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The Resort Municipality of Whistler launched a pilot project that will put all Whistler students in secondary school on Whistler’s local transit for free in 2020. Council endorsed resolutions presented by the Transportation Advisory Group (TAG) at their regular meeting on November 5, 2019 which included a recommendation to launch a pilot project that would provide all Whistler secondary students with free bus passes for the Whistler Transit System. The funding for free transit for Whistler Secondary students will come from an increase to monthly parking passes in Day Lots 1, 2 and 3. Phase 1 bus passes are valid from January 2020 through September 30, 2020. Phase 2 was in effect from October 1, 2020 to October 15, 2021. Students who were in Grade 12 will be able to continue using their free pass after graduation, until October 15, 2021.
This year's passes will be valid through October 15, 2023. If you loose your pass we can BADLIST it and you can get a replacement for $25. To travel on the bus, a Whistler Highschool Student must have the Whistler Highschool 12-month pass and swipe through the farebox
As with all of the Whistler Transit System 6-month and 12-month bus passes, the High School Bus Pass has the pass holder’s picture and is not transferable. We are partnering with school photographer using their photos for this year's passes. The Whistler High School pass is only valid on the Whistler Transit System. It is not valid on the Pemberton Commuter, you must pay full fare. Click here for High school Bus Pass Terms and Conditions. To help evaluate the pilot program, there is a survey included with the parent/guardian permission form attached and there will be a follow up on-line survey sent out this fall/winter.
We work with the administration at Whistler Secondary School and the Waldorf School to send letters with permission forms to parents by email through the school contact channels. If you need a Permission form, you can download one here.
Passes are be distributed to the students through the schools in late September and early October depending on when we receive the school photos.
If you live in Whistler are attending on-line school or are home schooled, you are included in the program when you are registered in SD48. You will receive information through the Whistler Secondary School communication channels. Please indicate this on your parent permission form.
Update–November 2, 2022
We have received the Whistler Secondary retake pictures and are producing the passes for which we have forms and pictures.
Update–October 20, 2022
We have delivered all the Waldorf School and Whistler Secondary School passes to the schools for students that we have forms and pictures. We are expecting to receive the Whistler Secondary retake pictures next week and produce the passes. .
It's not too late to send in your parent permission form to get your Whistler Transit System Highschool Bus Pass Please see above to download the form. If you need a paper copy to take, you can get one at Municipal Hall Customer Service Desk (4325 Blackcomb Way upstairs; 604-932-5535) or from reception at the schools.
Update–October 12, 2022
We have just received the school photos for the Waldorf School and are starting to produce passes. We will bring the passes to the school this week and next week for distribution. We should have all of the WSS bus pass created by the end of the day today and brought to the school on Thursday, Oct 13. If your pass wasn't delivered, we probably don't have your parent permission form. Please see above to download the form. If you need a paper copy to take, you can get one at Muni Hall or from reception at the schools.
Update–October 5, 2022
We have just received the school photos for Whistler Secondary School and are starting to produce passes. We will bring the passes to the school this week and next week for distribution.
Update–September 8, 2022
2022/23 permission from have been circulated to Whistler Secondary and Whistler Waldorf high school students.
Grade 8 student passes will be fast tracked this year. as the newly approved grade 7 program did not happen due to the transit strike.
All other students must wait until we receive the school pictures through the school photographers. If you are in grade 9 to 12 and are new to Whistler, please take advantage the transit loyalty program sale for September.
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The Resort Municipality of Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb and the Chamber of Commerce have partnered to offer Whistler Experience® participants 6-month and 12-month Spirit Transit Passes as part of the 2017 Transportation Action Plan. With your valid 2022-23 Whistler Experience number, a 6-month Spirit Transit Pass is $220 and a 12-month Spirit Transit Pass is $410. That’s one and half months free with a 6-month pass or 25 per cent savings over buying monthly passes, and almost four months free with a 12-month pass or a 30 per cent savings over buying a monthly pass!
Note: 1-month Spirit Transit Pass, can be purchased at Whistler Public Library as well as Municipal Hall.
- To purchase a 1-month Spirit Transit Pass, please visit Whistler Public Library or Municipal Hall. To purchase 6-month or 12-month Spirit Transit Pass, come to the Customer Service desk at Municipal Hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. You must present your Whistler Experience® number to claim your discount when purchasing your Spirit Transit Pass.
- You are only allowed to purchase one Spirit Transit Pass product per Whistler Experience year.
- Please read the Terms and Conditions for the 6- and 12-month passes.
- For 2021/22 and 2022/23, the prices are:
- 12-month Spirit Transit Pass: $410 (savings of $100 from regular price)
- 6-month Spirit Transit Pass: $220(savings of $50 from regular price)
- 1-month Spirit Transit Pass: $25 (savings of $25 from regular price)
- For employers wishing to purchase passes directly for their staff, please contact Emma DalSanto at email@example.com.
As of Sept. 1, 2021, the Whistler Family Travel program is being replaced with a new provincial program where children 12 and under can ride BC Transit and TransLink services free of charge. This change makes it easier and more affordable for families in and around Whistler and Metro Vancouver.
Learn more about the Kids on Board program.
Route 4, 5, and 8 Village Shuttle routes are always complimentary, sponsored by the Province of B.C.'s Resort Municipality Initiative.
Route 7–Staff Housing Complimentary Shuttle is free from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. in the winter only from November 19, 2022 through April 2, 2023. Dates are renewed annually. This program is sponsored by Whistler-Blackcomb.
**Note: from Saturday, November 19 - Friday, December 9, 2022, the Route 7 Staff Housing Free Shuttle starts at 5 p.m.
The RMOW and BC Transit encourages everyone to make the safe and smart choice to ride transit on New Year’s Eve. Take advantage of free local transit on December 31, 2022 all day to end of service at 3:30am on January 1, 2023.
From June 15 to Labour Day, catch any Whistler Transit System bus on summer weekends and statutory holidays (Canada Day, BC Day and Labour Day) for free in Whistler. All routes are free from the first bus at 5 a.m. on Saturdays through the last bus on the Sunday/holiday Monday transit day leaving the Village at 3:15 a.m. Extra buses has been added to routes 20 and 30 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Check out the Summer Rider's Guide for times.
And Kids 12 and under ride free everyday.
For bus directions to Whistler's Parks, see whistler.ca/summer