TransLink SkyTrain Lake City Way Station

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Train to: VCC–Clark Lake City Way Train to: Lafarge Lake–Douglas
Next Station: Sperling–Burnaby Lake Next Station: Production Way–University
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General Information
Address 3191 Lake City Way, Burnaby, BC
Owner TransLink
Operator British Columbia
Rapid Transit Company
Lines served Millennium Line Logo and Symbol-a.png
Bus connections 134, N9
Fare Zone 2
Platforms 2 (side)
Entrances 1
Structure type Elevated
Levels 2
Architects Architectura
Walter Francl Architects
Annual Traffic
Passengers 384,200 (2019)
377,900 (2018)
373,900 (2017)
380,700 (2016)
Ranking 52 out of 53
Other Information
Bike lockers Yes
Bike Parkade No
Park and Ride No
Carsharing No
Station code LC
Opening date November 21, 2003

Lake City Way is a SkyTrain station in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Station Details

Lake City Way is a station on the Millennium Line. The station opened on November 21, 2003, a few months after other Millennium Line stations due to construction delays.

The station serves as a small commuter hub for those who work at the offices of the adjacent Lake City industrial park. Lake City Way also services the nearby residential areas north and south of Lougheed Highway.

Lake City Way was designed as part of a joint consortium between Architectura (now Stantec Architecture) and Walter Francl Architects. The station's angular and dynamic shape represents the nearby railway and surrounding highways. The station won a 2004 Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Award and a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence.[1][2]

Due to its proximity to low-density residential areas and various industrial buildings such as factories, warehouses and offices, Lake City Way consistently ranks as one of the least-used stations on the entire SkyTrain network.


In the original plans of the Millennium Line, Lake City Way was to be located on the east side of Lake City Way (instead of its current location on the west side of Lake City Way) and was to be simply called Lake City. Lake City Way was to also include a drop-off area on the east side but is now located on the west side.

To keep the Millennium Line project within budget, the province scaled back on various works ranging from sizes of station sidewalks to putting in fewer stations.[3] The cuts in Burnaby included eliminating Lake City Way along with Bell Avenue station.[3] However, Burnaby in conjunction with TransLink added an additional $11.7-million into the project to push for the construction of Lake City Way Station.[4] The city wanted the construction of the station to go ahead as it was an essential part for the high-tech business park that the city hoped would develop and grow in the area.[5] Then-TransLink CEO Ken Dobell stated that it was necessary for the construction of Lake City Way to go ahead before Burnaby would accept the SkyTrain expansion plans and cooperate in terms of land allocation for the guideway and stations.[4] The $11.7 million boost in funding helped put Lake City Way back on the line but was not complete until 2003.

As part of TransLink's Proximity Enabled Accessible Entrances project, proximity sensors were installed in October 2017 at all accessible faregates as part of a trial before a system-wide installation.


The $11.7-million boost from TransLink raised controversy as there were some gaps in station designs on other parts of the Millennium Line. In New Westminster, the effort and will to increase funding were absent when it came to addressing various design concerns and shortcomings of Sapperton Station.[6] At the time, TransLink and the province stated that there was not enough funding to improve and address concerns made by the City of New Westminster on the design and access of Sapperton Station.[7]

There were various accusations of "conspiracy" between Burnaby city councillors and the province over the construction of Lake City Way.[8] James Fraser of the Lougheed Area Residents Association claimed that the NDP-affiliated city council helped bail out Lake City Way from being cut and ignored problems with the construction and location of Lougheed Station.[8]

Residents south of Lake City Way Station were opposed to the overall construction of the station.[5] They claimed that there were "385 reasons" to not build the station, a reference to the 385 students who attended Seaforth Elementary School on the other side of Lougheed Highway near Lake City Way Station.[5] Residents complained that the station would be a crime magnet, touting claims such as a "CrimeTrain" bringing "drug users and pedophiles" to the area and that they would instead prefer a bus service over SkyTrain.[5] Furthermore, they claimed that then-Mayor Doug Drummond has ignored these concerns, but Mayor Drummond acknowledged the concerns and said that there would be some sort of "security measure" put in place and that Burnaby needed Lake City Way Station.[5]

Bus Routes

The 134 Brentwood Station loads at Lake City Way and Enterprise Street and N9 NightBus services are located at Lougheed Highway and Lake City Way.

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Lougheed Highway & Lake City Way


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Lougheed Highway & Lake City Way


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Lake City Way & Enterprise Street

Station Layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 Millennium Line Millennium Line towards VCC–Clark (Sperling–Burnaby Lake)
Platform 2 Millennium Line Millennium Line towards Lafarge Lake–Douglas (Production Way–University)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


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  • Transit information
  • Compass Ticket Vending Machines
Lake City Way Station Exits
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  • TransLink Buses bullet-b.png Buses
  • Passenger zone

First and Last Trains

Lake City Way Station
Millennium Line Logo-a.png Weekdays Saturdays Sundays/Holidays
First Train to VCC–Clark 5:18 a.m. 6:17 a.m. 7:16 a.m.
Last Train to VCC–Clark 1:19 a.m. 1:19 a.m. 12:19 a.m.
First Train
to Lafarge Lake–Douglas
5:47 a.m. 6:46 a.m. 7:46 a.m.
Last Train
to Lafarge Lake–Douglas
1:38 a.m.
1:37 a.m. on Fridays
1:37 a.m. 12:38 a.m.
Last Train
to Lougheed Town Centre
late night service
1:45 a.m. 1:45 a.m. 12:45 a.m.

Nearby Attractions

  • Charles Rummel Park

Station Maps


  1. Lake City Millennium Line Transit Station Francl Architecture, retrieved 16-02-2019
  2. Lake City Way Station, retrieved 16-02-2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 Munro, H. (2000, January 25). Expansion of SkyTrain scaled back, report says: Expected reductions to the project, including fewer stations in Burnaby, could trigger a land battle between that city and the province, The Vancouver Sun, B1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Munro, H. (2000, February 2). Local politicians urged to put more money into SkyTrain: Another $11.7 million would ensure that a station is built at Lake City in Burnaby, The Vancouver Sun, B.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Luba, F. (2000, March 7). Parents fight SkyTrain station near school, The Province, A8.
  6. Luba, F. (2000, February 3). SkyTrain station design faulted, The Province, A14.
  7. Munro. H. (2000, February 3). SkyTrain stop to be `useless,' mayor says: Riders headed for Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster will face a steep climb to reach the hospital's main entrance, The Vancouver Sun, B1.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Vancouver Sun (2000, February 9). Regional Roundup: Burnaby, The Vancouver Sun, B5.
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