May 13, 2022
Ebus is thrilled to announce that we’re expanding our services and adding a new route between Edmonton and Grande Prairie. The service will launch with departures four times per week out of both cities, starting next Friday, May 20. Ebus will depart from Grande Prairie at 9:30 am southbound and will depart Edmonton Downtown at 6:00 pm, arriving back in Grande Prairie at approximately 11:00 pm.
The Grande Prairie to Edmonton return trip on the same day will allow Grande Prairie residents improved access to medical appointments, business meetings, social and family visits, tourism, and/or educational opportunities. Our Grande Prairie pick-up and drop-off will be conveniently located at the Podollan Inn and Spa, and the stops will include Valleyview, Fox Creek, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe, and Edmonton at our Downtown location in the Holiday Inn Express.
“Grande Prairie has been the number one requested destination by passengers and the public, so we’re thrilled to be able to answer their call and introduce Ebus as the newest, easy, economical, and environmentally-friendly travel option in the peace region,” says Raelene Miller, VP of Motorcoach. “Grande Prairie holds a special place for us since our sister brand, Red Arrow, had service prior to the pandemic, and we’re excited to once again become a part of the community.”
“Folks in northern and rural Alberta are particularly affected by accessibility, and we’re pleased to serve the needs of the residents in these communities,” says John Stepovy, Director of Motorcoach. “Especially at a time when gas prices might be affecting people’s travel decisions. Furthermore, it gives passengers an opportunity to connect to the broader Ebus network throughout Alberta and BC, as well as to our Red Arrow network that includes destinations such as Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge.”
Ebus offers state-of-the-art Prevost Motorcoaches with 52 seats providing extra legroom, comfortable reclining seats with three-point seatbelts and armrests, onboard washrooms, free WiFi, power and USB outlets, and footrests, cupholders, and are all wheelchair accessible. Base fares between Grande Prairie and Edmonton will be $87 one way.
Ebus is proudly celebrating 12 years of serving Alberta this year as the easy, economical, environmentally friendly travel option. We’re Alberta-based, family-owned, and along with our unique business class Red Arrow brand, are owned by the Pacific Western Group of Companies.
Founded in 1957, the Pacific Western Group of Companies is the largest privately-owned people transportation company in Canada. Today, we offer comprehensive transportation services across the country, with over 4,000 employees and numerous business locations. Our operations are separated into four divisions: Motorcoach, Employee Transportation, Student Transportation, and Transit.
Our Core Value of Customer Service is exemplified while onboard our coaches, ensuring the passenger experience is of the highest standard from the first time they hear of us right up until they travel. Getting our passengers Safely Home is the promise we make to our customers, and that commitment to safety lies at the heart of everything we do.
Media Contact: John Stepovy