The BC Transit service in the Elk Valley system runs five days a week connecting Fernie to Elkford and Sparwood.
Get all the most up to date BC Transit Service information, including fares via the Rider's Guide
Cash payment can be made onboard the bus. Exact cash is required as no change is given. Discounts are offered for tickets sold in sheets of ten and are available at Fernie City Hall. Information for other payments options are available on the BC Transit
Health Connections is a transit service providing communities with accessible transportation options to access non-emergency medical appointments. Although medical appointments have priority, everyone is eligible to use this service if space is available.
One-way fare for all passengers is $2.50
Elkford > FERNIE > Cranbrook (Wednesday & Friday):
Elkford: 8:00 a.m
Sparwood: 8:30 a.m
Fernie: 9 a.m
Cranbrook: 10:15 a.m.
Cranbrook > FERNIE > Elkford (Wednesday & Friday):
Cranbrook Hospital: 3:00 p.m
Fernie: 4:00 p.m
Sparwood: 4:30 p.m
Elkford: 5:00 p.m.
Service is available to any community along the route. You must phone 24 hours ahead to arrange your trip. Transit staff will let you know the location and time of pick up.
When scheduling medical appointments, let them know you will be using Health Connections.
Pick up a Health Connections flyer at any health facility, on board the bus, visit www.bctransit.com or phone:
Service is not available on the weekend or the following holidays:
• New Years Day (Jan 1)
• Family Day (First Monday in February)
• Good Friday (March or April)
• Easter Monday (March or April)
• Victoria Day (Third Monday in May)
• Canada Day (July 1)
• B.C. Day (First Monday in August)
• Labour Day (First Monday in September)
• Thanksgiving Day (Second Monday in October)
• Remembrance Day (November 11)
• Christmas Day (December 25)
• Boxing Day (December 26)
Funding for your local transit system is cost shared between the Regional District of East Kootenay and BC Transit. Health Connections service is administered by the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District and BC Transit and funded by the Interior Health Authority.
Decisions on fares, routes and service levels are made by the Regional District of East Kootenay board based on public feedback and information provided by BC Transit. Decisions on Health Connections service are made by the Kootenay East Regional Hospital District board. Buses are operated by Sun City Coachlines.
Operating costs are met by a combination of farebox revenues and joint local and provincial funding.