Phone: 905-623-1511
Toll Free: 1-800-387-5914
Address: 17 King Street East
Bowmanville, ON L1C 1N1
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Our Team

Lakeshore Tours was established in 1995 with commitment to providing exceptional motor coach tours. We offer exciting and interesting destinations and provide our clients with tremendous “travel value”. Owned and Managed by Sheila Kemp, Lakeshore Tours employs a team of travel experts that take great pride in planning and overseeing each departure.

At Lakeshore Tours & Travel, we realize that each person is different and we cater to your interests on an individual basis. Whether you are looking for a day excursion to a Toronto or Stratford Theatre, a multi-day tour to New York City, a European River Cruise or an All Inclusive vacation in the Caribbean, Lakeshore Tours & Travel strives to exceed your expectations.

Our team is loyal and dedicated, with a high degree of professionalism and expertise in all areas of the industry. In today’s travel industry you need a travel agency you can trust and be confident with when making your travel plans. We are a TICO appointed company holding both retail and wholesale licenses.

Sheila Kemp

Sheila purchased both Lakeshore Tours & Travel and Cardinal Coach Tours in April of 2019. Sheila is the owner of the Kemp Travel Group which is a privately owned and operated full-service travel agency with over 35 years of experience offering professional, world-wide travel experiences! Sheila brings over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, with several other offices in Clarington & the Durham Region specializing in leisure travel, destination weddings, honeymoons, group travel and corporate meetings & incentives. Sheila began her career in the bus tour business so she is excited to return to her roots.

Eric Forrest
Office Manager

Eric joined the Lakeshore and Cardinal Coach Tours team in early 2019! He brings years of experience from the travel industry and works to provide the same great tours and service that our customers have come to expect. For any business inquiries or if you require any assistance with planning a tour or have any tour suggestions, please send him an email!

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Lyle Lyle Couch
Tour Director

Lyle has extensive experience in escorting groups all over the world. From his early years as an educator in Peterborough, Lyle escorted many student groups. In his retirement, Lyle expanded his horizons and has escorted tours to Iceland, Alaska, Europe and many North American destinations. But the South Pacific is Lyle’s favourite place to visit and he would love to show you this very special part of the world!


Linda Reid

Tour Director

Upon retirement from the corporate world, Linda joined the Lakeshore team.  With a passion for travel and new experiences, she quickly adapted to the “day tripping” and overnight excursions assigned to her.  She has extensive experience with travelling to Britain and has been tasked with the planning of future UK trips. Linda has been known to tell the odd story or two, and welcomes any chance to stop and shop.  At the end of the day, Linda strives to ensure that each and every client has had the “best experience” with their Lakeshore adventure.


Bryan Marjoram
Tour Director

Bryan is a retired teacher who devotes a lot of his spare time volunteering within the community. He  was the recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal and Volunteer Of The Year Award in Cobourg. Bryan has also enjoyed travelling abroad to Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, China, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Greece. He looks forward to assisting Lakeshore clients to thoroughly enjoy their travel experiences.


Marian O'Donnell
Tour Director

Marian is retired from retail banking after 25 years. During “retirement” she

wants to continue to travel the world, eventually visiting all 7 continents (4 down 3 to go). She's also looking forward to visiting many wonderful places closer to home and looks forward to sharing those experiences with you.

Jim Knight
Tour Director/Part-Time Tour Planner

Jim worked in the office of Lakeshore tours since 1995 with modest beginnings trying to provide the local market with group departures to Toronto theatre, Ontario sightseeing and sports tours. Jim sold the business to Sheila Kemp in 2019. Now semi-retired, Jim now works from home helping to plan and escort many of the amazing tours you know and love! After a long career in the travel industry he is enjoying some well-deserved time with his many grand-children! You can still expect him to see him on the tour bus from time to time on our baseball, hockey and international tours!

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