Canada’s public transit systems -

A good start when traveling around Canada’s cities is to check out their public transit systems. Some smaller cities, like Fredericton and Charlottetown, pale in comparison to the quality and accessibility of the public transit system compared to Canada’s bigger centers such as Toronto and Montreal. Buses service every city. Trolleys, trains and subways systems are also available in the larger areas.

Vancouver (SkyTrain), Calgary (CTrain), Edmonton (LRT), Toronto (TTC), Ottawa (O-Train) and Montréal (metro) are all serviced by subway.

Fares generally range between CAD $2-$2.50 and can be purchased at the point of arrival. Day passes offering unlimited use are also available in places such as Toronto. Ask the operators for more details.

Avoid using public transportation during rush hour (7am-9am and 4pm-6pm). Trains, buses and trolleys get very congested, especially in the larger cities.

Follow the links below to find out more on a respective city’s public transportation, including hours of operation and routes.

British Columbia
Greater Vancouver Transit Authority 

Calgary Transit
Edmonton Transit System 

Regina Transit 

Winnipeg Transit 

Toronto Transit Commission
OC Transpo, Ottawa 

Société de transport de Montréal
Réseau de Transport de la Capitale, Québec City 

New Brunswick
City of Fredericton Transit Division 

Nova Scotia
Halifax Metro Transit 

Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown public transit 

Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John's Metrobus

Whitehorse Transit 

Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Transit

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