Winter is right around the corner, and we’re so fortunate to be so close to some of Canada’s best destinations for winter sports and outdoor activities. From alpine skiing in the Interior to a relaxing staycation in a snow-topped cabin, you don’t have to venture outside of B.C. to enjoy the season to the fullest.
That said, the rapidly changing weather conditions during this time of the year can often throw unavoidable wretches into your travel plans, whether that comes in the form of flight cancellations or not being set up with winter tires.
Enter in Ebus — the safe and easy alternative to driving along B.C.’s highways and getting around the province in the winter months.
Instead of stressing out over transportation arrangements, you can choose to travel passenger-style with Western Canada’s most reliable intercity coaches and be taken to your destination and safely home by a professional driver.
To ensure you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your journey, all of their motorcoaches are equipped with washrooms, free wi-fi, and charging ports at every seat. Plus, as a passenger, you can take in the gorgeous winter scenery outside your window without any distractions.
When travelling by bus, you can avoid the ridiculously high gas prices with affordable one-way fares ranging between $50 to $80. Ebus has also recently added a convenient self-change feature, so you can easily manage your bookings and change your tickets online. By booking your tickets online at myebus.ca, you can instantly save 5%!
Compared to planes, trains, and automobiles, coach buses have the lowest carbon footprint of the most frequented modes of transportation. For every person who travels by bus over cars, CO2 emissions are reduced by 85%. Ebus provides an eco-friendly solution by taking more vehicles off the road — in fact, one motorcoach takes up to 52 cars off the road.
Ebus has several location stops across B.C., connecting Metro Vancouver with the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan, and the Southern Interior with daily routes from Vancouver to Kamloops, to Kelowna, and even further beyond to Salmon Arm and Shuswap.
Popular in the winter months, the route from Vancouver to Kamloops takes approximately four and a half hours. This four-season city is ideal for lovers of snow adventures, as the surrounding mountains are always blanketed in light, powdery snow that's ready to be explored.
Kamloops is also a 45-minute drive to Sun Peaks Resort, the Interior's largest destination alpine ski resort and Canada's second largest ski area, with transportation between the two destinations available through advanced shuttle service bookings.
Between the bustling winter activities and events in Kamloops and the winter wonderland that is Sun Peaks, these Ebus-accessible locations are a solid choice for a local getaway this upcoming holiday season!
We’ve partnered with Ebus to give one lucky winner a local getaway to Sun Peaks Resort this winter!
The Ebus Grand Prize includes:
- A $250 gift certificate to Sun Peaks Resort
- 2x round trip Ebus tickets from Vancouver to Kamloops (Valued at $320)
Total Grand Prize Value: $570 CAD
You can enter via the contest entry form below. For additional chances to win, visit Ebus at their website for 10 bonus entries, and visit their Facebook and Instagram for another 25 bonus entries each.
This contest is open to British Columbia residents and closes on November 30, 2022. The contest winner will be contacted via email on this date.