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BC Transit remains haunted by the snowfall of two days past.

Over 60 routes are still affected by Tuesday’s snowfall that saw 29 cm or more accumulate across the region. 

To keep transit-riders updated, BC Transit has posted a customer advisory on their website that will be updated every hour. 

The advisory is intended to keep customers informed of what routes are operating and if those routes have been slightly changed due to snowy conditions.

“We are advising customers of potential impacts to transit due to snow and freezing temperatures on Thursday, December 22nd,” said BC Transit in the advisory. 

“Customers are strongly encouraged to check before they travel for any impacts to their routes. Please leave plenty of time for your journey as we will work hard to get you to your destination.”

BC Transit’s 9 a.m. active routes:

  • 2 South Oak Bay/James Bay
  • 3 Royal Jubilee/James Bay
    • Not servicing May, routing via Fairfield in both directions.
  • 4 Downtown/UVic
    • Will finish/start from Government and Superior. 
  • 5 James Bay/Willows
  • 6 Downtown/Royal Oak
    • Not servicing Chatterton & Emily Carr, routing Royal Oak Mall.
  • 7 Downtown/Uvic
  • 10 Royal Jubilee/James Bay
  • 11 Tillicum/UVic
    • Not servicing Uplands, routing via Cadboro Bay in both directions.
  • 14 UVic/Vic General
    • Not Servicing Wharf St or Fort between Wharf and Douglas
  • 15 Esquimalt/uVic
    • Not Servicing Wharf St or Fort Between wharf and Douglas 
  • 21 – Not servicing Viaduct/Markham Tech Park – using Camosun College Loop, No 21N Staying on Interuban between Burnside and Wilkinson.
  • 25 Maplewood/Tillicum
  • 26 Dockyard/UVic
  • 27/28 Majestic/Gordon Head 
    • Not servicing Ferndale/Tyndall & Blanshard Terminus, routing from Shelbourne to McKenzie, trip ending at UVic.
  • 31 Downtown/Royal Oak
    • Not servicing Carey, routing right on Saanich, left on Vernon to Carey.
  • 39 Interurban/UVic
  • 50 Downtown/Langford
    • Not servicing Langford Parkway/Phipps, routing via Kelly, Veterans Memorial, Meaford to the Langford exchange.
  • 52 Bear Mountain/Colwood
    • Not servicing Bear Mountain/Stornoway/Lagoon/Latoria, routing via Millstream roundabout & Cairndale in both directions. 
    • Not servicing Langford Parkway/Phipps, routing via Kelly, Veterans Memorial, Meaford.
  • 61 Downtown/Sooke
    • Not servicing Langford Parkway/Phipps, routing via Kelly, Veterans Memorial, Meaford to the Langford exchange.
  • 70 Downtown/Swartz Bay 
    • Not servicing Vernon/Carey – routing via Blanshard, Saanich to Douglas Southbound only. 
  • 72 Downtown/Swartz Bay
  • 75 Saanichton/Downtown 
    • Not servicing Tanner Ridge, routing via Keating Cross Roads & no Benvenuto/Wallace, or Verdier Loop.
  • 81 Brentwood Bay/Swartz Bay
    • Not servicing Wallace/Benvenuto
  • 83 Sidney/Royal Oak 
    • Not servicing Beaver/Quail, routing via West Saanich, to Interurban. 
    • Not servicing Benvenuto/Verdier loop.
  • 88 Sidney/Airport

Be sure to check BC Transit’s website before heading out into the cold and layer up!


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