Uber and Lyft are operating in Vancouver, BC after receiving operating licences. Peter Lukomskyj, Lyft GM for the province said at a news conference the company has been ready and waiting to get on the road. "We are very excited to bring Lyft's ride sharing service to British Columbia."
Approval of ride-hailing in B.C. followed years of work that Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said included amending transportation service laws to accommodate both ride-hailing and existing taxi services, as well as ensuring safety for passengers and drivers.