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. 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.

As a fifth transportation option, the CVRD also provides assistance to the Cowichan Seniors Community Foundation to deliver their Supported Transportation Program. This program provides rides to Cowichan Valley seniors (65 years of age and over) to access medical appointments. Rides are provided by volunteers. For more information, call 250.715.6481 - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

Show All Answers

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?