About Us

Since the early 1920’s Pacific Coach Lines and its’ predecessor companies have made a significant contribution to the development of inter-city passenger and freight services in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia.

“the Early Years”

The company founded in 1922 was known primarily as Pacific Stage Lines, with Ivor Neil (1922) at the helm.  The company was purchased by BC Electric Rail Company in 1932 (B.C. Motor Transportation) expanding from Vancouver east into the Fraser Valley.

BC Ferries “Onboard” 1960
B.C. Ferries established as a Crown Corporation by then premier, W.A.C. Bennett to provide passenger and freight vehicle services between Vancouver Island and the Mainland.  Pacific Stage Lines and Vancouver Island Coach Lines pooled their fleets to service the Royal Victorian connection between the capital city, Victoria and Vancouver on the mainland providing “downtown to downtown” service.

1979
Pacific Coach Lines (PCL) established to guarantee essential passenger and parcel express services from Vancouver Island to the Fraser Valley.

1984
PCL was purchased by a number of its employees and experienced tremendous growth during Expo ’86 in Vancouver

In addition to operating the “Cross-Water” service between Victoria and Vancouver, the company expanded into charter and sightseeing tour products

1990
PCL was purchased by its current owners

2007
PCL acquired an exclusive license to operate a scheduled bus service between YVR (Vancouver International Airport) and the resort village of Whistler

2009
PCL acquired a new license to operate a scheduled bus service between downtown Vancouver and the resort village of Whistler

We are proud of the role we have played in the development of tourism to Victoria and Vancouver Island, and of the year-round products and services we provide to better serve the people of British Columbia and visitors to our region from around the world.  We wish to thank the over 500,000 passengers we carry annually and look forward to the return of many, and, of welcoming new PCL customers for years to come.