There are a number of ways in which clients can make their way to Banff & Lake Louise to experience a trip of a lifetime.
Calgary International Airport (YYC) is the third largest airport in Canada. It services direct flights from international destinations as well as extensive air access across Canada and all major flight hubs in the United States. Calgary International Airport is opening a new international terminal in the fall of 2016 with new arrival gates, improved security screening, and border control services.
From the airport, it’s a scenic 90 minute (140 kilometre or 87 mile) drive to Banff & Lake Louise. There are regular shuttle bus connections from the airport directly to your hotel in Banff & Lake Louise, or you could rent a car or hire a private car service. For flight times from major US cities please click here.
Banff National Park is located along the TransCanada Highway. Open year-round, the TransCanada is a well maintained road that winds its way through the Canadian Rockies. The highway sits on the valley floor and chains are not required in the winter.
If you are coming from the east, Banff & Lake Louise is a 90 minute (140 kilometre or 87 mile) drive west of Calgary, Alberta. If you are coming from the west, Banff & Lake Louise is a scenic day’s drive (850 kilometers or 530 miles) from Vancouver, travelling through the Coast Mountains, wine country of British Columbia and then the spectacular Canadian Rockies.
Parks Canada Discovery Pass
Parks Canada Discovery Passes are required for FIT and group travel. FIT Passengers who take the shuttle will not require a pass but those driving a vehicle will. Passes can be pre-purchased here.
Getting around in Banff
In the town of Banff, “Roam” is a hybrid bus with regular services throughout the town and the Bow Valley. Refer to their website for information about routes, schedules and fares.
Walking and Biking
The town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise are great for getting around by bike or foot, with lots of sidewalks and dedicated bike paths. You can rent bikes from several places in Banff & Lake Louise.
There are numerous taxi operators available which run 24 hours a day.