Downtown bus is ready to roll in Parksville

Popular bus program will see riders shuttled into the downtown core

The Downtown Free Bus, the popular shoppers’ shuttle service provided by the Parksville Downtown Business Association, is rolling again this summer.

The bus, which brings riders from the resort areas andoutlying neighbourhoods to explore and enjoy the shops and services in Parksville’s downtown, will run Monday to Saturday from July 2 to Sept. 1 inclusive. It will also provide a free shuttle service between downtown and the community park on Canada Day.

“This year PDBA is operating the free bus on a simplified schedule, and on a slightly revised route,” said PDBA President Michelle Jones. “This is in response to feedback we received last year.

“The bus will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Tuesdays when it operates from noon to 9 p.m. to support the Summer by the Sea Market on Craig Street.”

Many of the bus stop signs will feature QR codes which link to the online bus schedule at parksvilledowntown.ca.

Schedule brochures will be available beginning this week at downtown businesses, area accommodations, the Visitors’ Centre, Rathtrevor Park, the Parksville Community and Conference Centre, at various locations within theParksville Civic and Technology Centre, and at the PDBA’s street market booth and office.