BC Bus North is changing its schedule for the winter. Buses are now scheduled to arrive earlier, and waiting times at layover points are being reduced, to make sure trips are completed as much as possible during daylight.
The travel days during the week remain the same, but changes taking effect November 5 include:
- Prince George – Valemount: departs at 8:30 (not 7:00) and arrives Valemount 12:25 (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:
o Schedule times are in Mountain Standard between Fort St. John and Chetwynd
o Fort St. John terminus moves from 100 Ave at 100 Street to 99 Ave at 100 Street;
o Departure times at most points en route are earlier, reducing overall travel time by one-half hour.
- Dawson Creek – Fort Nelson:
o Schedule times are all Mountain Standard Time, and departure times are earlier.
o Fort Nelson terminus moves from Phoenix Theatre to the Recreation Centre
o Fort St. John stop moves from 100 St. and 100 Ave., to 100 St. at 99 Ave.
- Prince George – Prince Rupert:
o leaves each end at 8 a.m,, which is unchanged, but arrives at 7:25 p.m., 25 minutes earlier.
o Some departure times en route are earlier.
o The stop in Telkwa moves from the Post Office to the One Stop Shop
There are numerous other changes in the new schedule, so customers should visit bcbus.ca/schedules-and-fares/to learn the changes that affect them, and make sure to be at their stop at least ten minutes ahead of time.