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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

Highlights
  • 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
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
USD 42.91
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.
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1 - 5 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Several itinerary options and well-informed guides

We joined the bus at the Moose Hotel in Banff and spent a full and entertaining day in the park area. What you get is a well-informed commentary from a knowledgeable guide and the opportunity to speak with the guide one to one, to help...More

3  Thank BarnsleyDave2011
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

This is such a great recommendation to other travellers and we thank you for taking the time to make it. Our website hoponbanff.com has been designed in such a way as to answer as many questions as you can possibly ask. The great thing though,...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
What a way to go!

Myself and 2 friends took a day trip into Banff and because it was so much more convenient, I decided that for $55 each why not relax and let someone else do the driving. What a pleasant surprise, with the hop on, hop off there...More

1  Thank nothanks123456
Reviewed 4 days ago
You will not regret parking your car

Last year brought relatives to Banff with the intention of seeing Moraine Lake, Lake Louise and Johnston canyon. Last summer we were lucky to see Louise. It meant a 2km walk as we could get nowhere near a parking spot. We did not get near...More

4  Thank Laurie W
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! So glad you appreciated the value a HopOnBanff Day-Pass gave you and your family and we would love to have you join us again next time you are here!

Reviewed 4 days ago
If you don´t have a car, you still can see the most amazing atractions in Banff

The Hop -On Banff service is just AMAZING! I don't have a car, so getting to places is always kind of complicated, but the Hop-On service was everything I was looking for and more. It's super convenient as you can select the places you want...More

3  Thank Charo V
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We have been working extremely hard to show visitors that there is a better way to experience Banff and we are very proud that you appreciated our efforts! Thank you from all of us, guides and hosts alike!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great way to see Banff's busiest lakes

Great way to see the most popular lakes without having to fight for parking spots. The company runs 4 buses throughout the day, so if you went out on the first bus, you have the flexibility to adjust how you want to spend your day....More

3  Thank Pemakorn P
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lewis is definitely the one who got you guys the bear sighting and he was just as excited as you were! Thank you for your review and your recommendation to other travellers is greatly appreciated.

Questions & Answers
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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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celluravec
28 July 2018|
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Response from movinon-7 | Reviewed this property |
They will work with you with a schedule. There are a couple of busses so you don’t have to stay at each place too long ... they have it worked out really well!!
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Jim R
22 July 2018|
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Response from So F | Reviewed this property |
But the hop on bus is not with Brewster
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