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Ottawa (De)tours, Ottawa

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Penetang Midland Coach Lines Ltd. (PMCL) was a regional and charter bus operator in Ontario which was acquired by Greyhound Canada.


PMCL once operated inter-terminal bus service at Toronto Pearson International Airport and was a school bus operator in the Greater Toronto Area. PMCL held intercity bus licensing to service the Penetanguishene, Midland and Barrie area to Toronto. It still maintains service at Yorkdale Bus Terminal operated by Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation. Laidlaw purchased PMCL from the Dubeau family in 1997, operating the school bus routes directly while moving intercity line-runs, inter-terminal and contract shuttles, Barrie and Orillia transit and tour operations under the control of Greyhound Travel Services.


Following Laidlaw Inc. restructuring in 2003, PMCL was formally merged with Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation resulting in the closing of PMCL's head office in Etobicoke.


Greyhound still uses the Ontario registered company to operate many of their services in that province:


Cha-Co Trails charters and local bus services (originally under Chatham Coach Lines).

Gray Line Toronto and Gray Line Ottawa the local franchises of Gray Line Worldwide operating open top double decker bus tours, tour trams and coach tours.





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  • We took this tour at the last minute and it worked out really well. Great information--it was a little hard to hear at the back of the bus on the first floor, but easier up top on the upper deck...  more »
  • A fascinating tale of what stories are told about the nation through our monuments. What is forgotten and what is remembered. Tonya is a eminent specialist in her field who brings her research to...  more »
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  • Extremely disappointed in the experience with Lady Dive tours. This was our first time in Ottawa as a family. The tour guide on the hop on hop off tour had a very thick French accent. She spoke too fast and not loud enough for us to even hear where to get off! We missed all of the tourist attractions we wanted to go to, as she did not announce the bus stops clearly. It was a complete waste of our time and money, as we were only in Ottawa for one day. I will not be recommending this tour bus to anyone. In addition, the lady on the Rideau Canal cruise was clearly racist and lacked crowd management skills. She yelled at my mom for not standing in line (we are Indians) while a bunch of tourists (group of white people) in front of us were standing as a group.She only asked my mom to move out of all the people who were standing in groups. She created a scene and embarrassed us in front of the other tourists. Again, extremely disappointed in the customer service. I live in Toronto and I always believed that Canada was respecting and open to other cultures. I am upset that my family got to see this side of Ottawa on their first visit. I do not recommend using this tour bus if this is your first time traveling to Ottawa. Time of travel: August 13, 2019 - 10.30 am tour bus Rideau Canal Cruise - 4.30pm ride.
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