Province of British Columbia Transportation

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  • Views towards Nanaimo in July 2012
    Views towards Nanaimo in July 2012
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  • On the ferry to Victoria September 2012
    On the ferry to Victoria September 2012
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Province of British Columbia Transportation

  • Skytrain (Translink)

    Vancouver Transportation

    Subway or Metro they call it here Sky train, with sky train is easy to get around and inexpensive, 2.75 dollar for a ride and you are set to go They have a pretty nice connections everywhere and easy to take, the underground stations in Vancouver is nice for people who loves shopping, when you get off the metro no need to walk so far Shopping...

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  • Bus/Transit

    Victoria Transportation

    Also one of the easiest way to explore the city is by taking this red bus, we haven't used them, but I'm looking for information about it For visitors aren't capable of walking and wants to explore the city on their own peace or for those who's time were limited in Victoria the red bus is an option The red bus stops to all the highlights in the...

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  • Rocky Mountaineer

    Province of British Columbia Transportation

    Check out some of the possibilities on the Rocky Mountaineer. They have a variety of trips through the most scenic part of Canada. http://www.rockymountaineer.com/ One option would be to fly to Calgary and take the train to Vancouver. Second option: Fly to Edmonton and take the bus to Jasper, then take the train from Jasper to Vancouver via...

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  • BC Ferries

    Vancouver Transportation

    Crossing to the otherside of Vancouver the ferry is an easy way to take if you are on foot, bicycle or with car, is a more than an hour sail to the otherside and during the ride you remain inside the passengers deck where you can enjoy the views or do some shopping there are retail and coffee shops inside There are ferries every 2 hour to and from...

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  • BC Ferries

    Victoria Transportation

    The ferry ride from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Swartz Bay is a fantastic ride. Make sure to get above deck as soon as you can if you want to grab something to eat. Most of the time we enjoy grabbing a coffee and then heading out to the deck to enjoy the beautiful scenery. We save eating for once we arrive in Victoria! If you're driving yourself...

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  • Vancouver International Airport

    Vancouver Transportation

    Vancouver's International Airport YVR is a modern facility. The Olympic Winter Games must have been a driver to set up the terminal in such a spacious way. Everything I needed was there; immigration was not a special hassle and with friendly service. I only had trouble to find the shortest way to the rental car agency desk (go right in front of...

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  • Ship/Boat

    Victoria Transportation

    Headquartered on Seattle's waterfront, what for many years was known as the Victoria Clipper has now changed its name to Clipper Vacations, and offers various vacation trips to several locations from Seattle. As the name implies, their signature route is Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia. However, their Whale Watch Trip also serves as a Seattle...

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  • Bus (Translink)

    Vancouver Transportation

    It is incredibly easy to get around Vancouver using public transportation - most bus routes run along a street or avenue in a straight line, so all you need to do is figure out which intersection you want to get close to. Bus drivers are also good at pointing you in the right direction and letting you know when you should get off. The one thing I...

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  • Airplane

    Victoria Transportation

    I never had been to a place that was served so frequently by seaplanes. The Inner harbour is just ideal for these crafts. I must say, you have to get used by the planes coming over that low at times, but soon you don't know any better. BTW it's all depending of the direction of the wind.

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  • SeaBus (Translink)

    Vancouver Transportation

    A fun way to travel between North Van and downtown Vancouver is to take the SeaBus. This is a double ended catamaran passenger ferry that zips back and forth between Waterfront Station downtown and Lonsdale Quay in North Van every 20 minutes. It can carry 400 passengers at one time. The SeaBus is a part of Translink, the local transit system...

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  • Touring/Walking/Bicycle

    Victoria Transportation

    If the weather is fine why not enjoy the town from the back of a pedicab. You can find the drivers at the Inner Harbour in front of the Empress hotel or just give them a call if you want to be picked up. THeir cheapest sightesseing tour lasts 90 minutes for CAD 45.00 per guest.

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  • False Creek Ferries & Aquabus

    Vancouver Transportation

    I wouldn't call it a boat or a ship, but more a very small boat. I always call it a floating bathtub as these ferries are so small! But don't get me wrong, they are a great way to transport yourself from downtown Vancouver to Granville Island and the Maritime Museum. There are several stops where you can get on or off on each side of False Creek....

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  • Car/Motor Home

    Victoria Transportation

    Coming to Victoria by car means parking. Parking rules are strict here, not always clear to visitors. So, beware. From the Cities website: Installation of Victoria's new on-street parking system is now complete. The City of Victoria has replaced 1,900 on-street parking meters with 257 computerized pay stations to make parking easier and more...

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  • Driving

    Vancouver Transportation

    A lot of you that will visit Vancouver are probably visiting as a part of a trip through BC/Alberta/USA. I would think that some of you will choose to rent a car and explore the area that way. There are many car rentals in Vancouver, you can find them at the airport as well as other places in the city. We rented an SUV a few times ourselves in...

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  • Translink (public transit)

    Vancouver Transportation

    Travelling around Vancouver is pretty easy with the bus and the buses are clearly marked. Ideally pick up a time table so you know which number bus to catch. The city buses all run on electric cable like a trolley bus. If you want to head further out the buses run much faster although not as frequently. Saying that it has not been unusual to wait...

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  • air travel

    Vancouver Transportation

    To save money when travelling from Vancouver to the USA, take a bus which starts in Downtown Vancouver, and calls into Vancouver Ariport before heading for the border. Once across, the first airport is Bellingham WA which offers lower cost flights to Seattle or Las Vegas and the next stop is Seatac Seattle International. One way prices are approx...

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  • Vancouver Trolley

    Vancouver Transportation

    For a tour around Vancouver why not take a trolley? City Attractions Tour: Join us for our popular City Attractions Loop Tour and see all that Vancouver has to offer at your own pace. Hop on and hop off at any of our 23 stops. You can purchase tickets at any time from our drivers, ticket sellers or our Vancouver Trolley ticket booth in Gastown...

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  • Alaska cruise

    Vancouver Transportation

    The system in place at the Canada Place cruise terminal is very efficient and there are people ready to help at any point you may be confused, which is important if turning the wrong way would end you up on the wrong ship. However there is a LOT of walking involved, so the mobility-challenged should make arrangements. On departure you also leave...

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  • private bus (coach)

    Vancouver Transportation

    If you are pressed for time and want good value for money you can try a great Greyline Tour called the "Wonders of the West Coast Dinner". It is $85 CDN for an adult and you get a 10% discount if you book it through the Holiday Inn Concierge Desk. Before you jump at the price listen to what you get for that. You get picked up at your downtown...

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  • Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours

    Vancouver Transportation

    If you don't feel like walking but still like to see Stanley Park, then take the trolley! It might cost you a little bit ($25.00) but hey, what the heck! The trolley is horse-driven. There are two huge horses leading the way! The trolley can accommodate 10 passengers at a time. You are also given warm blankets to cover you just in case you get cold...

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  • local maps

    Vancouver Transportation

    MAP OF BRITISH COLUMBIA: www.atlas.gc.ca/english/quick_maps/quick_maps/bc.jpg VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: www.yvr.ca MAP OF SUBWAY OF VANCOUVER: www.metropla.net/am/vancouver-map.gif TOURISM BC: www.hellobc.com

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  • FERRY - Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay

    To reach Vancouver Island with our hire car, we had to catch a Ferry.We arrived at Horseshoe Bay a half hour early, to find lanes and lanes full of cars and trucks. The ferry arrived late from Vancouver Island, unloaded, and then we began to load, only to find that we could not fit, so a long wait for the ferry to go over and return once again.This...

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  • MV Northern Adventure

    Just a few more thoughts about the trip up the inside passage.1. Most of the travel is through protected areas, but there are short open seas crossings that can cause the ship to rock.2. The 5th deck observation seating is great. There is a forward viewing cabin (Aurora Lounge), but they charge an additional $30 Cdn each to use it. We did not...

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  • Driving & the ferry

    The drive from Vancouver to Banff is one you will not want to miss. You need your own vehicle as you can stop when you like, where you want. It is a freedom you will miss otherwise. It's about 850 kilometers and about 9.5 hours.If you are going from Vancouver Island to the Vancouver area, you will be traveling on BC Ferries. We did this on our...

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  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail Travel

    Check out some of the possibilities on the Rocky Mountaineer. They have a variety of trips through the most scenic part of Canada.http://www.rockymountaineer.com/One option would be to fly to Calgary and take the train to Vancouver.Second option: Fly to Edmonton and take the bus to Jasper, then take the train from Jasper to Vancouver via the...

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  • Driving from Kamloops to Vancouver

    There are several ways of getting from one city to the other, but we took the toll road ($10 for a sedan) route. At first we were upset about the price, but after avoiding any traffic on a Friday afternoon, and experiencing some stunning scenery, we were glad we chose this route. I enjoyed this drive more than through Banff, with the road winding...

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  • Ferries to Vancouver Island

    If you want to go to Vancouver Island you’ll probably need to catch a ferry. There are four possible routes:~ Tsawwassen (south of Vancouver) – Swartz Bay, near Victoria ~ Tsawwassen – Duke Point, for Nanaimo~ Horseshoe Bay (north of Vancouver) - Departure Bay, also near Nanaimo~ Powell River – Comox, a more northerly option We used the Horseshoe...

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  • Hire a car

    A car is definitely the easiest way to get around British Columbia. We hired ours from Avis in Vancouver and were very impressed with the service and quality of the car. In fact Chris loved our Pontiac Grand Am so much he decided he would do all the driving instead of asking me to take a spell at the wheel from time to time to give him a rest as we...

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  • The Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5)

    The Coquihalla Highway is a major toll highway that connects the Greater Vancouver region with the interior of the province. It starts just north of Hope and ends in Merritt. It was built in the late 80's to basically cut time when travelling east out of Vancouver. So instead of having to travel slowly along the Fraser Canyon along the Trans-Canada...

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  • Moose Tours

    This is a jump on jump off bus company who tour through BC and Alberta (as well as the eastern states)My frinds and I had a fantastic time on this tour, making friends that we still keep in touch with, including the driver!They take you to all the usual tourist places but they also take you off the beaten track and offer a whole bunch of activities...

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  • BC Ferries

    If you want to visit any of the many islands that dot BC's coast, you really only have two options: flying (in a tiny little plane with no ocean view) or taking a ferry! The BC Ferry service is decent, and it will take you not only to Vancouver Island, but to the Gulf Islands and also the Queen Charlottes and BC's North Coast!The ferries range in...

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  • Take the Ferries!

    This only takes a few hours more than by plane, but it's so much more beautifull!!! The view from the boat, as you float through the small islands/fjords (?). There is even a chance that you get to see Orca's/ 'Killer' Whales.

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  • Driving from Vancouver to Kamloops.

    Just a little tip here, as we made a bit of a mistake on our itenerary. We took the wrong highway from Vancouver to Kamloops, and added hours to our travel time.Unless you want to take the scenic route, Take highway 5 from Vancouver to Kamloops. We took highway 1, and to be honest, we got a couple of good pictures but it was long and boring.

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  • CARS

    If you don't have a driving licence in Canada you are considered abnormal and a strange being from another land or planet!!!! Canada does not have a commuter rail line as the population does not support it and therefor most Canadans drive. Especially because the towns are so spread out too. I know you are really worrying about pollution now, but...

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  • Buses

    Most of our travels were based in and around Vancouver and Burnaby. We found the buses to be reliable and efficient. One thing worth noting is the buses take the exact fare only. Im sure it was something like $1.50 off peak, $2 during peak. we found out the hard way when the driver wouldnt take us, after not having the right fare!

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  • B.C.FERRIES

    B.C. FERRIES, make the crossing between Vancouver and Victoria up to 16 times a day in each direction, passing through the beautiful Gulf Islands en route. Prices March 13 - June 25 Midweek -Vehicle $29.75 Adult $9.50. Weekends--Vehicle $31.50 Adult $9.50. These were the prices when we were there, so please check the website for updated prices and...

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  • B.C.FERRIES

    We sailed past lush, green mountains that soar upwards to the sky. We passed this sailboat just cruising by. We cruised through some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. On board, if you get hungry, you can go to the cafeteria or snack bar.

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  • B.C.FERRIES

    Monday morning, June 2, Hans and I set out toTsawwassen to catch the B.C.FERRIES to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. We got in our assigned lane and waited for the signal to drive on board. After parking the car, we made our way up the stairs and settled in for one of the most enjoyable boat rides ever.

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  • FALSE CREEK FERRIES---VANCOUVER

    Bathtub-shaped passenger boats that run regular routes between Granville Island, the Aquatic Centre in the West End, Stamps Landing, Yale town, Maritime Museum and Science World.Fares:$2.00 - $5.00Cruises: $8.00Daypass: $12.00

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  • CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

    Transportation links have always played a key role in the development of this area. During the Gold Rush a small paddle wheeler, the SS Forty-Nine, had made several trips between Marcus, Washington and the mining town of LaPorte, 40 miles north of Revelstoke. Those ships remained an important link between Revelstoke and the outside world well into...

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  • ECONOMICAL CAR RENTAL

    Hans and I picked up our red Sunfire at the Calgary Airport. We rented a compact car from Enterprise for 16 days. Our rate was 126.00 per week with unlimited mileage. But in the small print it states that if you take the car out of Alberta you are limited to 3500 kilometres which is quite generous and we just made it at 3321 kilometres. Our bill...

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  • Driving all over the place

    British Columbia is a vast and wondrous place. Unfortunately, being so vast, it is difficult to ensure that public transportation be made available to every location. While there is bus service to most major hubs, and a considerable number of minor ones, BCs population is just too spread out to send the Greyhound everywhere. For those of you who...

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  • Sun Princess: San Francisco to Vancouver

    We took a short, but perfect, 3 day cruise from San Francisco to Victoria Island, landing in Vancouver on the final day. What a wonderful trip! I would gladly do this again. Service was very good. Surprisingly, prices for drinks and additional items were low. Our room was made up two times a day, with chocolates on the pillow, even though we paid...

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  • Tour the B.C. Coast in an unconvential...

    If you're looking for a different way to explore B.C.'s beautiful coast then you might want to check out MarineLink Tours.You will cruise the inland waterways of coastal British Columbia onboard the MV Aurora Explorer, a 135 foot landing craft that transports a wide variety of heavy equipment and general freight throughout the Gulf of Georgia and...

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  • The Alaska Highway

    The Alaskan Highway travels through British Columbia. It's a huge province, and very beautiful portion of the Pacific Northwest. I saw a lot of animal life in British Columbia while driving the Alaska Highway and the Cassiar Highway.

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