All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
Northwest Territories Communities

by David A. Wyatt

Behchokò, Northwest Territories

Rae Edzo Friendship Express (? - present?)
A “NWT Bus Services” website (2011) lists the above bus line. Behchokò, named Rae-Edzo prior to 2005, is comprised of two population centres, Rae and Edzo, located 19 km apart by road (6 km by air or winter ice road) with a population of approximately 2,000 (Wikipedia). Neither REFE nor the municipality have a website so it's hard to determine if REFE operates scheduled service or anything like a transit frequency.

Hay River, Northwest Territories

Town of Hay River Transit (1966 - circa 1974-75?)
Service between the old townsite and the new townsite. (Canadian Coach 1970, 1971). Service ended when much of the old townsite had relocated.

? (circa 1980-81)
Unsuccessful later attempt to institute local transit service. (Colinda Latour, archival technician of the Northwest Territories Government Archives, circa 2003 via another correspondent 2003)

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Red Dusseault (1945 - 1948)
Owner-operator of local bus service (Ryan Silke 2014).

Frame and Perkins Mitsubishi (C.I.L.E. photo) Frame and Perkins, Ltd. (1948 - 1990)
Operating in Yellowknife in 1980 using a second hand bus from Edmonton. (Motor Coach Age Vol. XXXIII Nos. 1-2 p. 11, January-February 1981, courtesy Alan Gryfe, 2004, Ryan Silke 2014).

Arctic Frontier Carriers Limited (1990 - 1999)
Municipally supported private enterprise carrier. (Web page: 1997)

Yellowknife City Transit (13 September 1999 - present)
Operated by Cardinal Coach Lines (Website, 1999). CTHF/SSG 2000 cites Yellowknife Transit. Operating contract renewed for four years with FirstCanada ULC (formerly Cardinal) 01 September 2012.

Yellowknife Transit logo
system logo
Vehicle fleet5 buses (2000)
Ridership190,807 (2009)
Data sources:CTHF/SSG 2000
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
website 2011 (logo)


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