Pitt Meadows benefits from a highly developed road network that provides local businesses with easy access to major highway corridors serving the Lower Mainland and points beyond. The Golden Ears Bridge and the Pitt River Bridge have further enhanced the City’s transportation advantages, providing significant transportation time reductions across the Fraser River and to Highway 1 (Trans Canada Hwy), as well as westbound across the Pitt River Bridge and Highway 7 (Lougheed Highway). Please see the Site Selector Database and the Community Profile for more information on transportation.
Approximate Driving Times
|Location||Approx Driving Time|
|Golden Ears Bridge||5 minutes – in community|
|CP Rail Intermodal Yard (Vancouver Intermodal Facility)||5 minutes – in community|
|Pitt River Bridge||5 minutes – in community|
|Pitt Meadows Regional Airport||5 minutes – in community|
|Highway 1 – Trans Canada Highway||10 minutes|
|US Border Crossings x 3||30 minutes|
|Abbotsford International Airport||35 minutes|
|Vancouver International Airport||45 minutes|
|Downtown Vancouver||45 minutes|
|Port Metro Vancouver||45 minutes|
*Driving time to Deltaport will decrease with the completion of the South Perimeter Road in 2012.
A Pedestrian and Cyclist Friendly Community
The City of Pitt Meadows Council and Staff are committed to developing a community that reduces automobile dependency and mitigates pollution and congestion.
From trails connecting neighbourhoods, meandering dykes and bike lanes, Pitt Meadows is a community that encourages an active lifestyle.
Local Transit Service
TransLink, the regional transportation authority, operates regular bus service throughout Pitt Meadows, and provides a transportation link to other Lower Mainland communities. The HandyDart system provides door-to-door service for residents with special needs and residents who are disabled and find it difficult to use regular transit service. More info, fees, schedules and routes.
West Coast Express
TransLink’s West Coast Express is Vancouver’s efficient commuter rail service. The train operates Monday to Friday during peak commuter periods with a station in Pitt Meadows just east of Harris Road.
Five trains depart every 20 to 25 minutes during peak traffic periods, running westbound from Mission in the morning and eastbound from downtown Vancouver in the afternoon.
There are 31 roomy rail cars, each designed to accommodate 148 seated and 155 standing riders, and a state-of-the-art locomotive. The rail cars are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks, computer plug-ins, cellular phones, workstations and washrooms. The train also features tinted windows, air conditioning and on-board cappuccino service.
The Express runs on existing Canadian Pacific Rail track, which has been upgraded to accommodate passenger rail traffic, and provides significant time savings over traveling by car (Pitt Meadows to Downtown Vancouver in about 45 minutes).
Passengers can purchase tickets from automated vending machines. Tickets are fully integrated with TransLink’s Bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain services. Further information, fees & schedules.