School Bus and BC Transit Information

Students living in Spectrum’s catchment area may be eligible for transportation services if they reside beyond the designated walk limit of 4.8 kms (3 miles).   New students and returning students must complete a school bus application form each school year.  Forms can be dropped off at the office.  If you have any questions, please call the school 250 479 8271.

The new 2018/19 on-line application Bussing Registration process for ThirdWave and Garden City riders will open on Thursday April 12, 2018 and close on Friday May 4, 2018.  Returning and new students please note the following:

Link for on-line application process:

  • SD61 currently provides regular bussing service (Garden City Transportation or BC Transit Passes) to the following schools:  Spectrum, Esquimalt, Shoreline, Colquitz, View Royal, and Eagle View based on SD walk limits.  Students must be attending their catchment school to be eligible for SD transportation.
  • Special Needs Bussing (Thirdwave Bus Services and BC Transit) services students with an IEP detailing a permanent physical or cognitive disability that necessitates the need for transportation at any school location.  New riders or current riders who are moving to another school must attend their catchment school (Victor students excluded).
  • Schools or Parents can contact the Transportation Dept. directly at if they have new students or newly designated students after the close of the on-line application process.  Otherwise we are expecting to receive applications by the deadline date.

   Parents can check their catchment by using the school locator tool (English catchment):

Current year information

2017-18 School Bus Application


Students are requested to be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to scheduled time



Please check the pdf’s below to see times and stops for the routes

Monday to Thursday –  2017-18 bus schedule mon-thur

Friday –  2017-18 bus schedule fri





BC Transit YouthPASS

Effective April 1, 2016, the BC Transit YouthPASS was discontinued.   Why YouthPASS was discontinued


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