Grade 8 Transit Quest

Grade 8 Transit Quest

The Grade 8 Transit Quest program encourages students to use Peterborough Transit by providing them with a FREE transit pass for March Break.

The Quest works to increase the familiarity of city youth with the Peterborough Transit system as they begin to travel independently. By increasing comfort levels at this age, transit can become a mode of transportation that is both normal and accessible.

Many local destinations get involved with the Quest, providing free and discounted admission to students who take the bus over this one-week period. Last year, Bowlerama, Zap Attack Laser Tag, Busy Brushes Pottery Painting, the YMCA, the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre and Trent Athletics have signed on as Quest destinations. We thank them for their generosity!  This year Healthy Kids Community Challenge is supporting the Quest, encouraging even more destinations including The Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Museum & Archives, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Riverview Park & Zoo, and the Peterborough Public Library.

Not only have we added new destinations to the Quest but this year we have prizes too!  Students are encouraged to provide us with some thoughtful feedback by filling in a brief questionnaire in the Quest Passport to be eligible for draw prizes.  We want to hear your feedback about this program and public transit.

Last year, Grade 8 students took 2779 rides over the March Break. Let’s see if we can break that record this year!

Thank you for doing your part for our community and our planet! To continue your commitment to car-free transportation, click here to learn more about Peterborough’s transit system!

Contact Information

Jaime Akiyama, Coordinator, Transportation and Urban Design Programs, GreenUP
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext 210
Fax: 705-745-4413


GreenUP, City of Peterborough, Peterborough Public Health, Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario, Crossing Guards of Peterborough, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough Community Police,  Healthy Kids Community Challenge.