BC Bus Pass
Offers a lower cost, annual bus pass for low-income seniors and people receiving disability assistance. Valid in communities serviced by BC Transit or TransLink. Valid for the eligible rider and is non-transferable.
BC Ferries Discounts
Seniors: BC Free sailing between Monday - Thursday for seniors on passenger fares on some routes and sailings. Not available for some peak dates and routes (exact days and routes on website). Also offer discounts for people with disabilities (need to apply for a BC Ferries Accessibility Fare Identification Card).
Better at Home
Tel: 604-536-9348 (Central Intake)
For seniors, 65 years and older and aimed at helping individuals stay in their homes. Offers transportation to appointments, light housekeeping, yard work, social programs, friendly visitors and grocery shopping. A small fee for some services, on a sliding scale depending on income. Services vary somewhat depending on region so call the central intake number for further details.
Concession transit fares
Less expensive transit fares for HandyCard holders. Also for seniors 65 years and older and youth 14 to 18 years with valid photo identification proving age, and children 5 to 13 years. Children under 5 years ride free when accompanied by an adult (maximum 4 children per adult).
There are great cycling routes in Surrey and the network continues to expand. You can download a PDF cycling map online or pick one up at most libraries. The MySurrey App also has the cycling map in it.
For transit users with a permanent physical or cognitive disability. If you live within the TransLink service area, the orange concession compass card lets you travel for Concession fares on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express. If you’re accompanied by someone who assists you they can ride for free. HandyCard can’t be used on HandyDart. Also offer at Taxi Saver program, which gives discounted vouchers for taxi service.
Tel: 604-575-6600 (book a trip) 604-953-3680 (sign up)
A door-to-door shared-ride service makes going places easier. It uses specially-equipped vehicles designed to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who need assistance to using public transit. If you have a physical or cognitive disability and are unable to use public transit without assistance, you’re eligible to use HandyDART. To apply, print out the application form from the website and send in or call 604-953-3680.