all started with a trip to the market, in an old station wagon.
In the mid-seventies, Fun Time Travel Company founder, Charlene Groat,
assembled a group of her sorority sisters and guided an excursion
to the Farmer's Market, in
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She enjoyed the experience of getting
people together and having a lot of fun so much, she made a business
long, as Charlene's friends brought more of their friends along
for these great adventures, she needed a van. By 1980, Charlene
had to move up again, and the first
Fun Bus was born!
operations began modestly in Charlene's dining room, business expanded
rapidly. Today, just the sign over Fun Time Travel's Oshawa location
is as large as their original office!
many of our clients, Fun Bus is their first travel experience. Not
only do they often develop lasting friendships with their fellow
travelers, our staff is on a first name basis with most of them!
Over the years, our veteran Fun Bus patrons indicated a desire to
branch off into other forms of travel.
To serve their growing needs, Fun Time Travel Company was established
in 1987. Now we can offer you a broad range of travel options -
from day tours and weekend getaways on the Fun Bus, to more exotic
vacations anywhere in the world - all through the Fun Time Travel
Fun Time Travel Company staff is a group of experienced professionals,
dedicated to serving your every holiday need. Charlene still insists
on being the "hands-on" coordinator, ensuring attention
to the smallest detail (her claim to fame!).
Fun Time's Vice-President, Steve Groat (Charlene's son) is a Travel
and Tourism graduate. Steve's expertise and professional rapport
is surpassed only by the great lengths he goes to find the best
options for each of his travel clients.
Time Travel Company specializes in customizing! Families, singles,
seniors, groups, or business organizations -- we regularly customize
tours for every need.
it's such a marvelous way to visit the finest attractions our province
has to offer, Fun Bus clients come from across Ontario and international
For people travelling alone, the Fun Bus and Fun Time Escorted Tours
are perfect ways to travel safely and meet new friends.
groups and organizations, Fun Time Travel Company is Durham Region's
group and tour specialist. We can organize airfare, entertainment,
hotels, attractions and points of interest for school groups, sports
teams, organizations, and fundraisers.
Time Travel Company is also a proud member of the OMCA (Ontario
Motor Coach Association).