Welcome to Bannister Ford

Since 2001, the Bannister family has been a pillar in the Edson community, and in 2022 added Bannister Ford Edson as their 15th dealership to the group.  Bannister Ford Edson is your family-owned dealership serving Edson, Jasper, Hinton, and Grande Cache.

For over 40 years, the Bannister Family and its partners have been bringing quality automotive products and services to communities across Western Canada. With stores in the Okanagan Valley, Columbia-Shushwap, Peace Region, Kootenays, Yellowhead County, and the Fraser Valley, Bannister Automotive Group continues lead our local communities in sales, customer service, and charitable initiatives.

Hours of Operation :

Sales

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday

10:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Service

Monday - Friday

7:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

our reviews

Bannister Ford Edson
4.6
Based on 43 reviews
Bannister Ford Edson
5.0
Based on 8 reviews
Absolutely amazing service! Very fast and all the staff was very friendly!!
Made the trip from Edmonton to Edson to check out a used F150 in their inventory. Leon, my salesman, was really helpful and got me a really good deal. He’s not pushy and/or aggressive unlike other salesmen I’ve dealt with. Ceanna, the finance person, was also very helpful. I also like that they’re quick to respond to text messages. I’m younger so I prefer texts.
Very friendly and personable service from Leon and staff. Made my first vehicle purchase from Bannister Ford a great experience.
I recently purchased a pre-owned vehicle from the great people at Bannister Ford Edson. Leon was a great guy, easy to talk to and he listened to what I needed and what I could afford to pay. They did not try to upsell me like the previous dealers I visited, and put me in an awesome vehicle. The vehicle was exactly as advertised and there were no surprises whatsoever. I would urge anybody looking for a vehicle new or used to come and see these guys. Thanks Bannister Ford you guys were the real deal.
Shout out to Leon at Bannister Ford Edson. Thank you for such an enjoyable experience. Very impressed definitely recommend Leon if you are shopping for a vehicle! Very happy with my vehicle purchase.
While traveling to Jasper and points beyond I had a fault warning about my DEF system show up on my 2021 F350. The warning was saying that I had 80km, before I would be speed reduced to 80 km/hr. I was pulling my fifth wheel trailer and had plans to be in other places. I stopped in to Bannister Ford, and went to the service desk to see if they could do a scan or tell me about my options. They had a mechanic scan it right away and it was confirmed the code related the DEF, and that meant many options of problems. This was late Tuesday afternoon and they got me in for detailed analysis on Thursday @ 8 am. On Thursday they determined the problem and lo and behold the part is backordered at Ford. (Come on Ford, how many 6.7 Powerstrokes in service - obviously a problem and no stock???) They went to the effort to find one at another Ford dealership and ordered it for a next day install. They tracked the part, it got delayed, then kinda lost - but they persevered and got it and installed it at 530-6 pm on a Friday afternoon, which is surely not normal working time. The service advisor Reegan kept saying she wanted to get my truck fixed, so I could be in the road on my trip. I hadn’t bought the truck at this dealership, and they certainly didn’t owe me the extra efforts. For all of the extra efforts I must commend Reegan, and the mechanic that stayed late ( I’m sorry I didn’t catch his name) Thanks so much to you both for being so very considerate and helpful! Bannister Ford - if this is a result of your coaching and training, good on you too. Regardless, keep those good workers happy, they are an asset to your business! The truck has since run great - next day was Edson to Osoyoos with no problems. THANK YOU!!!
While traveling to Jasper and points beyond I had a fault warning about my DEF system show up on my 2021 F350. The warning was saying that I had 80km, before I would be speed reduced to 80 km/hr. I was pulling my fifth wheel trailer and had plans to be in other places. I stopped in to Bannister Ford, and went to the service desk to see if they could do a scan or tell me about my options. They had a mechanic scan it right away and it was confirmed the code related the DEF, and that meant many options of problems. This was late Tuesday afternoon and they got me in for detailed analysis on Thursday @ 8 am. On Thursday they determined the problem and lo and behold the part is backordered at Ford. (Come on Ford, how many 6.7 Powerstrokes in service - obviously a problem and no stock???) They went to the effort to find one at another Ford dealership and ordered it for a next day install. They tracked the part, it got delayed, then kinda lost - but they persevered and got it and installed it at 530-6 pm on a Friday afternoon, which is surely not normal working time. The service advisor Reegan kept saying she wanted to get my truck fixed, so I could be in the road on my trip. I hadn’t bought the truck at this dealership, and they certainly didn’t owe me the extra efforts. For all of the extra efforts I must commend Reegan, and the mechanic that stayed late ( I’m sorry I didn’t catch his name) Thanks so much to you both for being so very considerate and helpful! Bannister Ford - if this is a result of your coaching and training, good on you too. Regardless, keep those good workers happy, they are an asset to your business! The truck has since run great - next day was Edson to Osoyoos with no problems. THANK YOU!!!
Very honest and accountable group of people. I can’t wait to purchase my next vehicle from them.
Fantastic experience, Leon and staff worked very hard to make our buying experience exceptional we are very happy with our purchase experience 👍👍
Had the pleasure of dealing with Leon through the sales process. All in all an amazing experience, not pushy or trying to make a sale just wanted to find the right fit for me. Very impressed 10/10 would recommend seeing Leon if your shopping for a vehicle!
This was a fantastic way to gain my trust in an Edson Ford dealership!
We bought a beautiful Ranger and got a more than fair trade in value on our Escape.
Bad luck happened and our truck was damaged, bug time.
Not only did they go out of their way to get the insurance claim happening and the work started right away but gave us a loner to use.
Thank goodness, because we had to evacuate in their Bronco.
A very beautiful vehicle.
They looked all over the internet, looking for a rim to match the destroyed one , discontinued, to find a very close match.
What a great team ! Thanks all.
Good group of people, quick and easy for trade in values.
Bought a new Ford Maverick from here yesterday and it was awesome. Dealt with Leon and he was very helpful. Would easily recommend this to anyone who wants to buy a vehicle. Everyone I talked to was extremely friendly.
Awesome parts and service department, Kyle helped on all my vehicle concerns, pleasant to deal with and he always have a big smile on his handsome face. Kudos to you Kovens.
Kyle in service is very thorough and knowledgeable on products, great at updating while vehicle is in the shop and letting you know what’s going on!! Any questions and concerns I recommend speaking to him 🙂
The team at Bannister Ford are excellent to deal with! Especially Reegan in the service department. She's very professional and friendly, always keeping me up to date!
Kyle O as in Kyle Oh My What a Guy.Great Service Advisor. Definitely recommended getting in contact with Kyle to help you out with all your Ford needs.
I deal with Madison frequently. She is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. If I need straightforward and accurate information she’s always on point!!
I had the pleasure of working with Eric at Ford Bannister and I have to say, he's simply the best sales person out there. Eric went above and beyond to ensure I find the perfect car that fit my needs, wants and budget. He was patient, knowledgeable, and professional throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Ford Bannister and especially Eric to anyone in the market for a vehicle!
The service advisors (reegan macrae) are superb, was able to answer all questions and keep us updated on what was wrong with the vehicles and how long it would take to fix and order parts.
Great place. The salesman Leo was fair and friendly. Service is good. Highly recommend.
Excellent staff very helpful
Parts persons are friendly and knowledgeable, willing to assist and get the information needed.
I do not drive a Ford, but have had reason to visit Bannister Ford Edson a fair bit lately. I have to say that the guys and gals are always friendly and greet you with a smile when you walk in. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a new vehicle and/or parts and service. Keep up the good work Edson team!
The team at Bannister Ford were excellent to deal with. They were very helpful in locating the parts I needed and had them brought in overnight. Highly recommend their parts department, friendly, quick and always service with a smile.
My favourite part store, I always get great and efficient help. Staff is friendly and polite. Get treated like family when you walk in the door. I really enjoy the atmosphere. Lots of great changes have been made. I recommend to everyone. Thanks the Bannister Ford team for being awesome.
Excellent parts a service, prodessional atmosphere prompt responses.
Pleasant dealership, easy to deal with, and always gets things figured out
Kyle was super nice to deal with and the service department was excellent 🙂
I call Madison in service with all my needs for all of our fords. Madison is very knowledgeable, forthcoming with information and costs associated with every part of the job.Will definitely keep up with Madison and banister ford as a whole.
The service department @ Bannister Ford is great! Reegan is very knowledgeable about servicing vehicles, and is hardworking to ensure that your vehicle gets exactly what it needs. I strongly recommend working with her!!
the service department is awesome! kyle is always so nice and knows what he is doing!
Madison and the rest of the service team are top notch and make every trip to the dealership enjoyable.
Katie in parts awesome to deal with very friendly and helpful !
Katie was great in helping me re-check pricing for new tires. Overall great place!!
Great buying experience and were a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend this dealership!
Great place to do business! Lots of improvement now that they are under new management.
Great service! Made an appointment and was done very quickly, shuttle service was super fast and friendly. Will be back for all my service needs in the future. Great staff!
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Connected to the community

Throughout the year we are proud to support organizations in Edson & Yellowhead County!  Our staff are also actively engaged in the community volunteering with various non-profits and schools.

Edson Kinette Christmas Hamper

Bannister Ford was proud to support the Edson Kinette Christmas Hamper and we were also happy to deliver items to people in need.

Edson Citizens on Patrol

Bannister Ford was happy to support Edson Citizens on Patrol / RCMP Town Hall on Crime Prevention by providing water for the event.

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BANNISTER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP IS A FAMILY BUSINESS WITH FAMILY VALUES

For over forty years, the Bannister family and its partners have been bringing quality automotive products and services to communities across Western Canada. With stores in the Okanagan Valley, Thompson-Nicola region, Columbia-Shuswap, Peace Region, Yellowhead County, Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and the Fraser Valley, Bannister Automotive Group continues to lead our local communities in sales, customer service, and charitable initiatives. 

Starting with a single Pontiac Buick dealership in Barrhead, Alberta, Lyn and Joanne Bannister, along with their children Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo, built a company that now employs over nine hundred people in two provinces that has had a consistent message: we are a family business with family values.

BANNISTER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP IS A FAMILY BUSINESS WITH FAMILY VALUES

For over forty years, the Bannister family and its partners have been bringing quality automotive products and services to communities across Western Canada. With stores in the Okanagan Valley, Thompson-Nicola region, Columbia-Shuswap, Peace Region, Yellowhead County, Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and the Fraser Valley, Bannister Automotive Group continues to lead our local communities in sales, customer service, and charitable initiatives. 

Starting with a single Pontiac Buick dealership in Barrhead, Alberta, Lyn and Joanne Bannister, along with their children Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo, built a company that now employs over nine hundred people in two provinces that has had a consistent message: we are a family business with family values.

THE BANNISTER STORY

Lyn Bannister attended the University of Denver on a hockey scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Physical Education, followed by a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota and went on to pursue a ten year career in education and coaching hockey.

With Lyn’s entrepreneurial spirit and a supportive wife, Joanne, Lyn left his education career in 1975. In 1979 they moved to Barrhead, Alberta where they primarily raised their three children, Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo. It was in Barrhead that Lyn and Joanne had the opportunity to purchase the GM store, Lyn Bannister Pontiac Buick, with the financial backing of Motors Holding, a division of General Motors.

In 1990 Lyn and Joanne sold their store in Barrhead and moved to the Okanagan and purchased Bannister GM Vernon.

Starting with a single Pontiac Buick dealership in Barrhead, Alberta, Lyn and Joanne Bannister, along with their children Mark, Chad and Mary-Jo, built a company that now employs over 650 people in two provinces that has had a consistent message: we are a family business with family values.

In 1996 Lyn was honoured with the McLean’s Magazine Dealer of Excellence Award for the province of BC, recognizing the best new car dealers across Canada. Lyn has served on numerous boards in the automotive industry, locally, provincially and nationally.

All three children have taken post-secondary education in business and the automotive industry. Mark and Mary-Jo attended the Canadian Automotive Institute in Barrie, ON and transferred to Northwood University in West Palm Beach, FL for their final year where they obtained their Bachelor of Business Administration, Automotive Marketing. Chad attended Camrose Lutheran College, now Augustana University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Economics, followed by a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Upon graduation he enrolled in the three year CA program with KPMG. Both Chad and Mary-Jo have taken the dealer academy training program through NADA. (The US based National Automotive Dealer Association.)

What started out as Lyn and Joanne working in the business for 20 years has truly become a family business.

Our Locations

Bannister Ford Edson

eng ford pc B6102