Transportation information for Vancouver, south
International Airport (YVR)
Located 15km (9 miles) southwest
of the city center, it is a major gateway between the Pacific Rim and many North
American cities. It serves over 15 million passengers annually, making it Canada’s
second busiest airport. The international and domestic terminals are connected
directly to one another. The South Terminal handles float plane and helicopter
services that commute to the downtown waterfront on Burrard Inlet. There are shuttle
services to the city, suburbs, and resort areas. Public transit and taxis are
more than adequate.
As the primary provider
of coastal ferry service in the province, BC Ferries's many routes are an important
part of any visit to Vancouver. These ferries maintain a constant flow of goods
and services to many unique destinations, this sevice is essential to all coastal
is the national rail service provider. Many choose rail for scenic trips however
renting a car or flying is more efficient for most trips in and round the city
and many outlying resorts.
Central Station, the terminus for the main transcontinental lines, is located
at 1150 Station Street, adjacent to the main bus station. Facilities include bureau
de change, food and drink concessions, gift shop and newsagents. Services on the
coastal line (such as trains from Whistler) terminate at the BC Rail Station at
1311 West First Street in North Vancouver.