Hike service

TransLink adds more bus services to summer destinations

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After increasing service to warm weather destinations in the spring, TransLink is adding even more service to major summer destinations on June 27. It will help you get to beaches, parks and other popular summer spots. We are making these service changes based on ridership trends to ensure that service is placed in areas that need it most.

Here are ten popular summer destinations with more services, with information on how to get there by public transit and when their schedules are changing:

stanley park

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If you’re coming from the SkyTrain, take Route 19 just outside the Metrotown or Main Street–Science World stations. Service on this route will increase to up to 9 minutes depending on the time and day you take it. Breakdown below:

New weekday schedule for Route 19 (Metrotown/Stanley Park) starting June 27:

  • Every 6 to 7 minutes between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (of every 15 minutes
  • Every 5 minutes between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (every 9 to 12 minutes
  • Every 6 minutes between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (from every 12 minutes)

English Bay Beach

Evening service on Routes 5 and 6 is increasing seven days a week to help you get home from English Bay Beach. Whether you want to hop off to watch the fireworks or just spend a relaxing day on the beach, nighttime frequencies increase on these routes by up to 8 minutes. Full changes below:

Route 5 (Robson/Downtown) is changing for weekdays and weekends starting June 27:

  • Every 10 minutes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (every 10 to 12 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. (every 15 to 20 minutes)

Route 6 (Davie/Downtown) is changing for weekdays and weekends starting June 27:

  • Every 10 minutes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (every 10 to 12 minutes)
  • Every 12 minutes from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. (every 15 to 20 minutes)

white pine beach

As of June 27, service frequencies on Circuit 150 double. Whether you’re hiking around Sasamat Lake or relaxing at White Pine Beach, take the hassle out of finding and paying for parking by taking Route 150.

Line 150 (Coquitlam Central Station/White Pine Beach) is changing starting June 27:

  • On weekdays, buses will run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • On weekends, buses will run every 30 minutes between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Buntzen Lake

Hiking Buntzen Lake this summer? We are doubling weekend service on Route 179. Starting June 27, this route will run every 30 minutes between Coquitlam Central Station and Lake Buntzen on weekends between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Avoid having to reserve a parking space and take the bus instead!

Queen Elizabeth Park

One of Vancouver’s most famous and popular parks – whether you’re visiting the gardens or spending the day watching the Vancouver Canadians, consider taking public transit to get there to avoid paying for parking. If you are coming from the SkyTrain, take route 15 from the Olympic Village station.

Schedule change for Circuit 15 (Cambie station/Olympic Village) as of June 27:

  • On Saturday, line 15 will run every 12 minutes between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (from every 15 minutes)
  • On Sundays, line 15 will run every 12 minutes between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (from every 15 minutes)

Kitsilano Beach

One of the best places to watch the sunset. Service to Kitsilano Beach is improving via Route 2 (Macdonald/Downtown). Parking at the beach can be expensive and stressful, take Route 2 to make your day at the beach what it’s meant to be – easy and relaxing. If you are looking to connect from the SkyTrain, take route 2 from Waterfront or Burrard stations.

Schedule change for Route 2 (Macdonald/Downtown) starting June 27:

  • On Saturdays, Route 2 will run every 8 minutes between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. (from every 10 minutes) and every 12 minutes between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • On Sundays, Route 2 will run every 8 minutes between 1pm and 7pm (starting every 10 minutes) and every 12 minutes between 7pm and 8pm (starting every 15 minutes)

təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park

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Whether you’re spending time at the dock or hiking Belcarra’s many trails, service on Route 182 is increasing to help you enjoy the day at the park. From Moody Center you can take Route 182 every 30 minutes on weekends. Avoid paying for parking and take route 182 according to its increased schedule:

Schedule change for line 182 (Moody Center Station/Belcarra) from June 27:

  • On Saturdays, Route 182 will run every 30 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • On Sundays, Route 182 will run every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

deep cove

Home to one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular hikes and summer spots, Route 211 to and from Deep Cove has improved service. If you are coming from the SkyTrain, catch this bus just outside Burrard Station.

Schedule change for line 211 (Seymour/Phibbs Exchange/Burrard Station) from June 27:

  • On Saturdays, route 211 will run every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (starting every 30 minutes)
  • On Sundays, route 211 will run every 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (starting every 30 minutes)

Horseshoe Bay/Lions Bay Ferry Terminal

Hike to Lions Bay or take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal? Route 262 service is increasing to help you get there.

Schedule change for line 262 (Caulfield/Lions Bay) from June 27:

  • On weekdays, route 262 will run every 30 minutes from a.m. to 7 p.m. (instead of every 60 minutes)
  • On weekends, Route 262 will now begin service earlier, with its first trip departing at 7:18 a.m.

For a full list of changes coming June 27, visit our Service changes webpage here. Please note that what is shown above and on the Service Changes webpage are schedule changes, not the full schedules for each bus. To see the full bus timetable for your route, visit our bus timetable webpage here.