Waterfront Station is Vancouver’s main hub for TransLink Public Transit, connecting the Lower Mainland via the SeaBus, SkyTrain and West Coast Express.
Waterfront Station in the Heart of Vancouver
Built over 100 years ago, Waterfront Station has been helping people stay connected and allowed them to travel around Metro Vancouver and all of Canada.
When it was originally used by the Canadian Pacific Railway, many years ago, Waterfront Station was the main terminal for passengers bound for the Rockies, Montreal and Toronto. Today it is a major local public transit terminus. (VIA Rail passenger trains and long-distance buses now depart from Pacific Central Station at 1150 Station Street near Science World.)
In modern times Waterfront Station links up the SeaBus, Expo SkyTrain Line, Canada SkyTrain Line and West Coast Express. (To learn more about these various modes of public transit, see our article about TransLink.)
Where is it and What’s Nearby?
Waterfront Station is located at 601 West Cordova Street in downtown Vancouver.
There are so many attractions near the station that are within walking distance. Canada Place, the Vancouver Lookout, FlyOver Canada, the historic neighbourhood of Gastown and the Vancouver Convention Centre are all very close. BC Place Stadium and Stanley Park are also both just a 5-minute drive or taxi ride away (in different directions).
If you enjoy shopping then Pacific Centre Mall and Granville Street, plus Robson Street (which is a bit more of a walk away), are the ultimate nearby destinations for you. Post-secondary campuses such as Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are also very close.
Helijet has a heliport that is located beside the SeaBus terminal by Waterfront Station. The Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, which is where the Harbour Air float planes land and take off from, is just a few blocks away. And on the other side of Burrard Inlet from downtown Vancouver, the North Shore’s Shipyards District and Lonsdale Quay are just a 15-minute SeaBus ride away.
Because it is so central, and so close to major places of interest, and because it is the terminus of the SeaBus, SkyTrains and West Coast Express, Waterfront Station is without a doubt the most important public transit hub in the Lower Mainland.
For more information about this main transit hub click Waterfront Station.
To learn more about the transit system in Vancouver see our article about TransLink.
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