Greyhound Canada, registered as Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp., provides intercity bus service throughout Canada. Greyhound has bought other smaller companies over the years. Some currently operate as subsidiaries such as Voyageur, Grey Goose, and PMCL. Others have simply been folded into Greyhound.
Incorporated as Greyhound Lines of Canada in 1957, the company united Western Canadian Greyhound Lines and Eastern Canadian Greyhound Lines which were Canadian subsidiaries of Greyhound Corporation.
In 1965, Greyhound purchased Brewster Transport, and in 1970 Greyhound purchased Canadian Coachways. Over two decades later, Greyhound would acquire other bus companies. 1992 saw the purchase of Gray Coach Lines from Stagecoach, and in 1997, Greyhound purchased Voyageur Colonial Bus Lines after having purchased Ottawa and Toronto routes from the company four years prior.
In 1996, two companies, Brewster and Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp. (GCTC), are formed following a restructuring or Greyhound Lines of Canada. In 1997, Greyhound was purchased by Laidlaw Transportation Inc., which was then purchased by FirstGroup in 2007.
On September 3, 2009, Greyhound Canada issued a press release stating they have provided notice to the Manitoba Highway Traffic Board and Ontario Highway Traffic Board that they will be ceasing operations in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Greyhound Canada cites major financial losses due mainly to existing government inter-city bus legislations and regulations as the reason for the termination of these services. Northwestern Ontario services will cease as of December 2, 2009, with Manitoba services ceasing in October 2009.
In October 2009, due to a promise of Manitoba government subsidies, Greyhound backed off its threat to pull its buses out of the province. In December 2009, Greyhound announced they will keep bus service in northern Ontario, but it will reduce the numbers of trips made. Effective January 17, 2009, several daily trips will be cut and other routes will see and end to Sunday bus service.
Greyhound Express service was launched in Alberta on November 14, 2011 following the deregulation of the motorcoach industry in Alberta. Fares are offered as low as $1 on Express corridors, and has perks such as newer (refurbished) buses with leatherette seating, electrical outlets, WiFi, and reserved seating. Greyhound Express was expanded to the Toronto-London-Windsor-Detroit-Chicago corridor in November 2012, and the Vancouver-Whistler and Vancouver-Kamloops corridors on March 21, 2013.
|244-246||1994||MCI||102-DL3||Formerly lettered for Grey Goose Lines|
|250-252||1996||MCI||102-DL3||Formerly lettered for Grey Goose Lines|
|253-257||1997||MCI||102-DL3||Formerly lettered for Grey Goose Lines|
|344-347||1997||MCI||102-DL3||Formerly lettered for Grey Goose Lines|
|917-946||1991||MCI||102-C3||Caterpillar 3176B||7-speed||Originally had Detroit Diesel 8V92TA engines before retrofit to CAT model possibly a couple of years after delivery|
|947-956||1992||MCI||102-C3||Caterpillar 3176B||7-speed||Originally had Detroit Diesel 8V92TA engines before retrofit to CAT model possibly a couple of years after delivery|
|970-977||1995||MCI||102-D3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||7-speed|
|978-990||1995||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||7-speed|
|991-992||1995||Prevost||H3-45||Detroit Diesel Series 60||6-speed manual|
|993-995||1996||Prevost||H3-45||Detroit Diesel Series 60||7 speed manual|
|1010-1012||1997||Prevost||H3-45||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|1013-1017||1997||MCI||102-DL3||Caterpillar C12||Allison B500|
|1018-1062||1998||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|1063-1077||1999||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||1069 currently lettered for Grey Goose Lines|
|1078-1095||1999||MCI||102-EL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|1096-1100||2000||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||1096-1100 are Ex-Gray Line of Victoria lease|
|1113-1137||2000||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||1126-1137 are equipped with wheelchair lifts|
|1138-1182||2001||MCI||D4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||1159 and 1162 are equipped with a ZF AS Tronic transmissions|
|1183-1199||2001||MCI||G4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|1200-1219||2002||MCI||G4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|1220-1247||2003||MCI||G4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|1248-1262||1999||Prevost||H3-45||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|1263-1292||2006||MCI||D4505||Detroit Diesel Series 60||ZF AS Tronic|
|1293-1295||2002||Prevost||Le Mirage XL-II||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Ex-Indian Trails MI-058 to MI-060, bought in April 2006.|
|1296-1302||2006||MCI||D4505||Caterpillar C13||ZF AS Tronic|
|1303-1312||2001||MCI||D4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|1313-1314, 1326||2000||MCI||102-DL3||Ex-Hotard Coaches|
|1334||2001||MCI||D4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|34xx||1997-1999||MCI||102-D3||Transferred from Greyhound USA, Carolina Trailways, and TNM&O in 2012|
|5601-5605||1998||Prevost||H3-45||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|6xxx||1997-1999||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|L6008-L6012||1998||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|L6113-L6118, L6133-L6136||1999||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|L6426-L6435||1999||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|6548-6552||1995||MCI||102-D3||Ex-Gray Line of Victoria|
|6553||1995||MCI||102-DL3||Ex-Gray Line of Victoria|
|7678-7681||MCI||102-D3||Caterpillar 3176B||Allison B500R||Ex-PMCL 678-681|
|7725||MCI||102-DL3||Caterpillar||Allison B500R||Ex-PMCL 725|
|7728||?||MCI||102-DL3||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||Ex-PMCL 728|
|8001-8014||1998||MCI||MC-12||Detroit Diesel Series 50||Allison B5005||
|8034-8051||1996||MCI||MC-12||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||Allison HT-740||Ex-Greyhound USA 43950, 2901-2918|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Historical Timeline, greyhoundca, retrieved on 2009-09-03
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Greyhound to Cease Operations in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario with Other Provinces to Follow Shortly, newswire,ca, retrieved on 2009-09-03
- ↑ , ctv.ca, retrieved on 2009-12-03
- ↑ Greyhound Express Perks and Benefits, greyhound.ca, retrieved on 2013-03-07
- Personal notes & sightings