Regional District of Nanaimo handyDART

Mode of Transportation: Paratransit

Contact Information

Web Site:
Regional District of Nanaimo handyDART
Telephone Number:
Nanaimo: (250) 390-3000; Parksville and Qualicum Beach: (250) 248-4557
Fax Number:
(250) 390-2757


6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 6N2

Hours of Operations

Hours of Service:


  • Monday to Friday: 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
  • Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
  • Sunday: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • No service on statutory holidays.

Parksville and Qualicum Beach:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:15 A.M. to 5:15 P.M.
  • No service on Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays.

Office Hours (for Making Reservations):

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Geographic Areas Serviced

Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

Description of Services Provided

Provides accessible door-to-door transportation service to persons with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional transit.

Restrictions and/or Requirements for Use

  • Users must meet eligibility criteria.
  • Registration is required.
  • Booking in advance is required.
  • Attendants travel for free, while companions pay regular fare.
  • All scooters and wheelchairs must have functioning lap belts and secure components to attach tie-downs.
  • The combined weight of the customer and mobility aid cannot exceed 600 pounds.
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