It turns out people really didn't want to do with parking lots on Black Friday.
On Nov. 26 TransLink recorded 571,000 trips on the transit system. While that's not an all-time record, it is a record for most trips on a single day since March 2020, when COVID-19 restrictions began in earnest in Vancouver.
Previously Halloween, which was a Sunday, held that record.
"Ridership is at 60% of pre-COVID levels, but this shows when people have somewhere to go, whether it’s deal hunting at the mall or trick-or-treating, they choose transit," says Translink in a press release.
It may also show people prefer the Skytrain to parking meters and lots.