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Banff and Lake Louise Roam Transit

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GETTING AROUND THE NATIONAL PARK 

Banff National Park’s many transit and shuttle options operate to most key attractions in Banff National Park (including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Johnston Canyon and Lake Minnewanka). As parking is limited at most attractions and lots fill up early in the morning, taking transit or reserving a shuttle is your best option to get to your destination.

When travelling from Calgary leave the car behind, relax and enjoy the incredible views as you travel by comfortable coach to the park, then on to your chosen adventure using one of Banff’s transportation options. Transit, shuttles and tours book up, so be sure to reserve your seat in advance.

Start planning your awe-inspiring adventure today! 

Calgary to Banff National Park

Relax and enjoy the scenery, even before you reach the park, using several shuttle, transit and transportation options. 

Calgary Airport (YYC) to Banff Shuttle

Calgary to Banff Public Transit

Calgary to Banff Shuttle

Private Transfers & Transportation

Town of Banff Area

Getting around the town of Banff and vicinity is easy to do with with regular transit and shuttles. Go to Sulphur Mountain, Tunnel Mountain, the Banff Gondola, and more. 

ROAM TRANSIT ROUTES

Roam Transit operates several bus routes to many top attractions in Banff and Lake Louise. If you're visiting the sights, take a ride on one of the Roam Transit environment-friendly hybrid buses for a fun, convenient, and inexpensive way to get around and enjoy the views. 

Route 1 - Sulphur Mountain: This daily, year-round service runs from Banff Avenue and up Sulphur Mountain to the historic Banff Upper Hot Springs, Rimrock Resort Hotel, and Banff Gondola. See schedule and route map.

Route 2 - Tunnel Mountain: This daily, year-round service runs from Tunnel Mountain Village 1 and Village 2 campgrounds to the town centre, and then on to Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. See schedule and route map.

Route 3 - Canmore: This daily, year-round service runs with regular departures between Banff and Canmore. See schedule and route map.

Route 4 - Cave & Basin : This daily service from May to September runs along Banff Avenue to the Banff Park Museum and the Cave and Basin national historic sites. See schedule and route map.

Route 6 - Lake Minnewanka: This daily service from May to October runs between the town of Banff and Lake Minnewanka, Johnson Lake, as well as campgrounds and day-use areas on Lake Minnewanka Road. See schedule and route map.

Free Norquay Shuttle

Running daily in the summer with multiple pickup points in town and regular departures, the free shuttle makes accessing the Mt. Norquay Sightseeing Chairlift and the Via Ferrata a breeze! You can also use the shuttle to access popular hiking trails in the area like Stoney Lookout and Cascade Amphitheatre. See schedule.

Free Banff Gondola Shuttle or transit

Running daily in the summer, with convenient pickup points in town and regular departures, the free shuttle makes getting to the Banff Gondola easy in the summer months! Pre-purchased ticket required to ride the shuttle. See schedule.

Alternatively Banff Gondola ticket holders can also use Roam Public Transit Route 1 to get to and from the gondola for free on the day of their gondola ticket. Simply show your pre-purchased gondola ticket to the driver and you're good to go.

Free transport to the Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Access the Lake Minnewanka Cruise from Banff town for free using Roam Public Transit Route 6 on the day of your cruise booking. Simply show your pre- purchased Lake Minnewanka Cruise ticket to the driver and you're good to go.

Banff to Lake Louise

Roam Transit makes it easy and safe to move between Banff National Park’s two popular hubs, Banff and Lake Louise. Parks Canada shuttles are also available to access the Lake Louise lakeshore.

ROAM TRANSIT ROUTES

Route 8X - Lake Louise Express: Departing year-round, daily from downtown Banff, this service travels directly to Lake Louise's lakefront. See schedule, route map & online reservations.

Route 8S - Lake Louise Scenic: Departing from July to September, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from downtown Banff, this service travels to Lake Louise's lakefront via the Bow Valley Parkway with stops at Johnston Canyon, Castle Junction, Protection Mountain and Baker Creek. See schedule, route map & online reservations

New in 2022: Roam Riders departing from Canmore or Banff who purchase the Roam Transit ‘Superpass’ will be able to connect to Moraine Lake via the Parks Canada Lake Connector Shuttle upon arrival at the Lake Louise Lakeshore. Riders can reconnect with the Roam system by returning to the Lake Louise Lakeshore on the Parks Canada Lake Connector Shuttle. Visit roamtransit.com for full details.

MOUNTAIN PARK TRANSPORTATION SHUTTLE

Mountain Park Transportation Shuttles from Banff to Lake Louise (round-trip) are available daily with pick up from the Moose Hotel in Banff. Reserving your seat in advance to guarantee your spot.

JOIN A GUIDED TOUR

Book a spot on a guided tour and enjoy a hassle free visit to Lake Louise and other iconic Banff National Park locations. Brewster SightseeingDiscover Banff Tours, HopOnBanff, Mountain Park TransportationRadventuresWhite Mountain Adventures and WowBanff all offer tours that include a stop at Lake Louise.

Parks Canada Shuttle

Drive from Banff to the Lake Louise Park & Ride and take a Parks Canada shuttle to the Lake Louise lakeshore. Advanced reservation required.

Banff to Moraine Lake

Use Roam Transit's Moraine Lake fall service for easy access during larch season or use Parks Canada's shuttle service from June to October.

ROAM TRANSIT ROUTES

Route 10 - Moraine Lake Express (fall service only from Sep 19 - Oct 10): Departing daily in the fall from the Banff High School Transit Hub, this service travels directly to Moraine Lake. Reservations for this service should be made in advance. See schedule & online reservations

New in 2022: Roam Riders departing from Canmore or Banff who purchase the Roam Transit ‘Superpass’ will be able to connect to Moraine Lake via the Parks Canada Lake Connector Shuttle upon arrival at the Lake Louise Lakeshore. Riders can reconnect with the Roam system by returning to the Lake Louise Lakeshore on the Parks Canada Lake Connector Shuttle. Visit roamtransit.com for full details.

Parks Canada Shuttles

Drive from Banff to the Lake Louise Park & Ride and take a Parks Canada shuttle to Moraine Lake. Advanced reservation required

Join a guided tour

Book a spot on a guided tour and enjoy a hassle free visit to Moraine Lake and other iconic Banff National Park locations. Brewster Sightseeing, Discover Banff ToursHopOnBanffRadventuresWhite Mountain Adventures and WowBanff all offer tours that include a stop at Moraine Lake.

Banff to Johnston Canyon

Use Roam Transit's Service for easy access from Banff and Johnston Canyon.

Route 9: Johnston Canyon

Departing daily from May to October from the Banff High School Transit Hub, this service travels directly to Johnston Canyon. Reservations for this service should be made in advance. Schedule, route map & online reservations

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Drive to the Lake Louise Park & Ride and jump on your reserved Parks Canada shuttle to visit Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. It's the best way to see both lakes in a day!

Parks Canada Shuttles

Parks Canada is offering daily shuttles from the Park & Ride to the Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake. Available from May to October, shuttles must be reserved ahead of time. Find out more on how to reserve your shuttle with our helpful How To Book guide

Looking to visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in the same day? This is the best way to guarantee you see both lakes:

  1. Drive to the Park & Ride and take a Parks Canada shuttle to the Lake Louise lakeshore. 
  2. From Lake Louise, hop on the Parks Canada Lake Connector shuttle to Moraine Lake.
  3. From Moraine Lake, a Parks Canada shuttle will take you back to the Park & Ride.

This trip is also possible in reverse (Moraine Lake first, then Lake Louise lakeshore).  

From Lake Louise village/campground: Hop on a free Park & Ride Connector shuttle to the Park & Ride. Use your advanced reservation for the Parks Canada shuttle to access either or both lakes using the Lake Connector. 

All Parks Canada shuttles must be reserved in advance. Walk up seats are not available. See schedule and reserve your seats in advance now.

Lake Louise Summer Sightseeing Gondola Shuttle

The Lake Louise Summer Sightseeing Gondola is offering a free shuttle between the gondola, Samson Mall and the Lake Louise lakeshore (Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise) for gondola pass holders. More information & shuttle schedule.

Mountain Park Transportation Shuttle

Mountain Park Transportation Shuttles to Moraine Lake are available multiple times daily with pick from Lake Louise hotels and Wilson Mountain Sports. Reserving your seat in advance is recommended. See schedule & online reservations.

JOIN A GUIDED TOUR

Book a spot on a guided tour and enjoy and enjoy a hassle free visit to Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and other iconic Banff National Park locations. Brewster SightseeingDiscover Banff Tours, HopOnBanffMountain Park TransportationRadventuresWhite Mountain Adventures and WowBanff all offer tours that include a stops at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.


Please Note: Traffic management will be in place in Lake Louise, including daily traffic flaggers to help maintain the flow of traffic, ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists, and to ensure parking lot capacity is maintained.

Paid parking will be in effect at the Lake Louise Lakeshore from May to October. Visit the Parks Canada website for further details.


Campgrounds

By taking transit during your stay, you can avoid the hassle of finding parking and have the best opportunity to reach key attractions.

Registered campers in Banff National Park can enjoy free departures, and one local transfer on Roam Public Transit.
 
Registered campers can access transit routes from their campground at the following locations:
•    Tunnel Mountain Campgrounds : Roam Route 2
•    Two Jack Lake Campgrounds: Roam Route 6
•    Johnston Canyon Campground: Roam Route 8S or Roam Route 9
•    Protection Mountain Campground: Roam Route 8S

For campers staying in Lake Louise Campgrounds, Parks Canada offers a free shuttle that connects the campground to the village and to Park and Ride. Lake Louise Campgrounds – Parks Canada Park and Ride Connector Shuttle
 

Sightseeing Tours

Guided tours are a great option if you would like to explore Banff National Park without having to make the plans and arrangements yourself. 

BREWSTER SIGHTSEEING 

Brewster Sightseeing offers an array of tours that operate in Banff, along the Icefield’s Parkway, and in Jasper. World-renowned guides, complimented by onboard tour hosts, can teach you the natural and human history of Banff National Park.  

DISCOVER BANFF TOURS 

Discover Banff Tours offers a variety of daily interpretive sightseeing tours as well as adventure tours throughout Banff National Park.  

GREAT DIVIDE NATURE INTERPRETATION 

Take a guided hike with Great Divide Nature Interpretation and discover the story behind the scenery. 

HOPONBANFF 

Experience the highlights of Banff National Park at your own pace with HopOnBanff. Book your spot ahead of time and get everywhere you want to go easily within Banff National Park. Stops include Banff, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Summer Gondola, Lake Louise village, Lake Louise lakeshore, and Moraine Lake.  

OPEN TOP TOURING 

Explore the people, places and moments that have made Banff into what it is today on a vintage tour with Open Top Touring by Pursuit. Its vintage-inspired coaches have the look and feel of the 1930s—including a fully-open roof and a guide in period costume. 

WHITE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES 

Explore Banff National Park on a variety of guided nature, biking and hiking tours with White Mountain Adventures.  

Radventures

Explore Banff and Lake Louise on an epic half-day or full-day adventures with Radventures.

WowBanff Sightseeing

Experience the highlights of Banff National Park with WowBanff's unique open top, double decker tour bus. Jump on and off the bus at multiple locations throughout the park and create a day of sightseeing that suits you.

Ski Shuttles

Leave the car behind, enjoy the ride, and hit the slopes with ski shuttle services that run regularly to all three ski resorts. 

Mount Norquay Shuttle

Enjoy free and comfortable return transportation between Banff and Mt. Norquay. Buses run daily from multiple locations in Banff. View Schedule.

Banff Sunshine Ski Resort

Enjoy free and comfortable return transportation between Banff and Sunshine Village. Buses run daily from multiple locations in Banff. View Schedule.

Lake Louise Ski Resort

Enjoy free and comfortable return transportation between Banff and the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Buses run daily from multiple locations in Banff and Lake Louise. View Schedule.

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