$5 Trolley fare is a 150 per cent increase
The popular SS Trolley – the quick, informative and scenic way to get from Port Elgin and Southampton – resumes seasonal service June 29.
Operated by the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce with partners Bruce Power , the $5 cost for all-day, hop-on hop-off service is a 150 per cent increase over last summer’s $2, and includes 10 stops. Kids under 5 ride free.
“The SS Trolley Loop is a great way for people to familiarize themselves with our beautiful and unique community and its many offerings,” said Kimberley Inniss-Petersen, Executive Director of Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce, in a June 11 press release.
“New to 2019 is a narrated audio tour that will provide riders with an informative, engaging overview of the area’s history as told by local storytellers,” she said.
Inns-Petersen said the new expanded all-day ride, replacing the pay per ride system, justified the fare increase.
Attractions along the Trolley Loop route include the Bruce County Museum, Port Elgin Tourist Camp, some beach access points, walking trails, scenic lookouts and picnic areas. The route also includes stops at both downtown’s many restaurants, shops, spas and salons.
Since its launch three years ago, approximately 20,747 passengers rode more than 190 thousand kilometres along the scenic Lake Huron shoreline between Port Elgin and Southampton.
A web-based Trolley Tracker app, available through the Saugeen Shores Trolley website, estimates when the trolley will arrive at stops and how many seats are available.
The Chamber’s trolley operation is supported by Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, the downtown Port Elgin and Southampton BIAs, the Town of Saugeen Shores and Bruce Power. There is also a growing list of advertisers and sponsors.
Route, schedule and rental information is available at sstrolley.ca, saugeenshorechamber.ca or the Chamber of at 519-832-2332.