Photo of Lightning Taxi's fleet on Pender Island

Now Operating on Pender Island!

Call 250-629-2222 to book a taxi!

About Lightning Taxi

Founded in 2022 on Pender Island, Lightning Taxi's mission is to provide convenient, efficient, and safe options for tours and passenger transportation on Pender Island.

All-electric fleet

Lightning Taxi has committed to operating a fleet of 100% electric vehicles. Because our vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions and no gas engine, our fleet requires less maintenance than traditional taxi fleets and helps keep harmful emissions out of the air and the environment.


Lightning Taxi offers a variety of transportation options to meet your needs, including individual and group tours, wedding and event charters, and taxi services.


We accept Pender Island Taxi Saver vouchers! Learn more

Travel Assistance for Non-Emergency Medical Care

Island Health currently provides funding to many contracted transportation providers, creating support for people located in rural and remote regions of Vancouver Island that require assistance with accessing Island Health appointments, facilities or locations. As part of this transportation network, Lightning Taxi will be providing door-to-door patient transportation services for residents that require support getting to Island Health medical care from Pender Island.

If you or someone in your care requires travel assistance for an out-of-community appointment, connect with your Island Health care provider or please contact the Island Health Help Desk staff to assist with travel options and connecting you with the appropriate transportation supports.

Please call +1-844-940-6617 or email for more information or to use the program.

Taxi dispatch is available at the following times:

8:00am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 8:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm

If you require a taxi outside of these hours, please be sure to book your taxi pick up with us in advance.

Taxi rates are regulated by the Passenger Transportation Board of BC. Currently, our rates are (includes GST):

Base fare:
$2.55 per km
Waiting time:
$47.00 per hour

Your fare will be calculated by the meter in the taxi during your trip.

Deliveries and Battery Boosts/Jump Starts

We can deliver your groceries, takeout, or parcels anywhere on Pender. Battery boost/jump start service is also available at the same rates. *Please note, we are unable to deliver alcohol or cannabis at this time. Prices include GST.

North Pender:
South Pender:

Tours, Wedding Shuttles, and Event Charters

We have an all-electric 19-passenger van available for wedding shuttles, group transportation, tours, or custom charters.

Peak season (May 1-Sep 30):
Low season (Oct 1-Apr 30):

Billed in 1-hour increments. GST is not included in the above pricing. We require a non-refundable deposit of $100 per booked date at the time of reservation to hold your booking. Our pricing includes the vehicle, driver, and gratuity. Non-profits or community groups may benefit from special pricing. Contact us for more information.

Bookings during the summer can fill up very quickly. We recommend booking your chartered transportation as early as possible for the best chance of the date you need still being available. Contact us today to reserve.

Watch out for tour packages that we will be offering in the near future!

Interested in driving with us?

Send your resume and commercial driving record to - we'd love to hear from you!

More information:

Call us at 250-629-2222, send us an email with your question to, or use the live chat feature in the bottom-right of this site, and we will respond as soon as possible. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, or X!

Proudly operated by Lightning Transport Systems Ltd.