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Fare Information

Fixed-route Transit Fares: Effective 1 Sept 2012

  Zone 1
travel within city & Sliammon
Zone 2
rural transit outside city
Zone 3
Texada Island, includes ferry fare
Cash Fare
Adult/College Student $2.00 $2.50 $6.00
Student/Senior* $1.75 $2.25 $2.75
Child aged 4 and younger free
10 Tickets
Adult/College Student $16.00 $22.50 Rural Transit tickets are available on the bus.
Student/Senior $14.00 $20.25
DayPass (valid in one zone only)
Adult $4.50 N/A N/A
Student/Senior $3.75 N/A N/A
Monthly Pass (valid in one zone only)
Adult $45 N/A N/A
Student/Senior* $34 N/A N/A
College Student*** $45 N/A N/A
Semester Pass**** $99 N/A N/A


*Reduced fare for persons aged 65 and older with valid ID.
**Reduced fare for students in full-time attendance to Grade 12 with valid Student ID.
***College Student Monthly Pass is available to full-time college students with valid Student ID.
**** Available to school and college students. Fall Semester (Sept-Dec), Winter Semester (Jan-Apr) and Summer Semester (May-Aug)

Please have exact change or ticket fare ready. Drivers do not carry change.


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

Powell River Zone Boundaries

Zone 1: The City of Powell River, up to and including Duncan at Padgett, as well as the community of Sliammon.
Zone 2: Powell River Regional District areas outside the city limits and Sliammon, including Roberts Road, Saltery Bay and Lund.
Zone 3: Texada Island (fare includes ferry fare).


  Zone 1
travel within city & Sliammon
Passenger $2.00
Companion* $2.00
Attendant** No charge


*A companion is a person who is travelling with a handyDART passenger, but whose presence is not essential to the passenger.
**An Attendant is a person whose presence is essential to the handyDART passenger on the transit trip. The attendant’s trip origin and destination must be the same as the passenger’s origin and destination.

Save on Fares

Tickets: Save time and money when you buy a book of 10 tickets.

Monthly Pass: When you purchase a Monthly Pass, you have unlimited travel on the transit system for a month for the same price as 16 return trips (adult fare).

Click here for a list of Ticket and Monthly Pass vendors.


If you are paying cash or using tickets, and have to travel on more than one bus to complete your trip, you will need a transfer from the driver.

Be sure to request your transfer as you pay your fare. If you have to take more than two buses to complete your trip, you can use the same transfer.

Transfers are free, and they are good for one-way travel, valid for the first connecting bus at transfer points only.

When you board your connecting bus, show your transfer to the driver with the transfer facing up, and the time showing.

Ticket and Pass Sales Outlets


  • Brooks School
  • Mitchell Brothers
  • Powell River City Hall (semester passes available here only)
  • Powell River Recreation Complex
  • Top of the Hill
  • Save on Foods
  • Townsite Grocery
  • Vancouver Island University

handyDART Tickets


Powell River Regional Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 604.485.4287





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