is Vancouver's transit authority. It operates buses, SkyTrains (elevated
trains), SeaBuses (ferries that run between downtown Vancouver and the North
Shore), and the West Coast Express Rail (a commuter train that runs between
downtown Vancouver and Mission in the Fraser Valley).
Vancouver is divided into three transit zones. UBC is in Zone 1. If you have
not obtained your U-Pass, your fare ($2.25 to $4.50) will depend on when you
travel and the number of zones you travel through. You need exact coin fare
or prepaid bus tickets when you ride the bus. Prepaid bus tickets are a
better value; they come in books of ten tickets and are available in the
SUB, Safeway (grocery store), convenience stores, and major drugstores.
When you board the bus, show your U-Pass or put your coins or fare ticket in
the electronic fare box and wait for the box to produce a transfer ticket.
Transfers allow you to change buses for up to 90 minutes without paying
another fare. Let the bus driver know if you need a transfer for more than