Brent and I had been planning to spend a Saturday riding the Fort St. John bus for many months and we finally did it. On October 19, 2011, which was election day in Fort St. John, we got to ride it for free. Because of the election happening the City wanted to entice residents to get out and vote, so they offered free bus service.
This was my first time on the Fort St. John bus and I had no clue where I was going to end up. Our goal was to go from the North Peace Cultural Centre (downtown) to the Totem Mall (only 7 blocks away). We ended up going all the way through a part of Fort St. John’s residential areas. We could have gotten off sooner, but we wanted to get right to the mall and also wants to see where the bus would go.
While I probably wont ride the bus much any other time, it was a good eye opener as to where the buses go and how they can be used. For those with no vehicles, I think they suffice. Plus $1.50 for an adult is a whole dollar cheaper than Yellowknife, so that’s a bonus.