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                                                LOCATION & DIRECTION

                       

                                                                                                                                       

Riviera Hotel on Robson is located at the heart of Downtown Vancouver (West-End), providing you with a comfortable home away from home when visiting Vancouver. Located on Robson St. between Broughton and Nicola street, the Riviera Hotel is well placed for both business and leisure travelers.

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 km (7.5 mi) from Downtown Vancouver. 

 

Our story began with a single runway and a small, wood-frame administration building that welcomed 1,072 passengers in 1931. Today, YVR is Canada's second busiest airport, connecting passengers to over 118 non-stop destinations.

 

Vancouver Airport is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (306,799) and passengers (25.9 million), behind Toronto Pearson International Airport. 

 

It is often described as a trans-Pacific hub, with non-stop daily flights to Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, Mexico and other airports within Canada.

 

Vancouver International Airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have US Border Preclearance facilities.

It is also one of the few major international airports to have a terminal for scheduled floatplanes.

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT                             

The airport has its own station on the SkyTrain network called YVR-Airport, the terminus of the Sea Island branch of the Canada Line, to which the airport contributed $300 million towards construction. The Canada Line itself opened in August 2009 as the third line of Vancouver's rapid transit network, in advance of the 2010 Winter Olympics which took place the following February. It was the only airport rail link service of any kind in Canada until the opening of Toronto's Union Pearson Express in 2015.

The SkyTrain’s Canada Line provides rapid rail service linking YVR to downtown Vancouver and parts of Richmond. Trains leave the airport station approximately every seven minutes during most times of the day. There are 16 stops along the line, with downtown Vancouver stops including Yaletown, Vancouver City Centre and Waterfront—the terminus for the line.

Ride in style with a luxury limousine pick-up to whisk you to or from Vancouver International Airport. When flying into YVR, many companies offer pre-arranged meet-and-greet services, or simply use YVR’s official licensed limousine company.

Taxis at Vancouver International Airport operate 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. They are the quickest way of getting from the Airport to the Hotel. The trip from the Airport to the Hotel will take approximately 30-40 minutes. The cost of the trip is roughly $30 - $35 in Canadian dollars. 

In addition to providing you with a safe and reliable ride, Vancouver taxi companies ensure all drivers receive extensive training through the award-winning TaxiHost training program. Also transporting people with disabilities. 

LONG DISTANCE BUSES

The BC Ferries Connector takes travelers from the airport or downtown to BC Ferries. BC Ferries will get you to Victoria, Gulf Islands, and Duke Point through the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay Terminals. For more information visit the BC Ferries Connector website.https://bcfconnector.com/

If you want a different experience take a Seaplane from downtown  Vancouver to Victoria and enjoy aerial views!

Airport Skylynx operates a frequent Whistler bus shuttle daily direct to and from Vancouver Airport along the sea to sky corridor. From YVR, express buses serve Squamish, Creekside Village and Whistler Gateway (outside of Whistler Tourist Centre). 

How Does Transportation Work In Vancouver?

Buses

"Thank you, Driver"! ​If you ride the bus in Metro Vancouver, chances are you’re among the many who take a minute to say thank you to the driver as you disembark. For some, it’s a reflex, but sometimes it comes from the heart. Maybe the driver helped you with directions or explaining how to navigate the TransLink system. 

Vancouver’s busiest bus routes run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., with a more limited NightBus service filling that gap in the early hours of the morning. In downtown Vancouver, many buses will transit through Granville Street, Burrard Street, and Georgia Street. 

The photo was taken by https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/12/12/free-wifi-public-transit-translink-metro-vancouver/

Vancouver’s SkyTrain is a completely automated light rapid transit system, offering fast, efficient service between downtown and Metro Vancouver’s suburbs.

 

There are three lines:

1. The Expo Line runs south-east from downtown Vancouver, out to Burnaby, New Westminster, and Surrey. 

2. The Canada Line runs from downtown Vancouver, before splitting with one extension going to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the other heading further south into Richmond.

3. The Millennium Line runs east from Vancouver, starting at VCC-Clark station and continuing through Burnaby, Port Moody, and Coquitlam, where it links with the Westcoast Express commuter train. 

SeaBus is a unique, passenger-only, wheelchair accessible ferry service that connects downtown Vancouver’s Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay on the North Shore. The scenic crossing of Burrard Inlet takes 12 minutes and offers a breathtaking perspective of the city, sea, and mountains. It departs every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes at night, with the final sailing leaving Lonsdale Quay at 1:00 a.m. (11:00 p.m. on Sundays).

One of Canada’s most authentic West Coast experiences! Tours show off the best of British Columbia and beyond. Traveling by seaplane is an incredible way to see where the city, the water, and the mountains meet. 

SeaPlanes Tour To:

Vancouver 

Victoria 

Whistler

Nanaimo

Richmond (YVR South)

Salt Spring Island

Sechelt (Sunshine Coast)