Transit & RapidBus

Go Green
Transit and RapiBus Service is provided to City of West Kelowna residents in cooperation with BC Transit and other local governments. Terms of the service are covered under an Annual Operating Agreement, which includes conventional transit, HandiDart and Community Bus.
Bus Stops in Westbank Centre - CWK Image
The BC Transit's Kelowna Regional Transit System website contains information about construction as well as information on:
Buses are operated by First Group Inc. on behalf of the funding partners.

Planning & Operations
Funding for West Kelowna's Transit System is cost shared between the City of West Kelowna and the Government of British Columbia. The City of West Kelowna works with BC Transit to establish and review routes and levels of service and makes recommendations for Council's consideration for approval.

West Kelowna's system is one component of the larger Kelowna Regional Transit System, which also includes service in the City of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Regional District of Central Okanagan and Westbank First Nation.

Phases 2 and 3 of the RapidBus initiative will include expansion into West Kelowna with anticipated completion in mid-July 2014. RapidBus will provide express service, along Highway 97, from Westbank Centre to UBC Okanagan.

Two transit exchanges would be considered in Westbank Centre and Boucherie Centre. The West Kelowna system would connect into the Phase 1 system in Kelowna with stops at:
  • Queensway in downtown Kelowna
  • Spall, adjacent to Landmark Centre and Parkinson Recreation Centre
  • Cooper, adjacent to Orchard Park Shopping Centre
  • Leckie, adjacent to Central Park Shopping Centre
  • McCurdy, adjacent to McCurdy Corner Shopping Centre
  • UBC Okanagan campus
Climate Action
The Kelowna Regional Transit System is committed to the reduction of greenhouse gases. The system was the first in the nation to use Hybrid Electric Buses. The system also uses double decker buses on higher volume routes, alleviating the need to run additional vehicles back to back on the same route.

Kelowna Regional Transit buses are also equipped with bike racks allowing users to combine modes of transportation.

Contact Information
For specific trip concerns, lost and found and employment opportunities, email Dave Gaze or call 250-860-8121.

HandyDart can be reached by calling 250-762-3278.

For routes, schedules, fares or bus stops, email Regional Services at the City of Kelowna or call 250-763-6011.

To advertise with the transit system, contact Lamar Transit Advertising by calling 250-475-6243.