Tourism Vancouver - Official Visitors' Guide


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WHISTLER 2 hours (125 km/75 mi) NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST SEATTLE 3 hours (235 km/145 mi) VICTORIA 4 hours, including a 1.5-hour ferry crossing (115 km/70 mi) OKANAGAN 4 hours (400 km/250 mi) It's easy to get here and around town. Here's how. AIR Domestic and international flights pass through Vancouver International Airport (YVR), consistently voted a top airport. Some flights also depart from downtown Vancouver. Airlines include WestJet, Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Helijet International and Harbour Air Seaplanes. COACH BC Ferries Connector provides service between Vancouver and Victoria. Greyhound and Pacific Coach Lines operate regular routes to Victoria, Whistler and other destinations. RAIL Pacific Central Station located just outside downtown Vancouver offers scenic routes across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. VIA Rail, Amtrak and Rocky Mountaineer offer rail services to and from Vancouver. TAXI Taxis going from Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver charge a flat fee of $31 CAD. Companies include Black Top & Checker Cabs, MacLures Cabs, Vancouver Taxi and Yellow Cab Company. Ripe Rides is a luxury sedan service you can book through its app. Sedans and limousines are also available without a reservation through YVR's official car service, Aerocar. FERRY Walk on or take your vehicle on a ferry across the Strait of Georgia to visit Victoria or Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. You can also explore the Sunshine Coast, Haida Gwaii and a variety of smaller islands near Vancouver. For more information visit the BC Ferries website. CAR You can drive across the U.S. border. Interstate 5 (I-5) from Seattle becomes Hwy. 99 across the Canada/U.S. border. BOAT Aquabus and False Creek Ferries water taxis take passengers around the False Creek area. Stops include Yaletown, Granville Island, Science World and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. GETTING HERE GO BEYOND VANCOUVER GETTING AROUND BUSES: Numerous bus lines operate throughout Metro Vancouver to various locations, providing easy access to our city's top neighbourhoods and attractions. SKYTRAIN: TransLink's automated light-rail transit system connects downtown Vancouver with nearby municipalities Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Richmond. The Canada Line whisks riders from Vancouver International Airport to three downtown stations in about 25 minutes. The new Evergreen Line extension now goes to Port Moody and Coquitlam. SEABUS: The SeaBus passenger ferry connects downtown Vancouver with North Vancouver. PUBLIC TRANSIT TransLink's new Compass Card makes it easy to use Vancouver's modern, clean and safe public transportation system, whether you travel by bus, SkyTrain, or SeaBus. C *tap 9 See map page 88

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