“Our mission is to exceed customer expectations, by employing talented people who share in the dedication of a company committed to Safety and Service”
Founder of Prairie Bus Lines & Pacific Western Group of Companies
(1927 – 2012)
In 1957, Robert B. Colborne purchased Sorenson Bus Lines in Red Deer, Alberta and renamed it Prairie Bus Lines. Prairie Bus Lines became the founding company of the Pacific Western Group of Companies, which remains one of North Americas largest privately held transportation businesses.
Prairie Bus Lines is the service provider of choice in central Alberta. We proudly serve the growing transportation needs of the City of Red Deer and its surrounding communities. Additionally, we can provide transportation services throughout Canada and the USA.
Whether you require student transportation, charter services for your group, or industrial employee transportation to worksites, Prairie Bus Lines can accommodate your needs. We are dedicated to safe, reliable, and courteous transportation service. Our equipment consists of a diverse fleet of school buses, motorcoaches, executive coaches, and mini-coaches. We are also the official carrier of the WHL Red Deer Rebels hockey team!
Prairie Bus Lines training program is nationally recognized and certified by the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada. We are proud to have maintained our Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) since 2007. Prairie Bus Lines has also been a member of the Partners in Compliance (PIC) since 2010. Our team of talented and skilled professionals will exceed your expectations.
Our Core Values
Our Core Values are the set of principles that define us as an organization. They guide every action and decision made by our people, informing and supporting everything we do.
Safety is at the top of our Core Values. Guided by the safety mission we ensure that our passengers and employees return Safely Home after every trip.
We work together to achieve common goals. We appreciate and encourage diversity by being respectful, understanding, and supportive.
People are at the heart of our operational excellence. It is the knowledge, expertise, and passion of our people, that makes Prairie Bus Lines great. We
R.B. Colborne Award
Bowie Sustainable Leadership
The Bowie Sustainable Leadership award recognizes the valuable and sustaining leadership work that Douglas Bowie has provided to our employees spanning two decades. The award is presented annually to an employee who has made a significant contribution in building leadership capacity.
Long Service Award
- Norm Hilsabeck Memorial
- Gordon Zelt Safety
- Extra Mile Club
- School Bus Roadeo (ASTAC)
- Maintenance Award (RDPS Board)
Our Strategic Goals:
- Employer of Choice
- Service Provider of Choice
- Safely Home
- Communicate Values & Expectations