The Bus Service On specific days of the week we operate a regular service to Mayne Island’s Village Bay Ferry terminal related to the arrivals and departures for the Vancouver (Tsawwassen) ferry and the Victoria (Swartz Bay) arrivals and departures that occur closest to the Vancouver ferry.
The bus service runs different schedules relative to high and low seasons and within this, we operate a hop on hop off service.
High Season July long weekend-Labour Day Weekend Also on Easter, Victoria Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weekends. Days of Operation Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays
Low Season All dates outside of High season Days and Times of Operation Thursday, Friday, and Saturday picking up passengers arriving on the Tsawwassen ferry.
What does it Cost? At present we remain a “by donation” service.
You are welcome to use our 25 Mayne Island Car Stops. This is free, voluntary, alternative transportation that is environmentally and community-friendly. We encourage drivers to share the ride, reducing fuel consumption and our ecological footprint. We encourage pedestrians who need a lift to try waiting at a Car Stop, and be open to the generosity of drivers. (Unlike a bus, there's no regular schedule; like a bus, you trust the driver.)
Car Stops signs are green and white road signs located at pullouts all around Mayne. They indicate the locations where drivers may expect to see passengers seeking a ride. They are two-way stops, so if you're standing there, indicate with your hand which way you're heading, and if you cross the street, be careful.
Drivers don't have to take the first in line;
you don't have to accept a ride - that's fine.
It's at your own risk if you take a lift,
the ride is free, so consider it a gift.
FROM THE VILLAGE BAY FERRY TERMINAL:
Walking off the ferry? Walk up the hill. Outside the gate and across the street is Car Stop #1, Village Bay Rd at Re/Max Lane. Indicate with your hand the direction you want to go, toward Miners Bay on Village Bay Rd, or south on Dalton Dr.
Cycling and Hiking
As a year round destination Mayne Island offers a number of short to medium length hiking and walking trails. As well, our quiet roadways make for excellent outings. Pick up our Map and Island Guide Brochure and the parks and rec hiking guide at many shops on island. For bicycle rentals please click see Active Pass Auto and Marine