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NH Connector buses to halt service for a couple weeks during holiday season

Starting Dec. 23 the buses will run their last routes for 2023 and will resume service on Jan. 2, 2024.
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Starting Dec. 23 the NH Connection buses will run their last routes for 2023 and will resume service on Jan. 2, 2024.(Northern Health)

Northern Health’s bus schedule will see changes during the holiday season with some routes halting their services for a couple of weeks.

NH Connections buses will run on a modified schedule from December 23, leading up to an annual holiday and maintenance break that takes place each

year at this time, the health authority said in a statement.

Starting Dec. 23 the buses will run their last routes for 2023 with regular routes expected to resume the week of January 2, 2024.

NH Connection bus from Prince George to Vancouver’s last route will be on Dec. 21 and it will resume service on Jan.2, 2024.

The last bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert will leave on Dec. 22 and resume on Jan. 3. From Prince Rupert to Prince George, the final route will be on Dec.23 and the service will resume on Jan.4.

The last route from Burns Lake to Terrace, Prince George and Fort St. James will be on Dec.21, Dec. 19, Dec. 20 and the services for these respective routes will resume on Jan.4, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. See complete list of routes below.

NH Connection buses provide transportation for people travelling to non-emergency health services outside their home communities along with service to Vancouver

“Demand for the service typically drops over the holiday season as fewer people book health care appointments,” Northern Health said in a statement.

The NH Connections booking centre will be closed for the holidays December 23 to 27, as well as December 31 and January 1, 2023, for the statutory holiday.

Full details on the NH Connections holiday schedule and other program information are available through the booking centre at 1-888-647-4997; via e-mail at NHConnections@northernhealth.ca; or online at www.nhconnections.ca.

DepartsFinal Route (2023)First Route (2024
Prince George to VancouverDecember 21January 2
Vancouver to Prince GeorgeDecember 23January 4
Prince George to Prince Rupert

December 22

January 3
Prince Rupert to Prince GeorgeDecember 23January 4
Prince George to Fort St. JohnDecember 21January 4
Fort St. John to Prince GeorgeDecember 23January 6
Valemount to Prince GeorgeDecember 19January 2
McBride, Valemount to KamloopsDecember 20January 4
Burns Lake to TerraceDecember 21January 4
Fort Nelson to Dawson CreekDecember 19January 2
Dawson Creek to Fort NelsonDecember 21January 4
Mackenzie to Prince GeorgeDecember 20January 3
Quesnel to Prince GeorgeDecember 19January 2
Burns Lake to Prince GeorgeDecember 19January 2
Burns Lake via Fort St. JamesDecember 20January 3