Community Resources

A New Tomorrow Community Resource Information

Crisis Response/Hotlines

Kamloops RCMP Victim Services
Non-emergency Kamloops Police Department
Interior Crisis Line
BC Crisis Centre
Indian Residential School Crisis Line
AA Hotline
Mental Health Support
Eating Disorder Helpline
Gambling Support Line
Victim Services BC; crisis support for victims of crime, victims of family and sexual violence
Trans Lifeline; run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers
Royal Inland Hospital

Addictions & Substance Use

Alcoholics Anonymous
Please refer to the website for meeting details and additional supports.
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Ask Wellness
250-376-7558
433 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Drug Checking: Anonymous free testing of substances

SHOP Program (250-571-4370); Social and Health Options for people engaged in survival-based sex-work

Provide free harm reduction supplies 08:30-16:30 7 days/week
Blue House Recovery Society
250-299-8188
Services for men 18+ seeking to abstain from drugs and/or alcohol. Abstinent based housing and 12 step programming in Kamloops. Monthly fees apply. Individuals have the opportunity to remain in the recovery house for a maximum of 2 years
Gambling’s Anonymous
1-888-795-6111
Please refer to the website for meeting details and additional supports.
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Interior Chemical Dependency Office
778-471-6488
#3 – 517 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Services for all ages include; consultation with addiction physician, Methadone/Suboxone, 1:1 and group counselling for addiction, regular medal follow up for substance related medical concerns, relapse prevention, SMART recovery meetings, OAT clinic, and more
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society Substance Use Program
250-376-1296
125 Palm Street, Kamloops BC
Services for all ages include; 1:1 counselling, referral to treatment centers, information on relapse prevention
Kamloops Addictions Clinic
250-374-2345
#104-220 3rd Avenue, Kamloops BC
Services for all ages include; support with rapid access to Methadone or Suboxone treatment, Naloxone kits and training, counselling, mental health support, and connection to community resources
Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous Support Group Search
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Phoenix Centre
250-374-4634
922 – 3rd Avenue, Kamloops BC
In-patient detox facility that provides withdrawal management programming for adults 19+

Osprey Place – Female youth specific program to support those struggling with substance use

Raven Program – Youth program focused on working on healthy lifestyle changes, counselling, education, and support
SMART Recovery
778-471-6488
239 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops BC
Tues. 1-2PM & Thurs. 7-8PM
Services for all ages. Science-based program to help manage recovery from any type of addictive behaviour through mutual aid, building and maintaining motivation, learning to cope with urges, managing thoughts, and living a balanced life
The Tree
250-377-6890
657 Seymour Street, Kamloops BC
Support’s women & families who are struggling with substance use
-Drop-In Program; provides healthy food, peer-based social support, connections to professional services, clothing and baby equipment
-Peer Mentorship
-1:1 Counselling
-Healthy Pregnancy Care Program
-Mothers for Recovery Support Group
Integrated Treatment Team
250-819-0895
Services for individuals 19+. Provides flexible, confidential, and evidence-based treatment and supports to adults who are experiencing difficulties with substance use
Sage Health Centre
250-371-6551
101 Columbia Street, Kamloops BC
Adult in-patient treatment center. Minimum 28 day program with the opportunity for a long-term stay. Fee’s apply.
Maverick Recovery Program
Ask Wellness
236-425-2028 Ext.555
Abstinence based recovery and housing program for individuals 18+. Clients will have a safe environment while working on recovery and relapse prevention. Call the number provided to inquire about referral process. Program fee included
The Mustard Seed Men’s Recovery Program
778-765-4580
181 Victoria Street West, Kamloops BC
A one year supportive recovery program taking a holistic approach to reintegration into community and support clients to live independently. Programming also includes access to street school, SMART recovery program, and housing advocacy.
Naloxone Distribution Sites
Kamloops Primary Care Clinic
250-851-7954
36-450 Lansdowne Street

Kamloops Addiction Clinic
250-374-2345
#104-220 3rd Avenue

Interior Chemical Dependency Clinic
778-471-6488
239 Lansdowne Street

Ask Wellness
250-376-7558
433 Tranquille Road
Kamloops Safe Consumption Site, MHSU
235 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops
250-377-6500
The supervised consumption site provides a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can use their substances of choice in a monitored hygienic, environment to reduce harm from the substances used.

Child / Youth

BC Child & Youth Mental Health
Intake Clinics:
210-1165 Battle Street:
250-371-3648
Tues & Thurs 9:00AM-12:00PM, 1:00-3:30PM

201-905 South Hill Street
250-554-5800
Tues & Thurs 9:00AM-12:00PM, 1:00-3:30PM
Ages 0-18 (as well as parents/caregivers needing support for their child)
Provides mental health assessments and treatment options for children and youth experiencing difficulties related to their thoughts and feelings, addressing concerns with anxiety, behaviour difficulties, self-harm, suicidality, trauma, and more
Interior Community Services
250-376-3660
765 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Youth Re-Connect: Ages 16-19. Support for youth who may be in crisis, are currently experiencing homelessness

Kamloops Youth Shelter: provides emergency and transition housing for youth ages 13-18

Safe Spaces: open to LGBTQIAP2+ youth and allies ages 12-26. Weekly peer group meetings, drop-in and individual appointments, resources and referrals to other services
Secwépemc Child and Family Services
250-314-9669
300 Chilcotin Road, Kamloops BC
Mental health services for Indigenous children and youth ages 0-19 & families. Services include, 1:1 & group counselling, assessments, community support

Diversability

Community Living BC
250-377-444
#45-450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops BC
Services adults 19+. Works with individuals, families, and community providers to connect adults with disabilities to community, employment, residential, and behavioural supports.
People in Motion
250-376-7878
182B Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Supports people of all ages with disabilities by providing fitness, recreational, education, and social programs and services. Also provides assistance with obtaining a disability parking and transit pass

Employment

Aboriginal Skills Employment & Training Strategy
250-554-4556
144 Briar Avenue, Kamloops BC
Provides training and employment opportunities for Indigenous people to increase Indigenous participation in the workforce.
Open Door Group
250-377-3670
795 Tranquille Road & 450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops BC
Services include; employment/job hunting services, skills training, funding for persons with disabilities seeking employment, mental health supports, wellness programs, access to computers, internet, photocopier, and printer
Seasons Health Therapies Employment Programs
250-314-0377
380 Seymour Street, Kamloops BC
Designed to support survivors of violence and abuse move along the continuum from pre-employment skills training to occupational training and job placement.
Volunteer Kamloops
250-372-8313
705 Seymour Street, Kamloops BC
info@volunteerkamloops.org
Kamloops volunteer work program. Age restrictions differ depending on specific volunteer opportunity/location

Finances

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
1-866-866-0800
Can support with applying or maintaining Income Assistance, Persons with Disabilities, My Self Serve, Work BC, and obtaining a city bus pass
Tk’emlups te Secwépemc Social Development
250-828-9700
200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops BC
Supports Indigenous clients apply and maintain income assistance, status/registration, drug and alcohol counselling, family and crisis support, elder programming, cultural teaching, youth recreation, parenting workshops, and more
Elizabeth Fry Society
250-374-2119

Check the website to see if you qualify; www.kamloopsefry.com
Rent Bank: provides financial assistance, in the form of a repayable interest-free loan, to households at risk of eviction for reasons such as non-payment of rent or utilities.
City of Kamloops ARCH Program
250-828-3582

For further details on qualification and application process, refer to www.kamloops.ca/recreation-culture
ARCH is a subsidy program that helps people access City facilities and activities such as the Tournament Capital Centre and the Kamloops Museum and Archives

Food Security

Better Meals
604-299-1877
www.bettermeals.ca
Service that prepares & delivers fully cooked frozen meals to seniors. See website for how to order, pricing, & additional details
Kamloops Food Bank
250-376-2252
171 Wilson Street, Kamloops BC
Services all members of the community with food items such as bread, produce, dairy, & meat on a weekly basis. As well as non-perishable hamper once/month
Meals on Wheels Kamloops
250-554-3134
www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca/programs
Delivery of hot meals for seniors who live alone and at risk of isolation. Fees do apply. Refer to website for further information
Mount Paul Community Food Centre
236-421-1011
140 Laburnum Street, Kamloops BC
Services for all ages at no cost include; dine in community meals, monthly food hampers, emergency food hampers, kids meal kits, and more
The Mustard Seed
1-833-448-4673
181 West Victoria Street, Kamloops BC
Serves free daily lunch and dinner, as well as clothing and personal hygiene products if needed to all adults
PIT Stop – Kamloops United Church
421 St Paul Street, Kamloops BC
Provides free meals to community members each Sunday afternoon. All ages and families welcome
Salvation Army Kamloops
250-554-1611 ext. 200
344 Poplar Street, Kamloops BC
www.Cfs.kamloops@salvationarmy.ca
Several free food services available including access to weekly food truck meals, food hampers, & more. ID & proof of low income required. All ages welcome

Housing

Ask Wellness
250-376-7558
433 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Assisting those who are at risk of facing homelessness in finding and maintaining suitable housing. Services include; housing outreach, crisis funding, supportive housing, transitional housing, and affordable 55+ housing
Elizabeth Fry Society
250-374-2119
705-235 1st Avenue, Kamloops BC
www.kamloopsefry.com
Operates three affordable housing buildings. Contact EFry office or visit their website to learn more about their housing options for women and families
Interior Community Services
250-376-3660
765 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Low-cost housing programs for single, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Eligibility differs by service.
Kamloops Native Housing Society
250-374-1728
742 Mt Paul Way, Kamloops BC
Provides a variety of housing options to meet the needs of families and individuals. Call for further information
BC Housing
www.bchousing.org
Subsidized housing and rental assistance programs for single individuals, couples, families, and seniors. Refer to website for further information

Immigrant / Refugee

Kamloops Immigrant Services
778-470-6101
448 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Supports for all ages and no fee applicable. Services include; settlement & community integration, career & employment support, English testing & classes, children & family support, translation & interpretation, cultural diversity, & outreach

Indigenous Supports

Aboriginal Skills Employment & Training Strategy
250-554-4556-
144 Briar Avenue, Kamloops BC
Provides training and employment opportunities for Indigenous people to increase Indigenous participation in the workforce.
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society
250-376-1296
125 Palm Street, Kamloops BC
Variety of culturally based, inclusive programs which enhance holistic well-being. Services include; child and family services, Elders and cultural services, health services, mental health and substance use, as well as mini storage units
Kamloops Native Housing Society
250-374-1728
742 Mt Paul Way, Kamloops BC
Housing supports and services for Indigenous individuals in Kamloops
Secwépemc Child and Family Services
250-314-9669
300 Chilcotin Road, Kamloops BC
Provides child and family services for Indigenous parents, youth, and children. Also provides mental health services for all ages, cultural supports/events, and more.
Tk’emlups te Secwépemc
250-828-9700
200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops BC
Supports Indigenous clients apply and maintain income assistance, status/registration, drug and alcohol counselling, family and crisis support, elder programming, cultural teaching, youth recreation, parenting workshops, and more

Injury / Accident

Kamloops Brain Injury Association
250-372-1799
408 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC
Provides advocacy & specialized support for survivors of acquired brain injuries. Provides 1:1 life skills support & caregiver support
Work Safe BC
Worksite Emergency Line 
(1-888-621-7233)
Crisis and Critical Incident Support 
(1-800-624-2928)
Can provide support when work-related injuries or diseases occur. Are able to assist clients in their recovery, rehabilitation, and ensure they are safe to return to work.
ICBC
General Inquiries (1-800-663-3051)
Report a claim (1-800-910-4222)

ICBC Driving Licensing Office
937 Concordia Way, Kamloops BC
ICBC Claim Centre Office
1251 Battle Street, Kamloops BC
Can support with making a claim for an injury outside of your workplace. Go to your nearest ICBC location to obtain your BC Services Card and/or BC drivers license.

Legal Assistance

Thompson Rivers University Law Clinic
Free service for low-income individuals provided by TRU Law students who are supervised by licensed lawyers. Can support with residential tenancy, employment standards, small claims, human rights claims, and some criminal charges in Provincial Court. This clinic is also able to draft some legal documents; simple wills for estates, power of attorney, representation agreements, advance directives, and more
Legal Aid BC
Provides free legal advice to low-income community members by duty counsel or family advice lawyers. Application can be completed online or by phone
The Elizabeth Fry Legal Clinic
250-374-2119
702-235 1st Avenue, Kamloops BC
Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income community members. Supports include; family law, tenancy issues, employment, Indigenous legal concerns, human rights, small claims, judicial reviews, and more
Parents Legal Centre
250-434-0663
623 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC
Helps parents resolve their child protection matters early and collaboratively, offering services at any stage of the child protections matter

Mental Health

Kamloops Mental Health and Substance Use
235 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops
250-377-6500
Offer a wide range of mental health and substance use supports for youth, adults, and seniors. Services include; 1:1 counselling, group counselling, psychiatric follow-up, crisis response, developmental disability services, eating disorder clinic, perinatal counselling, early psychosis intervention, intensive case management, outpatient withdrawal management services, and more
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
250-374-0440
857 Seymour Street, Kamloops BC
Provides a variety of mental health recovery focused programs and services for youth, adults, and families.
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society Mental Health Clinician
250-376-1296
Available Monday to Wednesday
Provides trauma-informed and culturally appropriate services to individuals who need support with their mental health.
Mind over Madder (Interior Community Services)
250-554-3134
396 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Free service available for children ages 8-12, teens, and adults. 9-week group designed to support participants to learn skills and manage conflict. Participants learn CBT skills, self-care strategies, emotional regulation strategies, and more.
YMCA – Mental Wellness
250-376-7441 Ext.122
Variety of mental wellness groups for all ages to learn healthy coping skills and connect with others in the community. Groups such as guided meditation, adult mindfulness, and mindful self-compassion

Métis

Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services
250-554-9486
707 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Services for vulnerable Indigenous Youth and Métis Families. Services include; child protection, child and youth mental health counselling, early child development, youth support services, housing/childcare, and elders supports/programs
Two Rivers Métis Society
236-565-0081
Services include assistance in filing for MNBC Citizenship and Chartered Community Acceptance, providing resources to support spiritual and cultural health, raising awareness of Métis cultural and social activities, and more. Small fee applies.

Parent & Family Supports

Family Empowerment Education Group
Provides support through group meetings on topics that are relevant to addiction
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Family Services – Axis Family Resources
1-877-392-1003
659 Victoria Street, Kamloops BC
axiscommunications@axis.bc.ca
Provides services for families experiencing stress due to behaviour challenges of children in their homes, temporary placement in foster care, addiction and mental health concerns, domestic violence, neglect, poverty, or challenges around medical conditions of children or youth. Free service; self-referral accepted
Hopewell Clinic and Pregnancy Centre
250-376-4646
429 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Parenting support for women, as well as sexual health and pregnancy services. Free supports include; perinatal education, unexpected pregnancy supports, doula, parenting workshops, thriving moms support group, and more
Interior Community Services Child and Family Program
250-376-3660
765 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC
Following supports are for parents/families at no cost; adoption program, supervised visitation, family counselling, drop in groups for parents and caregivers, home visiting support, Caring Dads support group which focuses on abuse free relationships with their children and their child’s mother, and much more
BC Schizophrenia Society
1-888-888-0029
www.bcss.org
Offers many programs and services that provide support and education to youth, adults, families, and communities impacted by severe and persistent mental health. Services include family support groups, educational workshops, and respite care. Refer to their website for their resource library
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society
250-376-1296
125 Palm Street, Kamloops BC
Variety of culturally based programs and supports for parents and families;
-Healthy Beginnings Program
-Family Preservation and Youth Service Team
-A Childs ROOTS Are Forever Program
The Tree
250-377-6890
657 Seymour Street, Kamloops BC
Supports mothers struggling with substance use. Free services include; Healthy Pregnancy Care Program and Mothers for Recovery Support Groups
YMCA – Circle of Security Parenting Program
250-376-4771 Ext.122
mentalwellness@kamloopsy.ca
Weekly education program for parents and caregivers to improve the parent-child attachment.

Recreation

Brocklehurst Outdoor Pool
250-554-1747
2470 Fleetwood Avenue, Kamloops BC
www.kamloops.ca/recreation-culture/facility-hours-rates/brock-outdoor-pool
Please call the number provided or search the website for information relating to hours and rates
City of Kamloops
250-828-3500
www.kamloops.ca/recreation-culture/register-program/activity-guide
Refer to the City of Kamloops website for a list of recreational services. Some include; aquatics, museums, parks, sports, recreation, fitness, arts, gymnastics, and cultural programs
Kamloops YMCA
250-372-7725
400 Battle Street, Kamloops BC
www.kamloopsy.org
Please call the phone number provided or search the website for a list of recreational, youth, adult, family, mental health, and employment services
Tournament Capital Centre
250-828-3655
910 McGill Road, Kamloops BC
www.kamloops.ca/recreation-culture/facility-hours-rates/tournament-capital-centre-tcc
Please refer to the website for hours of operations for the following; fieldhouse and indoor track, fitness centre, aquatic centre, and fitness programming
Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre
250-828-3616
859 Bebek Road, Kamloops BC
www.kamloops.ca/recreation-culture/facility-hours-rates/westsyde-pool-fitness-centre
Please refer to the website for hours and operations for the community pool and fitness centre

Religious / Spiritual Supports

Ayesha Mosque
Thompson-Nicola L, Kamloops BC
V0E 2A0
250-461-6599
Provides religious, social, educational activities and an established Islamic information centre
Christ Community Church
1132 8th Street, Kamloops BC
250-376-9365
www.christcommunitykamloops.com
Evangelical church in Kamloops. Please refer to website for statements of faith and further information
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2165 Parkcrest Avenue, Kamloops BC
250-600-3032
Sunday service provides a space to worship God, strengthen one’s spiritual connections, and focus on Jesus Christ
Columbo Lodge
814 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC
250-374-4914
Italian cultural centre
First Baptist Church
454 Columbia Street, Kamloops BC
250-828-6222
Provides religious supports and biblical counselling for all ages
Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall
270 Leigh Road, Kamloops BC
250-554-6996
Please refer to website for further details in regards to bible teachings
Kamloops Alliance Church of the Christian and Missionary
200 Leigh Road, Kamloops BC
250-376-6268
Weekend gatherings and ministries are based on gospel principles. Strive to create a healthy, dynamic, christ-centered culture where all people feel welcome
Kamloops Buddhist Temple
361 Poplar Street, Kamloops BC
250-376-8516
Believe in the teaching of Jodo Shinshu which shares with all people a way to mindfully realize the true reality of human existence. Services are conducted in both English and Japanese
Kamloops Korean Sa-Rang Church
1565 Summit Drive, Kamloops BC
250-879-0760
Christian reformed church
Kamloops Gurdwara Sahib Society
1345 Ord Road, Kamloops BC
250-554-3871
Sikh temple which offers the congregation or Sangat for prayers. Gurdwara’s are open to all communities and castes. Free community kitchen for all
Sacred Heart Cathedral
255 Nicola Street, Kamloops BC
250-372-2581
Church that serves as a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops
Sarangati Temple
5280 Venables Valley Road, Ashcroft BC
604-868-1184
Hindu temple located in Ashcroft which is guided by the practice of bhakti
Sikh Cultural Society
700 Cambridge Crescent, Kamloops BC
250-376-1454
Sikh temple which offers the congregation or Sangat for prayers. Gurdwara’s are open to all communities and castes. Free community kitchen for all
Spiritual Connections Kamloops
778-257-3720
www.spiritualconnectionskamloops.com
A discussion group that meets for prayer, music, engaging and respectful discussion, and guided meditation. Welcome’s all spiritual perspectives
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
815 Renfrew Avenue, Kamloops BC
250-376-8323
Family of followers of Christ, who learn to share the Good News of Salvation, making disciples of Jesus Christ
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints
1044 8th Street, Kamloops BC
250-376-9209
Services are based in the Ukrainian Orthodox faith. Information regarding the faith can be found at www.uocc.ca

Seniors & Elders

Better At Home
250-828-0600
Helps seniors 65+ with simple day-to-day tasks so they can continue to live independently. Services such as; friendly visits, transportation, light yard work, grocery shopping, snow shovelling, & housekeeping
The Centre for Seniors Information
778-470-6000
25-700 Tranquille Road, Kamloops
Help connect all seniors with services and resources that can help with day-to-day living.
Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society
250-376-1296
125 Palm Street, Kamloops BC
Variety of free services aiming to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and healing for Indigenous Elders
Kamloops Hospice Community Programs
250-372-1336
72 Whiteshield Crescent S, Kamloops BC
Provides information, education, and bereavement services for individuals and families during dying and grieving processes. Services include; volunteer hospice community visiting program, advance care planning, counselling, and the casual comfort day program
Keep on Moving Kamloops
250-828-3742
Designated exercise programs providing community members with safer exercise options for all ages at no cost
Seniors Mental Health and Substance Use
235 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops
250-377-6500
Services clients 65+ who are experiencing dementia and/or other mental health and substance use concerns. Team provides psychiatry, case management, medication administration and review, life skills support, and caregiver support. Contact Kamloops MHSU to inquire about referral process

Shelters

Emerald Centre
250-372-3031
Co-ed, low barrier shelter. Operates 7 days a week and provides 42 shelter beds. Clients are provided with meals and access to support workers. Call number provided to inquire about bed availability
Y Women’s Emergency Shelter
250-374-6162
Text: 250-682-7931
Offers a safe refuge, support for women and their children, 24/7 phone support, referrals to community resources, and more. Call number provided to inquire about bed availability
Kamloops Youth Shelter
778-470-0991
Provides short-term temporary housing, as well as support and advocacy for youth experiencing homelessness or family conflict/crisis. Call number provided to inquire about bed availability
Mustard Seed – MAT Program
825-222-4681
181 Victoria Street West, Kamloops BC
20 beds available all year round. First come first serve.
Mustard Seed – Harbour House Women’s Shelter
825-222-4681
181 Victoria Street West, Kamloops BC
12 sober living beds for women requiring shelter. Meals provided. Supports available for gender based violence and women’s health resources
Kamloops Merritt Place Shelter
236-425-0341
725 Notre Dame Drive, Kamloops BC
50 bed facility that offers pod like shelter for people who are unhoused in Kamloops. Services both men and woman.

Transportation

Kamloops BC Transit
www.bctransit.com/kamloops
Refer to website provided to search Kamloops BC Transit system daily schedule
Health Connections BC
1-888-376-7525
Provides communities with accessible transportation to non-emergency medical appointments. Kamloops Health Connections Bus departs from Royal Inland Hospital and provides transportation within the Interior region. Call number provided 24 hours in advance. Small fee applies
Kamloops Taxi Companies
Kami Cabs (250-374-999)
Yellow Cabs (250-374-3333)
Adventure Charters Bus
250-305-2251
www.adventurecharters.ca
Provides regularly scheduled transportation through the North, Cariboo, Kamloops, and some Lower Mainland Regions. Call or refer to website for daily schedule. Fees apply
EBus
1-877-769-3287
www.myebus.ca
Provides consistent scheduled transportation between BC and AB. Refer to website for schedule and ticket prices
Rider Express
1-833-583-3636
www.riderexpress.ca
Provides transportation between all of Western Canada from Vancouver to Toronto. Refer to website for scheduled routes and ticket prices