What is Operation Red Nose?


Operation Red Nose is a unique program dedicated against drinking and driving. Essentially, it is a driving service provided by volunteers during the Christmas Holiday season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle back home. It is an original and free way of getting a safe ride in their own vehicle without driving it themselves!

The service is not intended just for people who have been drinking alcohol. Any person who does not feel fit to drive, due to tiredness or other reasons, can call the services of Operation Red Nose.

A person may call once or more than once during the same evening, either to go from one place to another, or simply to go home. The service is free. However donations are gladly accepted and go to KidSport, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under in low-income families.

Our local chapter, which covers Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities, supports KidSport Tri-Cities, KidSport Burnaby and KidSport New Westminster.

We look forward to getting you home safely. Please note that you must have a car for us to drive as we are not a taxi service. As well, you will need to have room and seatbelts in your vehicle for our designated driver AND navigator. Other passengers may also ride in your vehicle as long as there are enough seatbelts for passengers as well as our designated driver AND navigator. Thanks!

Dates of operation 2018:

November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 31.

Hours of operation:


Tel: 778-866-6673 (NOSE)