District Approved Transportation 2023-24

Please note: these are the ONLY district approved transportation providers.  

District Activity Buses

Cost $175 /per day

District Activity Bus Program has three 24 passenger buses.

REQUIRED: Unrestricted Class 4 driver’s license.   

Equipped with chains for Mount Washington travel, user must be knowledgeable in their application and use. Please provide reasonable notice (typically 10 business days) should you need to arrange for a different rental.  Use this link to submit a request, if there are further questions you have beyond the form please contact, Cynthia Fort < cynthia.fort@sd71.bc.ca >

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Parent/Volunteer Drivers

District Bikes  NEW!

Click HERE for bike information, bookings and resources. 

The District Bike program includes 20 varying sizes of bikes, skill development equipment, helmets, adult reflective vests, adaptive equipment, and basic bike maintenance tools. 

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BC Transit planning tool: Use the BC Transit-Comox Valley Trip Planner to find the best existing routes for your field trips. 


  • Max 30 people (students & chaperones)
  • Plan your trip at www.bctransit.com/comox-valley, trips must be regular routes between 9am-2:30pm
  • Confirm your trip dates and times by emailing Andrew Edwards <andrewe@pwtransit.ca> and Sheri Vanderzonbrouwer
  • Cost:  Kids 12 years and younger are FREE!

Chaperones pay $2 per trip.  If there are more than 7 students over the age of 12, a School Group Transit Pass is cheaper ($30 total for the whole group payable to the driver).

“Bus Ready” Transit Presentation
(K-Grade 6/7) 
40-55 min. interactive presentation include:
    • PPT presentation about how to be a kind, courteous and safe transit ride.
    • How transit helps connect the community and help the environment
    • Students can have a bus ride (with signed permission forms) or enjoy a bus tour (stationary)
    How to book: Please complete the online form: Busready.bctransit.com
“Transit and Affordability” Presentation 
(Grade 7-12)
Components of the 40 minute interactive presentation are:
  • What is affordable transportation?
  • What are the true costs of driving a car?
  • How to plan transit trips
  • What are other low cost ways to get around?
  • Tips on how to become a courteous, safe and kind transit rider
How to book: Email Lindsay Eason (lindsay@globalaffinity.ca).

A package for K-5 educators to spark kids’ imaginations and get the ‘transit conversation’ started!

IDEAS: Concepts and ideas related to public transit

RESOURCE:  Activity book, worksheets, transit ambassador

VIDEO: How to ride the bus video

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Yellow School bus both 46 adult and 54 adult passenger capacity buses.  Pricing available on request and evaluated case by case depending on specific bus size, times and location.  Ability to travel to Mount Washington, specific bus required for travel so please put request in early to ensure its approval. Please submit requests a minimum of 3 days before travel and more if it is a special request outside of operating hours (8:45 am-2:30pm) 

Please submit requests directly to our local Comox Valley branch coordinator Clio Nelson (clio.nelson@firstgroup.com).

Include in your requests:

  • Number and grade of passengers
  • Pick up time and location
  • Destination
  • Return time from destination

Comox Coach & Shuttle

Locally owned and operated.  Has both full sized buses and vans available.  Comox Coach and Shuttle will go up Mount Washington for any of you winter field trips. 

McCullough Coach Lines

McCullough Coach Lines is a charter coach service based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. With terminals in Victoria and Vancouver, we can take your group across the street or across North America.

Wilson’s Transportation

District approved transportation for all travel including mountain/winter travel.  Comfortable coach style busses.

Ambassador Shuttle

Ambassador’s Shuttles provide luxurious and affordable ground transportation in the Comox Valley and beyond. Our professional team of drivers ensure you get to your next destination safe and on schedule.

Vancouver Island Coach

Providing Charter Services for groups, private functions as well as School Bus Services, the fleet is dependable and a convenient way to plan your next trip whether it be on Vancouver Island or off.

District Approved Mountain Transportation:

*** Please contact Main-Road Contracting if utilizing the areas around Anderson Hill and Rampart Hill. In the communications please indicate you are a school group, include your school name, your name, the date, time, and location you will be playing.

Email Danny– dlecain@mainroad.ca

    • All district approved transportation is approved to go up Mount Washington’s Strathcona Parkway Road.  Click HERE for all district approved transportation contractors
    • All three of the International Mini-Busses are equipped with winter tires
    • Be sure to practice putting on mini-bus chains prior to trip
    • Driver must have a valid class four drivers license