First Student Canada

First Student Canada is the bus company that services both Almadina campuses.  To find out more information about how to see if your child’s bus is on time:

  • Contact First Student 403-531-3986
  • How to track your child’s bus through the Bus Monitoring App
  • My School Bus App (see below for links). Any Almadina route delays will be posted to this website on a continual basis. Once on the site you will select Province, City, Board (Almadina School Society), and School (Almadina Language Charter Academy). At this point it will display any route delays by route number.
  • Follow the bus company on Twitter @firststudentyyc

The bus services the following communities:

  • Albert Park
  • Abbeydale
  • Applewood
  • Castleridge
  • Coral Spring
  • Dover
  • Dover Glen
  • Erin Woods
  • Falconridge
  • Fonda
  • Forest Lawn
  • Marlborough
  • Marlborough Park
  • Martindale
  • Mayland Heights
  • Monterey Park
  • Penbrooke
  • Pineridge
  • Radisson Heights
  • Rundle
  • Saddleridge
  • Southview
  • Taradale
  • Temple
  • Vista Heights
  • West Dover
  • Whitehorn

Note: THERE IS NO BUS SERVICE WEST OF DEERFOOT TRAIL AND SOUTH OF PEIGAN TRAIL.

Transportation HandbookTransportation Handbook – Please review the transportation handbook as it contains important information on the bus service.

school-busBus Routes – Click here to view the current bus routes. Please note, these routes change throughout the year, please visit our website regularly to check for updates.

App for Posting Bus Route Delays

First Student Canada now has an app for buses.  See the Superintendent’s Memo here.

The app is called: My School Bus Calgary found on

Bussing – Frequently Asked Questions

To check the status of your child’s
school bus, please contact
Cardinal Coach Lines Ltd.

  • (403) 531-3900
Advise your child to speak to the bus driver.
Then to speak to the principal if the problem is not resolved.
  • Contact First Student 403-531-3986
  • Sign up for text messages or emails on the Family Zone system ( http://eslalmadina.com ) under bus subscriptions
  • www.myschoolbusmonitor.ca. Any Almadina route delays will be posted to this website on a continual basis. Once on the site you will select Province, City, Board (Almadina School Society), and School (Almadina Language Charter Academy). At this point it will display any route delays by route number.
  • Follow the bus company on Twitter @firststudentyyc
The bus services the following communities:

  • Albert Park
  • Abbeydale
  • Applewood
  • Castleridge
  • Coral Spring
  • Dover
  • Dover Glen
  • Erin Woods
  • Falconridge
  • Fonda
  • Forest Lawn
  • Marlborough
  • Marlborough Park
  • Martindale
  • Mayland Heights
  • Monterey Park
  • Penbrooke
  • Pineridge
  • Radisson Heights
  • Rundle
  • Saddleridge
  • Southview
  • Taradale
  • Temple
  • Vista Heights
  • West Dover
  • Whitehorn