Fare Structure

"Family Travel Pass/Plan"

Monday to Thursday after 6:00 p.m. up to 3 children under the age of sixteen (16), can ride free of charge with their fare paying parent(s) or guardian(s).

From 5:00pm Friday until end of day service Sunday - up to 3 children under the age of sixteen (16), can ride free of charge with their fare paying parent(s) or guardian(s).

Where Can Bus Passes be Purchased?

Bus Passes Available at the Transit Terminal & City Hall
Hours of Operation - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Pass Sales Outlets

  • Wingate Lottery - Northgate Shopping Centre - multiple fare cards and single trip passes
  • Shoppers Drug Mart - 2025 Cassells Street - multiple fare cards and single trip passes
  • Max Multi Mart - 610 Lakeshore Drive
  • Shoppers Drug Mart - 276 Lakeshore Drive - multiple fare cards only
  • Downtown Variety - 180 Main Street East
  • Northeast Regional Health Centre Gift Shop - 50 College Drive - multiple fare cards and single trip passes
  • CJ Variety - 148 Main Street West

Due to new Policy, Reduced Passes are available at City Hall and the Transit Terminal only.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

North Bay Transit Fare Policy

Cash Fares

Transit Fare $2.75
ParaBus Fare $2.75
Infants (under 5) & C.N.I.B. Free

Day Passes

Day passes are available at a cost of $7.00 from Operators and Transit Clerks the day of use. They cannot be purchased in advance.

Monthly Passes

Monthly passes are available to riders at rates defined in the Monthly Pass Fee Schedule. These passes require an I.D. Card which is purchased at a cost of $10 from the Transit Office.

Fee Type Fee
Adult $84.00
Student $69.00
Reduced/Child $59.00

Term Passes

Term passes are available to Students and Children at rates defined in the Term Pass Fee Schedule. These passes require an I.D. Card which is purchased at a cost of $10 from the Transit Office.

Fee Type Cost for Sep-Dec or Jan-Apr Term Cost for Jan-Jun Term
Student Term Pass $236.00 $354.00
Child Term Pass $206.00 $304.00

Multiple Fare Cards ("Ten Trippers")

10 Transit Rides per Punch Card

Transit $24.75
ParaBus (approval required from Parabus) $24.75

Children under five ride free.

Term passes available to individuals who fall within the definition of Student or Child as shown below

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Ridership Definitions Applicable to Transit Passes

Student
A person who attends school as a registered FULL-TIME student in the City of North Bay, 5 days/week, minimum of 6 hours/day, in terms of not less than 4 months. A student must show a VALID, FULL-TIME "STUDENT Photo I.D. Card", or a North Bay Transit photo I.D. card, when boarding to receive the discount.
Child
A person who attends elementary school in the City of North Bay, to the end of Grade 8.
Reduced
Available to Senior Citizens and Approved Disabled Applicants who have completed a form and been approved by the City Administrator or designate. With this I.D. Card, a person can purchase a monthly pass for $59.00 per calendar month. As always, Government Senior Citizen I.D. Cards will be honoured.
Infants
Children under 5 and accompanied by an adult, ride FREE.
C.N.I.B.
A person registered with the "Canadian National Institute for the Blind". When the card is presented the individual rides FREE.
Attendant Card
A person who requires an attendant may purchase an "Attendant Photo ID Card" ($5.00), which enables the attendant to ride FREE.
Family Travel Pass/Plan
Monday to Thursday after 6:00 p.m. up to 3 children under the age of sixteen (16), can ride free of charge with their fare paying parent(s) or guardian(s).
From 5:00pm Friday until end of day service Sunday - up to 3 children under the age of sixteen (16), can ride free of charge with their fare paying parent(s) or guardian(s).

Transit ID Cards

Transit ID Cards are processed at the Transit Terminal, between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday. The cost is $10.00

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR TRANSIT PASSES

North Bay Transit customers who purchase 30 day (monthly) or term pass can claim a credit on their income tax returns.

The tax credit applies to all monthly or term passes users including adult, students and seniors. Pre-purchased 10 ride cards, day passes, single tickets and cash fares are not eligible. Transit advises pass holders to keep BOTH their expired passes and sales receipt in order to meet the Canada Revenue Agency requirements for claiming the tax credit. North Bay transit and our sales agents cannot re-issue receipts so be sure to get yours at the time of purchase.

More information on the Federal Tax Credit for Public Transit is available at the Canada Revenue Agency.

Frequently Asked questions

What is the tax credit for Public Transit passes?

The tax credit for Public Transit passes is a non-refundable tax credit for the cost of buying a monthly (or longer duration) pass for commuting on buses, streetcars, subways, commuter trains and ferries.

How do I claim the tax credit for Public Transit Passes?

You will be able to claim the tax credit for Public Transit passes on your current income tax return for the amounts you have paid for travel in the current taxation year.

What will I need to support my claim?

You will need to keep your expired transit passes and your sales receipts to support your claim. These two documents contain all of the information that the Canada Revenue Agency requires. (See list below for the required information)

  1. An indication that it is a monthly (or longer duration) pass
  2. The date or period for which the pass is valid
  3. The name of the transit authority or organization issuing the pass
  4. The amount paid for the pass
  5. The identity of the rider

Cancelled cheques or credit card statements (along with expired passes) can be used in lieu of a receipt to support your claim. Payment at the North Bay Transit terminal is cash or debit only. Credit cards can be used for purchase of monthly or term passes purchased at City Hall.

You will not need to submit any documentation when you file your return, but you must keep it in case the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) asks for it in verifying your claim.

How much can I claim?

You can claim the full amount paid for your transit pass.

The tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit, which means that the amount you claim is multiplied by the lowest personal income tax rate for the year and is then deducted from your tax otherwise payable.

Can I claim the credit on behalf of my family?

Yes, you can claim the tax credit for Public Transit passes on behalf of your spouse, common law partner, and your children under the age of 19, to the extent that these amounts have not already been claimed.

If my pass is lost, stolen or confiscated, can I get a replacement pass?

North Bay Transit does not replace lost, stolen or confiscated passes.

Where can I get more information about this tax credit?

Additional information on how to claim the tax credit for Public Transit passes is posted on the Canada Revenue Agency Web site at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/whatsnew/items/transit-e.html

Which North Bay Transit fare products are eligible?

  • All monthly passes – Adult, Reduced, Student
  • All Elementary and High School Term Passes
  • All Nipissing University and Canadore College Passes


Contacts

Remi Renaud
Manager
(705) 474-0400 x2165
Transit Dispatch
(705) 474-0419