Kootenay Lake West, Castlegar & Nelson Transit Future Service Plan

Kootenay Lake West, Castlegar and Nelson Transit Future Service Plan

The Kootenay Lake West, Castlegar and Nelson Transit Future Service Plan outlines improvements for transit service (routes and schedules), and infrastructure over the next 3-7 years in the West Kootenay Transit System. This transit future service plan focuses on service in Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, the Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Silverton, Kaslo, and Salmo.

Public Engagement

BC Transit, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, City of Nelson and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary collected feedback on how we can improve transit in the West Kootenay Transit System. Open houses were conducted in November 2019 and the number of participants are listed below.  An online survey was also conducted, extending into December 2019.  Detailed results from both the open houses and online survey will be reported on at a later date.

Open House Participant Results

Date Time Location
Number of Participants
Monday, Nov 25 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Playmor Junction
Slocan Valley
Tuesday, Nov 26 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Memorial Hall
203 Lake Ave
Tuesday, Nov 26 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Complex: Auditorium
200 8th Ave NW
Wednesday, Nov 27   9:30 am – 11:30 am
Seniors Hall
304 4th St
Wednesday, Nov 27  2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Community Complex
2101 6th Ave
Wednesday, Nov 27 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Youth and Community Centre
206 7th St
Thursday, Nov 28 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Municipal Library
602 Stanley St
Thursday, Nov 28 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lakeside Resort: Selkirk Room
701 Lakeside Dr
Friday, Nov 29 11:30 am – 1:30 pm    
Memorial Centre: Red Floor Room     
1051 Victoria St

Transit Future Timeline

West Kootney timeline - image

Next Steps

The next step is to incorporate public input and feedback into more detailed service options.  Once completed, the plan will be presented for endorsement by the Regional District of Central Kootenay Board and the City of Nelson Council.  Following local government endorsement, BC Transit will begin updating 3-year plans to implement changes within the system.

Moving Forward with Technology

BC Transit is committed to continuously enhancing your experience as a rider. As part of this endeavour, we are moving forward with the installation and development of technology initiatives to improve efficiency, increase security and put you in control of your BC Transit experience.

Completed Plans

Transit Future looks at how you can improve your transit system to better meet the needs of your community now and for the generation to come. Here are the plans that have been completed in the region.