Free Bus Rides on Earth Day!

The RDCK and transit partners City of Nelson, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and BC Transit are delighted to offer free bus rides on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to support Earth Day! The free rides apply to both conventional and handyDART services.

 A full BC Transit bus can take 40 vehicles off the road. Over the course of a year, the shift from a single occupancy vehicle to public transportation would save 70,000 litres of fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a third. Learn more and test your eco trivia skills at

Lawrence D. Chernoff, Chair West Kootenay Regional Transit Committee, said; "The West Kootenay Transit System strives to provide quality transportation to connect and strengthen our communities. I encourage everyone to come out and try our transit system on Earth Day, April 22, 2015!"

Sustainability is a core value at BC Transit, and we encourage everyone to walk, cycle and/or choose public transportation to celebrate Earth Day.

"The free rides on Earth Day will be a welcomed treat for our current customers and provides a terrific opportunity for those who are new to transit to experience our sustainable and community-minded mode of transportation," said BC Transit President and CEO Manuel Achadinha.

For more information on the West Kootenay Transit System please ask your driver for a Rider’s Guide or consult

The content on this page was last updated April 15 2015 at 4:33 PM