Travel Information

Douglas College is conveniently located near both the New Westminster and the Columbia sky train stations. For detailed transit info and bus information visit and enter our address of 700 Royal Avenue as your destination.


Public Transportation

The Canada Line is Vancouver’s rapid transit rail connecting Vancouver Airport (YVR) to downtown Vancouver in under 30 minutes and to downtown Richmond in 18 minutes. You can access trains from both the International and Domestic Terminals.

Canada Line

Canada Line’s YVR Airport station is centrally located between International and Domestic Terminals.

Canada Line accessibility

The Canada Line is accessible by elevator from arrivals and departures levels. Ask one of the friendly Green Coat volunteers, located throughout the terminals, for help finding the Canada Line.

Getting to the Canada Line from Vancouver Airport (YVR)


Your checked bags are at Arrivals on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal

On Level 3, walk toward the Link Building (located between the International and Domestic Terminal)

Follow the signs marked Canada Line or ask any of our Customer Care staff in red or green vests for assistance


Once through the customs and immigration arrivals process, walk toward the exit to International Arrivals Greeting Area.

Exit the building following signs marked Canada Line.

Before the parkade entrance, an escalator and elevator will take you up to the Canada Line platform.

All public transit users travelling on the Canada Line leaving Vancouver Airport (YVR) are subject to a $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare, in addition to the regular zone fare. AddFare is automatically added when a user purchases a fare card.

The Canada Line YVR AddFare is levied and collected by TransLink. The Airport Authority receives no portion of the money collected from the Canada Line YVR AddFare. For information about fares, visit (Adapted from: ).


Taxis and wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available at taxi stands located on Level 2 of the Domestic and International Arrivals Area at YVR. Taxi drivers who pick up passengers from YVR are fully licensed (Adapted from

It may cost you 55-60 CAD$ to get to New Westminster from YVR; gratitude not included.


Skytrain (Metro): From Vancouver International Airport to Douglas College, New Westminster, BC

From YVR-Airport Station take Canada Line to Waterfront station

Transfer from Waterfront station planform 2 to Expo Line to Production Way-University

Get off at New Westminster Station Platform 2

Travel Time: 1 hour

Cost: 9.10 CAD$

Compass Card/Fare Card: we recommend you to purchase a Compass Card. Compass is a reloadable fare card that works everywhere on transit in Metro Vancouver. It’s convenient, easy to use, safe and secure. While you purchase the card you will be charged $6 Refundable Card Deposit. You can get your $6 deposit back by returning your card to the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium–Chinatown Station or the West Coast Express Office at Waterfront Station. You can also mail your card with the Refund Request form to:

Compass Customer Service, P.O Box 2212 Station Terminal, Vancouver BC, V6B 3W2

Check out translink Compass videos on YouTube Playlist to learn more about tapping in/out, loading your card and more.

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