We’re excited to roll out our summer service updates with improved access to outdoor recreational opportunities and local attractions throughout urban and rural Durham. Take a look below to see how and where you can Discover Durham.

Important note: The health and safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. We’ve implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting processes; installed onboard sanitizer stations; and requested that passengers follow public health recommendations, including the requirement for all transit customers to wear face coverings when using public transit.

Urban areas – waterfront parks and beaches

In urban areas within Durham Region, we can get you to waterfront parks and beaches, from Pickering to Bowmanville. This improved access to waterfront attractions is possible on new and extended service and routes, on weekends and holidays:

  • Town of Ajax lakeshore (Veteran’s Point and Paradise Park and Beach).
    Served by route(s): 224C (weekend and holiday).
    • When 224C is not operating, bus stops on route 224 service is within 500 metres of Veteran’s Park, and 1 kilometre of Paradise Park.
  • Bowmanville lakeshore (Bowmanville Westside Marshes Conservation Area, Port Darlington East Beach Park).
    Served by On Demand: Bowmanville On Demand and Rural Clarington On Demand.
  • City of Oshawa lakeshore (Lakefront Park West, Lakeview Park Beach and Pier, McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve).
    Served by route(s): 403, 407, and 901
  • City of Pickering lakeshore east (Frenchman’s Bay East, Millennium Square, Beachfront Park, etc).
    Served by On Demand: Pickering South On Demand (use Route 101 during weekday peak periods).
  • City of Pickering lakeshore west (Frenchman’s Bay West, Westshore West Beach, Petticoat Creek Conservation Area).
    Served by route(s): 120
  • Town of Whitby lakeshore (Rotary Sunrise Lake Park and Kiwanis Heydenshore Park).
    Served by On Demand: Port Whitby On Demand
Rural areas – conservation areas and trails
In rural areas within Durham Region, we’ve made it easier to access conservation areas and trails using DRT On Demand. Numbered bus stops are located at select trailheads and park entrances; so you and your On Demand driver will know where to meet. Getting to your favourite conservation area or trail is as easy as searching for it in the On Demand app and booking your trip!
Toronto Zoo and Rouge National Urban Park
New route 917Z gets you to the Toronto Zoo and Rouge National Urban Park on weekends and holidays, from 10:00 to 22:00 (21:00 on Sundays and holidays). Major stops and terminals served by Route 917Z include, Oshawa Centre Terminal, Whitby Station, Ajax Station, Pickering Parkway Terminal, and Kingston Road and Whites Road.
Maps to help you explore
 Check out this outdoor recreation map!
Using On Demand

On Demand is a personal, flexible service delivery model that provides customers public transit options based on their trip needs: whether it’s travelling stop-to-stop within a zone, facilitating connections to frequent and grid routes, or to the local GO station or bus terminal, DRT’s On Demand has you covered.

More information on trip planning is available on our planning your travel page.

To speak with someone about planning your journey, please give us a call at 1-866-247-0055.