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Whether it’s looking for a place to get the right movie set ambiance or advertising on the transit network, TransLink welcomes the opportunity to work with all businesses, big or small.

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    Celebrating Metro Vancouver's unique culture and world class transit network the TransLink Store offers a variety of curated merchandise from apparel and home décor to drinkware and gifts. Products feature TransLink’s iconic transit modes, system maps, historical buses, destination blinds and more.

    Visit the TransLink Store


    Metro Vancouver has grown to be a popular destination for motion picture and still photography productions. TransLink is keen to support this industry by licensing its unique and iconic fleet and locations, while continuing to deliver safe and reliable transit operations to Metro Vancouver.

    All instances of filming or photography on or near TransLink property or vehicles must obtain TransLink's written approval prior to the activity.

    TransLink's Film and Photography Guide provides details on available locations, the application and review process, and expected timelines. Please review this guide prior to submitting an application.

    Requests for Filming or Photography

    To ensure the safety of our riders and that system operations aren't affected, we require that all requests for filming or photography on TransLink property or vehicles be submitted per the timelines outlined in the above guide.

    To initiate a request, download and complete the Film and Photography Application Form.

    Information about filming near SkyTrain can be found in the Limits of Approach for SkyTrain PDF.

    Advertise with Us

    As Metro Vancouver's core provider of public transportation — bus, rail, passenger ferries, and custom transit — TransLink offers advertisers extraordinary visibility throughout the region.

    Our fleet and facilities offer a variety of advertising media, including digital screens and kiosks, static signage, platform posters, billboards, product sampling, website, Wi-Fi, and text messaging services.

    We are guided by our Advertising Policy, which is administered by TransLink management and subject to review by the Board of Directors.

    For more information, contact

    Advertising opportunities are available on both interiors and exteriors of TransLink buses, SkyTrain cars, and SeaBus vessels. In addition, we offer the following advertising options in our stations:

    • Platform poster panels

    • Platform digital ads

    • Digital customer information kiosk ads

    • Station floor murals and decals

    • Station wall murals

    • Vertical interior poster

    • Product service sampling

    • Newspaper corrals

    For more information on transit advertising, please contact:

    Lamar Transit Advertising
    Josh Croteau

    TransLink offers large format billboard advertising, managed by Pattison Outdoor Advertising.

    To inquire about rates and the availability of advertising space, please contact:

    Pattison Outdoor Advertising
    Paul Lee

    Next Bus SMS is available throughout TransLink’s bus network, including over 8,300 stops and 242 routes. The service also offers geotargeting capability to its advertisers.

    Advertising opportunities on TransLink’s Next Bus SMS system are available through:

    Ivrnet Next Bus real-time SMS

    Commercial Licensing Opportunities

    TransLink’s brands, locations, and services are a very present and recognizable part of the metro Vancouver region. TransLink is committed to preserving and protecting the value of its brands through security of Official Marks, Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and other forms of Intellectual Property both registered and unregistered.

    TransLink offers licensing opportunities for a variety of different commercial uses including:

    • Merchandise Licensing

    • Real Estate Marketing

    • Photography and Film Material Use

    • Transit Map Reproduction and Custom Maps

    Use of TransLink intellectual property is guided by our Advertising Policy, which is administered by TransLink management and subject to review by the Board of Directors.

    Interested in licensing? For more information on commercial opportunities or to report suspected unauthorized use of TransLink intellectual property, contact us at

    Newspaper Box Program

    TransLink aims to ensure that bus loops and station plazas are safe, clean, and functional spaces. TransLink’s Newspaper Box Program will not only help maintain a consistent aesthetic, but also provide a functional amenity to transit users and pedestrians.

    The following newspaper publications are currently available across a variety of TransLink properties:

    • Certified Folder Display

    • Sing Tao Daily

    • Ming Pao Daily News

    • NextHome and Condo

    • Employment News

    • Home and Décor

    If your publication is interested in placing newspaper boxes at TransLink locations, please contact TransLink’s Commercial Programs & Partnerships department at

    ATM Program

    TransLink provides convenient ATMs at locations across the transit network. For service and maintenance issues contact:

    Cardtronics Canada Inc.
    24/7 DC Payments Customer Support Call Centre

    New Commercial Opportunities

    We want to hear from you! If you have a creative idea on how we can work together to improve our customers’ experience, please fill out the partnership form below.

    If you are a retail vendor interested in setting up shop at one of our SkyTrain stations or transit exchanges, please visit our Retail Opportunities page.

    If you are a supplier interested in supporting the delivery of our services or construction of upcoming projects, please visit our Bidding Opportunities page. 

    New Business Opportunity Inquiry Form

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