It’s finally time to travel recreationally within the province again and to visit our family and friends from other B.C. regions that we haven’t seen in months!
If you’re down to hit the road but not so down on the idea of having to do hours of driving on the highway, hop aboard a bus to get to your destination this summer.
Intercity bus services like Western Canada’s Ebus provide a safe, reliable, and easy alternative to airplane travel, rental cars, and rideshare. After passengers ride with Ebus, they never want to go back to using other modes of transportation again! It’s also cost effective, with one-way refundable fares ranging between $50 to $80.
Here are eight more reasons why you should choose to travel by bus within B.C.
CONVENIENT LOCATION STOPS
Connecting Metro Vancouver with the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan, and the Southern Interior, Ebus will take you to the central parts of B.C
The B.C. route includes pick up locations at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station and by Guildford in Surrey, with stops in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Merritt before the final destinations of West Kelowna and Downtown Kelowna, or Kamloops.
From Kelowna or Kamloops, you can travel onwards towards Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sorrento, and Chase.
Plus, with each stop, you’ll get a chance to step out, stretch your legs, and grab a snack before you hit the road again.
FLEXIBLE ROUTE SCHEDULES
Buses depart from Metro Vancouver twice a day in the early morning and early afternoon, with return trips back to Vancouver in the morning and afternoon.
This way, you can get to your destination with enough time to explore during the day, or head back home in time for dinner or bedtime.
A MEANS OF SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL
Compared to airplanes, trains, or cars, coach buses have the lowest carbon footprint, and the lowest carbon dioxide emissions compared to other vehicles. For every passenger who travels by bus instead of traveling alone in a car, CO2 emissions are reduced by 85%.
Ebus provides a green alternative by taking more cars off the road — in fact, one coach bus takes up to 52 cars off the road. Their booking and ticketing system is also paperless, demonstrating their commitment to eco-friendly practices
Through their commitment to their Safely Clean program, you can be confident that safety is the first priority when you travel with Ebus — from check in to boarding, and your experience onboard.
Their screening protocols and enhanced cleaning and sanitization practices ensure the safety and protection of passengers, staff, and the communities they operate in. Plus, Ebus is leading the industry and ensuring the safety of all passengers by introducing state of the art cleaning technology with the implementation of electrostatic sprayers between trips for a complete clean.
TWO WORDS: AIR CONDITIONING
Buses with A/C… need we say more?
One thing that’s not so great about driving is the experience of having to roll down all the windows and STILL suffocating in a small space together. On board Ebus, their HVAC system is set to use fresh air at the highest settings possible to reduce the amount of recycled air, so you can ride (and breathe) easily with their fresh, air conditioned coaches.
Instead of being crammed in your vehicle for hours on end, you can recline and relax on the Ebus cozy, cushy, and adjustable seats with ample leg room and storage space. You may even be able to get some shut-eye in!
FREE WIFI ON BOARD
Knowing its an amenity for long journeys that can’t be missed, Ebus provides free internet access on board all of their coaches, with power outlets on select buses. Connect to the wifi and you can pass the hours catching up on your Netflix shows or getting some work done.
ENJOY THE SCENERY
Instead of being focused on driving, as a bus passenger, you can actually enjoy the scenery around you as you drive along the highway through the Fraser Valley and Okanagan Valley. From the mountain ranges to the rivers belows, you’ll remember why B.C. road trips are worth taking.
For bus schedules, reservations, and other info, visit myebus.ca.