Roam Public Transit services the Town of Banff, popular Banff Attractions and is the Bow Valley’s public transit service. Everyone visiting Banff National Park must plan ahead. Roam Public Transit can help you reach your destinations in the Park safely and efficiently.

With buses that help you roam around the Town of Banff in an environmentally friendly way, leave your vehicle where it is and take Roam Public Transit to your favourite attractions!


Health and safety measures

Transit will be different than in years past. Now, more than ever it is important to plan ahead and learn how to be a responsible visitor to keep yourself and others safe within Banff National Park.

Our highest priority is the safety of visitors, residents and staff. In an effort to provide the safest and best transit experience possible, the following measures are in place for all transit and shuttle offers:

  • Mask are mandatory for all passengers and drivers while using any public transit or shuttle service in Banff National Park, as well as at all loading and unloading areas.
  • Practice physical distancing at all loading and unloading areas.
  • All vehicles have increased cleaning frequency throughout each day in accordance with guidance from Provincial Health authorities.

Click here to learn more about Roam Public Transit routes, fares, scheduling and health and safety measures.


Banff local routes

 Roam Route 1: Sulphur Mountain

When: Year round

Where: Service between the Banff Avenue hotels, Sulphur Mountain, the Banff Upper Hot Springs and the Banff Gondola.


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 2
Senior (65+ years) $ 1
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 1
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Service Frequency: May 20 – September 18, 2022

Daily service begins at 6:00AM and runs through to 11:30PM

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 Roam Route 2: Tunnel Mountain

When: Year round

Where: Service between Tunnel Mountain campgrounds, downtown Banff, Bow Falls and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 2
Senior (65+ years) $ 1
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 1
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

  Registered campers enjoy free departure from the campgrounds – including one transfer to complete departing trip onto Routes 1, 4, 6 - fares apply for all other rides.

Service Frequency: May 20 – October 2, 2022

Daily service begins at 6:00AM and runs through to 11:30PM

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 Roam Route 4: Cave and Basin

When: Daily between May 20 and October 2

Where: Service along Banff Avenue to the Banff Park Museum and the Cave and Basin national historic sites.


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 2
Senior (65+ years) $ 1
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 1
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Service Frequency: May 20 – October 2, 2022

Service begins at 9:00AM and runs through to 6:30PM

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 Roam Route 6: Lake Minnewanka

When: Daily between May 20 and October 2, 2022

Where: Service between the town of Banff and Lake Minnewanka reservoir, Johnson Lake, as well as campgrounds and day-use areas on Lake Minnewanka Road.


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 2
Senior (65+ years) $ 1
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 1
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

  Registered campers enjoy free departure from the campgrounds – including one transfer to complete departing trip onto Routes 1, 2, 4 - fares apply for all other rides.

Service Frequency: May 21 – October 2, 2022

Service begins at 8:00AM and runs through to 6:30PM

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Banff regional routes

 Roam Route 8X: Lake Louise Express

When: Daily between May 20 – September 18, 2022

Where: Service from the town of Banff to Lake Louise Lakeshore along the Trans-Canada Highway. Reservations are available for this route  throughout the summer months and are recommended.

As of July 25, 2022 Route 8X will no longer fully service Village North and Village South bus stops in the Village of Lake Louise. Short trip travel between the Lake Louise Village and Lake Louise Lakeshore using Roam Transit is not offered at this time. Full service to these stops will resume in the fall. 


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 10
Senior (65+ years) $ 5
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 5
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Service Frequency: 16 departures daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

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 Roam Route 8S: Lake Louise Scenic

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday service between July 1 – August 31, 2022

Where: Service from the town of Banff, along the Bow Valley Parkway ending at the Lake Louise Lakeshore. Other stops include Johnston Canyon and Protection Mountain Campground. Reservations are available for this route and are recommended. 

As of July 25, 2022 Route 8S will no longer fully service Village North and Village South bus stops in the Village of Lake Louise. Short trip travel between the Lake Louise Village and Lake Louise Lakeshore using Roam Transit is not offered at this time.


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 10
Senior (65+ years) $ 5
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 5
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Registered campers enjoy free departure from the campgrounds – including one transfer to complete departing trip onto Routes 1, 2,4, 6 - fares apply for all other rides.

Service Frequency: 3 departures daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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  Roam Route 9: Johnston Canyon

When: Daily between May 20 – October 10, 2022

Where: Service from the town of Banff to Johnston Canyon.


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 5
Senior (65+ years) $ 2.50
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 2.50
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Service Frequency:7 departures daily from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

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Important information about Johnston Canyon: From August 15, 2022 to late fall 2022, the pedestrian railing located on the Johnston Canyon Trail from the Lower Falls to the Upper Falls will be replaced and extended. During construction, the upper portion of the trail between Lower Falls and Upper Falls will be closed. The lower portion of the trail from the parking lot to the Lower Falls will remain open. For more information on what remains accessible to the public at Johnston Canyon, transit options and parking details, go here.

  Roam Route 10: Moraine Lake Express

When: Daily between September 19 – October 10, 2022

Where: Service from the town of Banff to Moraine Lake along the Trans-Canada Highway.


Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $ 10
Senior (65+ years) $ 5
Youth (13 – 17 years) $ 5
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Service Frequency: Daily departures starting at 6:30AM

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