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, build transit ridership, and provide equitable and efficient transit aligned with Whistler’s transportation objectives.
Funding for Whistler Transit System 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.
Learn about current initiatives to enhance transportation in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
- Full winter service: Saturday December 10, 2016 through Monday April 17, 2017.
- Winter Customer Service Hours are: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily including holidays. Phone: 604-932-4020.
For detailed bus times visit www.bctransit.com/whistler
Family Travel Program - Kids Ride Free!
Every day is FAMILY Day on the Whistler Transit System!
Whistler Transit has a Family Travel Program which allows families with up to three children under the age of 12 to ride free with parents or guardians, who have a valid Whistler Transit System monthly, 6-month, 12-month or one-day transit pass.
BC Transit Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan
BC Transit, in collaboration with local government partners, has developed a 25-year Transit Future Plan for the Sea to Sky Corridor.
The plan envisions what the transit network should look like 25 years from now. Beginning by looking at how the existing transit system could be improved, the plan describes and prioritizes the infrastructure and investment needed to get there. The plan was presented to Whistler’s mayor and Council on December 15, 2015.
To learn more or download the full plan or executive summary, visit BC Transit.
Fares and Passes
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.
Transit riders can save on fares by buying a sheet of 10 tickets, as well as monthly, 6-month and 12-month passes. Learn more about transit fares and passes.
Please note: The Government of Canada provides tax credits for bus passes. To claim the credit, keep your monthly pass and dated receipt.
Ticket Vendor Locations
- Alpine Meadows - Meadow Park Sports Centre
- Nester's Square - Nester's Market
- Whistler Village - Whistler Visitor's Center, The Grocery Store and Municipal Hall, (all passes including 6-month and 12-month passes)
- Cheakamus Crossing - Hostelling International (HI) - Whistler
Free Shuttle Service
Several free shuttle services are offered.
- Route 4 - Marketplace Shuttle runs from Gondola Transit Exchange to Marketplace in the winter only.
- Route 5 - Upper Village/Benchlands Shuttle runs from Gondola Transit Exchange to Blackcomb Mountain Base Lodge and the Benchlands year-round.
- Route 8 - Lost Lake Shuttle runs from the Gondola Transit Exchange to Lost Lake Park in the summer only.
This service is made possible through the Province of BC's Resort Municipality Initiative.
Learn more about transit fares and passes.
- Accessible buses: All 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 transit days: To encourage use of public transit and discourage travel in single occupant vehicles, the RMOW offers free transit on important days throughout the year such as New Year’s Eve.
- GradPass: To promote safer and more sustainable ways to travel, the RMOW provides a special GradPASS to every graduating student at Whistler Secondary School. The pass is valid 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.
- Skis and Snowboards: Bring your skis/poles or snowboard on board with you. Please be mindful of other passengers and hold your skis and poles or snowboard safely in front of you, with skis tips pointing down.
- Pets: Small fur-bearing or feathered pets contained in secure, clean, hand-held cages are welcome on the bus. Assistance animals that are certified are also allowed on public transit at all times. You may be asked to produce your Guide Animal Certificate.
- Bikes: 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.
Watch a short instructional video about how to use the bike racks.
Calculate Your Commute
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.