Mount Waddington Transit

Mount Waddington Transit Route Schedules

Mount Waddington Transit Route Schedules

Mount Waddington Transit Information

Mount Waddington Transit Information

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:
  • Trips to Port McNeill Medical Clinic on Route 12
  • Improved morning ferry/transit connections
  • Change in Routes 1 and 2 routing in Port McNeill to better serve commuters


Transit Fares

Transit Fares

Transit Fares


Fare Zones

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
Cash $1.25 $2.50 $3.75

Tickets (Sheet of 10)

10 trips for the price of 9!

$10.50 $21.00 $31.50

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 Passes

Monthly bus passes are an easy, economical choice for frequent or commuter riders on Mount Waddington Transit.


Monthly DiscountPass


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.


Adult DiscountPass $36.50
Concession* (Senior/Student) $31.50

* 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.


Monthly Superpass


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.


Adult Superpass $73.00
Concession* (Senior/Student) $62.50


Monthly bus passes are not pro-rated for partial months and are NOT transferable. Please sign the back of your bus pass when purchasing.

Ticket and Pass Outlets

Ticket and Pass Outlets

Ticket and Pass Outlets


Coal Harbour
  • Quatsino Band Council Office
Port Hardy
  • Peoples Drug Mart
  • Rexall Drug Store
Port McNeill
  • Mount Waddington Transit Office
  • Peoples Drug Mart
  • Regional District of Mount Waddington Office