The Sunshine Coast Transit System is operated under a funding agreement with BC Transit and extends from Langdale to Halfmoon Bay. The two primary conventional routes, Route 90 Express and Route 1 Local, operate from Sechelt to the Langdale Ferry Terminal directly via Highway 101 or via Lower Gibsons and Roberts Creek. This primary service is augmented by local routes that operate to Halfmoon Bay, the Sechelt Arena and West Sechelt and connect at Trail Bay Centre in Sechelt. All buses are accessible and equipped with wheelchair ramps. The regional district’s share of the system costs is funded through transit fares and property taxes.
The transit service operates using 8 full-size, 6 mid-size, and 3 paratransit buses that collectively carry over 500,000 passengers per year. Our productivity, measured in rides per hour, is one of the highest among BC Transit Tier 3 systems and in the past has been recognized by the Canadian Urban Transit Association as the sixth highest in Canada among small transit systems.
A twenty-five year Transit Future Plan has been developed by BC Transit and the SCRD.
In addition to the conventional transit service we also operate handyDART service for persons with applicable disabilities. This door-to-door service is for persons whose mobility is limited such that they cannot use the more available conventional service. Users must apply and be registered to use the service, which operates Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There is no HandyDART service on Statutory Holidays. Please call 604-885-6897 for further information.
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The Sunshine Coast Transit System operates independently of Translink services. Tickets and passes that are purchased for use in the Vancouver region are not valid for the Sunshine Coast. The single exception is the Compass card issued as part of the BC Bus Pass program.
PLEASE NOTE: Connections between buses and the BC Ferries service at Langdale ferry terminal are scheduled, but are subject to operating conditions and not guaranteed. Passengers transferring to or from ferry travel, should plan accordingly.