Sustainable Transportation Options
There are many sustainable options for travelling to and from UBC’s Okanagan campus including public transit, walking, cycling, and carpooling. Once on UBC’s pedestrian-friendly campus, you won’t have a problem getting around by either walking or cycling.
For more information about the sustainable transportation options available to travel to and from the UBC Okanagan campus visit the Transportation website.
There are several transit routes serving UBCO connecting the campus to Kelowna, Lake Country and Vernon. For more information on routes and schedules please visit the BC Transit website.
All full-time students at UBC Okanagan automatically receive a U-Pass, which is a universal transit pass that gives unlimited access to regional public transportation. Information on the U-Pass can be found on the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan website.website.
ProPASS is a discounted transit pass program for faculty and staff. Employees can enroll online and receive a 15% discount on adult monthly transit passes for Kelowna Regional Transit. For more information about the program, visit the ProPASS website.
Carpooling is a simple way to reduce emissions while saving money, reducing congestion, and conserving energy along the way. In order to utilize the carpooling stalls in parking lots G or H, 2 or more individuals must exit the vehicle at the time of parking. The carpool stalls are monitored and a violation notice may be issued if / when vehicle(s) are observed with only 1 person exiting the vehicle.
UBC’s Okanagan campus and the City of Kelowna are working together to improve bike access to the campus and improve bike facilities on campus. A Bicycle Route Map detailing all of the bicycle lanes, bicycle routes, and bicycle paths within the City of Kelowna is available for download.
The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition has an excellent bike safety manual, BikeSense, which is also available online. Visit the BikeSense website.
In addition, all conventional Kelowna buses are equipped with bike racks to make your commute easier. The racks can carry up to two bikes at a time and hold most wheel and frame sizes, but were not designed to hold tandem or motor-powered bikes.
BC Transit – Kelowna Regional Transit System.