I feel so fortunate to live in the Kootenays. From the freshly fallen snow in winter, to the lush trees in the spring, the amazing lake views in the summer, and bright vibrant colours of the fall, we are surrounded by such incredible natural beauty!
If there are any drawbacks to living in the Kootenays, I would say that the lack of options for transportation in and around this region, would be one. When Greyhound Canada announced in October 2018 that they would no longer be providing service to Western Canada as it was “unsustainable”, a huge transportation gap was created – especially for rural communities that don’t have any public transportation that connects us.
Fortunately for us, Mike Hathaway and his family saw an opportunity to provide a much needed service and created Mountain Man Mike’s Bus Service. Mountain Man Mike’s operates from Kaslo and covers the Highway #3 corridor, west to Vancouver and east to Calgary, with almost everywhere in between.