Lonsdale Quay

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Lonsdale Quay
SeaBus terminal
A SeaBus departing Lonsdale Quay in 2006
Location151 Esplanade Ave, North Vancouver
Coordinates49°18′38″N 123°04′58″W / 49.310434°N 123.082778°W / 49.310434; -123.082778Coordinates: 49°18′38″N 123°04′58″W / 49.310434°N 123.082778°W / 49.310434; -123.082778
Owned byTransLink
Operated byCoast Mountain Bus Company
Platforms1 centre platform
2 side platforms
Bus routes9
Bus stands9
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone2
OpenedJune 17, 1977
Preceding station   TransLink   Following station
Entrance to the ferry terminal

Lonsdale Quay is a SeaBus ferry terminal that serves Metro Vancouver's North Shore municipalities. The quay is located in the city of North Vancouver and is a major transit exchange for North Shore bus services. The BCIT Marine Campus and Lonsdale Quay Market are located within the vicinity of the quay.


Lonsdale Quay opened in 1977 when the SeaBus service commenced between the quay and Waterfront station in Downtown Vancouver.[1] Prior to the construction of the ferry terminal, the quay was the location of the North Van Ship Repair dock.

In 2016, it was announced that Lonsdale Quay, along with the Waterfront SeaBus terminal, would receive a $12.5 million upgrade. Construction was originally expected to begin in 2017 and to be completed by mid-2018;[2] however, the project timeline had been pushed back. Construction began on April 29, 2019, and is expected to be completed in early 2020.[3][4]


Lonsdale Quay's SeaBus service crosses Burrard Inlet to Waterfront station in Downtown Vancouver. From there, transit users can connect to other TransLink services, including the SkyTrain rapid transit system and the West Coast Express commuter train.

Security for the bus loop and SeaBus terminal is the responsibility of the Transit Security Department. Transit security officers can be found patrolling the bus loop and the SeaBus terminal. Transit security officers also conduct fare inspections on board the buses and within the Fare Paid Zone of the SeaBus terminal. North Vancouver Royal Canadian Mounted Police also patrol the bus loop and SeaBus terminal.

Station information[edit]

Station layout[edit]

S Street Entrance/Exit
C Concourse Compass vending machines and fare gates
D Side platform; doors will open on the right
   SeaBus inbound towards Waterfront (Terminus)
Island platform; doors will open on the left, right
   SeaBus inbound towards Waterfront (Terminus)
Side platform; doors will open on the left


Lonsdale Quay is served by a single entrance at the south end of the bus exchange. Chadwick Court is the street closest to the entrance.

Transit connections[edit]

A covered bus loop is connected to Lonsdale Quay, from which passengers can board buses to Grouse Mountain, Lynn Valley, West Vancouver and other points of interest on the North Shore. Bus bay assignments are as follows:[5]

Bay Route Number Destination
1 Overload bay for 229, 230
2 Overload bay for 229, 230
3 229 Lynn Valley
230 Upper Lonsdale
242 Lynn Valley[a]
N24 Lynn Valley NightBus
4 249 Delbrook
5 228 Lynn Valley
6 239 Park Royal
242 Vancouver[a]
N24 Downtown NightBus
7 239 Phibbs Exchange
Capilano University
8 236 Grouse Mountain
9 231 Harbourside[b]


  1. ^ a b Saturday/Sunday/holiday AM only (when SeaBus is not operating)
  2. ^ AM peak only, in addition to one PM peak trip


  1. ^ "Sea~Bus starts today" (PDF). The Buzzer. B.C. Hydro. June 17, 1977. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "SeaBus terminals to undergo $12.5-million renovation". www.vancitybuzz.com. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Chan, Kenneth (January 8, 2019). "Extensive renovation of Lonsdale Quay bus loop begins in March". Daily Hive. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Lonsdale Quay Exchange". TransLink. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Lonsdale Quay Map" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved 10 December 2017.