Beach Bus is back

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and BC Transit are bringing back the Beach Bus.

Your carefree commute to the beach is back.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and BC Transit are bringing back the Beach Bus with expanded service to Goose Spit Park from June 21 to Sept. 8.

The Beach Bus was first introduced last summer with weekend rides only. This year the Beach Bus will run seven days a week.

The Beach Bus will see four return trips Monday to Friday, extended weekend service and an additional service running from Thrifty’s on Ryan Road direct to the Beach on Sunday.

“Goose Spit Park is one of Comox Valley’s most popular places to visit in the summer,” said Don McRae, MLA for Comox Valley. “Daily Beach Bus commutes are a great opportunity for visitors and residents to travel to Goose Spit Park without having to worry about driving and parking their vehicles, and have a fun day at the beach.”

“Last year, the Beach Bus pilot program offered residents and visitors a great way to get to the Spit while avoiding traffic and parking problems,” said Edwin Grieve, chair of the CVRD’s board of directors. “Having the bus run seven days a week is an excellent service for those who don’t drive or who don’t want to drive, but still want to get to the park in the summer.

“Now all you need for a day at the beach is your water bottle, a hat, sunscreen and your bus pass!”

“We hope our customers take advantage of the Beach Bus,” said BC Transit President and CEO Manuel Achadinha. “Goose Spit is a popular summer destination in the Comox Valley and we are pleased to see this seasonal service expanded to better serve our customers.”

Regular fares will apply; $1.75 for adults and $1.50 for seniors/youth.

For more information on Beach Bus schedules and on all transit services in the Comox Valley, call 250-339-5453 or consult www.bctransit.com/regions/com.

— BC Transit

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