Service changes coming to Highway 16 routes between Prince George and Smithers

Nov 3, 2017
Transit System: Bulkley-Nechako

BURNS LAKE – To accommodate winter driving conditions, starting Monday, November 6, BC Transit will make adjustments to the schedules for routes 161 Prince George/Burns Lake and 162 Smithers/Burns Lake.

For route 161, all trips between Prince George and Burns Lake will continue to leave at the existing scheduled times, but arrival times at each destination will be scheduled for a little later, building in extra travel time to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers during the winter.

Likewise, for route 162, morning and late afternoon trips between Burns Lake and Smithers will keep their existing departure times, but will be scheduled for later arrival at their destinations. There will be no changes to the midday trip between Smithers and Houston.

BC Transit encourages passengers to visit the website at or call 1-855-499-1119 and check for service updates and alerts before heading out to catch the bus during the winter.

For more information, service updates and alerts on the Burns Lake to Prince George and Burns Lake to Smithers routes, please visit

Media contact

Jonathon Dyck
Communications Manager
BC Transit