Free Transportation Available for Field Trips
The City is pleased to offer the Class Rides Free Program, which allows students to experience the Kamloops Transit System free of charge for the purpose of traveling to and from field trips.
** As bus capacities are currently limited due to COVID, each request will be evaluated to consider ridership and group sizes to determine if capacity can support both the class and regular bus riders. In some cases classes may be required to split into smaller groups and take separate buses.
The Class Rides Free Program is available to any class in School District No. 73, private schools or licensed daycares within Kamloops.
Teachers and educators can use the program to get their class to a field trip or as an opportunity to teach their students about environmental sustainability and alternative forms of transportation. Upon completion of the application form, a letter will be provided that will give permission for the entire class, teacher, and any classroom assistants to ride the transit system free of charge.
Each class can apply to the program five times per school year. The entire class must travel together on a regularly scheduled Kamloops Transit route (special transit service is not provided) during the off-peak hours of 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please limit the number of people traveling by transit to 35.
If you have any additional questions about this program or would like help organizing the transportation to a class field trip using public transit system, please contact the Traffic and Transportation Section at 250-828-3702.