“Thank you for your service!” Military members, past and present, ride for free on Remembrance Day

Nov 5, 2018
Transit System: Victoria
Victoria – To commemorate Remembrance Day, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission and BC Transit are pleased to offer free service on Sunday, November 11 to military personnel. This will apply to all riders in uniform, active, retired and cadets, as well as those with Army, Navy or Air Force Association cards.
 
The free service applies to all routes within the Victoria Regional Transit System, and is a small gesture to honour the men and women who serve or have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
 
BC Transit bus routes serve or stop close to major ceremonies around the Greater Victoria, including:
  • Victoria (the Legislature Cenotaph and Ross Bay Cemetery)
  • Esquimalt (Memorial Park)
  • Oak Bay (Uplands Park)
  • West Shore (Veterans’ Memorial Park)
  • Sidney (Town Hall) 
  • Sooke (Royal Canadian Legion).

BC Transit supports those bus drivers who choose to stop their bus, if it is safe to do so, at 11 a.m. on November 11, to observe the traditional minute of silence in memory of those who gave their lives and service in times of war.

On Monday, November 12, bus service will run on a Sunday schedule.
 
For more information on routes, fares and schedules in Victoria, please visit BCTransit.com/Victoria.
           
 
Media Contact
 
Jonathon Dyck
Communications Manager
BC Transit
250-995-5720