The Commuter Challenge is a week-long event held each June during Canadian Environment Week. The Commuter Challenge is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces to track trips taken to work by transit, cycling, walking, carpooling or telecommuting.

Thank you to all the workplaces and individuals that make the effort to participate in the Commuter Challenge each year. Your dedication and enthusiasm are much appreciated!

The Results

The Comox Valley achieved the 5th highest participation rate in British Columbia with 95 organizations involved and 125 active participants. Together, they travelled 4551 km, saving 825 kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere and burning nearly 90,000 calories.

Carpoolers, cyclists & bus riders really dominated the event: 40% of participants travelled to work by bike, 28% carpooled, 18% took transit, 5% telecommuted and 9% walked.

To view the 2017 results for the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Results

The Winners

Congratulations to the winning organizations in the following categories:

  • Large Organization Category Winner (over 30 employees): 
    London Drugs Courtenay: 9% participation
  • Medium Organization Category Winner (11-29 employees):
    BC Assessment: 23% participation
  • Small Organization Category Winner (3-10 employees):
    Green Valley Aromatherapy: 100% participation
  • Mini Organization Category Winner (1-2 employees)
    Pod Creative: 100% participation
  • $250 Cash Prize Winner – Comox Medical Clinic
  • Social Media Prize Winner – Pieter Vorster

Thank you to our sponsors

This event would not have been so successful in our first year without the generosity of these sponsors.

Local prize sponsors

Social Media Prize Winner Pieter Vorster got #In2Transit during the #CommuterChallenge with his new #ebob trailer!