BC Transit, BC Ferries and Translink will provide free fares for veterans, both active and retired, on Remembrance Day.
In a news release, BC Transit says services in the Victoria Regional Transit System will be free “for all riders in uniform, active, retired and cadets, as well as those with Army, Navy or Air Force Association cards.”
The company says it will also support any transit operators who choose to stop their bus, if safe to do so, to observe the traditional minute of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.
BC Ferries says any customers presenting military ID or travelling in uniform will also have their fare waived. However the free fares will no tapply on Inside Passage, Haida Gwaii and Central Coast Connector routes.
Seniors will also be able to take a ferry for free on Remembrance Day if they present a driver’s licence, services card, identification card or birth certificate.
In Metro Vancouver, TransLink will also offer free fares on all services to veterans and active members as well as police officers, firefighters, Coast Guard members and paramedics.