The Greyhound passenger unit at the Sawridge Travel Centre last week. It isn’t the traditional bus, but it does have seats and it takes you to Edmonton and Peace River.
Greyhound Canada has restored its passenger service between Edmonton and Peace River. That means through Slave Lake, with buses leaving for the city every morning at 11:00 a.m. from the Sawridge Travel Centre.
“It’s pretty exciting,” says Falon JenVenne, who runs the Greyhound office in Slave Lake as a contractor.
“There’s been lots of demand.”
The service resumed on Feb. 27, with a ticket to Edmonton costing $75, plus tax.
Rides in the other direction pass through at the less-convenient hour of 3:00 a.m., with stops in High Prairie, Falher, Nampa and Peace River.
JenVenne says the restoration of the route was about nine months in the works. She’s been operating the Greyhound station for freight only the past two or three years. She says pretty much every day she was hearing from people wishing for the passenger service to return.
The Greyhound office is at the north end of the Travel Centre; it’s open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.