General Transit Information & Alerts
Alerts and notifications on transit service, permanent or temporary route changes, and other related announcements may be found on BC Transit's website.
Transit Travel Training Guide
A Travel Training Guide is available to help first-time riders get started on navigating the transit system. The Guide includes:
- Safety and travel tips and accessibility information.
- Important contact numbers.
- Trip planning worksheets.
- Locations where residents may purchase monthly transit passes.
- Tutorials on how to recognise bus stops, route numbers, and names, how to signal a stop, and more.
For more information:
BC Transit Trip Planner
BC Transit offers a Trip Planner tool to help riders plan simple, single-stop trips or complex journeys around Prince George. In addition, Prince George Transit's schedules and maps can also be found on the BC Transit website. A Transit Rider's guide is also available as a one-stop for transit users.
The handyDART is a door-to-door, shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using regular transit services without assistance. The handyDART picks passengers up from and drops them off at accessible points.
Since bus drivers do not carry change, please ensure cash fares are paid in the exact amount. Riders may also purchase tickets, day passes, monthly passes, semester passes (students up to Grade 12 only), or U-Passes (post-secondary students only) from select vendors. Discounts fares are available for seniors (65+) and children four (4) years of age and under ride free when accompanied by an adult.
Transit Future Plan
BC Transit, in collaboration with the City of Prince George, conducted a 25-year Transit Future Plan for PG that envisions what the Prince George transit network should look like 25 years from now. The Plan describes services, infrastructure, and investments needed to reach its goals and was designed to support local community objectives such as strengthening the link between transportation and land use to encourage sustainable growth.
In 2018, a progress report on the status of implementation to-date was provided for three (3) plans, including Prince George's Transit Future Plan.
After more than two years of extensive public consultation, the City of Prince George Council approved 2,500 expansion hours initiated September 5, 2017. Based on recommendations from the Transit Future Plan, these hours were put towards:
- Increasing service hours on Sunday.
- New route #10 Spruceland Connector to downtown.
- Increasing frequency on Saturdays for the Route #15 and #88/89.
- Routing and schedule changes for #1 Heritage.
- Minor routing changes to routes #46/47 and 88/89.
- Sunday-level service on most statutory holidays.
- Other minor schedule changes.
These changes were based on public feedback collected by the City and BC Transit throughout October and November 2016.
Promotional Days and Events
Council approved a Free Transit Fare Policy in July 2017 that provides free rides on Prince George's transit system on the following promotional days or events.
Clean Air Day
Clean Air Day is celebrated on Wednesday during Environment Week in June. Residents can ride the bus for free on Clean Air Day to help improve local air quality. Leave cars at home, ride around Prince George for free, and help keep the air clean.
General Election Days
Transit is free for all riders on general voting days for local elections, referendum/assent voting, Federal and Provincial elections, and by-elections.
Note: Free fares to not apply for advanced voting days.
Bike to School and Work Week
Registered Bike to School and Work Week participants can show bus drivers their helmets during Bike to Work Week and ride transit for free. Residents who have a long commute can still participate by using transit for part of their trip.
National Seniors' Day
Fares will be free for residents 65+ years of age with a valid ID every October 1. Seniors are encouraged to use the transit system to expand their mobility options and new riders are encouraged to use the Transit Travel Training Guide as an introduction to the PG transit network which was developed with feedback from seniors in our community.
Promotional events & Class Rides
Food for Fare
Over three days in December, residents can donate a non-perishable food item when boarding a bus to ride for free. All donations go to local community food banks. Information on valid Food for Fare days in December may be fun on BC Transit's Prince George Alerts section.
Free Fares for Class Rides
The City of Prince George is happy to announce the Free Fare for Class Rides program. Council approved the program to waive fares for classes K-12 and daycares that express interest in using the transit system for field trips (destinations must be located on transit routes).
- Teachers must submit an application for their class a minimum of two (2) weeks before the trip.
- Once approved, the class receives a letter allowing them to use the transit system for free on the day of the trip.
- An approved class must travel together.
- Each class can only apply to the program twice in a school year.
- A maximum of thirty-five (35) people can travel on any one trip (including adult helpers).
- Classes must travel on a regular scheduled Prince George Transit route during the off-peak hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm.
To apply for free class ride fares that meet the above noted criteria, please use application below:
Bus Stops, Shelters and Benches
To report bus shelters, benches, or bus stops in need of maintenance or repairs or to submit a request for a new bus stop location, contact the City Service Centre by phone or by email.