General Information

The U-Pass BC Program is a transportation package which provides students in Metro Vancouver with universal and affordable access to public transit. The Program is a partnership between Simon Fraser University, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS), the Graduate Student Society (GSS), TransLink, and the Province of British Columbia and was approved through SFSS and GSS referendum.

SFU's U-Pass BC Program is a mandatory program for all eligible members of the SFSS and the GSS. The U-Pass BC Program provides unlimited, all zone access to public transit in Metro Vancouver including TransLink Bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services and a discount on West Coast Express Train fares. Current TransLink transit service schedules and maps are available online.

An amendment to the current U-Pass BC Agreement has been negotiated and made to extend the agreement until April 30, 2025. Students voted in the SFSS and GSS referendum and the U-Pass BC referendum question passed with the new U-Pass BC term fee. As a result, the U-Pass BC term fee will be the following:

U-Pass BC Term fee


Term fee

2020 Fall to 2021 Spring 1 $170.00
2021 Summer to 2022 Spring $173.40
2022 Summer to 2023 Spring $176.80
2023 Summer to 2024 Spring $180.40
2024 Summer to 2025 Spring $184.00

1 2020 Summer - Suspended

If you have any questions about this amendment, contact your respective student society representative. 

Terms and conditions

  • Your U-Pass BC is non-transferable and only valid with your SFU student ID.
  • You must carry your SFU student ID with you at all times when travelling with your U-Pass BC on your Compass Card. 
  • You must be able to produce both your SFU student ID and Compass Card when using TransLink services.
  • Compass Cards may be confiscated by TransLink if abused.
  • Use of the Compass Card is deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions of TransLink's Transit Tariff and the Compass Card Terms and Conditions of Use, as amended from time to time. To view the full Compass Card Terms and Conditions of Use (including deposit, refund, replacement, registration, and balance information), the Transit Tariff and the Privacy Policy, visit