When visiting Vancouver, there is no need to rent a car because the city has a superior public transit system. Known as TransLink, the public transportation option encompasses the SkyTrain, buses and ferries to get you around quickly and efficiently. Numerous hotels in Vancouver are located in the downtown district within walking distance to the transportation options the city has to offer.
Here is a guide to successfully getting around Vancouver.
TransLink will efficiently get you anywhere you want to go in Metro Vancouver. It is also a unique transportation system because the entire design of TransLink focuses on providing passenger with unforgettable views of the city. When riding any one of TransLink's services, you will have the dual opportunity of not only getting to your destination, but also enjoying a bit of sightseeing.
Within the heart of downtown Vancouver sits the Four SeasonsHotel. It is within walking distance to several TransLink transit options, any of which will whisk you to whichever destination you desire.
The TransLink bus service runs from 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. every day. The city's express line makes fewer stops than the traditional buses and are often favored by local commuters. The TransLink bus service is operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company.
The MetropolitanVancouver Hotel sits near numerous bus stops, which makes utilizing public transportation in the city a breeze.
The SkyTrain serves downtown Vancouver and the outlying areas. The SkyTrain runs every day and you will only have to wait a few minutes between cars.
The Canada Line is a part of the SkyTrain system. You can ride a speeding train from the airport to downtown Vancouver or out to Richmond. There are 16 stations servicing the Canada Line, and the trains leave every four or seven minutes and run seven days a week.
The SeaBus ferry service runs from Waterfront Station in Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay. It runs daily and is the perfect way to catch unforgettable views of the city and the nearby mountains framed by the sea.
The AquaBus will take you to Granville Island, a popular tourist area to dine and shop for the day. If you plan to visit Granville Island, consider staying in one of the GranvilleIsland Hotel's 82 comfortable guest rooms.
Vancouver provides visitors and locals with optimum transportation options. If you plan to spend a weekend or an extended vacation in the area, you will not have a problem getting around and exploring all that the area has to offer with exceptional public transportation options provided by the city.