Find out about the foremost looking for student residences near popular universities in Vancouver. This may help ease off the search for the simplest student accommodation in Vancouver. Such close proximity ensures less time period and far less money spent on public transportation.
Vancouver is known for its art galleries and the Museum of Anthropology. In order to visit these city attractions, one needs to ascertain the means of transport available to reach there. Students who are planning to settle down in Vancouver should also consider undertaking research on the transport options available near them.
Finding affordable and easy living options is one thing, but finding one that is close to vital transport links is an equally important point to consider. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically diverse cities and also boasts of a highly sustainable transport system comprising city buses, The SkyTrain, and the SkyBus. This article has additional details pertaining to these transport facilities and suggestions for students to find accommodations near the same.
The transportation system of Vancouver has many of features that resemble the transit system of modern cities worldwide. Vancouver was ranked second for having the most sustainable public transportation system across North America. It has the most accessible and convenient public transport system so that the visitors can travel around the city without any hassle. Most of Vancouver’s top attractions are reachable via the public transport system which is run by the ‘Translink’ regional transportation authority of Vancouver. TransLink operates a variety of public transport systems with its network of buses, the West Coast Express commuter train service, the Sky Train, and the SeaBus. Apart from these, Vancouver also has an extensive network of bicycle paths.
Vancouver has a great many bus routes useful for visitors and also students who are staying outside the downtown area. Operating as a bus service, under a subsidiary of Translink known by the name of Coast Mountain Bus Company, the bus service in Vancouver plies throughout most of the region. The buses operating across the city are well-equipped that makes them wheelchair accessible with much space to carry two wheelchairs and bicycles as well. The buses also have wheelchair lifts, reading lights, bicycle racks, and high back reclining seats. In addition to the standard bus services, there are three rapid bus routes plying across the city, called ‘B Line’ which includes the 98 B Line route from the airport into the city. The frequency of these buses ranges from every couple of minutes running within downtown Vancouver. The buses take two to three trips a day in far-flung suburbs such as Maple Ridge, Langley, and Aldergrove. Student accommodation Vancouver in these suburban areas has close connectivity to these bus services.
The SkyTrain Service in Vancouver
Vancouver’s SkyTrain service is an advanced rapid metro system operating fully automated trains on three lines. These metro lines are the Expo Line, Canada Line, and The Millennium Line. This metro service was built for the Expo 86 World's Fair and ever since its operation, has been the world's longest automated light rapid transit system. This metro service runs on Vancouver’s SkyBridge which is the world's longest transit-only bridge. This metro system offers fast and efficient service between the downtown region and Metro Vancouver’s suburbs. Students should opt for accommodations that are near these metro lines, to have easy access to the city’s major tourist attractions. The GEC Granville student accommodation in Vancouver is at Drake street which is just a 7-minutes walk away from Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.
SeaBus Services in Vancouver
Vancouver is famous for The SeaBus which is a passenger-only, and wheelchair-accessible, ferry service connecting downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay on the North Shore of Vancouver. The service is owned and operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company. The ferry crosses the scenic Burrard Inlet and takes 12-minutes of commute time. It departs every 15- minutes during the day and every 30-minutes at night. The final sailing takes place along the Lonsdale Quay and is also open on weekends including Sundays.
The transport services as mentioned above provide links to the popular tourist spots in Vancouver and are a way to explore more of the city wonders with easy access to the bus services, The SkyTrain rapid metro, and the SeaBus ferry service. Student accommodations in Vancouver have great connectivity to these transport facilities, thus making traveling around the city, no less than a cakewalk.
Mrs. Angela Taylor is an overseas education counselor based out of California, USA. With over a decade's experience in the global education sector, she likes to think of herself as a bit of an expert on all things related to student life in the states.