System Overview

This is a general community service available to anyone in the community. Hospital trips are a priority.

The Bella Coola Transit System operates as a paratransit service. This means the service is door-to-door for persons with a disability, and curb-to-curb service for others. Depending on where you live, you may need to meet the bus at a convenient and safe pick up location.

The transit service is funded by the Central Coast Regional Hospital District in partnership with BC Transit. Decisions on fares, routes and service levels are made by the Hospital District Board based on public feedback and information provided by BC Transit. The service is operated by the Bella Coola Valley Bus Co. Ltd.

Booking a Trip

Call: 250-799-0079
Monday to Saturday, 8:00am-6:00pm.

Please call 24 hours before your trip. If an operator isn’t available, please leave a message and someone will call you back.

Please call to cancel your trip. Someone may be able to travel in your place.

Before You Call

Please be ready with the following information:

– your name and phone number
– which day you want to travel
 -where you want to be picked up
– your destination and the time you want to be there
– when you want to return
– any special equipment you use (walker, wheelchair, cane, etc.)
– whether you will have an attendant or companion with you

An attendant is someone whose help you need to make the trip. He or she rides with you for free.

A companion is someone you’d like to come along with you. Companions pay the regular fare.

Service Hours

Monday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

There are six scheduled trips a day, with remaining service maintaining on request.

When demand for service is heavy, you may be asked to reschedule to fit in with other trips. Transit in Bella Coola is a ‘shared-ride’ system and other passengers are picked up and dropped off enroute.