I Love Transit Week 2012


Monday, July 16th, 2012 — 1:29pm PST
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It’s officially I Love Transit Week in Metro Vancouver that involves online contests, promotions, and I Love Transit Night.

Mr Pattullo

Join Translink at Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby (right near Metrotown) on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The event was packed to capacity last year so they’ve made sure to book enough space for this event. Activities will be available for all ages and include playing a transit board game, enjoying food and drinks, trivia games, colouring for the kids, giveaways, and more. You can take transit right to the event, like the #19 Stanley Park/Metrotown or the SkyTrain to Metrotown.

Canada Line Preview Tour Canada Line Preview Tour

To attend I Love Transit Night, just fire an email to thebuzzer[at]translink.ca and put “RSVP” in the subject line. Include your name, age, and number of guests.

In celebration of I Love Transit Week, I also have a prize pack to give away courtesy of Translink and The Buzzer. It includes:

  • 3-zone FareCard, good for a month of unlimited transit travel
  • A cooler tote bag
  • A beach towel
  • A Frisbee to get you moving
  • A bottle of bubbles
  • A $10 gift card to Dairy Queen
  • SPF 45 hypoallergenic sunscreen
  • Metro Vancouver cycling and transportation maps
  • And the full collection of Translink’s transit buttons

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite form of transit (bus, Millenium or Expo Line SkyTrain, Canada Line, Sea Bus, etc.) (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a summer transit prize pack from @Translink & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/cgyVq

I will draw one winner on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 3:00pm. Follow @Translink on Twitter for questions, comments, and the latest service information.

Update The winner is Darcy D – congratulations!

Current contests on Miss604.com

  • Enter here to win tickets to A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (until Nov 19)
  • Enter here to win tickets to see the Barra MacNeils in North Van (until Nov 17)
  • Enter here to win tickets to see Ed the Sock's War on Stupid tour (until Nov 22)
  • Enter here to win a $50 Indigo gift card (until Nov 17)
  • Enter here to win a Date Night to Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh plus $50 for dinner at Silk Vancouver (until Nov 18)
  • View a complete list of contests »

192 comments

  1. Bons says:

    I like the Canada Line!

  2. Sanaz says:

    Seabus

  3. Krista says:

    The Canada Line is a fabulous addition to our city!

  4. Brenda says:

    I love the community buses.

  5. Anna says:

    I like the Millennium line best!

  6. Carmelle says:

    Canada Line because I take it everyday to work. Convenient from my location and fast!

  7. Amelia says:

    Canada line. The art in some of those stations! Just ahhh…

  8. rob says:

    Love the new Canada line!

  9. Ruth Hartnup says:

    I do love the Canada Line but for the sheer fun factor I have to vote for the SeaBus, and so does my daughter.

  10. Sean Turvey says:

    Seabus

  11. Donna L says:

    the Canada Line is super efficient at getting me to and from all my fave eating locales!

  12. Lauren says:

    Seabus, even though it makes me sea sick!

  13. Bonnie says:

    I like the SeaBus the most.

  14. Rachel says:

    The Canada Line!

  15. Katie L says:

    The Canada Line! Living it Richmond, it’s the perfect way to get downtown fast!

  16. anne says:

    i love the Canada Line!

  17. Ray says:

    Canada Line!

  18. liz says:

    The Canada Line is amazingly fast from downtown to Richmond.

  19. Marissa says:

    Canada Line

  20. Zoe says:

    Canada line all the way!

  21. Coral says:

    I love the Seabus! We are so lucky to have a public transit service that makes me feel like I’m on vacation

  22. Chrys says:

    Sweet! My favorite is the Canada Line, because it’s easy to load your bike.

  23. Dre says:

    Canada line!!

  24. Alan says:

    Viva La Skytrain!

  25. Kelsey says:

    Expo line, it literally connects me to all my friends and family!

  26. Michelle says:

    I love taking the seabus which is always exciting for my daughter..

  27. Mike says:

    Seabus πŸ™‚

  28. Ken says:

    The seabus!

  29. Graham says:

    The Canada Line!

  30. Winnie W says:

    Canada Line!

  31. The Seabus – riding it is a mini-vacation in itself, very relaxing!

  32. Dana says:

    While I ride the bus the most often, the Canada Line is my favorite. Mostly because if I’m riding it I might be on my way to YVR and jetting off to somewhere exciting! πŸ™‚

  33. Neil G says:

    I’m all about the expo line!

  34. Janet says:

    The Canada Line is my favourite form of transportation. I ride it everyday that I go to work!

  35. Jason says:

    Expo line has always been my fav since it opened for Expo.

  36. Agatha Y says:

    I like the Canada Line because that’s how i commute to work everyday.

  37. Walter says:

    I love the Canada Line! I live in between Downtown and Richmond, and those are the two places I go to the most.

  38. maggie says:

    Seabus on a weekend is pretty fun

  39. Stuart says:

    It’s not the most convenient but for the view, the Seabus is definitely my favorite. Even on a rainy day it’s pretty awesome.

  40. Cliff says:

    The Canada Line is awesome

  41. Brenda says:

    I use the Expo/Millenium line the most but my favourite part of transit is the Canada line.

  42. Ekat D. says:

    Ever since they opened up the Canada Line, it’s been an absolute bliss riding down to Richmond! I like it the most!

  43. Julia says:

    Seabus!

  44. Vince says:

    I travel on the skytrain daily, it’s OK, but I have always like the Seabus!

  45. Helen says:

    I love the Canada Line – and it’s so nice to be able to walk from Marine Drive to Bridgeport, across the river, if you want to!

  46. Todd S says:

    SkyTrain all the way!

  47. John says:

    I love the 791 in the morning

  48. Robyn says:

    I would say I prefer buses – use them the most!

  49. I’m somewhat biased but for sure my vote is for The Canada Line! Besides the efficiency and convenience of The Canada Line, we are thrilled about our little public art program!

  50. Karen says:

    I am a fan of the #19 Stanley Park for every day commuting and the Canada Line for weekending.

  51. Sylvia says:

    I love the Canada Line!

  52. Alex D says:

    I love Seabus. Great price, great views.

  53. Sejin says:

    I love the seabus

  54. Jane says:

    Millenium Line

  55. Tina says:

    They are all great, but I’d have to say buses since the bus driver’s are so nice… especially Robert on the Victoria 20 route!! πŸ™‚

  56. Brandon says:

    Canada line!

  57. Kyla says:

    The Sea Bus connecting to the Canada Line is awesome – I have 2 young sons and sometimes we take the Sea Bus and the Canada Line out to the airport. Boats, Trains and Planes all in one day – it’s pretty awesome for them.

  58. Leah says:

    I use the expo and millennium line most often but I’ve taken the Canada line a few times and I must say, it’s great! Still has that new skytrain smell :p

  59. Janina says:

    I always prefer taking the train cause there’s no traffic and it’s generally faster!

  60. Alex Pope says:

    My favourite is the West Coast Express

  61. Katie says:

    Oh definitely the sky train

  62. Tiffany L says:

    I like taking the seabus πŸ™‚

  63. Zorry says:

    Millenium Line!

  64. Tim C says:

    SeaBus!

  65. Maureen Mui says:

    I use the Canada Line most frequently, but I would say that I like the seabus the best for the view on clear days.

  66. Helen says:

    Canada Line πŸ™‚

  67. Sunshine G says:

    I’m a Skytrain girl…fast and efficient and easy!

  68. Linda says:

    I like taking the B Line buses. Also love how I can easily get to and from YVR using the Canada Line.

  69. Jennifer says:

    Canada Line

  70. Shira says:

    Canada Line

  71. Manuela says:

    Definitely the Canada Line.

  72. Alison Omelus says:

    Taking transit reminds me how much I hate driving!! I love the 97-b line!!

  73. Gary T says:

    Expo line gets me downtown to a game and back

  74. Harvey says:

    The seabus

  75. Jeff says:

    Expo line!

  76. TY says:

    just taking the bus!

  77. Andy C. says:

    The Seabus is this city’s best ride.

  78. Linda says:

    Taking the Seabus is like taking a mini-vacation. Seabus is my favourite.

  79. Stephanie says:

    I like taking the seabus because of the view I get!

  80. Candace says:

    Canada Line. Love walking out at Cambie & Broadway and seeing the mountains.

  81. John says:

    Skytrain’s Expo line is my favourite; it’s the fastest way from East Vancouver to downtown!

  82. Neil Fisher says:

    Sort of like the skytrain and canada line… though it should run 24/7!!
    Buses? I wasn’t aware there were any buses in the lower mainland – maybe vancouver, but their NEVER on time! In the suburbs it’s every half hour for some buses during peak hours, and these are real buses not the lame half bus shuttle things.
    The evergreen line is 10 year over due. And what’s the deal with the three zone crap and 90 minute valid fare lame sauce???? Seriously translink is in need of serious over haul!! Maybe the turnstiles are a step in the right direction, but again these are 10 years too late!!

    Do i love transit? No!
    No I need a three zone monthly pass? Hellz yes!

  83. Katie P says:

    I love the seabus, but I don’t get time to take it much.

  84. Cyndi says:

    The Expo Line – my kids love everything about skytrain

  85. Sheila says:

    I love the B-Line. It gets me where I need to go fast!

  86. Sarah says:

    Skytrain! (Millennium LIne) So fast and so clean πŸ™‚

  87. viola says:

    nightbus

  88. Nicole says:

    I like the millennium line since I use it the most often.

  89. Amy says:

    The Canada Line is great! It’s nice and clean and so convenient for Richmondites to go downtown!

  90. Harj says:

    The Canada Line!!!

  91. Jimmy Yang says:

    I like the SkyTrain especially the new 2009 Bombardier Mark II cars

  92. Nancy says:

    Canada Line….brought me back to taking transit!

  93. Sam says:

    I love Canada Line for sure

  94. MikeT says:

    Expo line. It’s my lifeline.

  95. Kelly says:

    The Bus

  96. William says:

    Gotta love the SkyTrain (of all forms Expo, Millenium, and Canada Line) =D

  97. Stotes says:

    I love the Canada Line and the skytrain in general. I’m looking forward to the Evergreen Line opening up new places to explore.

  98. Kelsey says:

    I live only a few steps from the Canada Line and it’s brilliant; very clean and well maintained, and I’m only minutes from everything I need to get to in this city!

  99. Gigi says:

    I always prefer to take the Canada Line over other methods of transit! It’s fast, clean, steady and I feel comfortable on it!

  100. Elizah Christjohn says:

    Millenium because there is a lot of beautiful scenery on the commute from Vancouver to surrey

  101. Mark says:

    My favorite is the Canada Line!

  102. Anthony says:

    Biking to the 99 and taking it up the hill to UBC

  103. Vanessa says:

    With all this great weather, it would have to be the bike!

  104. Joyce Lo says:

    I love the Expo line. It’s super convenient and gets me from work to home and to classes so quickly.

  105. tracy says:

    the skytrain when it’s not rush hour

  106. Debra says:

    Going to and from the airport is a breeze ever since the Canada Line opened!

  107. Jeanne says:

    Love the Canada Line..so convenient

  108. Maddison says:

    The bus! Always an adventure on the 99 and the 3.

  109. Gigi says:

    I love the Canada Line!

  110. Jen says:

    Hands down: Expo Line Skytrain!

  111. Kelly B, says:

    I love the Canada Line! Clean, quiet, and it goes to YVR so no need for a taxi to the airport! πŸ™‚

  112. Dianne says:

    I love the Seabus, but as I don’t take it every day – I will have to say Millenium Line!

  113. sunshine h says:

    Skytrain…especially the air conditioned ones! Also like sitting in the middle of the articulated buses and pretend I’m on a ’tilt-o-whirl’. πŸ˜€

  114. Uma Kumar says:

    I love the Canada Line. I arrive from some place in the world, get on to the skytrain and I think: “Home, sweet home!”

  115. Esther says:

    Canada Line!! I love it because it takes me to convenient stops like Yaletown and Downtown Vancouver super fast to do my shopping!!!!!!

  116. chrissy says:

    Canada Line – so fast!

  117. Lori says:

    I love taking the Seabus…it’s like taking a mini cruise in the heart of Vancouver! It has beautiful views going North to the mountains and South to Downtown Vancouver. If you are lucky enough to go on the Seabus heading north, make sure to stop at the beautiful Lonsdale Quay. If you are lucky enough to be riding the seasbus heading south, make sure to explore the train stations beautiful architecture.

  118. Darcy says:

    The Expo line is my favourite. Expecially going over the skytrain bridge to Surrey on a sunny day, with blue skies and snow still on the mountains!

  119. Nick says:

    Skytrain

  120. Ann C. says:

    Canada line! So convenient for getting to YVR and back. I don’t have to bug anyone for a ride when I travel!

  121. Cat says:

    Canada Line

  122. Betty says:

    Seabus, so cool.

  123. bjh says:

    Canada Line

  124. Mike Gismondi says:

    Sea bus!

  125. Angela griffin says:

    Skytrain when it’s not crowded

  126. Glenda says:

    Canada Line!

  127. chris says:

    I love the trolly buses!

  128. Tina says:

    West Coast Express

  129. Mike says:

    I like the millennium line. It takes me right to my office!

  130. Brandon says:

    The skytrain millenium line

  131. Ophelia says:

    Canada Line and the Expo Line! so convenient πŸ™‚

  132. Lindsey says:

    Canada Line!

  133. roz says:

    I love the buses!

  134. Rebecca says:

    seabus

  135. Patrick says:

    Millenium Line for sure

  136. Kaiyi says:

    Millenium Line

  137. Stanley says:

    Skytrain!

  138. Gerald says:

    Tourists to Vancouver are lucky to have the Canada Line and Seabus. We in Vancouver are lucky to have some terrific bus drivers.

  139. Richard says:

    Definitely the Seabus!

  140. Tracey Flattes says:

    The Seabus is a beautiful journey on a sunny day!

  141. Belinda says:

    620 Xpress bus is a great way to get to and from the ferries.

  142. Bev says:

    I love the new Canada line when I need to get to Richmond, but nothing beats the original Expo line–everywhere I need to go downtown and beyond!

  143. Renee Siu says:

    Definitely the Expo Line. I can’t believe it’s been around for so long!

  144. Albert C says:

    Canada Line A+++

  145. Kaori says:

    Expo Line Skytrain. It helps to connect me with rest of Vancouver.

  146. Henry Y says:

    Canada Line for sure!

  147. Dave B says:

    I love the SeaBus. The mountains and water are what make Vancouver beatiful.

  148. Von says:

    The seabus is very convenient.

  149. Farhan says:

    The Seabus!
    Can’t beat the views.

  150. Shawn says:

    Most def the Canada Line, but the sea bus rocks too.

  151. Lai says:

    The Canada Line.

  152. Katie says:

    my 101 bus!

  153. Kirky says:

    I love the Sea Bus!

  154. Erika says:

    The Millennium Line is my travel lifeline, how else could I get to the downtown core in less than 30 mins?

  155. Andrew says:

    Seabus!

  156. Andrea says:

    The Seabus!

  157. Matthew Cale says:

    Skytrain!! I take it to and from work Monday through Friday and am on and off it on the weekends too πŸ˜‰ Am not generally picky about millenium line vs. expo but rarely take the canada line.

  158. L says:

    expo line !!!

  159. Iz says:

    Canada Line! Cuz I love Richmond!

  160. Ian says:

    I love love loveeee the sea bus!!!

  161. Ping Leong says:

    Seabus!

  162. Steven Y says:

    Canada Line for sure!

  163. Vu N. says:

    The Canada Line!

  164. Alanna H says:

    Busses all the way!!! πŸ™‚

  165. shelly says:

    i like taking the Canada Line, so close to home

  166. Becky says:

    My favourite is the Millenium line simply because I live close to it πŸ™‚

  167. Darcy D says:

    My favorite form of transportation is a combination of the Bus from Lynn Valley and then the Sea Bus to downtown for work.

  168. Mandy H says:

    I love the Expo Line (one of the older skytrain lines available) because it brings back childhood memories where my grandpa took me from waterfront station to metrotown. These two locations were some of my favourite play day destinations. I used to think that they were the opposite polar ends and final stations of the Expo Line. As I grew older, I learned that at least one of them weren’t so true, but I still love the good old days!

  169. Sharon says:

    I’m a Millennium line girl for sure πŸ™‚

  170. Linda says:

    The Canada line is my favorite because it can bring me to richmond so much faster than bussing.

  171. shelaine says:

    canada line!

  172. Jeremy says:

    I love the Canada Line and the Community Shuttle buses!

  173. Mya says:

    Canada Line if I’m in a rush, Bus if I’m wanting to get something done (namely reading), Expo Line if I want to people watch / overhear interesting conversations!

  174. Cedric says:

    #14 UBC !! excellent journey through the city

  175. Shannon says:

    Canada line to the AIROPORTE. πŸ™‚

  176. Erica Son says:

    Although many people think the newest and supposedly cleanest skytrain, “Canada Line” is their favourite, I find Millennium line to be most peaceful and quiet form of transit other than commuting time. Everywhere in lower mainland goes crazy during commuting time; however, for millennium line, its comfortable seats and quiet stations give you peace and quiet during the ride πŸ™‚ So I choose millennium line πŸ˜€

  177. Tracy says:

    I love taking the bus!

  178. Elaine Deng says:

    Seabus is my fave!

  179. Deidre says:

    I love the sea bus!

  180. Julia says:

    The buses in Burnaby are good. But I like Sea Bus best! (and going to Dairy Queen!)

  181. Emily says:

    Call me old fashion, but I like the good ol’ bus!

  182. Sharylin says:

    The Canada Line gets us downtown efficiently without the aggravation of trying to find parking that costs more than a round trip for two!

  183. Thao Nguyen says:

    I love the seabus. Always a great view going to and from North Van!

  184. Sam says:

    Definitely the Expo line!

  185. Lloyd says:

    Skytrain when I have to go downtown.

  186. Alan says:

    Definitely the Canada line!

  187. Michelle W. says:

    Canada Line straight to the airport!

  188. Harvey says:

    Gotta love the skytrain!

  189. Marianne says:

    The Canada Line is no means to an end!

  190. Sonja S says:

    Definitely the Canada Line!

  191. Tooth Fairy says:

    Flying thru the sky on Expo Line Sky train is fantastic especially on a fairy sunny day! Tweeted too!!

  192. jeraldine says:

    I like Millenium line going to lougheed mall is so easy thru skytrain!but definitely i also like Canada line it’s so clean and cool inside.

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