TransLink Busker Program


TransLink's busker program has been providing SkyTrain customers with music and entertainment since Expo '86. Registered musicians perform at approved SkyTrain stations, playing a variety of instruments and musical styles.

You can enjoy TransLink's buskers at the following locations:

  • Burrard Station
  • Granville Station
  • Lougheed Station
  • Main Street–Science World | East Stationhouse
  • Main Street–Science World | West Stationhouse
  • Metrotown | West Stationhouse
  • Stadium–Chinatown | BC Place side
  • Surrey Central Station | East Stationhouse by bus loop
  • Vancouver City Centre
  • Waterfront Station | SeaBus SkyWalk
  • Waterfront Station | Howe Street Entrance


TransLink holds auditions on an annual basis for the program, single and duo performers are welcomed. Successful musicians are issued a licence valid for two years, and are scheduled to perform at specific stations and times on a rotating schedule. Performances are 90 minutes in length, with 30 minute intervals between each one. If a musician isn't performing at their scheduled time, another musician is allowed to perform in their place on a first come first serve basis.


Interested in Becoming a TransLink Busker?

Thank you for checking but auditions are now completed and the TransLink musician program is full for 2019. Be on the lookout for next year’s auditions which will start around the end of September beginning of October. To get an email update sign up for our newsletter and we will inform you when we will have auditions.


To get updates via email, sign up for the Busker Program on our Newsletter.



12-month licence: $75
Full payment (cash or cheque (made out to "TransLink") only) is required upon successful acceptance into the program.


    For more information, please contact:

    TransLink Customer Service