On Sunday, November 11th, buses in Greater Victoria will be commemorating Remembrance Day by offering free rides to active and retired military personnel.
The gesture is organized by BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, and will apply to military personnel in uniform — including cadets— and to all riders with Army, Navy or Air Force Association cards.
The complimentary rides are provided to any member, past or present, who is in uniform or presents their Canadian Forces identification and applies to both traditional and handyDART services.
BC Transit bus routes serve or stop close to major Remembrance Day ceremonies around Greater Victoria, including:
- Victoria (the Legislature Cenotaph and Ross Bay Cemetery)
- Esquimalt (Memorial Park)
- Oak Bay (Uplands Park)
- West Shore (Veterans’ Memorial Park)
- Sidney (Town Hall)
- Sooke (Royal Canadian Legion)
Transit drivers who choose to do so are encouraged to stop the bus at 11:11 a.m. to observe a moment of silence for those who gave their lives in times of war.
Buses will operate on a Saturday schedule on Monday, November 12th. For more information on routes and schedules, visit the BC Transit website.