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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 B.C. 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.
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Additional Whistler Transit buses will be in service starting Saturday, November 16, 2013. Full winter service starts December 1, 2013. Click here to download the current Rider’s guide or the winter 2013-2014 Rider’s Guide.
Whistler Transit will be introducing a new Family Travel Program, which will allow families with up to three children under the age of 12 to ride free with parents or guardians that have a valid Whistler Transit System monthly, 6-month, 12-month or one-day transit pass. The new program will take effect on December 1, 2013.
On December 1, the Whistler transit system fare structure will be simplified for riders by eliminating the concession cash fare and the concession one-day pass, as well as adjusting the cost of the 10-Ride Adult sheet of tickets to $22.50 from $20.00 to follow current best practice guidelines where the price of ten tickets is set at the cost of nine cash fares.
Reduced Seasonal Service Effective April 2 to December 11, 2013
The regular seasonal change to Spring/Summer/Fall reduced service began on Tuesday April 2, 2013. Paper copies of the Rider’s Guide are available. An electronic copy of the Rider’s Guide and the schedule by route is available at bctransit.com.
Transit users can follow @WhistlerTransit on Twitter to stay up to date on customer alerts and helpful transit information. Access the Twitter account here.
The RMOW continues to work with BC Transit to improve transit services and options for affordable transit passes as a way of supporting transit ridership, and equitable and efficient transportation network in alignment with Whistler’s transportation objectives.
The Whistler Transit System offers the following affordable and convenient product options. Click here for more transit pass options.
- Alpine Meadows - Meadow Park Sports Centre
- Nester's Square - Nester's Market
- Whistler North - Municipal Hall (all passes including 6-month and 12-month passes)
- Whistler Village -The Grocery Store, Whistler Visitor Centre
- Main Street -7-Eleven
- Cheakamus Crossing - Hostelling International (HI) - Whistler
- Information on routes, schedules and fares: To pick up a Rider’s Guide, call the local BC Transit operator at 604.932.4020 or visit www.bctransit.com/regions/whi. Buses run from 5:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. every day in Whistler.
- Save On Fares: Save when you buy a sheet of 10 tickets. For frequent transit users, Monthly, 6 Month and 12 Month Passes will offer a significant savings over paying cash fares. Effective December 1, 2013, the new Family Travel Program and Simplified Fare Structure will also provide savings. The simplified fare structure will eliminate the concession cash fare and the concession one-day pass, as well as adjusting the cost of the 10-Ride Adult sheet of tickets to $22.50 from $20.00 to follow current best practice guidelines where the price of ten tickets is set at the cost of nine cash fares. The new Family Travel Program will allow families with up to three children under the age of 12 to ride free with parents or guardians that have a valid Whistler Transit System monthly, 6-month, 12-month or one-day transit pass.
- Tax Exempt Bus Pass: The Government of Canada tax credits if you use a bus pass. Keep your monthly pass and dated receipt.
- Accessible Buses: 100 per cent of the transit buses used in Whistler’s fleet are low-floor buses, providing wheelchair, scooter and stroller accessible service on transit routes throughout the region.
- Free Village Shuttle Service: The #4 - Marketplace Shuttle runs from the Gondola Transit Exchange (stop #4) to Marketplace/Medical Centre in the winter only, while the #5 Upper Village/Benchlands Shuttle (Gondola Transit Exchange stop #5) services Blackcomb Mountain Base Lodge and Benchlands accommodations year-round.
- Free Lost Lake Shuttle: In summer, Whistler Transit operates a free shuttle bus service from Gondola Transit Exchange (stop #4) to Lost Lake.
- Free Transit Days: To encourage use of public transit and discourage travel in single occupant vehicles, the municipality offers free transit on important days throughout the year, such as New Year’s Eve.
- GradPass: In an effort to promote safer and more sustainable ways to travel, the RMOW provides a special GradPASS to every graduating student at Whistler Secondary School, good for two days of unlimited travel within Whistler in June. BC Transit’s GradPASS Program helps get students home safely at graduation time.
- Request a stop: This convenient program is available to passengers after 9 p.m. Passengers who feel that their safety is at risk may ask their driver to stop between regular bus stops. Simply inform your driver at least one stop ahead of where you wish to get off. Your driver will let you off as close to your requested stop as possible. For safety reasons, passengers using wheelchairs or scooters may only stop at designated wheelchair-accessible bus stops.
- Bikes on Board: Bike racks are installed on Whistler Transit System buses in mid April, and are removed in early November. The bike racks hold most wheel and frame sizes, but are not designed to hold tandem or motor-powered bikes.
- Skis and Snowboards: Bring your skis/poles or snowboard on board with you. Please be mindful of other passengers and hold your skis/poles or snowboard safely in front of you. Hold skis with their tips pointed down.
- Pets on Board: Pets on Board is a program to welcome small fur-bearing or feathered pets contained in secure, clean, hand-held cages on the bus. Assistance animals that are certified are allowed on public transit at all times. You may be asked to produce your Guide Animal Certificate.
Funding for Whistler Transit is cost-shared between the RMOW and BC Transit. All revenue collected comes directly to the RMOW to offset 53 per cent share of local costs. A portion of revenues from municipal user pay parking helps to fund transit in Whistler.
See BC Transit website for more information.
Find out the most cost-effective way to get around in Whistler. A general estimate of savings, BC Transit’s commuter calculator takes into account typical values for: fuel efficiency, annual maintenance, tires, depreciation, and assumes that you are taking transit in place of your vehicle. If you are walking, cycling or commuting on your own power, your costs will be even lower.