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Shaw Go WiFi

Shaw Open WiFi is now available to all customers at both SeaBus terminals and on all SeaBuses.

Anyone with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop can now check email and browse content on-the-go by connecting to Shaw Go WiFi.

Passengers who aren't Shaw customers can access WiFi by selecting "ShawGuest" from the list of available WiFi networks. So sit back, relax, and enjoy complimentary WiFi while you ride!

If you're having issues connecting, please contact Shaw's 24/7 technical support at 1.888.407.0251 or visit

Transit 101

We operate a variety of integrated transit services to help you get around Metro Vancouver quickly and easily.




  • Buses: We have an extensive bus network composed of buses, trolleys, and community shuttles. 85% of Metro Vancouver residents have a bus stop within 400 metres of their home.
  • SkyTrain: The Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines connect downtown Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Port Moody, and Coquitlam. The Canada Line connects downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the city of Richmond.
  • SeaBus: A passenger-only ferry that crosses the Burrard Inlet, connecting downtown Vancouver with the North Shore.
  • West Coast Express: A Monday to Friday commuter rail service operating during peak morning and evening periods between downtown Vancouver and Mission.
  • Accessible Transit Programs: We offer a variety of services to ensure people with disabilities, seniors, and new immigrants are comfortable and confident when using public transit.

Visit our Schedules and Maps section for more information about our services and where/when they run.


Waiting for Buses

For safety reasons, a bus driver's main priority is to keep their eyes on the road, and they don't always have time to look outside of the bus stop area for passengers intending on taking the bus.

To show your intent to board a bus, please ensure that you're standing right at the stop prior to its arrival.

Customers should also be at the stop prior to the arrival of the bus, this increases the chance that a driver will see you.



Your fare is determined by your mode of travel, time of day, and how many zones you travel in. Buses are a 1-Zone fare, all day, every day, while SkyTrain and SeaBus require a 1-, 2-, or 3-Zone fare, depending on the number of geographical zone boundaries you cross during your trip. Your SkyTrain and SeaBus fare is also determined by the time of day. After 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, travel across the entire Metro Vancouver region only requires a 1-Zone fare.

A single fare is valid for 90 minutes across Metro Vancouver. Visit our Fares section for information on fare prices, tickets and passes, where to buy your fare, how to transfer, and more.


Tips and Tricks

We have lots of tools you can use to help you plan your trip and get around Metro Vancouver. Know before you go!

  • Trip Planner: Tell us where you're starting from and where you want to go and we'll find the best route to get you there. Find out how long your trip will take, if there are any transfers involved and how much it costs. We'll even show you if there's any walking required to get from one stop to another.
  • Alerts: Find out if there are any unplanned service disruptions on the system, details on bus re-routes, special events, or other planned transit maintenance that could affect your trip.
  • Mobile Website: Use our mobile website,, while you're on the go and get the information you need where and when you need it. Our various mobile tools can help you plan your trip, get updated schedule information, or find out when the next bus is coming — in real time! Visit our Mobile Information page for details about our mobile services, and to find out how to use Next Bus SMS.

If you're new to our transit services:

Make sure you check out our entire Rider Guide section for everything you need to know about using our system.

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