Transit in the Cowichan Valley
Scheduled local transit service is available throughout the CVRD with the exception of Electoral Areas G (Saltair / Gulf Islands) and H (North Oyster / Diamond) which do not currently participate.
Weekday commuter transit service is available between the Cowichan Valley and Greater Victoria via Routes 66 and 99, Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays), with 6 daily trips departing the Cowichan Valley early in the morning. Trips return from Victoria in the late afternoon.
Inter-regional transit service on Saturdays between the Cowichan Valley and Greater Victoria via Route 44 Victoria and Route 44 Duncan is also available with three daily round trips.
handyDART service offering convenient door-to-door shared transportation in the Cowichan Valley is also available for people who cannot use scheduled bus routes because of a disability. Registration is required.
Decisions on fares, routes and service levels are made by the CVRD Board based on information and planning provided by BC Transit. Full route and schedule details are available on the BC Transit - Cowichan Valley website at: http://bctransit.com/cowichan-valley
The Cowichan Valley Transit Future Plan provides an overview of short, medium and long term priorities for investments in the local system. See this plan at: https://bctransit.com/cowichan-valley/transit-future/cowichan-valley-transit-future-plan
Effective June, 1, 2020 transit will resume front door boarding and fare collection.
Fare Options: For the week of June 1 - June 7, passholders can use their expired March, 2020 monthly pass or a January - April, 2020 semester pass as a form of payment on Cowichan Valley Local Transit and Cowichan Valley Commuter (Monday - Friday) services.
Other payment options include: cash fare ($2.25 for local transit; $10.00 for commuter); bus tickets and June monthly passes.