Bus Schedules

Facilitating Independence and Access for All

The County works in partnership with the Towns of Mayerthorpe and Onoway and the Village of Alberta Beach to provide affordable transportation for seniors and handicapped via the East End Bus Society and West End Bus Excursion Program. Additional financial support is graciously provided by ten Summer Villages: Yellowstone, South View, Silversands, Val Quentin, Sunset Point, Sunrise Beach, Birch Cove, West Cove, Nakamun Park and Ross Haven.

Bus Services Suspended due to COVID-19

Please be advised that the East and West End bus programs have been suspended due to public health protocols related to COVID-19. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our dedicated drivers and valued patrons. The County will announce any updates to the East and West End bus programs as they become available.

A Message from the East End Bus Society

"Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society would like to thank everyone for their patience through these uncertain times. We know how important this service is to many of you, but due to the increase of COVID-19 cases across Alberta, we have suspended service at this time. Continue to check our Facebook page for the next scheduled trip. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but tour health and safety is our main concern."

A Message from the West End Bus Program

"The West End Bus has cancelled all trips until further notice due to the Coronavirus. We will announce when the West End Bus is up and running again. If you have paid for a trip there will be a credit for you unless you ask for a refund."

Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society vehicle
Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society vehicle

About the East and West End Bus Programs

The East and West End bus programs provide affordable transportation to seniors and handicapped, allowing greater independence and access to resources that they would not have if this transportation was not available. This unique multi-municipality venture provides a valuable service to their ratepayers that would be difficult to provide alone.

The bus service consists of scheduled shopping and medical trips to West Edmonton Mall and Spruce Grove, along with excursion and rentals by service clubs, special interest groups and community members.

NORTHERN GATEWAY BUS INFO
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Community Groups Receive Provincial Award

The Premier’s Council Awards are hosted annually to publicly acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to develop barrier-free, inclusive communities in Alberta. The East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program were two of only 11 recipients of the Award of Excellence in Community for 2019.

This year’s awards were presented on Tuesday, December 3, coinciding with International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Lorna Porter and Maureen Brazel, respectively of the East End Bus Society and West end Bus Program, were in attendance to receive the award from Cathy Smith on behalf of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Also in attendance were County Councillors Ross Bohner and Lorne Olsvik, and Town of Mayerthorpe Councillor Anna Greenwood.

The Premier’s Council Awards take place every year with the goal of recognizing Albertans who create inclusive communities where persons with disabilities can fully participate. More information about the Premier's Council Awards, and this year's winners, can be found at the Government of Alberta Website.

The County congratulates these two service-focused groups on their win and commends them for their vital contribution to the fabric of our local communities.

Maureen Bazel of the West End Bus Program and Lorna Porter of the East End Bus Society
Maureen Bazel of the West End Bus Program and Lorna Porter of the East End Bus Society

About the Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society

The East End Service Bus began in 1996 and evolved to become Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society. The Society is a co-operative effort of the Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta Beach and the Town of Onoway to provide affordable transportation for seniors and people with disabilities.

With access to transportation, seniors and people with disabilities maintain an independent lifestyle and stay in their homes longer. Wheelchair and ambulatory assistance is provided in a clean, safe and reliable vehicle to transport individuals to their destination. On arrival, the driver will accompany individuals into the facility. This inclusive service is available to all community residents. Offerings include scheduled shopping/medical trips to West Edmonton Mall and Spruce Grove, along with excursion and rentals by service clubs and community members.

This unique venture by the three municipalities is all about community. The impact from this service will be felt for many years as friendships are established, medical resources are made accessible for a reasonable cost and people are able to continue to stay in their own homes.

About the West End Bus Service

The East End Service Bus began in 1996 and evolved to become Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society. The Society is a co-operative effort of the Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta Beach and the Town of Onoway to provide affordable transportation for seniors and people with disabilities.

With access to transportation, seniors and people with disabilities maintain an independent lifestyle and stay in their homes longer. Wheelchair and ambulatory assistance is provided in a clean, safe and reliable vehicle to transport individuals to their destination. On arrival, the driver will accompany individuals into the facility. This inclusive service is available to all community residents. Offerings include scheduled shopping/medical trips to West Edmonton Mall and Spruce Grove, along with excursion and rentals by service clubs and community members.

This unique venture by the three municipalities is all about community. The impact from this service will be felt for many years as friendships are established, medical resources are made accessible for a reasonable cost and people are able to continue to stay in their own homes.

County Minute: Infrastructure

"We're finally catching up on our infrastructure, which is nice to see. It took a couple of really wet years we got behind, but we're back at it. We're catching up with incredible crews, incredible people. It's brought us back to just about to the place where we feel that it's acceptable."
— Reeve Joe Blakeman