Waterfront Skytrain Station

Waterfront station is one of the most important transit stations in Vancouver and British Columbia. Waterfront skytrain is home to the Expo Line, Canda Line, the Seabus, and the WestCoast Express. The station is the first destination and final stop to many trains and lines making it home to the biggest transit connection in town. Waterfront Skytrain is considered as Vancouver’s transit hub because many lines and trains either start or stop there. You can connect to different areas and walk to different part of the city just by being at Waterfront Skytrain. Built in 1910, Waterfront station marks the start of Gastown. Making places like the Steamclock, Canada Place, Stanley Park and Waterfront’s Seawall very accessible. The structure of the building itself is monumental and unique.     There are also countless bus routes that start, end or pass by Waterfront Skytrain station. Accessing West Vancouver, North Vancouver, South Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, Port Moody, Mission, and many other areas is fairly easy. British Columbia’s transit system is awesome and everyone knows it. Busy routes have more frequent and extended services to accommodate the ever growing city of Vancouver and the lower mainland in general. Join EC Vancouver to learn more about North American culture, specifically Canadian culture and way of life! EC Languages centres provide state of the art ESL courses and classes for most age groups and various skill levels. We have classes ranging for beginners and basic elementary to advanced and complete proficiency. EC Languages Centres is located in USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Contact us today to learn more about our ESL programs and courses. Also visit our website and social media accounts to learn more about our programs and student experiences.

Public transportation in Vancouver

The transit system in Vancouver is very easy to get the hang of. Using the Compass card, we can easily recharge it online using a credit card or by using the vending machines at every Skytrain station. The Compass card itself costs $6 and can be recharged with added value or by purchasing monthly passes depending on how many zones you require. We recommend the monthly pass so that you can get an ease of mind and ride unlimited times. To reach the following areas from downtown Vancouver, you can either take the sea bus, bus, or Sky train. The Sky train has 3 different routes, the Millennium line, the Expo line and the Canada line. Below are some examples of how to reach different areas in the lower mainland using the public transit system. North Vancouver from Downtown : You can either take the sea bus or the bus. Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey and Vancouver from Downtown : You can either take the Expo line or the bus from Downtown as well as the Millennium line. YVR airport, Richmond or south Vancouver : You can easily take the Canada line or the bus from Downtown Vancouver. Exploring Vancouver is easy with the city’s public transit. Learn more about different cultures and events across town with the ease of travelling. Studying English courses in Vancouver with EC Language Schools gives you the opportunity to grow and expand your English knowledge. Contact us today to book your free trial lesson and achieve your goals in English. Enjoy the many activities, tours and free classes we offer to our students all year long everyday.

compass Card

Compass Card

If you’re coming to Vancouver soon, or you’re here and a bit confused about the compass card, here is a simple guide that will solve your problems and allow you to enjoy this beautiful city as much as you can. Here is the difference between the cards: Adult Compass Card The most commonly used card – it can be loaded with pass products or Stored Value for pay-as-you-go trips. Concession Card Eligible for seniors 65 years and older and youth 14-18 years with valid photo identification proving age, and children 5-13 years. (Not available at Compass Vending Machines) Compass Tickets Available from Compass Vending Machines and DayPasses are great for occasional adult or concession riders/visitors. What is Compass Card? The Compass Card is a reloadable card that is used to take public transportation around Vancouver and Metro Vancouver area. It allows you to use the buses, skytrain and the seabuses. How much does it cost? The card itself costs CAD$ 6. How can I load it? You can load it at a Compass Vending Machine located at any skytrain station, or by phone calling 604.398.2042, or even online at compasscard.ca. How can I register it online? Why should I do it? It’s important to register your card online right after you buy it; if you lose your card, you can just buy another one and transfer all your money to your new card. To register, all you need to do is to go to the Compass card website. How does the monthly pass work? One of the coolest things about the Compass Card is the monthly pass. It allows you to take the public transportation without worrying about the payment every time, except if you’re changing zones. Be careful! Check the zone you are living in here in Vancouver and … Read more