November 01, 2018

Winter is upon us, and with it brings the cold, snow and ice. Getting around in this weather doesn’t have to be a stressful experience - leave your car at home and let us focus on the driving.

Stay safe this winter with these helpful tips to ensure you have an enjoyable ride:

  • Check weather reports frequently. Conditions can change quickly, so make sure you are prepared.
  • Dress for the weather. Wear loose-fitting layers, which trap heat and allow you to adjust clothing for different conditions. Ensure you are wearing appropriate footwear that provides warmth, traction, and support.
  • Stay informed with service updatesBefore heading out, check our websiteapp or Twitter for service changes or detours that may affect you. In severe weather conditions, a snow detour may be in place.
  • Be patient. Winter driving conditions can result in delays for everyone – including our buses and CTrains.  Give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Please be patient as we’re all in this together.

During times of heavy snowfall, we work with our crews to make sure you are safe:

  • CTrain platforms, Park and Ride lots, bus terminals and the parameters around Calgary Transit properties are considered Priority 1 and are cleared accordingly. This includes the pedestrian bridges and ramps, at-street crossings and sidewalks surrounding our CTrain stations.
  • Clearing occurs within the end of the first 24 hours once the snow has stopped falling.
  • Our crew will manage conditions with salt and sand, as clearing does not take place during peak periods when pedestrian traffic is high.
  • CTrain tracks are cleared of snow before and after service.
  • Many of our CTrain stations have indoor waiting areas, or have heated/covered shelters on the platforms.

Report an issue

To report and snow and ice issue concerning Calgary Transit properties, contact us at 403-262-1000. If you have a snow or ice concern on any of our platforms, please use the Help Phones to inform our staff.


Snow detours

We have identified several areas of the city that are more challenging for our buses to get through when road conditions are extremely snowy or icy. When an Operator deems that trying to get through one of the trouble areas will impact service, we put the route on a snow detour. This allows us to keep to our schedule and maintain service on the route. These special detours are implemented only if absolutely necessary.

We have installed orange signs along most familiar detoured routes to help identify which bus stops may be closed when a snow detour is in effect.  

Here's a list of our common routes and detours, however check our Service Updates section, app and Twitter feed for specific information.

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Route 1 - Bowness / Forest Lawn

Route 2 - Mt Pleasant / Killarney / 17 Ave

Route 3 - Elbow Drive / Sandstone

Route 4 - Huntington

Route 5 - North Haven

Route 6 - Killarney / 26 Ave

Route 7 - Marda Loop

Route 8 - North Pointe/Foothills Medical Centre

ROUTE 9 – Dalhousie/Chinook

Route 10 - City Centre/ Southcentre

Route 13 - Mount Royal

Route 17 - Renfrew / Ramsay

Route 19 - 16 Avenue North

Route 20 - Hertiage / Northmount

Route 29 - Queensland

Route 32 - Huntington / Sunridge

Route 38 – Brentwood/Temple

Route 40 - Crowfoot / North Hill

Route 46 - Beddington

Route 54 - Edgemont

Route 70 - Valley Ridge Express

Route 74 - Tuscany

Route 76 - Hawkwood

Route 77 - Edgemont

Route 86 - Coventry Hills

Route 87 - 17 Avenue S.E. / Applewood

Route 89 - Lions Park

Route 90 – Bridgeland / University of Calgary

Route 93 - Coach Hill / Westbrook

Route 94 - Strathcona / Westbrook

ROUTE 104 - Sunnyside / University of Calgary

Route 107 - South Calgary

Route 109 - Harvest Hills Express

ROUTE 111 – Old Banff Coach Road

Route 112 - Sarcee Road

Route 114 - Panorama / Coventry Hills

Route 120 - North Silver Springs

Route 123 – Sage Hill/North Pointe

Route 129 - Dalhousie / Sage Hill

Route 134 - South Silver Springs

Route 138 - Citadel

Route 154 - Hamptons

Route 174 - Tuscany

Route 299 - Arbour Lake

Route 408 - Valley Ridge

Route 410 - Glenmore Business Park

Route 454 - Springbank Hill

Route 555 - Dashmesh Centre