Collapse of stout party, but when fbb sought the Uni via Google Street View, it did take him to Surrey and not Richmond. Which in Vancouver, unlike the UK, is not in Surrey.
Vancouver is not just Vancouver; like so many huge conurbations it consists of several separate administrative units; so here is Vancouver with Richmond to he south ...
Anyway, we have discovered that it is often easy to jump to conclusions with on-line research and no amount of poking and prodding of a keyboard can replace good personal experience.
No 1 son did understandably, send a slightly derisory email correcting his father's error.
But there's more. Just beyond the delightful (?) Lansdowne Centre is this:-
The Canada Line is the third rapid transit line built in the SkyTrain metro system. It comprises 19.2 kilometres (11.9 mi) of track; the main line goes from Vancouver to Richmond, while a 4 km (2.5 mi) spur line from Bridgeport Station connects to the airport. It had been scheduled to open on November 30, 2009, but opened fifteen weeks ahead of schedule, well in advance of the 2010 Winter Olympics the following February.
Like all the Sky Train lines, the trains are fully automatic. Those on the Canada line are to a different design from the other lines and thus cannot be transferred. No 1 Son caught it from the spectacular Airport Station ...
The Canada Line uses a fleet of trains built by Rotem, a division of Hyundai Motor Group. The trains are powered by conventional electric motors, rather than the linear induction motors used by the Expo and Millennium Line's Bombardier ART trains. Canada Line trains are operated by the same SelTrac automated train control system used in the rest of the SkyTrain network.
Tomorrow we will trace the line into downtown Vancouver (that's the city centre to you and me) and explore the Waterfront terminus and transport interchange.
Struggling with time management, fbb is still hard at work.