Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow

​​​​​Is my child eligib​​le for bussing?

School District 47 provides bus transportation for students who live more than 3.2 km away (as the crow flies) from the school in their catchment area, with the exception of Edgehill Elementary, to which there is no busing currently in place.  Please refer to the map to see if your residence qualifies.   After October 1 of each school year, courtesy passes may be available to students within walking distance, and to students attending a school outside their catchment area, depending on availability of bus routes to the school and space on the bus.  Please refer to the busing brochure for the general guidelines and expectations for riding school buses, as well as for an explanation of who courtesy riders are and the conditions under which courtesy ridership is granted.  If you wish to apply for busing, please submit an application through the District Forms Site, or call 604-414-2612 for further information.

Please submit a Pass Replacement Request if you pass has been lost, broken, or simply no longer scans. There is a 5$ fee for cards that are lost or purposefully broken.

Bus Rout​es

Each year the Transportation Department staff ​look at the current and next year bus requests and assess our bus routes. Rather than looking at all students with bus cards, the district only considers students who qualify for a bus routes, (See the "Is my child eligible for busing?" section above). This means that courtesy rider requests will not be taken into consideration when planning for future routes.

Bus routes for the current school year will be posted after school startup. Please remember, that just because you see an empty bus passing your house does not mean that the bus will not reach capacity prior to arriving at the designated school. We will do everything​ we can to ensure that students are bused safely each day to school.

Find our how to receive notifications when your child scans their SD47 Bus Pass.

Contact Us

4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V3 Phone: (604) 485-6271 Fax: (604) 485-6435 Email: info@sd47.bc.ca

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

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