BC Bus North has made adjustments to its schedule to facilitate safer travel during the winter months. (B.C. Transit photo)

Winter season prompts BC Bus North schedule changes

Schedule changes designed to complete trips along Highway 16 during daylight hours

BC Bus North is adjusting its schedule along the Highway 16 corridor as winter approaches.

Departure and arrival times between Prince George and Prince Rupert have been changed to ensure that as much of the trips are completed during daylight hours as possible. Proposed changes go into effect Nov. 5.

An Oct. 31 press release states that the changes are intended to improve passenger safety in winter conditions. Routes between Prince George and Valemount, Prince George and Fort St. John, and Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson have also been adjusted.

“Busses are now scheduled to arrive earlier, and waiting times at layover points are being reduced,” the release states.

The leg between Prince George and Prince Rupert will continue to depart each end at 8:00 a.m., but will arrive at 7:25 p.m., 25 minutes earlier. Also, some departure times en route will be earlier, and the scheduled stops in Telkwa moves from the Post Office to the Tyhee Market.

READ MORE: Wheels on new BC Bus North service start June 4

Other changes listed:

Prince George – Valemount: departs at 8:30 a.m. (not 7:00) and arrives Valemount 12:25 p.m. (not 11:05)

Valemount – Prince George: departs Valemount at 1:25 p.m. (not 3 p.m.) and arrives 5:20 p.m. (not 7:05)

Prince George – Fort St. John

  • Schedule times are in Mountain Standard between Fort St. John and Chetwynd
  • Fort St. John terminus moves from 100 Avenue at 100 Street to 99 Avenue at 100 Street;
  • Departure times at most points en route are earlier, reducing overall travel time by one-half hour.

Dawson Creek – Fort Nelson:

  • Schedule times are all Mountain Standard Time, and departure times are earlier.
  • Fort Nelson terminus moves from Phoenix Theatre to the Recreation Centre
  • Fort St. John stop moves from 100 Street and 100 Avenue, to 100 Street at 99 Avenue

To view other changes to the schedule, visit bcbus.ca/schedules-and-fares/

READ MORE: 900 trips booked since BC Bus North launch



newsroom@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

BC Bus North

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Water recovery team stands down search for missing man in Stellako River

Jason Bouchard was in a boat with a friend that overturned in the river May 16

Canfor announces permanent closure of Isle Pierre Mill

The company also announced curtailments at their pulp mills in Prince George.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation to receive 30 greenhouses from Rio Tinto

With over two months since the COVID-19 restrictions were put in place,… Continue reading

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

COVID-19 checkpoints ‘up to them,’ Bonnie Henry says of remote B.C. villages

Support local tourism economy, but only if you’re invited in

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Eight people arrested in Victoria homeless camp after enforcement order issued

Those living in tents were given until May 20 to move indoors

Most Read