TransLink’s public transit services will observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, Remembrance Day. According to the transportation agency, all SkyTrain, SeaBus, and bus services will observe the moment at the turn of the hour.
As well, veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, and Coast Guard members will be able to use all transit services for free for the duration of the day. This includes Ordinary and Life Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans and Korean Veterans Association.
To access TransLink’s offer, veterans are asked to present their veteran membership card when approached by a transit staff person or Transit Police officer. Alternatively, veterans can also wear their uniform. There will be no need to tap Compass Cards.
Over two dozen Remembrance Day events are planned across the Metro Vancouver region on Thursday, with the largest being the Victory Square event in downtown Vancouver which ends with a flyover by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the various ceremonies and memorials.
For the general public, all transit fares on all services are on a holiday single-zone fare structure.