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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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    TransLink Store

    A family of three all wearing TransLink branded face masks and looking at direction on a map

    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

    Filming

    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 commercialprograms@translink.ca

    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
    604.444.4900
    jcroteau@lamar.com
    lamar.com/bccanada

    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
    604.235.2729
    plee@pattisonoutdoor.com

    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
    1.877.822.4140
    nextextsales@ivrnet.com
    nextext.ivrnet.com


    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 commercialprograms@translink.ca.


    Telecommunications Programs

    TransLink and Shaw Communications Inc. have teamed up to deliver free WiFi to transit customers across Metro Vancouver.

    TransLink WiFi is now available at select stations, bus exchanges and onboard some buses and trains. We plan to increase the number of buses, trains, stations and bus exchanges supporting TransLink WiFi incrementally until completion in 2026.

    TransLink WiFi is currently available at:

    • Carvolth Bus Exchange

    • Edmonds SkyTrain Station

    For assistance or to report a technical issue, contact the TransLink Customer Information team at 604-953-3333 or via Twitter @TransLink. Technical issues may require maintenance, so please be prepared to provide the customer service representative with the bus or train number, route, time and nature of the issue.

    If you have any additional queries regarding working with TransLink WiFi, please complete the New Business Opportunities Inquiry Form below.

    TransLink’s wireless program provides a unique opportunity for telecommunications companies to install wireless technology on TransLink’s property or assets. In doing so, wireless providers can expand their capacity to meet growing demand throughout Metro Vancouver.

    Wireless technology can be installed on SkyTrain rooftops, guideways, tunnels, or at over 38 stations throughout our SkyTrain network, which spans 60 kilometres throughout seven different municipalities. Other assets of interest include light poles at stations, bus loops, trolley poles, buses, SeaBus vessels, and other transit centres or terminals.

    Wireless Inquiry Form

    Is your organization interested in wireless installations on TransLink property? If so, please fill out the Wireless Inquiry Form.

    TransLink operates a fibre optic internet program, which offers licensed use of dark fibre to organizations in Metro Vancouver looking to increase their internet bandwidth capacity and data transfer speeds.

    Companies can use the fibre to function as a backbone circuit to connect isolated cell sites, or as a secure and reliable redundant path.

    TransLink’s dark fibre, which is installed within the SkyTrain guideway and can break out at each SkyTrain station, is unique in its offering due the geographical reach. The dark fibre spans 26 kilometres along the Expo Line from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver to King George Station in Surrey and 11 kilometres along the Evergreen Extension from Lougheed Town Centre Station to Lafarge Lake–Douglas Station in Coquitlam.

     

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    Fibre Inquiry Form

    Is your organization interested in a dark fibre path along the SkyTrain route? If so, fill out the Fibre Inquiry Form.


    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 commercialprograms@translink.ca.


    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
    1.888.414.3733
    customersupport@directcash.net


    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.

    New Business Opportunity Inquiry Form

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    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. 


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