Apple Maps Really Wants You to Try Transit Directions in Victoria, Vancouver

Last month, Apple officially announced transit support in Apple Maps had expanded beyond Toronto and Montreal, reaching Vancouver and Victoria in B.C., adding directions for SkyTrain and buses.

Since last night and this morning, Apple has been pushing out notifications to all users in B.C., to note Victoria and Vancouver transit support had been added to Apple Maps, which definitely is news to those who missed the original announcement:

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For SkyTrain in Vancouver, if users tap on entrances and exits, they can also see more details, such as whether stairs, escalators, elevators and other accessibility options are available.

The reminder of transit maps for two of British Columbia’s biggest cities comes after users in the United States saw transit support launch earlier this morning for San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth, in Texas (via MacRumors).

Last week, executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi also opened up about Apple Maps and its initial embarrassing launch, to say “we completely underestimated the complexity of the product.”

In an in-depth interview yesterday with The Washington PostApple CEO Tim Cook reflected on his five years as the leader of Apple. He admitted “Maps was a mistake,” but added “Today we have a product we’re proud of.”

What do you think of transit support in Apple Maps so far? There’s only support for four Canadian cities, so there’s definitely more work to be done.

Thanks @AidanBon

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  • George Carson

    I actually believe the Maps transit info is available in many more communities other than Victoria and Vancouver. The info is provided to Apple by BC Transit and it operates throughout the province. I have tried Whistler, Squamish, Kamloops, Kelowna & Prince George and the info is on Apple Maps.