July 28, 2016 - 9:00 PM
VERNON - An initiative by B.C. Transit is putting Vernon on the map.
The #ExploreBCbyBus project encourages people to embrace the adventure and affordability of riding the bus, and Vernon is front and centre.
B.C. Transit is promoting five regions online, one of which is Vernon. The others are the Comox Valley, Fraser Valley, Prince George and West Kootenay.
The website features two bus route maps, one for kid-friendly activities around Vernon, and one for adventure seekers.
“Jump on the bus to Davison Orchards to visit with sheep, goats, rabbits and other friendly farm animals. Take a train ride to explore the orchard then taste fruit and vegetables straight from the field. Or let your kids explore the Crazy Cow Kids Corral, offering an acre of good old-fashioned (free!) outdoor fun, while you enjoy a coffee at Auntie May’s Deep Dish Cafe,” states a write-up on the website.
B.C. Transit has also launched a contest for an adventure getaway which involves contestants showing off how they ‘ride and seek.’
“Use B.C. Transit to seek adventure this summer and tag #ExploreBCbyBus when you share your photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Every photo has the chance to win monthly bus passes and the ultimate summer adventure.”
Transit will be giving away one-month bus passes each week all summer long, plus a Grand Prize of two B.C. Transit annual passes and a summer adventure at Sunwolf Outdoor Centre including a full-day or half-day of white water rafting or an eagle watching float tour, two nights of food and accommodation.
More information, bus maps and contest details can be found online.
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