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One thing that makes life worthwhile is travel. Work makes things complicated. Having the option to work on the go makes travel more reasonable. Every day, thousands of people make their travel dreams a reality by taking the bus. Whether the trip is long or short, departing from Toronto or New York, Busbud and our partner Cold Shot are here to make that dream come true.
For those looking to travel in Canada, specifically Western Canada, Cold Shot is an excellent option for travel. Use Busbud to check the bus schedules, ticket prices, and range of other services and features, including the chance at a free bus ticket. In addition, every time a customer takes five trips with Cold Shot, the sixth trip is free. Travellers just have to call 587-557-7719 no less than 24 hours in advance of the trip. It's hard to beat that benefit, especially for frequent travellers.
How to Book a Trip
Booking is effortless. Just use the Busbud site. Enter the origin or departure location by city, and do the same for the destination. Provide the date of departure as well as the number of passengers. Then click the Search button. Busbud will do the rest.
Destination Western Canada
A great way to use Cold Shot is as a route extension. For international travellers or non-locals, travelling in a country as large as Canada could be daunting. One thing to remember is that flying over Canada won't provide the same experience as driving. The natural beauty of the country is much easier to experience on the ground than in the air. This is all the more true for beautiful Alberta and British Columbia.
If a person flew into the Calgary airport and wanted a taste of the Canadian wilderness, a trip to Dawson Creek would do the trick. There are a few local attractions which include an art gallery and pioneer village. This part of British Columbia is for those who love the great outdoors. It is a place away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A ride with us is the best way to get there and still see Canada.
Simple Bus Service
Cold Shot buses are 14 to 20 seaters in capacity. There are no luxury or special lines; just one standard class of service for travellers as well as a shipping/parcel service. This includes free next-day delivery. Pricing is super accessible. Some of the lowest tickets cost as little as CAD 10.
Cold Shot offers high-quality travel at a reasonable price. Passengers can expect air conditioning on the buses as well as reclining seats. USB outlets and WiFi are also standard.
Departure and Arrival: Itineraries
Departure locations are the place to start thinking about a trip. Cold Shot visits over 40 destinations throughout Alberta and British Columbia. Popular destinations include Calgary, Grand Prairie and Cold Lake.
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Cold Shot User Reviews
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User reviews from travelers who booked their tickets with Cold Shot
Ratings and Reviews (30)
It was so bad we got off the bus at the first stop and went to catch the red arrow bus instead. Unbearable. Cramped, crowded bus, squashed side by side. Super hot, no air conditioning, no open windows. Never again.
the exterior of the bus was very dirty. The pick-up location felt unsafe. No assistance was offered to get bags out of rear of bus. I am 78 and was almost crushed by a large suitcase falling out when I tried to retrieve mine.
I am quite satisfied with Cold Shot. I was hesitant at first because there was no bathroom. However, the bus did adequate stops to have a washroom break when needed. Fast commute and drivers were good.
I pay to get there safely and for a good price can't complain about that. None of the wifis on the busses worked but no matter I hotspot myself. The Calgary to Edmonton bus was packed full and there's no much direction on where luggage goes until the driver comes out so take care of your luggage and maybe help people with less mobility out. Some people are outright rude. The second bus to GP the USBs were all broken and no 12volt charger. The driver offered some at front. Did take advantage of that. Overall not a bad ride.
There was a passenger on the bus that was clearly intoxicated, and became aggressive and abusive to the other passengers boarding the bus. The bus driver didn’t do anything or say anything even though he could hear how loud and abusive that passenger was being and even though a lot of passengers complained. The driver still did nothing. The other passengers had to take matters into their own hands and call 911 and the abusive passenger was removed by the peace officers at Red deer.
I had the middle back seat so it was hard for me to get comfortable and when I did the driver would speed up and then slow down. If I were to have a window seat though the ride would be much more enjoyable
Cold Shot was a decently priced bus. The bus driver was helpful in providing instructions on options for one to disembark from the bus at a location closer to their final destination, and not necessarily getting off at the station marked on the ticket book. This flexibility is very helpful. There limited leg room but that is overall tolerable for a 3 hour trip.
I like the fact that we do not have to squeeze together given the condition that s just gone (COVID)The staff communicated very well, although I was waiting at the bus stand for the staff to turn up which got me worried
I booked my ticket, however I was not allowed on the bus. Even though I had purchased my ticket I wasn't allowed to board the bus because I didn't have I'd. I explained that I didn't have I'd because I was robbed. I showed up with plenty of time to spare but when it came time for the bus to leave I was told that I could not board the bus as well as I did not get reimbursed.
Since the buses do not have bathrooms, breaks are in the itinerary, particularly for longer trips. Travellers should not expect to access bathrooms at will. Customers should plan accordingly, by taking advantage of our terminals for departure and arrival where possible.
Is there a bus from Grand Prairie to Calgary?
Yes, there are multiple options from Grand Prairie to Calgary. There is one transfer on the trip. Travellers should expect to spend about 10 hours in travel time. Expect to have standard amenities.
Does Cold Shot offer any promotions or memberships to its customers?
Yes, the loyalty card is offered to Cold Shot passengers free of charge . The card is non-transferable and has a unique number for each individual. With the loyalty card, Cold Shot offers a free travel (trip) to the card holder after at least 6 return tickets. For more information customers can visit the Cold Shot website under “loyalty programme”.
What is the cheapest ticket I can get from Cold Shot?
There are many different routes available through Cold Shot, each with different rates. Some routes are very long, taking up to 12 hours of travel time or more. These tend to be the most expensive routes. However, there are also short connections which are low cost. For example, we have an intracity trip from the main terminal in Edmonton to the Tim Hortons stop at 34 Avenue NW. This ticket is $10 and takes 20-25 minutes.
Are E-Tickets accepted with Cold Shot?
Absolutely. One of the features of Cold Shot is that it works with great apps and service providers like Busbud to provide electronic purchasing options for customers. Busbud will help travellers find the best rates for these services.
How many cities are covered by Cold Shot?
With Cold Shot, travellers have access to over 50 cities throughout Western Canada, in two different provinces. If you want to sightsee in this part of the country, Cold Shot is a great option for getting around. A trip to Calgary or Edmonton puts international travel just a short trip away.
What sort of identification do I need to ride the bus?
You will need to use some type of government-issued ID. Traditionally, this would mean a driver's license, a passport, or even military identification. A student or work identification card would not be acceptable.
What devices can I use to access the Busbud app?
Cold Shot is proud to partner with Busbud. You can access it on desktop and most mobile devices, including iOS. Download the app through Google Play Store or for iOS through the Apple Store.
Bus Stations: Destination and Arrival
There are a few cities where there are multiple stops. These include Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Bonnyville and Cold Lake. Some terminals are functioning travel centers or adjacent to highly frequented truck stops. Examples include:
And the Westlock bus stop, adjacent to a Husky Market Gas and Propane Station.
Customers are encouraged to plan accordingly should they require further transport or accommodations upon arrival at their final destination. Some terminals may not have immediate access to other transportation or accommodations.
Cheapest Routes in Western Canada
As previously stated, the cheapest routes tend to be those found intracity, costing as little as CAN 10. However, there are many affordable routes available to travellers through this partnership with Busbud.
We work closely with our partner Cold Shot to bring our travellers easy to read schedules, low prices, and amenities. So please continue to explore our site to find new adventures throughout Western Canada. An undiscovered country is waiting in Alberta and British Columbia.
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Busbud is a bus search tool - we include Cold Shot routes, schedules and prices in our searches along with many other bus companies. You can compare prices, amenities and times by searching for a route. If you find a suitable trip, you can go ahead and get your Cold Shot ticket from us. Note that buses sell out, Cold Shot and other operators generally charge a lot more for last minute tickets or for tickets bought in person.
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