Learn about Umo, BC Transit’s coming Digital Payment System

Feb 22, 2024

BC Transit’s new electronic fare payment system, Umo (pronounced “you-mo”), is coming to the South Okanagan-Similkameen, Kelowna Regional, and Vernon Regional transit systems. In a few weeks, Umo will be launched regionally introducing contactless payment methods and new fare products that improve the transit experience by allowing riders to pick the best option for their lifestyle and travel habits.

  • Transit Systems: Kelowna, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Vernon
  • Categories: Innovation, Service and Fare Changes, Engagement
  • Tags: Kelowna, Vernon, Fare Change, South Okanagan-Similkameen

Holiday transit service across the province

Dec 20, 2023

BC Transit and its partners are advising transit users of some changes being made to service over the holidays in regions across the province.

  • Transit Systems: West Kootenay, Pemberton Valley, Prince Rupert, Mount Waddington, Salt Spring Island, Boundary, Columbia Valley, Nanaimo, Smithers, Creston Valley, Shuswap, Central Fraser Valley, Cowichan Valley, Merritt, Kitimat, Hope, Whistler, Bulkley-Nechako, Chilliwack, Vernon, Sunshine Coast, Kimberley, Ucluelet, Powell River, Victoria, Quesnel, Clearwater, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Sea To Sky, Terrace, Dawson Creek, Williams Lake, Kelowna, Agassiz-Harrison, Port Edward, Port Alberni, Kamloops, Ashcroft-Cache Creek-Clinton, Cranbrook, Fort St. John, 100 Mile House, Prince George, Squamish, Highway 16, Tofino, Skeena, Hazeltons, Revelstoke, Elk Valley, Bella Coola Valley
  • Categories: Service and Fare Changes

New Year’s Eve service on BC Transit across the province

Dec 18, 2023

BC Transit and its government partners will be offering special service for New Year’s Eve in regions across the province, on December 31, 2023.

  • Transit Systems: Prince Rupert, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Kimberley, Port Alberni, Kitimat, Squamish, Prince George, Nanaimo, Sunshine Coast, Central Fraser Valley, Whistler, Revelstoke, Kamloops, West Kootenay
  • Categories: Service and Fare Changes

Winter weather service impact reminder from BC Transit

Dec 4, 2023

BC Transit is reminding customers throughout the province that they may experience some delays, detours or even cancellations during the winter months when road conditions become challenging.

  • Transit Systems: Global
  • Categories: Customer Service, Safety

Holiday events with BC Transit across the province

Nov 27, 2023

BC Transit and its partners are celebrating the holidays with events in communities across the province. From parades and light tours to special events to help us stuff a bus, there is no shortage of activities this holiday season.

  • Transit Systems: Quesnel, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Powell River, Cowichan Valley, Kamloops, Chilliwack, Port Alberni, Creston Valley, Merritt, Kelowna
  • Categories: Service and Fare Changes, Holiday Announcements

Additional Friday service in between Osoyoos and Penticton for the holidays

Nov 20, 2023

BC Transit and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are announcing additional service between Osoyoos and Penticton in the South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit System*, starting Friday, December 1, 2023.

  • Transit Systems: South Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Categories: Service and Fare Changes

Transit investments by the governments of Canada and British Columbia improve safety and help more people connect

Oct 30, 2023
Communities across British Columbia will receive new buses and see important upgrades to public transit infrastructure, thanks to an investment of more than $248.5 million from the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and BC Transit. Announced by MP Wilson Miao, Minister Rob Fleming, and Erinn Pinkerton of BC Transit, these projects will increase public transit ridership and improve the commuter experience.
  • Transit Systems: Global
  • Categories: Corporate

Hocus Focus on Halloween safety with BC Transit

Oct 26, 2023
Little witches and zombies will roam our streets on Tuesday, October 31 and BC Transit wants everyone to be a safety pro this Halloween.
  • Transit Systems: Global
  • Categories: Safety, Service and Fare Changes