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!

In 2019, Grade 8 students took 2779 rides over the March Break.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we will not be running the Grade 8 Transit Quest this year.  

New to public transit? has information that will help you get started, including a handy video.

How to ride Peterborough Transit video.


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


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