If you long for the romance of the rails, you’ll find superior service and breathtaking scenery in beautiful British Columbia. On Vancouver Island, take a leisurely day-trip from Victoria to Courtney, stopping at towns and picnic sites along the way. And if it’s high adventure you crave…travel from the Pacific Coast to the Rocky Mountains!
SkyTrain’s newest line opened in August 2009, linking Downtown Vancouver (Waterfront Station) to Richmond (Richmond-Brighouse Station) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The Line added 16 new stations and 19 kilometres to the SkyTrain network. Nine stations are located in Vancouver (Waterfront, Vancouver city Centre, Yaletown-Roundhouse, Olympic Village, Broadway – city Hall, King Edward, Oakridge – 41st Avenue, Langara – 49th Avenue, and Marine Drive), with four in Richmond (Bridgeport, Aberdeen, Lansdowne, and Richmond – Brighouse) and three on Sea Island serving Vancouver International Airport (Templeton, Sea Island Centre, and YVR Airport). TransLink bus services, plus SkyTrain’s Expo and Millennium Lines, SeaBus and West Coast Express connect, or will connect, with Canada Line.
Translink Trip Planning: Schedules & Maps, Fares & Passes, Rider Guide , Getting Around.
VIA Rail Canada
Your window on British Columbia and Canada – coast to coast and up to Hudson Bay! VIA Rail Canada runs from Vancouver to Jasper in the BC Rockies, and back to the Pacific Coast at Prince Rupert, with an overnight stop in Prince George. VIA Rail Canada connects at several cross-border crossings with Amtrak, for continuing rail travel through North America.
Toll Free: 1-888-VIA-RAIL (Canada)
Amtrak runs between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver and connects at several cross-border crossings with VIA Rail Canada. For more information and reservations contact Amtrak
Tel: (206) 382-4125 (Seattle)
An elevated light rail rapid-transit system whisks you along a scenic 28-kilometre track from Vancouver to Burnaby, New Westminster, and Surrey. SkyTrain links with a network of buses at many stations and with SeaBus at Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver.
West Coast Express
West Coast Express provides the communities of the northeast sector of Greater Vancouver with premium commuter rail service. It operates five trains during weekday peak periods connecting Mission, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody with downtown Vancouver.
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations® offers “The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World”® with two-day, all daylight train excursions between Vancouver, British Columbia and Jasper, Banff or Calgary, Alberta. Westbound or eastbound departures are available from mid-April to mid-October.