Transit in Vernon

During the community consultation for the Transportation Plan, Vernon residents articulated that their number one transportation priority was public transit improvements. A safe, reliable, frequent transit system has many benefits to the community.

  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions
  • Greater mobility for seniors and youth
  • More travel options for families
  • Less money required for new road infrastructure
  • Fewer cars on the road
Vernon Regional Transit System

Vernon Regional Transit System

Starting  July 20, 2016, BC Transit will launch a province-wide campaign to educate British Columbians on all the incredible summer destinations that can be reached using BC Transit. The campaign will launch BC Transit’s Instagram account and a microsite with downloadable maps. By finding attractions across the province with the help of BC Transit’s routes and our partner Destination BC, British Columbians will have plenty of summer adventures at their fingertips. We want British Columbians to ride and seek adventure all summer long!

Everything you need to know about the transit services within the Vernon Regional Transit area including Coldstream, Vernon and the North Okanagan is on the BC Transit website.

Handy Dart

Vernon Regional Accessible Transit

BC Transit has made large-scale improvements in accessibility. A key is to provide transit services tailored to individual’s needs and abilities.
• Fixed-Route: 100% of buses are low-floor accessible
• handyDART: Ramp and lift-equipped mini buses

handyDART is:
• For people who cannot use fixed-route independently due to a disability
• Based on need
• A complementary service to the fixed-route system

North Okanagan Transit Future Plan
New Unified Transit Fares and Passes for 2018

New Unified Transit Fares and Passes for 2018

New fare structure effective April 1, 2018.

The City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream, and the Regional District of North Okanagan have jointly approved changes to transit fares to coincide with the planned service expansions in spring 2018. The simplified fare structure will be easier to use and less costly to administer. The existing single zone and multi-zone fares will be unified into one, reducing the number of fare products from 14 to 5.

There will one cash fare of $2.50 for all transit services, including handyDART, with one exception being the Route 90 - UBCO which will be $5.00 due to the distance between Vernon and Kelowna. Transit users with monthly passes, including U-Passes, will be able to ride the Route 90 - UBCO at no additional cost. Further details about interregional transfers will be released at a later date.

Fare reviews are conducted periodically to ensure that fares keep up with the cost to provide transit services. Vernon Regional Transit fares were last reviewed in 2004 and handyDART fares were last reviewed in 1996. 

BC Transit Fare Review

2018 Fare Structure

Effective April 1, 2018
 Vernon Regional Transit  SystemRoute 90 - UBCO
Day Pass$6.00-
Tickets (10)$22.50-
Monthly Pass – Adult$55.00$55.00
Monthly Pass – Student / Senior$40.00$40.00
Student Semester Pass$120.00-

*handyDART fares will be increased in two phases: the first increase will be from $1.75 to $2.00 effective April 1, 2018 and the second increase will be from $2.00 to $2.50 effective April 1, 2019.