School's operational plan

Find your school’s operational plan by visiting your school’s website. Visit your school’s website by following the link for your school and clicking on the website link. 

Find a school bus schedule

Students are being prioritized for busing in the 2020–21 school year if they're eligible as described in the Education Act and Student Transportation Regulations

Students are eligible for the school bus if:

  • they live more than 3.2 kilometres by the nearest passable road from their school; and 
  • they're attending their attendance area school.

Rural buses

Rural parents and guardians should contact the school directly for busing options.

Bus route updates for Whitehorse

Every school year we review the school bus routes and schedules and ask parents to check the bus routes regularly for the first few weeks of school. 

To ensure we continue to accommodate all eligible students, bus routes are being updated by the end of the workday on September 4, 2020. This may impact your child’s regular pick up time. In some cases, you may see no change.

Bus routes need to be updated to accommodate a high volume of eligible students who were registered for the bus closer to the start of the school year. These registrations have now been processed. Eligible students are being assigned a seat on the school bus, which is impacting existing bus routes. 

Following this update, school buses will be operating near capacity. School buses will be:

  • following the health and safety guidelines; and
  • accommodate eligible students who have registered. 

As the school year continues, seats that become available to students beyond the eligibility requirements will be assigned based on the order of priority:

  • Kindergarten to Grade 3 students; then
  • Grade 4-7 students who live within 3.2 km of their attendance area school; then
  • Students who attend school outside of their attendance area; and then
  • Special requests, including busing to stops other than from home to school and back, such as daycare centres. 

When will the bus routes updates from September 4 take effect?

They’ll take effect on Tuesday, September 8 so students and families have the weekend to review updated routes. 

Notification of assigned seat

Parents or guardians of eligible students are notified directly by e-mail of the student’s bus number.  

Students are only assigned a seat if parents or guardians receive direct notification. 

Students should use the bus stop closest to their home as shown in the updated school bus routes. 

Whitehorse transit passes

City of Whitehorse transit passes are also available for older students. Older students can register for city transit instead of the school bus.

Register for a transit pass.

Bus routes

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Bus route listings by school

École Émilie-Tremblay/ CSSC Mercier

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #4 #4
North Klondike Highway #7 transfer to #4 #4 transfer to #7
Takhini Hot Springs Road #5 transfer to #4 #4 transfer to #5
Hidden Valley subdivision #5 transfer to #4 #4 transfer to #5
MacPherson subdivision #5 transfer to #4 #4 transfer to #5
Crestview #4 #4
Birch Street #4 #4
Raven's Ridge #4 #4
Kopper King #4 #4
Porter Creek #13 #13
Whistle Bend   #13 #13
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2  #13 #13
Yukon University #13 #13
Takhini subdivision #13 #13
Lobird #34 #34
Hillcrest #26 #26
Valleyview #26 #26
Copper Ridge, Granger, Arkell, Ingram, Logan #28  #28
McIntyre #26 #26
Riverdale #26 or 31 #26 or 31
Downtown #26 #26
South Alaska Highway #35 transfer to #34 #34 transfer to #35
South Klondike Highway #34 #34
South country residential #36 or #37 transfer to #34 #34 transfer to #36 or #37
Golden Horn subdivision #36 transfer to #34 #34 transfer to #36

Christ the King Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
Whistle Bend #10 #10
Hillcrest and Valleyview #24 #24
Downtown #15 #15
Lobird #23 #23
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #10 #10
Takhini subdivision #10 #10
Copper Ridge, Granger, Arkell, Ingram, Logan, McIntyre #22, #23 or #24 #22, #23 or #24
South Alaska Highway #35 transfer to #36 #36 transfer to #35
South Klondike Highway #34 transfer to #36 #36 transfer to #34
South country residential #36 or #37 transfer to #36 #37 or #36 transfer to #37
Golden Horn subdivision #36 #36

Elijah Smith Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
Crestview #4 #4
Birch Street #4 #4
Raven's Ridge #4 #4
Kopper King #4 #4
Lobird #34 #34
Hillcrest #26 #26
Valleyview #26 #26
Copper Ridge, Granger, Arkell, Ingram, Logan #28 #28
McIntyre #26 #26
Riverdale, Downtown #26 #26
South country residential #36 or #37 transfer to #34 #34 transfer to #36 or #37

F.H. Collins Secondary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #4 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #4
North Klondike Highway #7 #7
Takhini Hot Springs Road #5 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #5
Hidden Valley subdivision #5 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #5
MacPherson subdivision  #5 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #5
Crestview #8 #8
Birch Street #8 #8
Porter Creek #8 or #9 #8 or #9
Yukon University and Industrial #9 #9
Raven's Ridge #8 #8
Kopper King #8 #8
Whistle Bend  #9 #9
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #9 #9
Takhini subdivision #8 #8
Hillcrest #16 #16
Lorbid #14 #14
Valleyview #16 #16
Copper Ridge, Granger, Arkell, Ingram, Logan, McIntyre #14, #15 or #16 #14, #15 or #16
Downtown #15 #15
South Alaska Highway #35 transfer to #36 or #37

#36 or #37 transfer to #35

South Klondike Highway #34 transfer to #36 or #37 #36 or #37 transfer to #34
South country residential #36 or #37  #36 or #37

Golden Horn subdivision
#36 #36

Golden Horn Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
South Alaska Highway #39 #39
South Klondike Highway #38 #38
South country residential #38, #39, #40 or #41 #38, #39, #40 or #41

Hidden Valley Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #1 #1
North Klondike Highway #2 #1 transfer to #2
Takhini Hot Springs Road #3 #1 transfer to #3
Hidden Valley subdivision                                       #3 #1

Holy Family Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #1 #2 transfer #1
North Klondike Highway #2 transfer to #3 #2
Takhini Hot Springs Road #3 #2 transfer to #3
Hidden Valley subdivision #3 #2 transfer to #3
MacPherson subdivision #3 #2
Crestview #2 #2
Birch Street #6 #6
Raven's Ridge  #19 #19
Kopper King #19 #19
Whistle Bend  #32 or #19 #32 or #19
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #19 #19
Takhini subdivision #19 #19
Porter Creek #6  #6

Jack Hulland Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #1 #2 transfer to #1
North Klondike Highway #2 #2
Takhini Hot Springs Road #3 transfer to #2 #2 transfer to #3
Hidden Valley subdivision #3 transfer to #2 #2 transfer to #3
MacPherson subdivision #3 transfer to #2 #2
Crestview #2 #2
Birch Street #6 #6
Raven's Ridge #19 #19
Kopper King #19 #19
Whistle Bend #32 or #19 #32 or #19
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #19 #19
Takhini subdivision #19 #19
Porter Creek  #6 #6

Porter Creek Secondary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #4 transfer to #5 #3 transfer to #1
North Klondike Highway #7 transfer to #5 #3 transfer to #2
Takhini Hot Springs Road #5 #3
Hidden Valley subdivision #5 #3
MacPherson subdivision  #5 #3 transfer to #2
Yukon University #33 #33
Raven's Ridge #17 #17
Kopper King #17 #17
Whistle Bend  #33 #33
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #33 #33
Takhini subdivision #33 #33
Hillcrest #33 #33
Lorbid #33 #33
Valleyview #18 #18
Copper Ridge, Granger, Arkell, Ingram, Logan, McIntyre #17 or #18 #17 or #18

Selkirk Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Klondike Highway/Boreal Rd – French Immersion only #7 #7
Hillcrest #24 #24
Downtown #15 #15
Copper Ridge, Granger, Arkell, Ingram, Logan, McIntyre #23 or #24 #23 or #24
Lobird #23 #23
Takhini subdivision #10 #10
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #10 #10
Whistle Bend, Porter Creek – French Immersion only #10 #10

Takhini Elementary School 

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #25 #25
McIntyre #25 #25
Lobird #25 #25
Hillcrest #25 #25
Valleyview #25 #25
Kopper King #25 #25
Downtown, Riverdale #29 or #30 #29 or #30

Vanier Catholic Secondary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #4 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #4
North Klondike Highway #7 #7
Takhini Hot Springs Road #5 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #5
Hidden Valley subdivision #5 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #5
MacPherson subdivision  #5 transfer to #7 #7 transfer to #5
Crestview #8 #8
Birch Street #8 #8
Porter Creek #8 or #9 #8 or #9
Raven's Ridge #8 #8
Kopper King #8 #8
Whistle Bend  #9 #9
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #9 #9
Takhini subdivision #8 #8
Hillcrest #16 #16
Lorbid #14 #14
Valleyview #16 #16
Copper Ridge, Arkell, Ingram, Logan, McIntyre #14 or #15 #14 or #15
Granger #16 #16
Downtown #15 #15
South Alaska Highway #35 transfer to #36 or #37

#36 or #37 transfer to #35

South Klondike Highway #34 transfer to #36 or #37 #36 or #37 transfer to #34
South country residential #36 or #37  #36 or #37

Golden Horn subdivision
#36 #36
 

Whitehorse Elementary School

Neighbourhood a.m. p.m.
North Alaska Highway #4 transfer to #7 #5 transfer to #4
North Klondike Highway #7 #5 transfer to #7
Takhini Hot Springs Road #5 transfer to #7 #5
Hidden Valley Subdivision #5 transfer to #7 #5
MacPherson Subdivision #5 transfer to #7 #5
Crestview #7 #5
Birch Street #7 #5
Raven's Ridge #7 #5
Kopper King #7 #5
Porter Creek #12 #12
Whistle Bend #27 #27
Yukon University #27 #27
Takhini Trailer Park, Northland #1 and #2 #12 #12
Takhini Subdivision #11 #11
Hillcrest #11 #11
Valleyview #11 #11
Copper Ridge, Granger, Arkell, Ingram, Logan, McIntyre #16, #20 or #21 #16, #20 or #21
Lobird #21 #21
Riverdale #29 or #30 #29 or #30
South Alaska Highway #35 #35
South Klondike Highway #34 transfer to #35 #35 transfer to #34
South country residential #36 or #37 transfer to #35 #35 transfer to #36 or #37
Golden Horn Subdivision #36 transfer to #35 #35 transfer to #36

Wood Street Centre

Grade 8 students

In town, students have a variety of options as per the schedules to go to Vanier Catholic Secondary School and transfer to bus #14. In the afternoon, they take bus #14 back to Vanier Catholic Secondary School and transfer to their scheduled bus to go back home. Those that live within Riverdale must walk to Vanier Catholic Secondary School.

North Highway Grade 8 students will take bus #4 or #7 and transfer to bus #5 in the morning. In the afternoon take bus #14 to Vanier Catholic Secondary School and transfer onto bus #7.

South Highway Grade 8 students will take bus #34, #35 or #36 and transfer to bus #37 in the morning. In the afternoon take bus #37 and transfer to bus #34, #35 or #36.

Wood Street Program at Porter Creek Secondary school

In town, students have a variety of options as per the schedules to go to Vanier Catholic Secondary School and transfer to bus #14. In the afternoon, they take bus #14 back to Vanier Catholic Secondary School and transfer to their scheduled bus to go back home. Those that live within Riverdale must walk to Vanier Catholic Secondary School.

North Highway students will take bus #4 or #7 and transfer to bus #5 in the morning. In the afternoon take bus #3 to the north transfer station and transfer onto their bus as per the schedule.

South Highway students will take their designated bus to the south transfer station in the morning and transfer onto bus #34. In the afternoon, take the bus #34 transfer to either bus #35, 36, 37.

Contact: 

For questions about student transportation options email student.transportation@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5172 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5172.

If you have questions about bus service contact Standard Bus Yukon at 867-456-3210.

If you have questions or concerns about student behaviour on buses contact your child's school.