Opera Bus

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The POV/Wilson's Opera Bus

A relaxing and worry-free way to attend the Sunday Matinée!

Pacific Opera Victoria invites those from out of town to take the POV/Wilson's Opera Bus to the Sunday Matinée! We run two Opera Buses: one on the Saanich Peninsula and a second Opera Bus for our up-island patrons. Leave the driving to the professionals and relax with other opera lovers. During the trip, you can watch a DVD of Principal Coach Robert Holliston's pre-performance lecture!

The Opera Bus will arrive at the Royal Theatre in time for the 2:30 pm performance.

2017/18 Matinée Dates

  • Jenůfa: October 22, 2017
  • La Bohème: February 25, 2018
  • Rinaldo: April 29, 2018


Saanich Peninsula Opera Bus pick-up locations and departure times

  • Swartz Bay: 12:35 pm. Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
    Bus will wait for passengers of the 11 am ferry from Tsawwassen (ETA 12:35 pm) and the 11:50 am ferry from Salt Spring Island (ETA 12:25 pm). Guests will be met by the Opera Bus host inside the walk-off area at the top of the escalator in the arrivals terminal.
  • Sidney: 1:00 pm. Mary Winspear Centre
    2243 Beacon Avenue
  • Saanichton: 1:20 pm. St. Mary's Church
    1973 Cultra Avenue.


Up-Island Opera Bus

  • Nanaimo: 11:45 am. Galaxy Theatre
    West side of North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford Road.
    1. An additional request stop is available for Gabriola Ferry foot passengers
      12 noon, Port Theatre, 125 Front Street. By request only.
  • Ladysmith: 12:25 pm. Island Savings Credit Union
    Coronation Mall, 370 Trans Canada Hwy.
  • Duncan: 12:50 pm. Island Savings Centre
    2687 James St. (Library entrance) near Hwy 1.
  • Mill Bay: 1:10 pm. Island Savings Credit Union
    Mill Bay Centre, 2720 Mill Bay Road.


You will arrive at the Royal Theatre in time for the 2:30 pm performance. Return tickets are $25 per person per opera plus the cost of your performance ticket. Reserve your ticket on the Opera Bus by calling 250.382.1641 no later than the Wednesday prior to the Sunday matinée.


Please ensure you are at your designated pickup location in plenty of time to catch the bus. We cannot issue refunds or credits if you miss your bus.

Please also ensure that you make your Opera Bus booking no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the matinée performance.

In the event that patrons do not make it to the opera as a result of the bus not fulfilling its obligations, appropriate credits will be issued.



$25 per person plus the cost of your opera ticket

Please reserve no later than the Wednesday prior to the Sunday matinée.

Wilson's Transportation Ltd

Opera Bus Sponsor

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