Transportation & Maps
Vancouver is BC's main transportation hub, so there are many convenient ways to get there.
Air travellers have two international airports to choose from, one of which is the second largest passenger gateway on the West Coast of North America.
The Canada Line (part of the SkyTrain rapid transit system) provides a direct link between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and downtown Vancouver. Traveling on the Canada Line is fast, easy and affordable – passengers arriving at YVR can board the Canada Line and arrive in downtown Vancouver in approximately 30 minutes.
If you're coming from Vancouver Island, consider hopping on a seaplane. The city is also served by a world-class ferry system, two major passenger rail services and well-maintained road system.
Vancouver is one of North America's most beautiful and liveable cities. Bounded on three sides by water and just a quick drive from the rugged North Shore mountains, its downtown area boasts some truly breathtaking views. Both pedestrians and cyclists are welcome on the popular Seawall Promenade, which accesses beaches, parks, marinas, water taxi pick-up points and a number of trendy neighbourhoods.
Cyclists can also take advantage of well-marked bike routes that reach far beyond the downtown core. Vancouver's world-class public transport system is comprised of SkyTrain (automated rapid transit), West Coast Express (commuter train), SeaBus (passenger-only ferries) and an extensive bus service.