Bus animation courtesy Dave Brown (BCT RTC)

  • Funeral service was held July 4th, 2000 for NTA Canada tour guide Lorrie Jolin
  • TB Alert! Anyone travelling on either of the following Greyhound trips please contact the Kootenay-Boundary Community Health Services Society:
    Mar 6, 2000 Eastbound xVancouver, BC 6 pm Arr Calgary, Alta 8:05 pm Mar 7, 2000
    Mar 15, 2000 Westbound xCalgary, Alta 6:30 am Arr Vancouver, BC 5:15 am Mar 16, 2000
  • Nostalgic pictures
  • Six Dicken Bus Lines employees and one Dairyland distributor win $8.5 Million on Dec. 4, 1998 draw in Canada's Super 7 Lottery
  • Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (GVTA) took over the responsibility of transit from the Provincial Government April 1, 1999. BC Transit is now known as TransLink. Lower Mainland transit now has the name Coast Mountain Buslink.
  • Skytrain extension story from The Vancouver Sun

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Welcome to

THE BRITISH COLUMBIA ROCK 'N BUS PAGE

This site is listed on the Vancouver CommunityNet!

This is a non-commercial site and will mainly contain information from the bus and music industries, particularly in the Vancouver, BC area.

The site will have new information showing up periodically, hopefully giving the 3,000 transit, inter-city and charter bus drivers in British Columbia a central place to visit, to recall some memories and find out about their fellow bus drivers. Many in this industry work out of different locales over the course of their carreers and lose contact with former fellow workers. My wish is that this page will be an easy way to keep up to date.

(see list of drivers currently on-line).
I hope to add nostalgic Vancouver music links in the near future. In any case, chances are that one can find info here not found elsewhere on the web. ENJOY! Bookmark...and...
visit often for NEW UPDATES!

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BUS

(Companies operating in British Columbia, past and present)

Phone numbers are provided for currently operating companies and are only for quick reference and are subject to change. They may not necessarily be numbers for the department you are looking for.
  • PACIFIC STAGES TRANSPORTATION LTD.
  • BLUE FUNNEL LINES (Vancr-N.W. via Kingsway)
  • BC RAPID TRANSIT
  • BC MOTOR TRANSPORTATION CO. LTD.
  • SCENIC STAGES
  • NEVILLE TRANSPORTATION
  • MOORHOUSE STAGES
  • NORTHCOAST LINES
  • CARIBOU-BC GREYHOUND
  • NELL EVANS TRANSPORTATION
  • ALLISON PASS STAGES
  • GALLAGHER TRANSPORTATION
  • DELTA INTERNATIONAL
  • FRASER VALLEY BUS LINES
  • ATKINS STAGE LINES
    Grant Wilson (ex-PSL baggage) provided some of the above names and states there were 97 bus lines operating in BC in the 1940's.
  • PACIFIC STAGE LINES (1924-1979 - provided Surrey, BC with local bus service from Nov 8/66 - Apr 1/79)
  • RICHMOND TRANSPORTATON (provided transit service in Richmond, BC until 1946)
  • NEVILLE TRANSPORTATION CO. (provided transit service in Burnaby, BC until 1947)
  • TWEED LINE TOURS (Victoria - This bus is different! 1969 photo by D.W. Parker thru BC Archives)
  • WHITE LINE TOURS (Victoria - six buses of fleet)
  • C & C TAXI (WHITE LINE TOURS) (Victoria - Pemberton Express)
  • CISCO'S TRANSPORTATION (c1923 Victoria - operated Cisco's Fast Express bus to Ladysmith)
  • BLUE LINE (operated by VETERANS TRANSPORTATION)
  • ROYAL BLUE LINE MOTOR TOURS (BCER - 1948 - Victoria - Note: Royal Blue Line used BCE/BCH Transit drivers - mostly on BCE/BCH buses (including #649, a 1946 Brill - 1969 picture by D.W. Parker, thru BC Archives), but sometimes on PSL buses, including two MC-7's -#6713 & #6714, both with reversible signs - mostly on Reno trips).
  • ROYAL BLUE LINE (Double decker tours - Victoria, BC)
  • VANCOUVER ISLAND COACH LINES
  • TRANS CONTINENTAL COACH LINES LTD.
  • WILSON'S TRANSPORTATION LTD. (Victoria, BC)
  • CENTRAL CANADIAN GREYHOUND LINES (integrated into Greyhound Lines of Canada)
  • CANADIAN COACHWAYS (Northern BC - integrated into Greyhound Lines of Canada)
  • GREYHOUND LINES OF CANADA (now Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation)
  • MAIR'S TRANSPORT LTD. (Fraser Valley)
  • COLUMBIA STAGE LINES (1934 - 1969)
  • MAPLE RIDGE BUS LINES (serviced Maple Ridge, BC in the early 1970's)
  • SABINA INTER CITY TRANSIT CO. (provided transit service in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, BC from Oct 22/69 to Aug 31/73)
  • DEEP COVE STAGE LINES (serviced the Deep Cove, BC area until Aug 1/73 before bus was purchased by PSL)
  • SECHELT MOTOR TRANSPORT (SMT - SMT Coach Lines Inc.)
  • K.I.A. TRANSIT LTD. (Vernon, BC)
  • COASTAL BUS LINES, LTD. (Terrace, BC)
  • D & G COACH LINES, LTD.
  • KAY'S TRANSPORTATION LTD.
  • ALPINE COACH LINES LTD. (KAY'S TRANSPORTATION LTD.)
  • ALPINE COACH LINES LTD. (1984 - 1987 - owner/operators)
  • ALPINE COACH LINES LTD. (Trentway-Wagar - 1987)
  • DIAMOND COACH LINES (Vancouver area)
  • MONARCH (Vancouver area)
  • VICTORIA INTERSTATE (Victoria, BC)
  • ATLAS (BC and Alaska)
  • OCEAN GOLD (operated on Vancouver Island by Dicken Bus Lines)
  • BROTHERS
  • CANTRAIL COACH LINES (Trailways)

      Trailways' Drivers Lists

  • CANNON COACH LINES (Vancouver area)
  • DELTA BUS LTD. (Vancouver area)
  • SOUTHCOAST TRANSPORTATION GROUP (1967) INC. (Richmond, BC)
  • VANCOUVER TOURS AND TRANSIT LTD. (Charter Bus Lines of British Columbia)

      Charter Bus Lines' Drivers Lists

  • MAVERICK COACH LINES (also operates scheduled Whistler bus)
  • J & C BUS CHARTERS (1988) LTD. (Vancouver Island)
  • CASCADE CHARTER SERVICE
  • FARWEST BUS LINES (Kitimat, BC)
  • THOMPSON VALLEY CHARTER LTD. (Kamloops, BC)
  • CONMAC (Conrod & MacArthur - Victoria, BC)
  • WISEWAY TRANSPORTATION (Victoria, BC)
  • BODNARCHUK'S (Vancouver area)
  • CLASSIC LIMOUSINE SERVICE INC. (originally Div. of Bodnarchuk's - now Sybarite Investments Ltd.)
  • VERNON CHARTER SERVICE LTD. (Vernon, BC)
  • WESTERN BUS LINES OF BC LTD. (Kelowna, BC)
  • WESTERN BUS LINES OF PORT ALBERNI (Port Alberni, BC)
  • THOMPSON VALLEY CHARTERS (Kamloops, BC)
  • DEWDNEY TRAIL STAGES (Trail/Castelgar, BC)
  • PERIMETER TRANSPORTATION (Vancouver area/Whistler, BC)
  • TILLICUM STAGE LINES LTD.
  • INTERNATIONAL STAGE LINES, INC. (1978-present - Richmond, BC - 604-270-6135)

      International Stage Lines' Drivers Lists

  • GREEN LINE (c1984 Abbotsford, BC - Fraser Valley)
  • PACIFIC COACH LINES (1979-1984 - Victoria/Vancouver, BC)
  • PACIFIC COACH LINES (1984) LTD. (1984-present - Victoria, BC/Vancouver, BC)
  • PACIFIC COACH LINES (present)
    Million Mile Club
  • LAIDLAW (Greyhound/Gray Line of Victoria/Gray Line of Vancouver)
  • HOPE CHARTER SERVICE LTD. (Hope, BC)
  • DICKEN BUS LINES (Fernie, BC)
  • CANADA WEST COACHLINES LTD. (Kamloops, BC)
  • DIVERSIFIED (Pacific Western)
  • PRINCE GEORGE TRANSIT (Prince George, BC - Pacific Western)
  • SURREY BUS SERVICE LTD. (Surrey, BC)
  • SQUAMISH COACH LINES LTD. (Squamish, BC)
  • SCANDIA CHARTER COACH LTD.
  • GLACIER COACH LINES (Whistler, BC)
  • SILVER FOX COACH LINES LTD. (Vancouver, BC)
  • WELLSTONE COACH LINES (Coquitlam, BC)
  • QUICK COACH LINES LTD. (also operate QUICK SHUTTLE service between Vancouver and Sea-Tac airport)
  • FRASER VALLEY BUS AND CHARTER (operated by Township Charter and Limousine Inc. - Chilliwack, BC)
  • HORIZON COACH LINES (N. Delta, BC)

    • Horizon Coach Lines' Drivers Lists
  • PREMIER PACIFIC COACH LINES (Richmond, BC)
  • CANIM LAKE STAGE LINES (Eagle Creek, BC)
  • GOLD PAN CITY STAGE LINES LTD. (Quesnel, BC w/Fort St. John, BC Div.)
  • UNIVERSAL COACH LINE LTD. (Vancouver area)
  • ONKAR BUS CHARTERS (Vancouver area)
  • PERSONAL COACH TOURS (Happy Times Travel)
  • McKILLICAN COACH LTD. (1980-present Burnaby, BC 604-294-0511)
  • COSMOS COACH LINES (Vancouver area)
  • SILVER STAR (Vancouver area)
  • COMFORT COACH LINE LTD. (Vancouver area)
  • CLIMAX COACH LINES (Vancouver area)
  • SWISS BROS. SUPER SERVICE LTD. (operating under Jim's Limo & Delivery Ltd MC license)
  • COUNTRY COACH LINES
  • GENERATION EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (1998-present)
  • ALPHA COACH LINES LTD. (Vancouver area)
  • SMITH TRANSPORTATION LTD. (Nanaimo, BC)
  • YVR AIRPORTER (Div. of VANCOUVER TOURS & TRANSIT)
  • BARON LIMOUSINE SERVICE LTD. (Vancouver area)

    more

  • BC ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO. LTD. (BCE TRANSIT - to Mar 30/62)METRO TRANSIT LOGO
  • BC HYDRO TRANSIT (Mar 30/62 - Mar 31/80)
  • METRO TRANSIT OPERATING COMPANY (MTOC - Apr 1/80 - Jun 1/85)
  • TRANSLINK (formerly BC Transit to Mar 31/99) (Jun 1/85 - present)
  • Some fleet photos (thru Bus XPRESS Lane)

    Two West Vancouver Blue Buses (GMC TDH-4517 and New Flyer #961) and BC Transit's P3265 clean air bus [not currently available] (other photos by David Onodera thru Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation)


  • LARWILL CLUB RE-UNIONS
  • PACIFIC INN TRANSIT
  • B.C. BUS ROADEO
  • OBITUARIES
  • SOCIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • E-MAIL ADDRESSES

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LARWILL SOCIAL CLUB (PSL) RE-UNIONS

OLD-TIMERS' BUS DRIVER RE-UNIONS

PACIFIC STAGE LINES


VANCOUVER ISLAND COACH LINES

Search the library at BC Archives and Records Service for VICL pictures and schedules.

PACIFIC COACH LINES (1979 - 1984)
PCL cash fare
  • Pacific Coach Lines' Drivers Lists

  • 1979
  • 1984

BC ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO. LTD.

1955 BUZZER

NOTE: The Buzzer celebrated it's 80th birthday on June 2, 1996. See the May 31, 1996 issue (Vol. 81 No. 11) for further details.
In October of 1974, Ray Maxwell first appeared as Mr. Buzzer, mainly showing up at schools to teach children about the safe usage of the transit system. Other "Mr. Buzzers" were Georges Jaques, Bill Richards and John Timms.

BC HYDRO TRANSIT
METRO TRANSIT OPERATING COMPANY (MTOC)
The TRANSLINK (formerly BC Transit to Mar 31/99) Homepage (includes route frequency charts)
This BC TRANSIT page is posted on the Vancouver CommunityNet by James Strickland and Ian Fisher
Mike Taylor-Noonan's unofficial BC TRANSIT page The Next Stop has vehicle rosters
SEABUS
SKYTRAIN (Note: 13th Anniversary was on January 3rd, 1999)

This site originating in France will give you travel time between SKYTRAIN stations
WEST VANCOUVER MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION ("Blue bus")
WEST COAST EXPRESS official site or unofficial site (w/access to VIA/BC Rail)
PACIFIC COACH LINES (1979 PSL/VICL merger)
PACIFIC COACH LINES (1984) LTD.
    Pacific Coach Lines (1984) Ltd. Drivers Lists
School bus related links (thru Shantz Coach Lines)

PACIFIC INN TRANSIT
TRANSIT PEOPLE

PUBLICATIONS

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MUSIC


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