Transportation

Translink

Bowen Bus

Customer information line for help with bus routes, wheelchair accessible busses and general transit information are:
  • The Bus – (604) 947 0229
  • Peter King – (604) 828 4935

Bus
Customer information line for help with bus routes, wheelchair accessible busses and general transit information.
North Vancouver Transit 604-953-3333
West Vancouver Blue Bus 604-985-7777

HandyDart
A public transit service that uses specially equipped vehicles designed to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities.
604-575-6600
www.translink.ca

HandyCard
Entitles physically/cognitively handicapped to ride for Concession fares on bus,SkyTrain, SeaBus, West Van Blue Bus and West Coast Express. An attendant who accompanies and assists may also travel free.
778-452-2860

www.translink.ca

Taxi Saver Coupons

Service for people with permanent disabilities who have a HandyCard.
778-452-2860

Shuttle Bus Services Off-Island

Seniors’ Go Bus (North Van)
A shuttle bus runs predetermined routes stopping at stores, clinics, senior’s centres and more. (By donation)
778-230-1852

Seniors’ Shuttle Bus (West Van)
Pick-up and drop-off at various apartment blocks and businesses. (By donation)
604-925-7280

Drivers’ Licenses

For 65 and older, reduced fees for driver’s license renewals, driver’s knowledge and road tests and ID cards.
604-661-2255

SPARC BC

Parking permit for people with disabilities. To be used in the owner’s car or transferred to the car of the person driving the handicapped person.
604-718-7744

http://www.sparc.bc.ca/parking-permit

Canadian Cancer Society

Free transportation to cancer treatments by volunteer drivers.
1-888-939-3333    604-215-5462
To obtain the assistance of a volunteeer driver:
http://www.cancer.ca/en/support-and-services/support-services/transportation-bc/?region=bc

To offer your services as a volunteer driver:
http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/volunteering/ways-to-volunteer/drive-people-bc/?region=bc
1-888-939-3333    604-215-5462

Co-operative Auto Network

Car sharing….if you need a car four days a week or less
604-685-1393
www.cooperativeauto.net

Financial Assistance

Travel Assistance Program (TAP)

Provides information for British Columbia residents who are enrolled in the Medical Services Plan, whose medical travel expenses are not covered by third party insurance plans or government programs, and who receive a physician’s referral to travel for medical care services insured by MSP. The services the patient is travelling for must NOT be available in their home community and the referral must be to the closest site.
Travel requests can be processed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day using the automated system. The system may be unavailable some weekends due to system maintenance.
1-800-661-2668
www.bcferries.com/schedules/inside/tap.html

Bus Pass
Eligible persons can buy a yearly pass for $45 (subject to change). Must be receiving Federal or Provincial Income Assistance.
1-866-866-0800    Press 4 then press 3
www.buspass.gov.bc.ca