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'Son of a Nutcracker!': How to get a hold of TransLink's Elf-themed Compass Cards

"Ride the transit system through the seven levels of the candy cane forest..."
TransLink Compass Cards based on the popular Christmas movie "Elf" will be available to Metro Vancouver transit users on Dec. 6, 2023.

More special edition Compass Cards are coming to the wallets of local transit users.

TransLink is releasing four Elf-themed designs that will be available on Wednesday, Dec 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until they sell out).

A total of 1,200 cards have been printed and will be on sale at a pop-up shop at Granville SkyTrain Station.

"'Son of a nutcracker!' TransLink customers can spread some holiday joy as they ride the transit system through the seven levels of the candy cane forest," states the transit agency in a press release. 

The cards will be on sale for $34.99; the plastic Compass Cards each come with a collectible wooden postcard. People can buy up to four cards.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Will Ferrell holiday classic's release; much of it was actually filmed in Vancouver.

TransLink has dipped its toe into pop culture a few times before, with things like DC-themed Compass cards and a Marvel map of the city. They also released a pair of popular Compass cards in the form of little trains, and this summer sold trolley bus-shaped keychains that double as fare cards. 


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