The Vancouver Metro (SkyTrain) consists of three lines, Expo Line, Millennium Line and Canada Line, and 47 stations. The metro makes it convenient to get around the city centre, go to remote districts and the airport. Working hours: from 5 a.m. till 1:30 a.m. The metro may reduce working hours on weekends, running from 6 a.m. on Saturdays and from 7 a.m. on Sundays or holidays.
The Vancouver Metro has a complicated fare system. The cost of a journey depends on the number of zones you have to cross: there are three of them. For example, a single ticket for a journey in one zone costs CAD 2.95, within two zones – CAD 4.20, three zones – CAD 5.70. You will have to pay extra CAD 5.00 to get to or leave the airport, though interchanges in this zone are free of charge with a special ticket. There are reduced fares for children (6 to 13) and people over 65: 1 zone – CAD 1.90, 2 zones – CAD 2.90, 3 zones – CAD 3.90. A ticket is valid for 90 minutes. There is a single rate of CAD 2.95 on week days after 6.30 p.m., at the weekend and on public holidays. Besides, you can purchase a DayPass costing CAD 10.25, which allows taking unlimited journeys by metro, bus and ferry during the day. There is also a monthly pass for 1 zone at the cost of CAD 95, for 2 zones – CAD 128 and for 3 zones – CAD 174.
Tickets can be purchased from ticket offices at stations or at sales outlets located in Mac's, 7-Eleven, Safeway or London Drugs. There are no ticket barriers at stations. The only controlling measure is random check of passengers’ tickets by inspector.