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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.
The program was extended to the 2020/21 school year and all Whistler high school students were eligible to receive a bus pass with their name and photo that will be valid from October 1, 2021 until October 15, 2022.
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. 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 are working with the administration at Whistler Secondary School and the Waldorf School to launch Phase 2 of the pilot program. Introductory letters with permission forms are being sent to parents by email through the school contact channels. If you need a Permission form, you can download one here.
Passes will be distributed to the students through the schools in late September and early October 2021.
If you live in Whistler are attending on-line school or are home schooled, you are included in the program as you should be registered at Whistler Secondary School receiving information about the program through the Whistler Secondary School communication channels. Please indicate this on your parent permission form.
Update–October 15, 2021
Whistler Secondary School and Whislter Waldorf School - We have produced and delivered the Grade 8-12 Highschool Bus Passes that we have permission forms and pictures. If you did not receive your pass, but have sent in your form and had your picture taken in September, please email email@example.com(link sends e-mail) to track down your pass.
Whistler Secondary School photo retakes was on October 13. We will most likely have those photos by Oct 31st.
If you would like to get your pass sooner and we already have your parent permission form, you can come to Municipal Hall Customer Service (4325 Blackcomb Way) during office hours (8am to 4:15pm). You will need to bring identification.
Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
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 2021-22 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!
New for 2021/22 is a 1-month Spirit Transit Pass, which 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, the price is:
- 12-month Spirt 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 7–Staff Housing Complimentary Shuttle is free from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the winter only. Dates are renewed annually. This program is sponsored by Whistler-Blackcomb.
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 from 6 p.m to end of service.
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.
For bus directions to Whistler's Parks, see whistler.ca/summer