Questions about school bus service?

If you have questions about school bus service, please call 250 741-5214 or 250 741-5246, or email

Who Receives School Bus Service?

Bus transportation is provided for students who live outside the walk limit boundaries. Walk limits for the provision of school bus transportation are:

  • Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 living beyond 4 km (2.5 miles) from school will be eligible for transportation.
  • Grades 4-12 pupils living beyond 4.8 km (3 miles) from school will be eligible for transportation.
  • All Grades 1-12 pupils may be required to walk up to 3.2 km (2 miles) to the nearest bus stop.

The district also provides school bus service for students with special needs.

Bus Routes available here

Registration for Bus Transportation

You can now register your child for busing in the district through a new online registration process.

Before you begin, please read the Transportation Department’s Online Registration Process questions and answers document. This will guide you through the registration process.

To register, click here.

An overview of the new Zonar ZPass+ system

Transportation Policy Review

The Board of Education and staff are currently in a 30-day notice of motion for the Transportation Policy Review if you would like to provide input.

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools' Transportation Department provides daily school bus service for approximately 1,400 students, as well as transportation for field trips.

Bus Routes

These routes are for the 2017-18 school year.

Bus routes may change throughout the year so please recheck as necessary.

Route 1

Trip 1 – Hammond Bay to Dover Bay Secondary
Trip 2 – Aulds Road Area and Mount Benson Area to Pleasant Valley Elementary

Route 2
Trip 1 – Gabriola Ferry to Fairview Community School/NDSS

Route 3
Trip 1 – East Wellington to NDSS
Trip 2 – Black Diamond/Westwood to Mountain View Elementary
Trip 3 – Munroe Road/Allsop Road to Mountain View Elementary

Mountain View Elementary afternoon return trips
Trip 1 – Munroe Road/Allsop Road
Trip 2 – Black Diamond/Westwood

Route 4
Trip 1 – Gabriola Ferry Terminal, Protection Island to NDSS

Route 5
Trip 1 – North Lantzville to Dover Bay Secondary
Trip 2 – Nanoose Ridge to Seaview Elementary

Route 6
Trip 1 – Lantzville Area to Dover Bay Secondary
Trip 2 – Winchelsea to Seaview Elementary

Route 7
Trip 1 – Cedar Area to Cedar Elementary
Trip 2 – Cedar Area to Cedar Secondary


Route 8
Trip 1 – South Wellington/Cassidy to North Oyster Elementary
Trip 2 – South Wellington Area to Cedar Secondary

Route 9
Trip 1 – Extension Area to Chase River Elementary
Trip 2 – Cinnabar Area to Cedar Secondary

Route 11
Trip 1 – Cassidy to Ladysmith Secondary
Trip 2 – Chemainus Road to Davis Road School Site to Ladysmith Secondary & Intermediate & North Oyster Elementary

Route 12
Trip 1 – Yellow Point and Kulleet Bay to Ladysmith Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools and North Oyster Elementary

Route 13
Trip 1 – Gabriola Island to NDSS
Trip 2 – North and South Roads to Gabriola Elementary
Trip 3 – Berry Point Road to Gabriola Elementary

Route 14
Trip 1 – Yellowpoint to Cedar Elementary/Cedar Secondary

Route 15
Trip 1 – Yellowpoint to Ladysmith Secondary
Trip 2 – Kulleet Bay to North Oyster

Route 17
Trip 1 – Extension Area to John Barsby Community Secondary