Greyhound Canada announced that it will only continue one route in BC and cancel all bus and freight services in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Greyhound says the changes will go into effect on October 31, 2018. The decision is due to a “challenging transportation environment that is characterized by declining ridership in rural communities,” said Greyhound, in a statement.
The company says it is facing “increased competition” from subsidized national and inter-regional transportation services.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce these service impacts for the end of October. We understand that these route changes are difficult for our customers,” said Stuart Kendrick, Senior Vice President, Greyhound Canada.
Kendrick added that Greyhound Canada ridership has dropped nearly 41% across the country since 2010.
“Simply put, we can no longer operate unsuitable routes.”
In BC, the only Vancouver to Seattle service will remain. The following routes (to and from) will be cancelled:
- Calgary – Kelowna – Kamloops – Vancouver
- Vancouver – Whistler – Pemberton
- Prince George – Kamloops
- Osoyoos – Penticton – Kelowna – Kamloops
All routes to and from Alberta will be cancelled:
- Winnipeg – Calgary
- Vancouver – Kamloops – Kelowna – Calgary
- Calgary – Winnipeg
- Dawson Creek – Edmonton
- Calgary – Edmonton
- Calgary – Lethbridge
- Edmonton – Fort McMurray
- Calgary – Kelowna
- Saskatoon – Edmonton
- Edmonton – Vancouver
Service will remain unchanged in southern Ontario and in Quebec.
The full list of route cancellations is available on the Greyhound Canada website.