If you are planning to travel to Canada in a few days, make sure you have Vancouver in your tour itinerary. Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension bridge, Vancouver aquarium, the Science world, H.R. Macmillan Science centre and many more tourist attractions will simply make your trip to Canada a very successful one.
If you intend to roam around in the city of Vancouver, there are a lot of transportation options which will make your city tour very comfortable and hassle free. Known by the name of TransLink, the public transport system of Vancouver is well equipped with unique services like Sky trains and se buses.
Automated sky trains are reliable and convenient
To begin with Sky trains are available here in Vancouver which is the longest completely automated metro system in whole of North America and the second longest in the world and will make your travel to Canada a memorable one. These trains offer fast, reliable service for commuting between Vancouver and its downtown areas. Available in every two to five minutes all seven days a week, the sky trains are completely automated train services that makes getting around within the city a very convenient affair.
If you purchase a single ticket you could travel by a sky train, sea bus or road bus within 90 minutes of the purchase of the ticket. The ticket vending machines for sky train or sea bus accepts coins and bills up to $20 along with credit and debit cards. However fares for the regular buses have to be paid with exact coins if paid by cash. From the start of day to 6:30PM the fares for Zone 1 is $2.75, for Zone 2 is $4 and for Zone 3 is $5.5. After 6:30PM on weekdays and on all weekends and public holidays the ticket price is standard for all zones and it is $2.75.
Fare saver tickets are available for TransLink which will save up to 24% as compared to buying single tickets. Fare saver ticket is basically a book of 10 TransLink tickets that is usable on Sky train, Sea bus or the regular bus. Do not forget to get your Fare saver ticket validated before using it.
Enjoy the ferries around the false creek
During your travel to Canada, you would certainly want to spend some good time at the public markets, restaurants, shops and for that you would need to use the Aqua bus services. These services are daily passenger ferries between all major destinations in False Creek. Enjoy the breathtaking waterfront scenery while travelling in one of the Aqua buses. For tourists especially, there is a 25 minute trip round the false creek that commences from all the docks every 15 minutes. The rates for this trip are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and children.
Enjoy all the famous tourist spots in the city of Vancouver during your travel to Canada with the help of the TransLink services and you would experience no trouble anywhere, thanks to the automated and hassle free computerized systems that are deployed to help the citizens and tourists.