15 Canadian celebs who can replace Seth Rogen's transit announcements

Oct 24 2018, 9:56 pm

If TransLink is looking for more famous Canadians to lend their voices to Vancouver’s SkyTrain and bus announcements, we’ve got some ideas.

Comedian Seth Rogen’s voice announcements on SkyTrain and buses will be ending on Wednesday, October 31. TransLink made the announcement today on The Buzzer blog.

Since early-August, Rogen has been providing passengers with transit etiquette tips and reminders, with the announcements switching every few weeks.

While it’s almost time to say goodbye to Rogen, here are a few Canadian celebrities that could follow in his audio footsteps:

Ryan Reynolds aka Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

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Ryan Reynolds is a proud Vancouver boy who is also the face behind the Deadpool mask. We can’t mention what Deadpool would actually say on the announcements (’cause it probably would be inappropriate) but just think how entertaining it would be.

Celine Dion

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Canada’s original diva is a national treasure and she can hit those high notes — a perfect way to get the people to listen during rush hour.




Drake aka Champagne Papi has put Canada on the map and has definitely increased our nation’s coolness factor. He’s from the 6ix, but he reps the Great White North wherever he goes, so we’re sure he won’t mind stopping in Vancouver to record some quick verses for TransLink.

William Shatner

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“Beam me up, TransLink.”

William Shatner has been described as a “cultural icon” for his role as Captian Kirk on Star Trek. He’s a seasoned professional when it comes to narrating documentaries, so we’re sure a couple of TransLink announcements would be a breeze.

Michael Buble

Michael Bublé performs as part of his 2013-2014 world tour.

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Burnaby’s very own Michael Buble has the voice of a jazz angel that can ease the nerves of even the grumpiest transit user.

*Insert Buble TransLink announcement sung to a jazzy Christmas tune here*

Cobie Smulders


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Smulders, who is best known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky on How I Met Your Mother, is a proud Vancouverite and we’re sure she’s taken a couple rides on the SkyTrain before her rise to fame.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Wax figure

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Canada’s other beloved Ryan is suave and sophisticated. Just imagine a heartfelt, Notebook-esque announcement. Now, that’s something we would have no problem listening to.

Jacob Tremblay

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This 11-year-old Vancouverite has starred in huge Hollywood flicks like Room and Wonder and he’s adorable. It’s a win-win.

The Weeknd


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The R&B crooner, originally from Scarborough, Ontario, could sing anything and make it a hit. We have no doubt that he could definitely make us swoon on the SkyTrain.

Avril Lavigne

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Ok, we know Avril’s been MIA lately, but the Canadian punk-rock princess has the chance to make a major comeback by voicing some angsty TransLink announcements.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

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Biebs is a busy guy but he’s one of Canada’s finest exports. Plus, he can hit those notes so hearing him over a SkyTrain speaker definitely wouldn’t be a bad thing.

“Swag, swag, swag on you, this bus is running late by an hour or two.” 

Mike Myers

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Mike Myers is Canada’s original funnyman. He played Austin Powers, Wayne in Wayne’s World, and Shrek, so we’re thinking he could definitely mix it up and pay homage to these beloved characters in his TransLink announcements.

Carly Rae Jepsen



Imagine all SkyTrain and bus announcements sung to the tune of “Call Me Maybe” — we’d never be able to get them out of our head.

“Hey you just tapped in, and this is crazy, but you must tap out–or get charged maybe”

Nardwaur the Human Serviette



Nardwaur is whacky, weird, and he always keeps it interesting. He’s interviewed some of the biggest stars (including our other Vancouver fave Seth Rogen) so making TransLink announcements will be a breeze. Also, he can sign off every announcement with “doot doota loot doo…”

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette (Alanis Morissette/ Facebook)

Alanis Morissette (Alanis Morissette/ Facebook)

You oughta know who Alanis Morissette is. The Canadian alt-rock legend has an unmistakable voice that would add some edge to your boring SkyTrain or bus ride.

“And I’m here, to remind you…to clean up the mess you’ll leave when you exit this train.” 

With files from Kenneth Chan. 

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