Squamish Transit

The District of Squamish is pleased to share that the following fare reductions will be offered from September – December 2022 to encourage riders back to transit and recognize the hardship caused by the strike:

Monthly Passes

  • Adult regularly $39, now $20.
  • Student/senior regularly $20, now $10.

Cash fares on the bus

  • Single trip regularly $2, now $1.
  • Day pass regularly $4, now $2.

 HandyDart

  • Single trip regularly $1.75, now $1.

 No discounts will be provided on 10-tickets or HandyDart 5-tickets.

 Transit fare products return to regular pricing starting January 2023 (all 2023 passes purchased in 2022 will be sold at regular prices).

“I am grateful that the parties found a way to come together in the end and that we can relaunch bus service,” says District of Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott. “Transit service is essential because it connects people to their work, appointments, school, events and each other. We hope our regular riders return to riding the bus and that the reduction in costs until the end of 2022 will encourage others to take the bus for some of their trips around town.”

For schedules visit: bctransit.com/squamish

 


Labour Dispute Update

June 14, 2022: The labour dispute was resolved and an agreement was reached in the Sea-to-Sky region. Read the BC Transit news release.

 

May 4, 2022:

A labour dispute between BC Transit's contractors and their unionized employees remains ongoing. The District of Squamish is not the employer and therefore not involved in the bargaining process, however, collectively, we have been working very hard with Corridor municipalities to influence the parties and urge action. 

District of Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott, Resort Municipality of Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton and Village of Pemberton Mayor Mike Richman are working hard to collectively voice their concerns in an effort to influence all parties involved through persistent correspondence, meetings and real-life challenges from residents without transit. 

The Chamber of Commerce has also launched an awareness campaign to encourage more correspondence in support of negotiations.

Every voice counts towards our efforts in encouraging negotiations and restoring transit service in our community. 

Send a letter 

Mayor's Meetings have included: 

  • Meeting with BC Transit CEO (Feb 16)
  • Meeting with Ministry of Labour Deputy Minister Trevor Hughes & Senior Ministerial Advisor Tim Renneberg, Mayor Crompton (Mar 8)
  • Meeting with BC Transit CEO & Mayor Crompton (Mar 8)
  • Letter to parties March 18, 2022
  • Meeting with Minister of Labour Harry Bains & Mayor Crompton (Mar 29)
  • Meeting with BC Transit CEO and senior staff, Mayor Crompton and RMOW staff (Apr 7)
  • Letter to parties April 29, 2022

 

March 18, 2022:

A labour dispute between BC Transit's contractors and their unionized employees remains ongoing.

The District of Squamish is not the employer and therefore not involved in the bargaining process.

Citizens impacted by the transit strike may voice their concerns with the following:

Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor
Greg Nichols, PWTransit
Hon. Harry Bains, Minister of Labour 
Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure 
Erinn Pinkerton, BC Transit
Jordan Sturdy, MLA

Click here to send one email to all recipients.

 


 For the most up to date information on routes, schedules, fares, and more, check out the BC Transit Squamish page. The Rider's Guide is also available here

To see the next bus to your stop, check out NextRide Squamish. You can search by the street or stop number to find your nearest stop. Real time schedules are also available through the Google Maps App. 

The Squamish Transit System is run in partnership with BC Transit and service is provided by our local operators Diversified Transportation Ltd. For a list of routes, schedules, up-to-date rider notices and service changes check out the BC Transit Website. Check out the Rider's Info and Rider's Guide for more information on how to ride the bus. Conventional bus service currently operates seven days a week including holidays. 

Bus fare can be paid in cash on the bus, or tickets and passes can be purchased in advance. 

They are available at:

  • Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue
  • Brennan Park Recreation Centre, 1009 Centennial Way
  • Nesters Market, 710 - 1200 Hunter Place
  • Walmart (passes only), 39210 Discovery Way

 

 For tools to help K-5 students learn to ride the bus, Kids Ride the Bus has tools and resources. 

HandyDART

The Squamish Transit System also offers handyDART transit, a shared door-to-door service for registered riders with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. HandyDART hours of operation, a booking number and application forms are available online. To register to become a new handyDART user click here.

The handyDART service is offered Monday to Friday.

Transit Planning

BC Transit and the District of Squamish are continually working to improve our transit system. This includes increasing frequency, modifying or adding routes, and improving bus stops. Improvements are guided by transit planning processes – information about the current Transit Future Action Plan is available here

Loading a Bike on the Bus

To help make getting around without a car easier, all BC Transit buses are fitted with a bike rack that can carry up to 2 bikes at a time. See the image below on how to load and unload your bike. Before getting off the bus, be sure to inform the driver you will be unloading your bike. 

 

To contact the local transit operator, or provide feedback on the transit service, please use the contact page