore before or after your Whistler vacation.


Vancouver's main transit service is the Sky Train / Canada Line. These trains run on a combinations of elevated tracks and underground tunnels and are an excellent way to get around the downtown core or to some of Vancouver's surrounding suburbs.

  • Canada Line: This underground train connects the southern suburb of Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with the downtown core.
  • Exp Line & Millennium Sky Train Lines connect downtown Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey.
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  • The SeaBus is a passenger-only water taxi that runs between Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver and the Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. It runs every 15 minutes during peak times, and every 30 minutes during off-peak times.
  • Waterfront in Downtown Vancouver connects with buses and the SkyTrain.
  • Lonsdale Quay is a bustling market with shops, restaurants and also acts as a hub for buses that service the many tourist attractions on the North Shore, including Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Crossing time is 12 minutes
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  • Vancouver's vast network of buses, trolleys and community shuttles link to nearly all the tourist destinations throughout Metro Vancouver. NightBus routes (late-night service) start with "N", and community shuttle routes start with "C".
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