Mount Waddington Transit began service July 2, 2008, with a generous grant from Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). As of April 1, 2010, BC Transit began cost-sharing in the system in partnership with the Regional District of Mount Waddington. North Island Community Services Society operates the buses and the Transit Office.
Mount Waddington Transit operates seven routes:
|Route 1||Port Hardy to Port McNeill|
|Route 2||Port McNeill to Port Hardy|
|Route 4||Port Hardy to Fort Rupert/Storey's Beach|
|Route 5||Coal Harbour|
|Route 6||Woss/Mount Cain Ski Connector (winter service only)|
|Route 11||Port Hardy Local|
|Route 12||Port McNeill/Hyde Creek Local|
Our Community buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts to enable passengers using mobility equipment to easily access the transit service. In addition, each bus is fitted with a bike rack to assist in longer commutes.
|A new transit schedule was launched October 1, 2012. (Please click image to the left) Highlights include:|
|Zone 1||Port Hardy or Port McNeill local routes|
|Zone 2||Port Hardy-Coal Harbour or Port Hardy-Fort Rupert|
|Zone 3||Port Hardy-Port McNeill or Port McNeill-Woss|
Fares may be paid with cash (exact change only as drivers DO NOT carry cash), transit tickets or bus passes. Please note that Bus Passes and Bus Tickets from transit systems outside Mount Waddington are no accepted, please ensure you have the appropriate cash fare ready. Exceptions to this are annual BC Bus Passes and valid CNIB passes. Please see below for a list of Ticket Outlets.
Cash and Ticket Prices
|Zone 1||Zone 2||Zone 3|
Tickets (Sheet of 10)
10 trips for the price of 9!
Bus tickets have no expiry date and are a very economical travel option (especially for young people!) to access medical services and employment, educational and recreational opportunities.
Monthly bus passes are an easy, economical choice for frequent or commuter riders on Mount Waddington Transit.
For local and limited service routes (Port Hardy/Fort Rupert/Coal Harbour and Port McNeill/Hyde Creek). If travelling to and from your destination at least twelve (12) days each month for local routes (1 zone) or at least seven (7) days each month for 2 zone areas the DiscountPass is your most economical option.
* Reduced fare with valid ID for Seniors 65 and over, students in full-time attendance to Grade 12 and North Island College Students with Student ID Card and current registration.
This pass is for use in all Mount Waddington Transit zones. If travelling to and from your destination at least ten (10) days per month, the monthly Superpass is a simple, economical option.
Monthly bus passes are not pro-rated for partial months and are NOT transferable. Please sign the back of your bus pass when purchasing.