Convenient Transportation Options
The town of Banff also has ‘Roam’ the public transit, a car tour with your own GPS guide and horse-drawn carriages.
The hamlet of Lake Louise can be explored by bike, car and taxi, you can ride horseback like a trail blazing pioneer to the historical back country/mountainside tea houses or relax in horse-drawn sleigh, that pulls you along the shores of Canada’s iconic lake.
Many hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service for guests, and during the ski season there is a shuttle running between most hotels and the three ski areas. Pick up a map or a bus schedule at the Banff or Lake Louise Visitor Information Centres.
There’s only one way to get to Lake Louise from Banff and that’s to the west. You have the options of driving the four-lane Trans Canada Highway or the curvy 1A Bow Valley Parkway if you’re looking for the longer, more scenic route, you can also enjoy a guided tour or take a scheduled bus services to Lake Louise.
Some natural assets and viewpoints in Banff National Park can be reached by car, and many of the more popular attractions offer paved, wheelchair-friendly pathways to the door. Ride up a gondola, take a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka, or spend some quiet time on the river pathways. Most new buildings provide wheelchair access as do many hotels, theatres and restaurants, but it’s always best to give advance notice of any special requirements.