Route 44, which takes riders between Duncan and Downtown Victoria has been successful in its first year and that’s reflected in the more than 3,500 people who used the Saturday service.

BC Transit offers the service for ten dollars cash, per person, and takes riders from Village Green Mall in Duncan to the corner of Government and Superior Street in Downtown Victoria.

Communications Manager Jonathon Dyck says Cowichan Valley and South Island residents enjoy this service option.

“We’ve been hearing very positive feedback, we knew going into this new service that there was a desire to have connections between the Cowichan Valley and Victoria on weekends,” said Dyck. “We implemented this service and we’re happy to see the result.”

Route 44 runs three times a day between the communities during the week.

Dyck said awareness is key to building on these ridership numbers moving forward.

“Making sure that people are aware that this option is available to them, that for ten dollars they can get into Victoria,” said Dyck. “It’s a great, affordable way to transport into Victoria and children aged four and younger can ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.”

Dyck said, “It’s an effective and efficient transportation option that people can use in the Cowichan Valley.”

More information on schedules, routes, and fares is available here.

You can also call 250-746-9899.