rudolph christmas bus

There's a Christmas-themed bus in Canada and it's so adorable

Residents of the Vancouver area will get the chance to hitch a ride with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — or at least, his city bus counterpart — next month.

The Transit Museum Society has decked out a vintage 90s bus for the holidays, complete with cute illuminated antlers and a giant red Rudolph nose.

rudolph christmas bus

The bus is decorated to look like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Photo by Matthew Walker.

The vehicle — a 1991 New Flyer D40LF — is covered in festive lights inside and out, and fittingly so, as it will take participants to tour the best Christmas lights in the area, rolling through nearby Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam.

The tour lasts an entire 2.5 hours, and the money raised from fares goes toward restoring and preserving old transit relics and educating people about their history.

The popular tour departs from the SkyTrain station on Scott Road in Surrey at 7 pm on December 13, 21, 22, 23 and 28 and takes a unique route that is still to be determined. Fares range from $5 for children to $25 to adults, and guests are encouraged to reserve online beforehand.

rudolph christmas bus

Festive lights adorn the interior and exterior of the Christmas bus. Photo by Matthew Walker.

If you miss out on the tour, you can still catch a glimpse of the Rudolph bus in local holiday parades like the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights on December 1 and the WinterFest Santa Parade in New Westminster on December 15.

Lead photo by

Alex Jager


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