Winter Whistler Transit Seat Sale December 13 – Ride the Bus for a dollar

November 29, 2012: Whistler, BC – To celebrate the arrival of the full winter transit schedule in Whistler on December 13, 2012, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is offering a special one-day transit seat sale.

Ride the bus to the lifts for $1 each way, courtesy of the RMOW on December 13.  Full winter transit service starts on December 13, 2012 with increased service on all routes. 

Highlights for Full Winter service include:

  • The extension of weekend levels of service to include Fridays, holiday Mondays (Canadian and American), and school winter vacation.
  • Additional late night service (after midnight) to respond to heavy passenger loads experienced last winter.
  • Route #6 – Tapley’s Connector returns to the Village via Blueberry.
  • A new format for the winter Rider’s Guide, which combines schedules for Routes 1, 2 and 3 to make it easier for passengers to understand their options.

Throughout the winter, staff at BC Transit, the RMOW and Whistler Transit Ltd. will work with the Transit Management Advisory Committee (TMAC) of council to monitor the performance of the Whistler Transit System.

Find information about the Whistler Transit System at whistler.ca/transit.

Find schedules online, plan your trip using Google Transit Trip Planner, or complete a Customer Service Report, and more at www.bctransit.com/regions/whi.

Click here for the Whistler Transit Rider's Guide.

Key Dates

December 13, 2012   Full Winter service begins                                                   
December 21, 2012 – January 6, 2013  Holiday Service
April 1, 2013           Last day of Full Winter service
April 2 – 21, 2012        Late Winter service

About Whistler Transit

Since its inception in 1991, the Whistler Transit system has grown with the community and for years experienced the highest ridership per service hour in British Columbia. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) continues to work with BC Transit to improve services and options for affordable transit passes to build transit ridership and provide equitable and efficient transit aligned with Whistler’s transportation objectives.

Funding for the Whistler Transit System is cost shared between the RMOW and BC Transit. Decisions about fares, routes, and service levels are made by the RMOW.

About the Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler’s local government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of 9,824 residents and two million annual visitors. The RMOW manages municipal planning and development, park and Village operations, sports facilities and recreation, public utilities and environmental services, bylaws and enforcement, fire rescue, fiscal planning and financial services, legislative services, human resources, communications and the administration of the Whistler2020 Comprehensive Sustainability Plan and Whistler’s Official Community Plan. The RMOW collaborates with in-resort and external partners to create visitor experiences and enrich community life.

Whistler’s vision is to be the premier mountain resort community as it moves toward sustainability. Whistler was the proud Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.