Kootenay Charters is currently offering corporate and private chartered shuttles in Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Creston, Grand Forks and anywhere in between. Whether you have a wedding or special event coming up, or are looking to book transportation for a workforce – we are the region’s leading option for coach bus, school bus, mini bus or passenger van charters.
Owners Natalie Roberts and her partner Andy were both born and raised in the area and have distinct ties to the transportation industry through our parent company, Mountain Transport Institute. Our strengths lie not only in an understanding of providing excellent customer service, but in ensuring that all of our vehicles are properly maintained, reliable and above all else - safe to be on the road. Supported by an in-house maintenance staff along with local suppliers of auto parts, tires, fuel and service - we believe in keeping as much of our spending in the local Kootenay economy as possible.
Our skilled driving team also call this area home and have traveled these highways extensively - and they're supported by Electronic Log Device systems in each vehicle, ensuring that traffic rules and travel regulations are safely adhered to at every turn. Additionally, professional driver development is consistently provided to our staff through our relationship with Mountain Transport Institute in Castlegar.
Kootenay Charters is excited to help you plan your next trip, organize transportation for an upcoming event or assist with corporate travel logistics - and make it as seamless and stress-free as possible. Whether your group is 5 passengers or 50+, our expanding fleet of buses and passenger vans for hire have you covered. We provide services to British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Idaho and Montana (note: cross-border travel is currently on hold) - or if you have a bigger adventure in the works, just give us a call and invite us along for the ride!
As mentioned, we take pride in providing efficient, clean and reliable service to and from wherever you need. To ensure this happens, we regularly clean, disinfect and service our vehicles locally - and we are always open to feedback from our customers.
Just like our business, our fleet is constantly expanding and evolving. Right now we operate 2 highway coaches, 2 mid-sized buses, 1 corporate van and several school buses. Each of our vehicles are equipped with new ELD systems which allow us to maintain accurate records of our driver's hours as well as track the location of each vehicle at all times.
Charter bus and event transportation costs are not universal, with multiple factors including destination, time of year and group size affecting the quote. Read on to learn more about our fleet, particularly if you are unsure of what type of vehicle your needs may require..
Charter Buses, also known as Motor Coaches, are passenger vehicles rented by organizations or individuals for group travel. One of our licensed commercial drivers will pick passengers up at their starting location and transport them safely to each destination on the itinerary. Our coaches generally accommodate 50-56 passengers and include modern comforts such as reclining seats, A/C, a restroom, Wi-Fi, power outlets, TV monitors and a DVD player. Storage bays underneath the seating area boast plenty of room for luggage and equipment, with overhead bins for personal belongings.
Mini-Busses come with similar comforts, generally seating around 23 passengers with no restroom and less space for luggage.
Mini-Shuttles are a great option for smaller groups of 12 and under.
We also have a full fleet of retired School Busses that are ideal for transporting younger groups, groups without luggage, or if there happens to be an off-road destination in the itinerary.
50 Passenger Coach
56 Passenger Coach Bus
12 Passenger Van
56 Passenger Coach Bus
23 Passenger Mid-Size Bus
Our Fleet of School Buses