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.


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 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 16-Sep 15, Dec 20-Jan 5):
$220/hr or $2000/day
Low season (Sep 16-Dec 19, Jan 6-May 15):
$150/hr or $1400/day

GST is not included in the above pricing. There is a minimum charge of 2 hours per booked day. We require a $100 deposit 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!

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 Twitter!

Proudly operated by Lighting Transport Systems Ltd.