When newcomers first move to Canada, transportation is one of the first aspects of their new life that they need to figure out. In Vancouver, you can get to work, school, community centres, or the beautiful parks and beaches by using public transportation. This article will cover Vancouver’s easy-to-use public transit options and describe how to start riding public transportation throughout the city and the surrounding area of Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver is a broad term that describes the city of Vancouver and many of its surrounding municipalities including Burnaby, Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, and more. Translink is the transit authority that services Metro Vancouver, in conjunction
For newcomers to the city of Ottawa, navigating the city’s public transportation system is one of the most important tasks of your first few months in Canada. If you choose not to purchase a car or get a driver’s license, public transit will be your primary mode of transportation. This article will explain the Ottawa public transit system so that you can easily travel within the city. This article was original published by Arrive. Arrive helps newcomers reach life, career and financial goals in Canada. The primary transportation agency in Ottawa is OC Transpo. Gatineau, a city just across the river
For newcomers to Edmonton, transportation is one of the primary needs to address in the first few weeks of living in the city. Neighbourhoods in Edmonton are large and spaced out, so public transportation can help you cover the potentially long distances you may need to travel to get to work, school, or any other destination. Through this article, we hope to provide you with all the information you’ll need to access the public transit in Edmonton. Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the main transit authority of Edmonton. The city has both buses and a Light Rail Train (LRT)
It’s been a weird year; nobody denies that. We’ve watched the restaurant industry take a hit. And another. We’ve banded together through it all as they pivoted to come up with different ways to serve us, their hungry and loyal customers. The resiliency and ingenuity have not gone unnoticed. At Rocketman, we wanted to celebrate Vancouver’s fantastic food scene and the diverse offerings for curbside pick-up and delivery. Use the Rocketman app to get to and from these top Van City eats. 7 Local Restaurants to Order Takeout and Delivery From in Vancouver Lee’s Donuts Located in: Granville
The holiday season will be different this year, like all other events in 2020. We’d love to be sitting around the fireplace with all our aunts and uncles and cousins drinking hot chocolate or apple cider, and popping in and out of stores at the mall, poking around for the perfect holiday gifts. Instead, this year, we’re making the best of small gatherings and enjoying the convenience of online ordering and curbside pickups. While gifts are great, they’re even better when they support a good cause. And this year, it’s more important than ever to support local businesses and
We’ve all had to make peace with the reality that the holidays will be a lot different this year. It can be a tough pill to swallow for those who depend on this time of year to spend meaningful time with family and friends. It’s also Christmas! And Hanukkah! And Kwanzaa! It’s a time to celebrate your friendships and share gifts and enjoy being around people you love. So the fact that there are limits to what we can do and how we can travel kind of sucks. But like most negative things in life, there’s a silver lining.
Different is the word that everyone is throwing around when talking about what the holidays will be like this year. That’s a bit of an understatement. Right now, we’d be walking into stores adorned with holiday decorations and playing Christmas carols while we shopped for family members and friends. That’s not possible this year, and while it’s for the safety of our family and friends that we maintain the social distancing rules, we can still admit that it kind of sucks. That said, some activities are safe enough for you to enjoy during the holidays. Some of these events
Like all events in 2020, Black Friday looks a bit different this year. To continue supporting local communities in Toronto and make your dollars stretch further, it’s more important than ever to shop local. When you buy from a local business, you know that you’re helping someone pay their rent and feed their family. Not sure where to shop for Black Friday this year? Don't worry! The Rocketman team has gathered some of the best deals just for you. If you don’t live in Toronto, you can still take advantage of these deals by selecting
In this post, we discuss how COVID has spotlighted structural inequalities of all kinds, including who can access public transit and why, and how increasing the availability of trip data would be helpful for advocating for more equitable access to transit.
In this interview, we discuss how differences in transit dependence have been made transparent with the onset of the COVID crisis and how those who have choices in when and how they ride transit can create a safer environment for those who must be on transit at certain times.