This program is currently on hiatus, please reach out for other opportunities!

On the Bus

Currently on hiatus, please reach out for other opportunities!

On the Bus is a fun and interactive introduction to the Peterborough Transit System provided to Grade 3 classes in the city of Peterborough.

This program focuses on active and sustainable transportation choices, and is tailored to meet specific curriculum expectations.

This 1.5-hour trip begins when the City Bus arrives at your school to pick you up! As we travel around Peterborough, students practice their map reading skills and develop a greater knowledge of their local community. The trip includes a stop at the Peterborough Transit Bus Barn for a chance to interview the bus driver!

On the Bus is offered as a free program thanks to the generosity of the City of Peterborough and our partners.

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

Program History

On the Bus was developed by Active School Travel Peterborough as a way to introduce children to public transit. The program generates excitement and enthusiasm about riding the bus, and also encourages younger students to begin making connections between their transportation behaviour and its environmental impact. This program is among the most popular programs offered by Active School Travel Peterborough.

To learn more about Active School Travel Peterborough, click here.

Program Links

Peterborough Transit

Program Contact Information

Contact Active School Travel
Phone: (705)745-3238



Peterborough Transit

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

Peterborough Public Health

City of Peterborough

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario

Peterborough Police

Crossing Guards of Peterborough