How to Get Around Vancouver

Learn the best ways to get around Vancouver in this Howcast travel video.

Compared to many other cities, Vancouver isn’t too difficult to drive in, but a car really isn’t necessary anyway. Many locals rely on the public transportation, which is cheap, dependable, and covers just about anywhere in the city you’d want to go. It’s easy to use, so there’s no reason you can’t rely on it too. All of the public transit operates under the TransLink system. This includes buses, the SkyTrain, and the SeaBus. The SkyTrain is a light-rail service that goes from downtown Vancouver to the suburbs. The SeaBus is a ferry system that connects the downtown to North Vancouver. The buses cover the most ground and generally have service every few minutes. Tickets are valid for an hour and a half, and allow you to transfer between methods of transport as much as you need and in any direction. You can visit the TransLink website for maps of the system and trip planning, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. You could also take a taxi if public transportation isn’t cutting it, but it can be difficult to just hail one on the street. It’s better to call a taxi service; they usually arrive without too much of a wait. But if the weather’s nice, try biking. Vancouver has plenty of bicycle routes and places to rent them, and drivers are generally attentive to bikers in Vancouver. No matter how you prefer to get around, you won’t have any trouble in Vancouver.