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9 great public transit options for sightseeing

By: Josh Lew on Sept. 3, 2013, 3:36 p.m.
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Vancouver's Skytrain, SeaBus

Vancouver has a dense skyline, thanks to its many tall residential buildings. One of the best ways to see the unique urban views is from the water. The SeaBus ferry runs between Vancouver and the city of North Vancouver. It crosses the Burrard Inlet and offers views of the Vancouver skyline and the mountains that frame the city. The ferry is used by commuters as well as tourists, with many people stopping on the North Vancouver waterfront for shopping and a meal before returning to the heart of the city.   

Vancouver also operates an elevated “Skytrain” network that covers the southern and eastern parts of the city. Great views of both urban and natural landscapes make the train a worthwhile tool for solo sightseers. Day passes and multi-ride passes are available. These are useful passes since the fare system can be a bit confusing, with different “zones” requiring different tickets.