Pets on Board

Assistance animals that are certified are allowed on public transit at all times.

Otherwise, only small fur-bearing or feathered pets contained in secure, clean, hand-held cages are permitted on the bus. Cages (hard or soft shell pet carriers) must be small enough to fit on the owner’s lap.

Passengers must hold onto their pet’s cage at all times. If there is room, the passenger may place and hold the cage beside them on the floor. The cage should not block the aisle or restrict other passengers.

According to the Province of British Columbia, it is reasonable to expect a guide or service dog to be:

  • Clean
  • Well-groomed
  • Free of offensive odours
  • Healthy

It is also reasonable to expect the guide or service dog to be well behaved. In other words, it must not:

  • Be aggressive or put others at risk
  • Damage property
  • Seek attention or food
  • Run freely or urinate or defecate in inappropriate areas
  • Disrupt business
  • Bark or growl without reason

It is a Guide Dog and Service Dog Act offence to represent a dog as a guide or service dog when it is not. A conviction carries a fine of up to $3,000.