Welcome to BCTracker!
Cowichan Valley Transit Schedules and Bus Tracking
Winter UpdateDecember 8, 2022
Starting today, we're introducing a new way to see what days of the week routes, stops, blocks, and trips have normal service, and what dates have modified or no service. Along with providing a handy overview, the new design works as links to go directly to the detailed schedule view. This is a big step forward in our quest to make BC Transit's schedules easy to understand - despite their apparent efforts to make it as complex as possible!
A few other small updates have also made their way onto the website, including:
- Total number of routes/stops/blocks is shown per system when looking at all systems
- Toggle for NIS buses on the main map
- A new high contrast accessibility theme for people who are visually impaired
As always, feedback on the latest changes is welcome and appreciated. Enjoy the holidays and stay safe out there!
Summer UpdateAugust 29, 2022
It's been a quiet summer, so there aren't many updates to report this time around.
First, we've added Mount Waddington to the list of available transit systems. This was never mentioned by BC Transit as a planned NextRide system, but it appears to exist nonetheless!
Second, if you use the website on your computer, you may notice that the Change System dropdown has been replaced with a shiny new sidebar. We're hoping this will make it easier to navigate around the site. This is still somewhat experimental, so you may see some additional changes as we get feedback.
On the topic of feedback, we have a great new place to go for that: the BCTracker Discord server! Even if you don't have any feedback, everyone is welcome to come chat, share photos and videos, and more. With the BCTracker Bot, you can get alerted when new buses enter service or transfer between systems. And if you enjoy transit photography, we're also kicking it off with a back-to-school photo contest with special Discord roles for the winners!
That's all for now - enjoy the rest of the summer!