Skytrain, Vancouver

The Skytrain in Vancouver, British Columbia is a network of monorail lines taking commuters and tourists around and into Vancouver. This system previously a model for the 1986 World Expo is now a feasible transit model that serves thousands of people a day in an environmentally conscious and speedy manner. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

A Skytrain at an above ground station waiting for passengers to board.

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Transport

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All Seasons

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All Weather

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1 hour

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Cost of Skytrain

What to bring:

Camera, Sense of Curiosity

With its high track outside of main Vancouver, the Skytrain is a great way to get around Vancouver as well to see the main city and its suburbs from a different perspective. The Skytrain was built at first as a model for the 1986 World Expo, but noticing its popularity and potential, its lines were expanded and it now serves many commuters going in and out of the city as well as visitors attempting to get to different regions of Vancouver or attractions. An attraction in its own right, the Skytrain system offers a quiet ride, picturesque views and a city tour that can be unforgettable!

The Skytrain rapid transit system was built as a showcase for the 1986 World Expo; a theme centered on the idea of transportation, and has evolved over the last few decades to accommodate the needs of the city.

Using both a buried and a monorail-like system, it is one of the safest means of travel, and with three main lines - the Expo Line, Millennium Line and Canada Line connecting the airport to the downtown core - it is fast becoming the easiest means of transit in the Greater Vancouver Region.

With its connection to the Seabus, the ability to travel long distances with ease and to many landmarks is more accessible to tourists and locals within and around the city.

With many prime destinations along the route such as Commercial Drive, Metrotown, Downtown, the Waterfront (Canada Place) and Science World, it is one of the premiere transit methods to travel Vancouver.

With unbeatable city views on the raised tracks and a view of the cityscape below, the Skytrain is a simple and interesting way to observe the city as well as efficiently get to many different locations.

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The Skytrain system in Vancouver, British Columbia was first built as a showcase for the 1986 World Expo, however, its endearing popularity has let to its expansion and continued use as a means of transportation within and outside of the city.


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Begins Waterfront Station, many different stops


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