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 service is currently available from 8am to 8pm from Thursday to Monday.

We have now also received approval to offer group tours, wedding shuttles, and event charters using our all-electric 19-passenger van!

Please note that due to COVID-19 and the difficulty of social distancing while on board, at this time we will not be offering individual tours. Group tours, wedding transportation, and event charters are available, and we are exploring options to offer individual tours in the near future.



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

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.

Wedding Shuttles and Event 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 20% deposit to hold your booking. Our pricing includes the vehicle, driver, and gratuity.

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!

Non-profits or community groups may benefit from special pricing. Contact us for more information!

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!