What transit services are offered in the Cowichan Valley?

The Cowichan Valley offers several different types of transit service: 

Local scheduled route service: These are the scheduled routes operating throughout the Cowichan Valley. Transit routes are available in all areas except Electoral Areas G (Saltair / Gulf Islands) and Area H (North Oyster / Diamond). For a full listing of routes with maps and schedules please see BC Transit’s website; or pick up a Rider’s Guide onboard or from various ticket outlets in the Cowichan Valley. 

handyDART (custom) service: handyDART provides accessible door-to-door, shared transit services in the Cowichan Valley for registered users who cannot use scheduled bus route service. This service is available to residences within 1.5 km of a conventional fixed service transit route not including commuter routes. For more information or to register please call 250.748.1230, or 1.855.748.1230 toll free from Ladysmith. 

Weekday commuter service: There are two Cowichan Valley Commuter routes operating Monday - Friday between the Cowichan Valley and the Capital Regional District (Victoria). There is currently no midday service available on these routes. These routes do no operate on statutory holidays.  Route #66 (the Duncan Commuter) offers 4 daily trips from Village Green Mall (on Central Road beside London Drugs) to Victoria early in the morning. Route #99 (the Shawnigan Lake Commuter) offers 2 daily trips early in the morning with trips starting from the Cobble Hill Train Station stop on Cobble Hill Road near Hutchinson Road.  For more information call 250.746.9899.

Saturday Inter-regional service: Route #44 Victoria and Route #44 Duncan operate Saturday transit service connections between the Cowichan Valley and Greater Victoria with three daily round trips.  Route #44 does not operate on statutory holidays that fall on a Saturday, including Boxing Day.

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1. What transit services are offered in the Cowichan Valley?
2. Where do I get information on bus routes, schedules, maps and fares?
3. Which bus routes go where?
4. The schedule only lists a few stops, is this all of them?
5. What is On-Request transit?
6. Can I take bikes, toddler bikes and wagons on the bus?
7. Who do I call for lost and found items?
8. What are the costs for riding the bus? Are there any discounts?
9. What is the BC Bus Pass Program?