1. TransLink's Senior Fare Program
TransLink, the transportation authority in Metro Vancouver, offers a special fare program for seniors. If you’re 65 years or older, you can apply for a Senior Compass Card, which provides discounted fares on buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express services.
2. Planning Your Journey
Before you embark on your trip, take advantage of TransLink’s trip planning tools. Visit the TransLink website or use their mobile app to find the best routes, schedules, and estimated travel times. You can even set your preferences for accessible options if needed.
3. Accessing Bus Services
Buses are a widely used mode of transportation in Vancouver. They are equipped with ramps or lifts to accommodate mobility devices, and priority seating is available for seniors and individuals with disabilities. If you use a mobility aid, ensure that you’re familiar with the bus boarding process.
4. Using SkyTrain and SeaBus Services
SkyTrain and SeaBus are convenient ways to travel across the city and beyond. Stations are designed to be accessible, with elevators and ramps for easy boarding. Priority seating is also available. Familiarize yourself with the nearest SkyTrain or SeaBus station to your home.
5. West Coast Express
For seniors living in the outer suburbs, the West Coast Express provides commuter rail service. The stations are equipped with accessible features, including elevators and ramps. If you plan to use this service, check the schedule in advance.