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YouthPASS Program

BC Transit's YouthPASS offers unlimited travel throughout the transit region for riders aged 6 to 18 years.

Application Form

Renewal Information

Photo Shoot Info

What do I Need to Know about YouthPASS?

  • Non-Transferable. YouthPASS must remain in the owner's possession during travel and cannot be used by anyone other than the owner of the pass.
  • To qualify, you must be 6 to 18 years old.
  • The pass is available at a reduced monthly rate of $35 a month for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. This is a prepaid pass: All months must be paid for at the time of purchase. When your pass expires, simply renew it.
  • The YouthPASS is valid from the beginning of a month to the end of a month for a minimum of six months to a a maximum of twelve months. If it is part way through the month and you wish to start using your pass immediately, you can activate your pass for an extra charge of $1.25 a day for the remainder of the current month.
  • August and September are very busy months for the YouthPASS office. We will try to return your call in one business day.
  • You must make an appointment before coming in for your YouthPASS photo.
  • When you leave a message at the YouthPASS office, always leave your daytime telephone number.
  • YouthPASS is not valid on handyDART.
  • Terms, Conditions and Fees

First Time YouthPASS?

Just call the YouthPASS Coordinator at 250-995-5682 and make an appointment to have your photo taken. Leave a message with your name and daytime telephone number.

Once you have your time and date confirmed, you will go to the BC Transit office at 520 Gorge Road East with your proof of age, completed application and a form of payment (cheque, cash, Interac or credit cards).

You will need to bring government identification indicating your birth date, such as a driver’s licence, passport, birth certificate, BC ID or CareCard.

The YouthPASS Clerk will take your picture and give you your new YouthPASS. It's as simple as that!

YouthPASS Renewal

Renewing your YouthPASS is easy. Call 250-995-5682, tell us the name on the YouthPASS (please spell it out), and your daytime telephone number. We will also need to know how long you wish to renew for (start and end dates) - remember it's a minimum of six months.

Your new pass will be ready for pick up by 1 p.m. on the next business day. Drop by the BC Transit office at 520 Gorge Road East to pick up your new card. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You will recieve a new card with a new expiry date. The card will show the same photo you've got now. Your old card will expire on the date shown, and will no longer be valid on the bus.

Photo Update

New photos are taken every two years. If it has been two years since your last photo, you will need to make an appointment.

Lost Passes

Please contact the lost and found department at 250-995-5637 for lost or stolen passes. If the pass is not in the lost and found, and requires immediate replacement, contact 250-995-5682. A $25 replacement fee applies.


You may pay by cheque, cash or Interac or credit cards.

12 months $420.00
11 months $385.00
10 months $350.00
9 months $315.00
8 months $280.00
7 months $245.00
6 months $210.00

School Visits

For added convenience to students and families, BC Transit will take YouthPass photos at participating schools in September. If you attend one of the schools listed below, BC Transit staff will be at your school to take your YouthPASS photo on the date listed.

To download a PDF of the YouthPass photo shoot application form, click here.

On the day of the photo shoot, the student must bring:

  • a cheque for $315.00 made out to BC Transit
  • valid I.D. showing student’s date of birth, (must be 18 and under)
  • a completed application form signed by a parent or guardian available from the school

YouthPasses will be distributed by the school at the end of September.

This YouthPass is valid from October 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

School Date Time
St. Andrew's Tue Sep 23 11:00 - 12:00
Spectrum Wed Sep 24 9:00 - 10:30
Lambrick Wed Sep 24 1:00 - 2:00
Belmont Thu Sep 25 9:00 - 10:00
Oak Bay Thu Sep 25 12:00 - 1:30
Fri Sep 26 10:50 - 11:30
Vic High Fri Sep 26 1:00 - 2:00
Mt. Doug Mon Sep 29 11:20 - 12:50
Claremont Mon Sep 29 2:30 - 3:30
Reynolds Tue Sep 30 11:15 - 12:40
Esquimault Tue Sep 30
3:15 - 4:15
Wed Oct 1
12:00 - 1:00
Stelly's Wed Oct 1
2:20 - 3:15

YouthPASS Contact Information

Phone: 250-995-5682

Definition of Youth for Discount Fares

The discount fare will be offered to anyone 18 years and under.

If you appear 19 years or older, the transit operator will ask you for proof of age. Identification includes: driver's licence, passport, birth certificate, BC ID, CareCard or equivalent ID validated by any national, provincial or state government agency

Victoria Regional Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 250.382.6161