Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Available in Ottawa, Edmonton, and Québec City

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Apple Maps has been updated with comprehensive transit data in the Edmonton, Alberta area, enabling iPhone users in Canada's fifth most populous city to navigate with public transportation, including buses and trains.


Apple Maps can provide routes for both Edmonton Transit System (ETS) buses and Edmonton Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains throughout the Edmonton area, including to and from the Edmonton International Airport.

Apple Maps gained a Transit tab in iOS 9. The feature lags several years behind Google Maps, but Apple's public transportation support is exhaustive, mapping all station entrances and listing departure times. Apple Maps also provides detailed advisories about service interruptions and other changes.

At launch, the feature was limited to Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and over 300 cities in China. Since then, Apple has been working to expand support for public transportation to other cities around the world.

For a regularly updated list of cities with Apple Maps transit, visit the iOS Feature Availability page on Apple's website.

Updated: As pointed out by MacRumors reader Creek0512, Apple Maps transit directions have also gone live in Québec City and Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. In Ottawa, OC Transpo buses and O-Train directions are available. In Québec City, RTC bus and Métrobus directions are available.

(Thanks, Josh!)

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40 months ago

Hell yea, Finally I can ditch google maps in my iPhone. Thank you Apple

And you'll be back to Google Maps sooner or later, since Apple Maps are inferior for the most part, especially live traffic.
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40 months ago
People may give Apple maps **** (some of it deservedly so), but the transit directions blow Google maps out of the water. Of course, they're no good if they're not available in your city - but if they are I highly recommend checking them out.
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40 months ago

And you'll be back to Google Maps sooner or later, since Apple Maps are inferior for the most part, especially live traffic.

Yep. I keep giving Apple Maps a try and keep crawling back to Google Maps.

I want to be able to confidently use and rely on Apple Maps, especially due to the integration which is great and it's visually more pleasing than Google maps, but it keeps failing me.

Just last week it took me to the wrong address in the lower mainland (Vancouver), the address in Apple Maps was 2km away from the real location and traffic was herrendous so it was a real pain (I was unfamiliar with this area). I then entered the exact same address in Google maps which took me to the right location. Notice I said address and not POI, the POI database in Apple Maps is just subpar. I no longer search POIs in it.

Back to Google Maps I go. Smh
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40 months ago



(Thanks, Josh!)

You're welcome :)
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40 months ago
Very nice, but it is time for Apple Maps to catch up google on basic functions like turn by turn directions and nearby places (is this that difficult Apple????) in the lot of countries where it is still not available (5 years old and we are still waiting) like South America countries (Argentina chile Uruguay, etc). It is embarrassing that in these regions you can get cars with carplay but cannot use basic functions like gps (and the weird thing is that Tom Tom that Apple Maps is supposed to be based on, has those functions)
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40 months ago
LOL. Google Maps has public transit data almost everywhere and every 2-3 weeks you report that like one city has been added to Apple maps.

Google Maps is the best and the time it has saved me with its invaluable traffic data is incredible.
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