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Every time you take transit, you help fund your local transit system. One hundred per cent of the money received from fares goes back into maintaining and improving the system.

Visit the Fares section of your local transit system’s webpage to see what products are available in your area, and where to purchase tickets and passes.

Fare Checks

Please present your correct fare, pass or transfer when asked by transit staff. Failure to present valid proof of payment while on transit may result in a fine of up to $173 (www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/policeservices/shareddocs/provincial-fines-booklet.pdf). Please be courteous when your driver checks your fare, transfer or asks to look at your pass—it is part of their job.

General Fares

Check the Fares section of your local transit’s webpage for current fare prices and for a list of pass and ticket outlets


Please pay the required fare with correct change – fareboxes and drivers do not provide change.


Tickets are sold in sheets of 10 at a discounted rate from the regular cash rate.


A transfer is issued only at the time the fare is paid and is for use by that passenger only. Ensure your transfer is still valid.


Check the Fares section of your local transit’s webpage for current transit pass availability and prices.

Retain pass throughout your trip and surrender your pass, if requested, to a transit employee.

Monthly Pass

The monthly pass can be used throughout the calendar month and is transferable. The pass is valid only in the transit system in which it was issued.


A DayPASS can be used as many times during the day throughout the transit system. Scratch off the grey panel covering the month and day on which you wish to ride. Your DayPASS is valid for travel only until the end of the service day.

Post-Secondary Students or College Pass

If you are a student in full-time attendance at a post-secondary institution, you may be able to buy a college monthly bus pass.


This non-transferable student photo-ID pass is available at participating post-secondary institutions. For more information, consult your student society representative or the student society website.


The ProPASS program is available to all employers in participating communities. Companies enrolled in the ProPASS program can offer employees a discounted bus pass through payroll deduction for a minimum of one year. If you want to see this program considered for your place of work, discuss it with your employer or call 250-995-5682.

Semester Pass

The Semester Pass Program provides a four-month pass at discounted rates.


A photo youth pass is available throughout the year. For a minimum six-month purchase, the YouthPASS offers unlimited travel throughout the transit region for youth aged 6–18 years. Check the Fares section of your local transit’s webpage for current transit pass availability.

Registered Programs


The CNIB National Identification Card is valid for unlimited travel on all scheduled fixed-route services (excluding handyDART). The pass is available to medically blind individuals as determined by the CNIB criteria. Visit www.cnib.ca for more information.

Government of BC Bus Pass Program

The BC Bus Pass Program is offered by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation. The annual bus pass is valid for the eligible rider on any fixed-route transit service. The pass is non-transferable. For information on criteria for eligibility, visit www.buspass.gov.bc.ca or call 1·866·866·0800.

For more information contact:
BC Bus Pass Program
PO Box 9950, Station Provincial Government
Victoria, BC V8W 9R3

Call toll free: 1-866-866-0800

The BC Bus Pass office can be accessed by email. Visit the BC Bus Pass Program website and check out the Frequently Asked Questions. http://www.eia.gov.bc.ca/programs/bus-pass.html

Promotions and Incentives

Family Travel Program

This program is a cost-effective solution for families travelling with children. See the Fares section of your local transit system’s website for availability and details.

Transit Pass Tax Credit

The Government of Canada offers a non-refundable tax credit if you use a monthly pass, ProPASS, U-PASS, or YouthPASS. Save your pass and receipts as proof of purchase. For more information, visit www.transitpass.ca

Tax Exemption

You do not pay tax when you purchase your transit fare. Transit fares are exempt from federal and provincial tax.

Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 250.746.9899