Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik
Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik
Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal Ashley Mikulik

Two Thumbs up for Canada Line: Our Inaugural Ride!

August 19th, 2009
Our first trip took us from Langara-41st Avenue to YVR-Airport Station

Vancouver Blogger, WriterGal, on the Canada Line Skytrain in Vancouver

On Monday, Dan and I rode the new Canada Line Skytrain from Langara-41st Avenue to the Airport and back. Armed with 2 SLR cameras (one for each of us) and my video camera, we began our Canada Line Adventure.

The Plan: Avoid the crowds of downtown and head out to the airport to check out the new YVR Observation Deck, take a few photos and head home.

The Canada Line Ride Experience

The underground portions of the train were pretty uneventful, and it was too busy and crowded to enjoy the views once we got above ground.

We accidently got on a Richmond-bound train instead of the Airport line so we had to debark at Bridgeport Station. After watching one full YVR train and 2 Richmond trains pass by, we finally squished on one headed for the airport.

YVR-Airport Station

We finally made it! With all the stress from heat, crowds and the people aggressively pushing their way onto the trains, I knew we deserved large Tim Horton’s Iced-Capps when we arrived.

Iced-Capps in hand, we proceeded to the Domestic Terminal (which I haven’t seen since they started construction) and up to check out the new Observation Deck.

Endless Line-ups

After wondering around the airport, trigger-happy with our cameras, we decided it was time to brave the line which snaked outside and back and forth down the sidewalk, to board the Canada Line home.

I’m sure it took over an hour until we boarded the train back home, but we had magicians and even Fin (from the Vancouver Canucks) to keep us entertained.

The Canada Line: Two Thumbs Up!

I can’t wait to enjoy the Canada Line when it’s not so busy. I think it’s a great thing, and was potentially worth all the stress it caused local drivers and businesses. I’m sure I’ll be using it to head downtown for future client meetings.

Overall, we had a great day, got a bit of sun, and got some great videos and Canada Line and YVR Airport Pictures. Here is my 2 minute recap of the afternoon…

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