John & Mary Fehr come by their love of people and touring naturally.
As a young man, John Fehr worked as a bus driver for an intercity bus company, driving through most of rural Manitoba. In 1956, he ventured as far as Mexico with a tour, which at that time, was something rarely done. Eventually, he went on to establish himself in an insurance agency, but never forgot the joy of driving a bus load of people through the countryside.
In fact, he liked it so much that when Beaver Bus Lines was offered to him in 1972, he bought the company. In 1979, he established Fehr-Way Tours which focussed on the touring business. This was the beginning of an idea that eventually developed into Beaver Bus Lines/ Fehr-Way Tours, a charter tour and transportation company that has grown with the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Currently, it has 100 employees and 50 buses.
“Dad has always loved people and touring,” says John Fehr Jr., who is General Manager of Beaver Bus Lines. “He always said his most comfortable setting was driving a bus, with a group of people behind him. My mom always supported him in his ventures by working along side him in the day-to-day operations. Together they did a great job of promoting our business and putting smiles on peoples faces.” Today, Dale Janzen, President and Diane Fehr, Manager are in charge of the day-to-day operations of Fehr-Way Tours.
Along with our dedicated family of professional employees at Fehr-Way Tours Ltd., Beaver Bus Lines Ltd. and Moose Mountain Bus Lines, we maintain a caring commitment to you – our customer. “Our company is only as good as our employees, ” said Mary Fehr. “Enthusiasm and dedication are important in our staff. That’s what keeps customers satisfied and coming back.” Your trip should be a learning experience as well as lots of fun.
Beaver Bus Lines is 100% Manitoba owned and operated.
After a lengthy illness dad passed away Nov 15, 2007. Mom works in the business four days a week, we let her have Fridays off.