The City of Kamloops is excited to announce free transit for select special events in May, July, and August.
Residents are encouraged to participate during Bike to Work Week, May 27 through June 2, by cycling and incorporating transit into their commute. Transit riders who are commuting with their bike or have their bike helmet will receive free transit during Bike to Work Week.
“We recognize that the terrain in Kamloops can be challenging,” said Cheryl Fraser, the City’s Transit Planner. “The Kamloops landscape shouldn’t be discouraging—have some fun, ride your bike to work, and allow the bus to take you back to your final destination at the end of your day. This is a great opportunity for residents who have been thinking about trying a bike/transit combo—it’s a complimentary ride home.”
With two large events taking place in Riverside Park this summer that will draw large crowds, and noting the road construction on Victoria Street West, free transit will also be offered for Canada Day on July 1 as well as through the duration of Kamloops Ribfest, which will take place August 9–11. Service schedules for these dates will be available at BCTransit.com/Kamloops
“Transit will be free to all users of the system in Kamloops during Canada Day and Ribfest, regardless of the route they are taking. We hope to encourage ridership, decrease road congestion and offer an alternative transportation choice,” said Fraser.
Residents are encouraged to use transit or other modes of active transportation. We are working to create a healthy community, encourage healthy lifestyles, and offer sustainable travel choices.
Transit riders can follow a bus route in real time, view the bus capacity and estimated arrival time, and register for alerts with BC Transit’s NextRide platform at BCTransit.com.