Sea to Sky

Sea to Sky Transit Corridor Study

BC Transit, in collaboration with the local partners in the Sea to Sky area, is currently undertaking a detailed analysis of proposed new or expanded transit service connecting communities on the Sea to Sky Corridor.

This work is being undertaken in collaboration with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the District of Squamish, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), the Village of Pemberton, the Lil'wat Nation and the Squamish Nation. BC Transit is also working alongside the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and TransLink as part of this project.

Building on the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan which was completed in early 2016, the study is focussed on determining potential ridership, service levels, routes and fares for regional and interregional services.  Supporting infrastructure and governance changes will also be explored.

Project Update - March 2017

BC Transit, in collaboration with local partners, has just completed the second phase of consultation as part of the process. The results are currently being summarized and will be shared here online soon. The next step in the project is to finalize the transit corridor study, which will be completed by summer 2017. For more information, please contact us at seatosky@bctransit.com.

Results from the Phase 1 consultation can be found here .

Sea to Sky Transit Corridor Study: Phase 2 Survey

BC Transit is currently undertaking a detailed transit corridor analysis of the Sea to Sky region. In late 2016, a comprehensive online survey was completed that summarized some of the key themes and priorities for any new or expanded transit service in the region. The goal of a second survey in early 2017 (which closed March 13) was to confirm that what we heard was correct before the detailed draft concepts are prepared. Thanks for your valuable input and please email us at seatosky@bctransit.com if you have any specific questions.

Background: The Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan

Over the past two years, BC Transit has completed a long-term transit strategy (Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan) with the local Sea to Sky partners, citizens and stakeholders.

The long-term transit strategies envision what the community’s transit network should look like 25 years from now and describe what priorities, infrastructure and investment are needed to get there.

Sea to Sky Executive Summary – PDF

Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan – PDF

The Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan encompasses the Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton Valley local transit systems.  It also includes among the region’s strategic priorities strategies to introduce interregional transit services.

As part of the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan, there were two key regional recommendations for completion by 2020. They include:

  1. Undertake a Sea to Sky Corridor Transit Study. This comprehensive study will include the entire corridor (Metro Vancouver to the Pemberton Valley), and will consider the expansion of Regional and Interregional transit service in detail
  2. Explore the Development of a Sea to Sky Transit Regional Governance Structure. Explore options for a more integrated regional governance structure for transit in the Sea to Sky area. The study would look at the benefits and risks with the goal of streamlining the implementation of Regional and Interregional transit, and enabling more comprehensive system management and performance monitoring.

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