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Northern Health Connections annual summer maintenance modified schedule for the month of August 2017

August 09, 2017

Northern Health’s Connections program will run on the annual modified summer schedule during the month of August. The modified schedule affects service from August 08 to 31, and the program will not run on the regular routes during that period. The table below indicates the last run before the summer break and the first day back in service for each route

Route description

Last route before summer break

First day back in service

Prince George to Vancouver

 Thursday, August 10

Sunday, August 27

Vancouver to Prince George

Saturday, August 12

Tuesday, August 29

Prince George to Prince Rupert

Friday, August 11

Sunday, August 27

Prince Rupert to Prince George

Saturday, August 12

Monday, August 28 

Prince George to Fort St. John

 Thursday, August 10

Sunday, August 29

Fort St. John to Prince George

Saturday, August 12

Tuesday, August 27

Valemount to Prince George

 Tuesday, August 08

Tuesday, August 29

McBride, Valemount to Kamloops

Thursday, August 10

Thursday, August 31

Burns Lake to Terrace

Thursday, August 10

Thursday, August 31

Burns Lake to Prince George

 Tuesday, August 08

Tuesday, August 29

Burns Lake to Prince George via Fort St. James

Wednesday, August 09

Wednesday, August 30

Fort Nelson to Dawson Creek

Tuesday, August 08

Tuesday, August 29

Prince George to Mackenzie

Wednesday, August 09

Wednesday, August 30

Quesnel to Prince George

Tuesday, August 08

Tuesday, August 29


The modified schedule was implemented three years ago and times annual maintenance requirements with a period of traditionally low ridership. This time period allows for more than typical, and more time consuming, maintenance of the bus fleet and also provides time for additional driver education.

The call centre will remain open and the online reservation system will be available for the regular scheduled routes after August 27th-31st. More information about the NH Connections program is available through the NH Connections booking centre at 1-888-647-4997, via e-mail at NHConnections@northernhealth.ca or visit us online at nhconnections.ca.

NH Connections is open to anyone who needs to travel to out-of-town health care appointments, regardless of their age or income. NH Connections offers routes connecting communities across Northern B.C., along with service to Vancouver. NH Connections uses custom-fitted wheelchair accessible buses and coaches, providing same-day short-distance trips as well as long-distance travel. Fares range from $20 to $80 return, depending on the length of travel.