The Elk Valley Transit Service runs 5 days a week connecting Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie. Elk Valley Transit is operated by Next Gen Transit Corporation and is funded by the RDEK and BC Transit.
Elk Valley Transit offers scheduled service 5 days a week (Monday to Friday). There is no transit service on Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. A general overview of information is provided below. For a detailed summary of the Elk Valley Transit Service, visit BC Transit - Welcome to Elk Valley.
Please have exact change when you are riding the bus as the driver cannot make change. Fares are subject to change.
There are a number of ticket outlets around the Elk Valley, including: the District of Elkford office, Fernie City Hall, Sparwood Leisure Centre, and the RDEK office in Cranbrook.
If you are a low-income senior or a person with disabilities, you may qualify for the BC Bus Pass Program, which provides a universal bus pass. For more information on the qualifications, call 1-866-866-0800.
For more detailed information on fares and tickets, visit BC Transit - Welcome to Elk Valley or contact Next Gen Transit 1-855-993-3100 Option 1 or direct 250-364-3262.
In rural areas along the scheduled bus route where there are no designated bus stops, the bus can be flagged down. When you want to catch the bus, find a safe location along the route (such as a driveway or postal box area) and wave the bus down. Make sure you are visible, and if it is dark wear light/bright clothing and carry a flashlight. Stand in a well-lit area if possible. The driver may not be able to safely stop for you if the speed limit exceeds 60km/hour.
To get off the bus at an unmarked stop, let the driver know in advance where you want to get off and he/she will stop in a safe area as close to your requested stop as possible.
The busses are equipped with two bike racks that are available for use during daytime hours (the bikes block the headlights so can't be used in the dark). BC Transit has loaded a video to show how to use the bike racks:
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