Transit-goers in two Vancouver Island communities can take the bus for free this Canada Day, while buses on Salt Spring Island operate on a Saturday schedule instead of a holiday schedule.
Bus rides at no charge will be offered in the Comox Valley and Campbell River this Saturday, July 1, according to BC Transit in a service notice.
In Campbell River, BC Transit, together with the City of Campbell River, is offering free rides on all routes, as buses operate on a Saturday schedule. The city’s transit schedule can be found online here.
In the Comox Valley, BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District are also offering free rides on all regular local transit routes with buses on a Saturday schedule. The Valley’s transit schedule is here.
BC Transit says the 5th Street Bridge in Courtenay will be closed for part of the day Saturday for the Canada Day parade, so two temporary transit exchanges with modified schedules and routes will be in effect until 5 p.m.
In the Victoria Regional Transit System, buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule with late-night service added until approximately 2 a.m.
“Additional buses will be available to supplement scheduled service throughout the day as required,” BC Transit said in a notice.
“On Monday, July 3, transit service will be operating on a Saturday schedule without late-night service.”
Meanwhile, on Salt Spring Island, BC Transit and the Capital Regional District are advising customers that buses will be on a Saturday schedule to align with ferry schedules. Salt Spring’s transit schedule is here.
In Powell River, BC Transit, the City of Powell River and the qathet Regional District are offering a special event shuttle on Saturday. It will run to and from Town Centre Mall and Alberni at Algoma bus stop every half hour, from 6:15 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Throughout the day in Powell River, Sunday service will be in effect on all routes, and the city’s full transit schedule is here.