Transit in the Cowichan Valley
NextRide is coming to the Cowichan Valley
Soon riders will be able to track the location of their bus and its anticipated arrival time at bus stops in real time using a smart phone app or web browser. The service will also include call outs at each stop and a visual display of the stop name. https://www.bctransit.com/nextride-faq
Transit Future Action Plan
Thank you for your feedback on transit! We are taking feedback into consideration and will be reporting what we heard in early 2022.
It is required that riders wear face coverings on board transit buses. Additional safety measures such as cleaning and sanitizing ensure rider safety and comfort. For more information, please see https://bctransit.com/covid19
Kids ages 12 and under ride free!
Since September, 2021 kids 12 years and under can ride for free on all Cowichan Valley Transit Routes including local and commuter/Victoria routes. For more information, see BC Transit Kids Ride Free
Cowichan Valley Regional Transit Services are offered in partnership with BC Transit, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the local operating company (First Canada).
Scheduled local transit service is available throughout the CVRD with the exception of Electoral Areas G (Saltair / Gulf Islands) and H (North Oyster / Diamond) which do not currently participate.
handyDART service offering convenient door-to-door shared transportation in the Cowichan Valley is available for people who cannot use scheduled bus routes because of a disability. This service is available within 1.5 km of conventional fixed-routes in the Cowichan Valley not including the commuter.
Registration and more information including the application form can be found at BC Transit - handyDART
Weekday commuter transit service is available between the Cowichan Valley and Greater Victoria via Routes 66 and 99, Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays), with 6 daily trips departing the Cowichan Valley early in the morning. Trips return from Victoria in the late afternoon and evening.
Inter-regional transit service on Saturdays between the Cowichan Valley and Greater Victoria area is provided via Route 44 Victoria and Route 44 Duncan with three daily round trips.
As these are express trips, bus stop locations are limited. Click here for more information on the commuter service including a list of bus stops.