A project of   West Kootenay EcoSociety
Rideshare makes it easy and fun to share and arrange rides. It remains 100% free to use for drivers and riders. Arrange rides between towns anywhere in North America quickly and without hassle. View ratings other people have left from past rides before deciding who to travel with. Chat with potential companions about details, ask questions and make arrangements for pickup. Then have a great ride and enjoy the company!

How Rideshare Works

Simply enter the starting and ending point of your trip in the fields above and choose whether you are driving or need a ride. You will then be asked for a few more specifics about your ride and we'll give you a chance to connect with any compatible rides on that day. Finally, a quick and easy login/registration and your ride is posted. If you use Facebook, you'll be done in less than a minute. If not you can register using your email address and a password.

Ride Matching

Once you have posted a request, anyone driving that route on that day is prompted to connect with you - even if their route is longer than yours. For example, someone driving from Calgary to Vancouver will be matched with a ride request from Salmon Arm to Vancouver because it is along the same route.

Gas Money

We leave arrangements for sharing trip costs to drivers and riders, but drivers can set a requested gas donation when posting their trip.


Once you've connected with someone about a ride, you can send them messages from with the Rideshare application. They are then notified about the message so they can respond. For your privacy and security, your email address and full name are never revealed to other users.


After the travel date we'll send you a friendly reminder to take a few seconds and rate your experience by giving a star rating and an optional comment. This information is vital for future users when deciding who to connect with.

Interconnected Nodes

These are the current nodes in the Rideshare network. Rides and requests posted in one node are available to people in all other nodes.

Castlegar Rideshare
College of the Rockies Rideshare
Cortes Island Rideshare
Cranbrook Rideshare
Crawford Bay Rideshare
Creston Rideshare
Elkford Rideshare
Fernie Rideshare
Fruitvale Rideshare
Golden Rideshare
Invermere Rideshare
Kaslo Rideshare
Kimberley Rideshare
Kootenay Rideshare
Lower Mainland Rideshare
Nakusp Rideshare
Nelson Rideshare
New Denver Rideshare
Radium Rideshare
Revelstoke Rideshare
Rossland Rideshare
Salmo Rideshare
Selkirk College Rideshare
South Island Rideshare
Sparwood Rideshare
Trail Rideshare
Valemount Rideshare