Transit is an important part of our transportation network. BC Transit provides the transit service in Saanich.

 McKenzie RapidBus Corridor Study

The District of Saanich and BC Transit are undertaking the McKenzie RapidBus Corridor Study. The purpose of the study is to develop a conceptual design for a RapidBus service connection on McKenzie Avenue between Highway 17 and the University of Victoria campus.

High-capacity bus service is part of a long-term vision to develop a safe, connected and convenient transportation corridor on McKenzie Avenue that will allow people to walk, cycle and use transit more often. The conceptual design will incorporate new and improved transit stations, fully accessible active transportation infrastructure, and public realm improvements to support the development of a complete street.   

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What is RapidBus?

RapidBus is transit service that outperforms personal vehicles. It is frequent, fast, and reliable transit service that supports increased ridership. Compared to local bus service, RapidBus has higher passenger volumes, operates on streets designed with dedicated bus lanes and has fewer stops. RapidBus is the spine of the transit network, working in coordination with local bus service.   

How can I get involved?

Check back here to learn more about upcoming engagement opportunities.  

For more information about the Study contact:

Megan Squires, Senior Transportation Planner

For more information visit:

BC Transit - Victoria Regional Rapid Transit

Victoria Regional RapidBus Implementation Strategy

South Island Transportation Strategy

Moving Saanich Forward - Active Transportation Plan

Bus Stops

You’ll find more than 700 bus stops in Saanich. BC Transit places them after consultating with us.

Once established, we maintain the stops.

Bus Shelters

Each year we try to install 15 new bus shelters. We coordinate installation with BC Transit.

You’ll find bus shelters at stops that:

  • Are busy.
  • Have long wait times between buses.