TransLink has announced increased SkyTrain service during the Vancouver Pride Parade this coming weekend.
The streets of downtown are expected to be packed this Sunday, August 5 as the annual parade will make its way through the city on a three-hour long route.
The parade will begin at Robson Street and Thurlow Street, head through the West End on Denman Street, before concluding at Sunset Beach for the Sunset Beach Festival — a medley of live music, vendors, and beer gardens to finish off Pride’s main event.
To make sure that everyone is able to celebrate the 40th year of the parade, additional SkyTrain service will be available on Sunday.
From mid-morning until mid-afternoon:
- Trains will run every 5 minutes on both Expo and Millennium lines, versus every 6 minutes normally.
- Trains on the core part of the Expo Line (Columbia to Waterfront) will run every 2.5 minutes.
- Trains will be added on the Canada Line if it gets crowded.