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Celebrate Earth Day with a free ride on West Kootenay Transit System

By Contributor
April 20th, 2022

Help celebrate Earth Day by taking a transit bus.

BC Transit and its local government partners are giving people a chance to leave their cars at home and take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day.

Earth Day highlights the importance of sustainability and encourages people to make choices that reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and help protect our environment. Taking public transit is one way to make a difference, and the following transit systems are providing free transit for both conventional and handyDART services:

  • Victoria Regional Transit System
  • West Kootenay Transit System

BC Transit’s Low Carbon Fleet Program is underway, with the goal to have a zero-emission fleet by 2040.The program supports provincial targets for GHG emissions and aligns with CleanBC

The current province-wide fleet has more than 240 Compressed Natural Gas buses and the first battery electric buses will be coming to Victoria. More information on BC Transit’s future zero-emission fleet and sustainability initiatives is available here.

BC Transit services also integrate well with other modes of active transportation, and all conventional buses come equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus.

BC Transit would like to thank the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Regional District of Central Kootenay, City of Nelson and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission for their support of free transit on Earth Day. 

Learn more about Earth Day history, activities, campaigns and more, by visiting

For information on BC Transit schedules, routes and service alerts, please

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