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Diversified Transportation is the Leading

Employee transportation company In North America.

Why Choose Diversified?

Diversified Transportation Ltd. provides Employee Transportation services in Northern Alberta and across Canada, with facilities in both Edmonton and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo which includes Fort McMurray. With a fleet of modern highway Motorcoaches, site service vehicles, and shuttles – all uniquely equipped to handle our extreme northern weather conditions – Diversified transports workers to and from worksites, using optimized routing systems designed with client requirements in mind.


Diversified has several operating locations in Northern Alberta, all equipped with state-of-the-art maintenance facilities, administration offices, and operations centres, many of which are open 24/7 to serve our clients and passengers. A proud part of the people transportation sector for over 60 years, Diversified specializes in Employee Transportation and Charter services.

Today, Diversified Transportation is a leading Industrial Employee Transportation company in North America; providing safe, reliable service to major oil, gas, energy, and construction companies across Canada and the USA. We proudly carry over five million passengers per year.


In the 1950’s, our founder Bob Colborne started an equipment rental business called Diversified Equipment Rentals. Ironically, rather than supplying generators or compressors, their first contract was to supply transportation for construction workers at the Sheritt Gordon plant site in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.


Using buses from Prairie Bus Lines (today, a sister company to Diversified Transportation) it soon became apparent to Mr. Colborne that opportunities lay not in the equipment rental business, but rather in the people transportation business. The rental company was transformed into Diversified Transportation Ltd. In 1964, the company repositioned vehicles in Fort McMurray to transport workers to the construction site of what would become the Great Canadian Oil Sands Corporation.


The first production shift began on the site in 1966 and Diversified introduced its daily ‘Employee Transportation Service’ for oil sands employees. The company has been providing safe and reliable Employee Transportation services for many of the oil sands companies in the region ever since.



Diversified Transportation Ltd. is part of the Pacific Western Group of Companies a private, Canadian owned, and full-service bus transportation Company, with operating subsidiaries in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Yukon. Headquartered in Calgary, the Pacific Western is proud to be ‘Canada’s Leading People Transportation Company’.

With over 5,600 employees and a fleet of over 3,000 vehicles, the Pacific Western Group of Companies operates four strategic lines of business: Employee Transportation, PW Transit (Municipal Transit), Student Transportation, and Intercity Motorcoach Services.



Diversified Transportation has adopted the Taiga Nova Trail, a walking path situated near our Fort McMurray headquarters. Every year, a fantastic group of volunteers ensures the trail is free of litter and dangerous items, giving everyone in the community the opportunity to take in nature’s beauty.


Diversified Transportation has partnered with The Hub Family Resource Centre to support various stages of early child development and encourage the best possible development of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.


The Companion Animal Welfare Society provides care to pets in need by providing temporary homes until they can be reunited with their family and by finding permanent homes for those transferred into their care. Diversified Transportation is proud to support the health and welfare of pets in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.


The pre-event planning process was easy to do with the team at Diversified. They were accommodating to the many changes we had to make leading up to and during the event given the nature of international sporting event match times never being consistent. Teams had requests that Diversified was able to satisfy and the pricing was also very competitive.

Valerie R.

We have used Diversified Transportation for multiple football trips over the past year and there have been absolutely zero issues. Our group was very happy with the transportation and our driver was particulary great to deal with and had a great sense of humor! We are always satisfied with Diversified Transportation!

St. Joseph Celtics Football

This was the first summer of outings that our organization has done after COVID. I was looking for a bus company to take our seniors on outings around Alberta. Diversified’s staff are amazing, helpful & polite. They are affordable & easy to work with for whatever needs you may have. Thank you Diversified for the excellent service. 

Denise C.

For the last twenty years as a volunteer and organizer for outdoor activities including travel trips for seniors, we used countless different bus companies. As a group, we are most satisfied with Diversified Transportation for their professionalism, kindness and great service provided. We recommend Diversified Transportation to anyone looking for charter services in Alberta.

Dimitri G. Golden Age