Travel and Transit


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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Google maps / other GPS devices sometimes link to ECUAD’s former campus on Granville Island. ECUAD’s correct address is
520 E 1st Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2

Getting to Vancouver

All major North American airlines fly into Vancouver.
Find more information here.

Getting from the airport to downtown Vancouver

The Canada Line rapid train is incredibly convenient. It’s accessible and does not feel impossible when you’re encumbered by luggage.

You don’t need a car to get around metro Vancouver! Though if you like the way the wind ruffles your hair in a rented convertible, Vancouver is a drivable city, and there are plenty of rental options at YVR.

Vancouver does not have Uber or Lyft.

Getting around Vancouver

ECUAD is located in central Vancouver and easily accessible by transit. The city has a Skytrain system that connects outlying areas to downtown.

Public transit

The closest Skytrain station to the Emily Carr campus is Main Street / Science World, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from campus.

Here are some useful maps and guides of the city.

Use the TransLink website.for public transit routes and other information.

Bus #84 drops riders off directly in front of Emily Carr, which connects to the Skytrain system at VCC Clark station. This bus also travels west out to UBC.

Other buses that serve the area are the #9 and #99 that run along Broadway. The Main Street stop is about a 12-15 minute walk to Emily Carr. The #3 bus runs along Main Street all the way into downtown: the stop at 2nd Ave is about a 5-minute walk from Emily Carr. Information about transit fares is .available.

See this TripSavvy piece or this Vancouver Tourism page for many transportation links.

Helpful transit apps for IOS and Andoid abound! Look for translink’s own apps, and check out TransitDBVancouver (Android only), Citymapper, and don’t underestimate the power of Google maps. Each app has the added bonus of personal digital surveillance! Digitally “write” your trip as you travel Vancouver.

Vancouver has several carsharing services, including car2go and Zipcar. We do not currently have Uber or Lyft, but taxis are reasonably priced and generally available on most major streets.

Bikes

Vancouver has a great cycling infrastructure with lots of dedicated bike routes and lanes. Bikes are a great way to explore the city, especially the famous seawall. Many hotels will rent bikes or have information about bike rentals. Vancouver also has a bike-sharing service with stations across the city that allows you to use bikes whenever you need them: https://www.mobibikes.ca/en/how-it-works.

Getting to Emily Carr (ECUAD)

Here is a google map of the university’s location.

See and learn much more on the Vancouver Tourism website.