There are two kinds of transit services available in your community.
The fully accessible Community Bus provides service between
the communities of Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie in the Elk Valley.
Regularly scheduled Thursday service is provided to the communities
of Elko, Jaffray, Baynes Lake and Grasmere.
Passengers may board the bus at any posted stop in these communities. Flag stop service is also provided in some communities. For bus stop locations, please call the dispatcher at 1.855.417.4636.
Health Connections: Elk Valley
Health Connections is a partnership between the Regional District
of East Kootenay and BC Transit. This service provides you with
transportation options and increases your access to non-emergency
Although passengers travelling to medical appointments have
priority, everyone is eligible to use this service when space
Booking a Trip
You must book ahead to get a seat on the Health Connections bus. To book a trip, call 1.855.417.4636. Transit staff will answer all your booking questions.
When you make your medical appointment, let the doctor's receptionist
know that you will be using Health Connections.
Elkford to Cranbrook on Wednesday and Friday
The bus leaves Elkford at 8:00am, Sparwood at 8:30, Fernie
at 9:00 and arrive in Cranbrook at 10:15am. In Cranbrook, the
bus driver will let you off at Tamarack Mall, the Cranbrook
Hospital and other medical facilities.
Cranbrook to Elkford on Wednesday and Friday
The bus will begin picking up passengers at 2:30 from the Cranbrook
Hospital, leaving Cranbrook at 3:00pm. The bus will arrive in
Fernie at 4:00, Sparwood at 4:30 and Elkford at 5:00.
The one-way fare is $2.50. Please have exact fare ready, as
the driver does not carry change.