Bussing and Transportation

Welcome students, teachers, friends, associates and families to School District 8 - Kootenay Lake, Operations & Transportation. 

The Board of Trustees expects that every person using the District bus services will ensure that each bus trip is a safe and pleasant experience for all passengers and the driver. 

September 9, 2020 Notice

Due to a back log of registrations, power outages etc. students will be allowed to ride the school buses until September 17, 2020 without their bussing confirmation providing that there is room on the bus. Students are required to give the driver a note with their name and school listed for tracking purposes if they do not have their confirmation yet.

School Bus Transportation during COVID-19

Online Bus Registration 2020/2021 is now open: 

Apply Now

For detailed bus route information:


To determine your school catchment: 

View Catchment Map

Pupil Transportation Manual

2020-2021 Pupil Transportation Procedures Manual

Contact Information

Contact the Operations office in your area to speak with a Transportation staff member.

SD8 Nelson Operations

90 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, BC V1L 6B9
Phone: 250 354-4871
Fax: 250-354-4255

SD8 Creston Operations

1427 Northwest Blvd
Creston, BC V0B 1G0
Phone: 250 428-5329
Fax: 250-428-9917

School Bus Route Information Line: 1-855-352-0008

Please note that the Busline is not monitored for messages, it is there to provide updated information regarding delays.