West Vancouver Municipal Transit route 262 'Lions Bay / Caulfeild'
|Service Area||Lions Bay|
|Termini||Highway 99 at Brunswick Beach Road|
|Operations||West Vancouver Transit|
|Vehicles||ARBOC SOM 28|
|Branches||262 Lions Bay–Brunswick|
262 Horseshoe Bay*
* One northbound Saturday trip
This is a north-south circular route running in Lions Bay and West Vancouver, connecting Brunswick Beach, the Village of Lions Bay, Horseshoe Bay, and Caulfeild. Service runs daily every hour until approximately 8 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on Sundays/holidays, with extended evening service on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday/holiday service does not start until around 10 a.m., with weekday service starting at 6:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. From June to September, service runs every 30 minutes on weekday late afternoons with extended hourly evening service.
Trips depart from Caulfeild heading north on Headland Drive, east on Westport Road merging onto Highway 1 heading west, then taking the Keith Road exit heading north on Keith to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. Continuing from Horseshoe Bay, the route heads west on Bay Street, south on Nelson Avenue, east on Marine Drive, north on Horseshoe Bay Drive, merging onto Highway 99, then taking the Lions Bay Avenue exit and heads east on Oceanview Road, north on Crosscreek Road, north on Centre Road merging back onto Highway 99, taking the Brunswick Beach Road exit going underneath the highway and looping back onto Highway 99 heading southbound, then taking the Lions Bay Avenue exit and heads south on Isleview Place before merging back onto Highway 99, then takes the Kelvin Grove Way exit heading south on Tidewater Way, then merging south onto Highway 99, then south on Horseshoe Bay Drive, west on Marine Drive, north on Nelson Avenue, east on Chatham Street, north on Royal Avenue, east on Bruce Street, north on Keith Road, west on Bay Street, south on Nelson Avenue, east on Marine Drive, south on Highway 1, taking the Headland Drive exit heading south on Headland to the Caulfeild Village Shopping Centre.
One trip short-turns at Keith Road & Bay Street (Horseshoe Bay Terminal) on Saturday afternoons and returns to Caulfeild.
Points of Interest
- Caulfeild Village Shopping Centre
- BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Terminal
- Horseshoe Bay Public Dock
- Tantalus Park
- Sunset Beach
- Citrus Park
- Cypress Provincial Park
- Lions Bay
- Brunswick Beach
- September 2005 - Service introduced as C12 Lions Bay/Caulfeild, bringing full-day and daily service to the Lions Bay area. As part of the service change, Lions Bay and Bowen Island joined Zone 2, removing an AddFare for passengers travelling from the two areas, originally in Zone 3, to West Vancouver
- December 2009 - Service north extended to Brunswick Beach
- April 2018 - Community Shuttle branding dissolved: Service renumbered to 262 with no changes in routing or frequency
- September 2018 - Early weekday morning service adjusted: First southbound trip revised to start at Brunswick Beach instead of Horseshoe Bay and introduction of extra morning trips following the discontinuation of morning 259 Lions Bay/Horseshoe Bay trips
- October 2018 - Weekday afternoon service adjusted: Discontinuation of a southbound trip starting at Horseshoe Bay and revised to travel the full route following the discontinuation of afternoon 259 trips
- May 2–11, 2020 - Service suspended as part of cost-saving measures due to low ridership relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
- August–September 2020 - Two roundtrips using conventional buses added on weekends/holidays between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay to accommodate hikers travelling to the Tunnel Bluffs trail
- June 2021 - Introduction of additional summer seasonal service on weekdays with service increased from every hour to every 30 minutes between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and extended hourly service until 11 p.m.
- TransLink launches new service to Lions Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Caulfeild Village, translink.ca, retrieved 09-27-2009
- TransLink launches new service to Lions Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Caulfeild Village translink.bc.ca, retrieved 15-02-2021
- The Buzzer April 13, 2018 Issue translink.ca, retrieved 22-04-2018
|Facilities||Park Royal – West Vancouver Transit Centre|
|Current Fleet||701–706 901–909 1201–1217 1601–1605 1606–1614|
|Community Shuttle Fleet||17501–17505 18501–18509 19501–19502, 19536–19537|
|712–714 801–803 912–914 921–929 951–959, 961–968 971 981 990–998 S200 S201 S261 S305 S370 S1301–S1304, S1308, S1309, S1316–S1320|
|Conventional||250 250A 253 254 255 258|
|Community Shuttle||214 215 227 251 252 256 262|
|Other||Cemetery – Vancouver Special Events Bus|
|Former Routes||257 259 – Hockey Special – PNE Special|