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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
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
US$46.90
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 (132)
1 - 5 of 120 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
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

1  Thank DeirdreMarie
Reviewed 1 week ago
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

1  Thank CLP04
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
"Quality tour - great value"

A delightful, hassle-free and economical way to see and experience the best of Banff National Park. Our tour hosts, Dominique and Louis provided a wealth of information on the area with enthusiasm and humor. Every guest was greeted individually and given suggestions tailored to their...More

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

We could not have said it better ourselves! Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation of our company. And thank you for letting us show you around Banff. All the best from all of us here at HopOnBanff Ltd.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Snow and Lakes

Really good value way to see the national park . Old style bus but no problems with that . Team on board very helpful with advice of what route to take .

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

Everyone loves the old style bus! Thank you so much for your review. It was awesome having you aboard =D

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Best Way to See Banff & Surrounding Areas

Spent a quality day in the company of Louis & Tyler, and what they don't know about the area isn't worth knowing. We had plenty of time at Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon and Morraine Lake to take in all those sights had to offer, and...More

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

And what we don't know we can always make up a Semi-believable story to cover the missing gaps ;) Thanks for letting other travellers know about your experience!

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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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Sherpa433574
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 Shannon F | Reviewed this property |
there is a schedule on their website, also the guides on the bus will talk to each group individually, and make recommendations based on what you want to do. They will give you a printed schedule of times, highlighting when... More
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