There’s plenty to look at when driving around Vancouver’s North Shore. There are highways that will get you from one part to another swiftly-and scenically-and there are surface streets that can be enjoyed at a slower pace.
TransLink and the West Vancouver Blue Bus provide transit services to Vancouver’s North Shore. See Vancouver’s North Shore’s public transit maps at a glance. There are some connector buses between North and West Vancouver.
TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s public transportation authority. You will find helpful information on its website including trip planning, rider guide, as well as details on fares and passes. Most North Vancouver buses, and the Seabus are operated by Translink.
SeaBus, 400-seat passenger ferries, which connect Vancouver’s North Shore to downtown Vancouver in a scenic 12 minutes.
The West Vancouver buses are also known as the ‘Blue Buses’, and they handle all routes in West Vancouver and some connectors to North Vancouver. If you are looking to go to Ambleside, Dundarave, Lighthouse Park, Whytecliff Park or Horseshoe Bay you would need to take a Blue Bus. Park Royal is a connector point for the North and West Vancouver buses.
Check West Vancouver Blue Bus Transit schedules at westvancouver.ca
North Shore Taxi
North Vancouver 604-987-7171 or West Vancouver 604-922-2222
Keep in mind that bridges can be congested during rush hour (approx 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.). It’s a good idea to check conditions and traffic volumes before you leave.