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There are three kinds of transit services available in your community.

Scheduled Service

The fully accessible Community Bus provides service between the communities of Edgewater, Radium, Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont and Canal Flats in the Columbia Valley. Passengers may board the bus at any posted stop in these communities.

On Request Service

On request service is available between 1030am and 230pm Monday to Friday between Radium and Invermere. Please call 24 hours in advance to book your trip.

To book a trip, call 1-877-344-2461. Provide the details listed below and our scheduler will set up your trip. If unavailable, please leave your name and number on the answering machine, speaking clearly. The dispatcher will get back to you as soon as possible. Office hours are 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Please be ready with the following information:

  • your name and phone number
  • what day you want to travel
  • where you need to be picked up along the route
  • your destination and the time you want to be there
  • when you want to return
  • Cancelling a Trip:
    If your plans change, and you do not need to travel as arranged, it is important that you call to cancel your trip. Someone else may be able to travel in your place. To cancel a return trip, please call 1-877-344-2461.

    Health Connections: Columbia Valley

    Health Connections is a partnership among Kootenay East Regional Hospital District, Columbia Shuswap Regional District and BC Transit. This service provides you with transportation options and increases your access to non-emergency medical appointments.

    Although medical appointments have priority, everyone is eligible to use this service if space is available.

    To take advantage of the transit service, you must call 250-344-5237 to arrange your trip. Transit staff will let you know the exact time of pick up.

    When you schedule your medical appointment, let the doctor's receptionist know that you will be using Health Connections.

    Columbia Valley to Cranbrook - Monday and Friday

    The bus leaves Golden at 8:00am. Please call ahead if you have mobility difficulties, as special handyDART service will be available between 7:30 to 8:00am.

    The bus will arrive at the Invermere Hospital at 9:20, then the Chamber of Commerce at 9:25 and arrive in Cranbrook at 11:15am. In Cranbrook the bus driver will let you off at Tamarack Mall, the Cranbrook Hospital and other medical facilities.

    Cranbrook to Columbia Valley - Monday and Friday

    The bus leaves Cranbrook at 3:30pm. The bus driver will begin picking up passengers at 3:00 from the Cranbrook Hospital. Call the driver or office to confirm the pick up time and location in Cranbrook. The bus will arrive in Invermere at 5:00 and in Golden at 6:30pm.

    In Cranbrook

    If you would like to use Cranbrook Transit during your stay, visit the Cranbrook web pages, or call 417-4636 for route information.

    Fare

    One-way bus fare from Golden to Cranbrook is $2.50. Please have your exact fare ready, as the driver does not carry change.

      

    Columbia Valley Transit System

    TRANSIT INFO: 1.877.343.2461

     

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