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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

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  • Choose to ride between two stops, or stop at each place along the route

  • Travel to spots that would be difficult to get to without a vehicle

  • An on-board guide can give advice or book tickets for you

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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
From USD 45.82
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
From USD 45.82
Overview

Discover Banff National Park at your own pace with a ticket for the Hop On bus. Buy your ticket in advance to guarantee your spot on the shuttle that zips around to attractions in the park not easily accessible without wheels. The modern school bus style shuttle goes between the town of Banff, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Samson Mall, and the Lake Louise gondola.  You choose where to visit and when. 

What to Expect
The HopOnBanff buses transport you to the top attractions in Banff National Park. Hop-on and hop-off at the Banff Townsite, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Samson Mall, and the Lake Louise Gondola.

Please note, the later you depart the fewer places you can explore. The 3:05 pm departure from Banff still gives time at Johnston Canyon or can be used as a one way to Lake Louise.

Grizzly Route: Departing the Moose Hotel and Suites on Banff Avenue at 7:45am, 9:30am, 12:15pm, and 3:05pm or the Banff Train Station at 7:50am, 9:35am, 12:15pm, and 3:05pm and looping around Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Gondola, Lake Louise Village (Samson Mall), Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and then looping back to the Banff Train Station in reverse order with the last bus arriving in Banff at 5:45pm every day.

On board each bus is an English-speaking host that will provide knowledge of the area, colorful stories, and also act as a personal concierge that can book other activities, simply take your photo, or even make dinner reservations for you.

Connect with spectacular scenery.

Explore the Banff Townsite at your own pace, rent a bike, hit the hot springs, or do some shopping.  Hop off at Johnston Canyon and hike up to the beautiful Upper and Lower Falls or even go all the way up to the famous Ink Pots.  Soar by gondola or chairlift to the most stunning views on the Lake Louise Gondola (skip the lines and purchase a direct to lift pass aboard your HopOnBanff bus).  Take the time to enjoy Lake Louise and all that it has to offer.

From the Lake Agnes Teahouse to the breathtaking Plain of Six Glaciers. Samson Mall, down in the village of Lake Louise is a great place to have some food, rent bikes, or visit the award winning Information Center.

The buses are school bus style and professionally driven. They are all guaranteed to be five years old or newer. Each bus seats up to 48 passengers.
Reviews (135)
1 - 5 of 123 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Hop on hop off

This bus made it so easy to get around the popular spots of Banff National Park! The guides on the bus were informative and made sure they talked to everyone to come up with their perfect plan for the day.

1  Thank SarahM11327
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your recommendation to other travellers. It's always great to hear the appreciation for the guides on board each bus as well!

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile
Convenient

Very convenient to get around and good time in between to see various places. Made my trip stress-free and enjoyable. Staff on bus are helpful.

1  Thank za0989
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Awesome that you enjoyed such stress free travel in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Great Deal, Great Convenience

Great deal and extremely convenient as the buses get to advance to the front of each location. You get to be out exploring instead of circling the parking lots. We happened to be there in mid-September when the first early snow hit. The bus was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Angela V
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you! We would love to have you on board again as well. Dominique's experience and knowledge go a long way in helping how you get to experience Banff. She appreciates your recommendation!

Reviewed 17 October 2018
The perfect way to get around

Having read the reviews saying that the guides took the time with everyone to plan their day I didn't really think that was possible but it was! Louis and Dominique were our guides for the day and they spent time with everyone talking through options...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank DeirdreMarie
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for recognizing the efforts of our guides to actually take the time to help you plan your day. It is one of the many things that really sets us apart and it is always rewarding to hear we are able to exceed expectations!

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Great value and excellent guides

We took the full-day tour on (what turned out to be) the last day of their season. The weather wasn't great and we were a bit worried that the unexpected early snow might spoil the day - but in reality the weather added to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank CLP04
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

The snow made for an amazing day! And everyone ended up making it back to town before it really settled in that night. Made for a perfect end to the season. Thanks so much for joining us, we had a blast with you guys.

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Lisa L
9 December 2018|
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Response from nothanks123456 | Reviewed this property |
This service is only available from May to October. I don’t live in the area so I have no idea about public transportation
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j0yce27
21 August 2018|
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Response from travel-addictDetroit | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do have to purchase tickets to the National Park separately if you plan to drive in by car. Unsure of how it works if you are part of a bus tour or something else. It’s about $20 daily per car per family. There are... More
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chicits
7 August 2018|
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Response from banff | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is on-street parking within two blocks of both pickup points. OR you could take Roam Transit from Canmore for a dropoff at the railway station in Banff.
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