Deck the Vancouver Christmas Bus with Boughs of Holly!

November 28th, 2014

Santa giving the thumbsup to our Chool Christmas Bus sign held up by a snowman


Vancouver School Bus presents: The Cool Christmas Bus for 2014! Book soon as dates are only available for a limited time period and the spots are already filling up quickly!

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Quick Christmas Bus Video Tour:


If you love Christmas lights, Christmas carols and candy cane, you’re going to love this super COOL sleigh ride. Book with us and you’ll be rolling into Christmas in a fully decorated Christmas bus like no other in town!

Vancouver Christmas Bus Cost and Details:

1) Bus Rental Only Minimum 5 hour rental @ $85/hr.The Bus RENTAL only includes:
*Christmas music as quiet or LOUD as you want
*Christmas lights throughout the bus
*Candy canes for everyone!Notes: Quotes may vary based on the special requirements of the charter.


Remember, book early because dates are starting to fill up quickly! There is only one Cool Christmas Bus around and it is in operation for a limited time!


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102nd Grey Cup

November 27th, 2014

Thank you to our sister company for assisting us with the airport pickup of the Calgary Outriders!


Hello Brent! Thanks for picking us (and all our suitcases…!) at YVR!

Regards – MM + the Outriders!

Wedding with a School Bus!

July 4th, 2014

Attention Brides & Grooms

If you have booked us in the past for your wedding, we’d love to see any wedding photos you may have taken with our buses to share on our site!

Please email pictures to

We provide charter bus service to wedding guests year round, we would love  to see your pictures!

2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

July 4th, 2014

Hi Tammy,
The weekend was great. First weekend of summer and the sun was shining.
Everyone who took the shuttle expressed their sincerest appreciation and were really grateful to have this service. They complimented on the great service and attitude of the drivers. They said that this made their experience even better.

Thank you once again for providing us with the buses on the weekend.
I have forwarded your invoice to our Invoice Deparment.

Selena Wong
Racer Services

Selena, Vancouver School Bus Charters was happy to help transport members of visiting teams to the venue once again. We look forward to helping out again next year!


Some of our happy passengers:

Bay Area Dragon “BAD” from San Francisco


Getting some shade from a VSBC vehicle

Mission High School from San Francisco


Aero Dragons from Los Angeles

Visits to our Local Pumkin Patches

October 1st, 2013

School is back in session, the air is getting cooler, and yes here in Vancouver it is getting wet. Many of our friends in Elementary Schools around the Greater Vancouver area are enjoying field trips to our local Pumpkin Patches.

For great suggestions on where to take your group, please see the article below.


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As Halloween approaches, many will visit their local pumpkin patch. It’s the quintessential activity that brings together family, the outdoors and seasonal fun.

Below are a list of pumpkin patches in different cities. Keep in mind some charge a nominal admission fee ($1-$3).


Pumpkin patches Vancouver

Southlands Farm Pumpkin Patch

Dates & Times: Open during the month of October only, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week

Address: 6767 Balaclava Street (at West 51st Ave.), Vancouver

Cost: $13 per child and includes a pumpkin
Parents and organizers are free (pumpkin not included. $5/pumpkin)

KJM Country Gardens

Dates & Times: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Blenheim and 55th Street, Vancouver

Cost: Group rates is $10 per child, includes pumpkin


Pumpkin patches Richmond

The Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms

Dates & Times: October 6-31, Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun (& Holidays): 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Address: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond

Cost: $7 – $11 (includes pumpkin)


Pumpkin patches Delta

Pumpkin Patch at Westham Island Herb Farm

Dates & Times: October 1–31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 4690 Kirkland Road, Delta

Cost: Free, Pumpkin Prices Vary

Pumpkin Patch at Reynelda Farms

Dates & Times: October 1–31, open all day but call to confirm 604-946-7152

Address: 2485 Westham Island Road, Delta

Cost: Free, Pumpkin Prices Vary


Pumpkin patches Surrey

Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch at Gabriel Farms

Dates & Times: September 28–31, Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 18507 20th Avenue, Surrey

Cost: $2 (excluding pumpkins)

Port Kells Pumpkin Patch

Dates & Times: October 1-31, Mon-Sun: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 18730 88 Ave W, Surrey

Cost: Free (excluding pumpkins)


Pumpkin patches Langley

Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch

Dates & Times: October 1–31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 8301 252nd Street, Langley

Cost: $7 (pumpkins excluded but includes farm animal interaction)


Pumpkin Patches Maple Ridge

Laity Pumpkin Patch

Dates & Times: October 3–31, Mon-Fri: 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat-Sun (& Holidays): 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 21145 128th Avenue, Maple Ridge

Costs: $5 (excludes pumpkins)


Pumpkin patches Abbotsford

Taves Family Farm Apple Barn

Dates & Times: Until October 10: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
From October 10-31: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Note: For the Corn Maze, appointments can be made for Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Address: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford

Cost: $7 and up (includes various activities)

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July 25th, 2013

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Rio Tinto Alcan Dragonboat Festival 2013

July 2nd, 2013



Vancouver School Bus Charters was pleased to be the official transportation  of the 25th Anniversary Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival.  We shuttled visiting teams from various hotels to the Dragon Zone for their practices and races.



“Thank you to you and your crew for helping us shuttle some of our visiting teams.  They were very grateful.   Although there were a few glitches, it got sorted out quickly and the teams were happy.  Cyril and his crew did an amazing job.  I heard only positive reviews. The kids at UBC thought Cyril was the best.”

Selena – Racer Services


Introducing Field Trip Bundles!

April 29th, 2013

What it is: At Vancouver School Bus, we know how stressful it is to organize a school trip. We want to make it easy for the organizer to plan their groups’ next trip by bundling up the price of admission to where you are going and the cost of the bus. It’s a one-stop-shop! Give us a call and let us know where you want to go, when you plan to go, and how many students are going; we do all the calling and planning for you.

How to book: Give us a call at 604-564-0807. From there, our dispatcher will work with you to confirm location, date and student numbers and cost. Then go to to fill out the booking form and fax the completed sheet to 778-328-2327.

Bus Rates: $78/hour x 5 hours = $390*
3 per seat ages 9 and under
2 per seat ages 10 and up

Greater Vancouver Food Bank School Bus Food Drive

December 24th, 2012

The Vancouver School Bus Food Drive

Jeff Leung and Santa in front of a Vancouver Christmas BusWhat a great day! During the days leading up to Christmas 2012, we worked with four schools in the Lower Mainland to fill our buses with food and donate it all to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The results:

  • We braved snow, rain and ice to get the food!
  • Santa visited every class and handed out candy canes!
  • Over 160 boxes donated!


We'd like to emphasize how great it is to see schools teaching their students the importance of giving and helping others. We're happy to contribute, helping families that have temporarily fallen under hard times and need just a bit of help to get back on their feet. The four schools deserve a mention for their display of generosity and community spirit:

Ridgeview Elementary in West Vancouver, Rockridge Secondary in West Vancouver, St. John's School in Vancouver and Tyee Elementary in Vancouver 


Remember, the Holidays are about giving back. If you'd like to help out, consider making a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Vancouver Food Bank Logo

Jeff Leung,
Chief Bus Driver

How the 60 Minute Kids Club Will Save Canadian Kids From Obesity!

August 1st, 2012

60-minute-kids-club-logoAttention all parents, teachers and principals! Did you know that Canada is experiencing a childhood obesity epidemic? In the last 25 years, obesity rates among children and youth in Canada have nearly tripled. In Canada over 26% of children and youth (1.6 million children) are considered overweight or obese.

Gillian Thody of Innovative Fitness stepping on a soccer ball
Photo Credit: Ron Sumbilon


If you value an active and healthy lifestyle for kids, contact Gillian Thody, Western Manager of for the 60 Minute Kids' Club. Get your school involved in this awesome program and let’s turn this obesity epidemic around!  


About 60 Minute Kids Club

Sponsored by Telus and Innovative Fitness, the 60 Minute Kids' Club is a physical literacy & activation program aimed at creating healthy habits for elementary school-aged kids. Having just received their Canadian Charitable Status as of June 2012, the program is poised for even greater participation in elementary and high schools across Canada.   The program is FREE to join is accepting new schools for the next 60-day challenge starting October 1st, 2012.  


Program Details

Participants (elementary school students) enrol in a 60-day challenge where track their progress on a user-friendly online dashboards that tracks healthy habits related to:

  • *nutrition
  • *hydration
  • *limiting screen time
  • *positive thinking
  • *eating breakfast
  • *reading
  • *getting enough sleep
  • *achieving 60 minutes of physical activity per day

Points are awarded to participants who maintain healthy habits that are known to improve wholistic health in children today. The system provides incentives, accountability and follow up to keep participants on track and motivated. At the end of each 60 day challenge, both points and participation are tabulated and the top ten students from each school are awarded a prize.

  Prizes for the 60 Minute Kids' Club Challenge Winners Winners of the 60 Minute Kids' Club Challenge  


The Grand Prize for the Winner!

At the end of the year long program, school wide points are collected to determine the most active school in each province. One school in each province becomes the champion and is awarded a grand prize.   Just this past June 2012, the champion school in BC was Pacific Academy and won a trip to Nat Bailey Stadium to watch the Vancouver Canadians play. Each year the grand prize will change depending on sponsorship and location of winning school.   We were contacted by Gillian and were thrilled to help with transportation for the grand finale event in June 2012! We sent 6 buses to drive over 300 healthy and enthusiastic kids to the baseball game and back. By all accounts, the kids had a great day except that the rain cut the field trip a bit short.   Vancouver School Bus Pickup Vancouver School Bus picking up kids

Nat bailey Stadium


Three Ways You Can Help!

boys and girls playing soccer in blue jerseys 1) Encourage your school to participate by contacting Gillian – We’re trying to create healthy habits in 5-11 year olds. The healthy habits they pick up during this stage of life will STICK and help improve the health of the average Canadian for the next generation.  


Gillian Thody of Innovative Fitness
Photo Credit: Ron Sumbilon

2) Sponsor in-kind prizes – Another way you can help out by donating prizes that can be awarded to successful participants.


3) Spread the word – Like the 60 Minute Kids Club Facebook Page!