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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$43.06
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 93 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Worth it

Even tho we had a rental car, I did not want to get up at 6am to get parking to Moraine Lake. We wouldn't have seen it without this tour. After seeing the line of cars trying to park at all the sites, and driving...More

2  Thank Csharp12
Reviewed 3 days ago
Bus Ride Extraordinary

The only way to see Banff, Lake Louise and the surrounding sites is the Hop on Hop off bus tour. Let Lewis or Tyler be your tour guides and get you to your destination. They make it so simple to see all the Banff attractions...More

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

Value for your money and great looking guides on board each bus to boot! What more could you ask for? Thank's for joining us!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fabulous Experience!

This is the way to go! We joined the bus at our hotel (Moose Suites in Banff). The guides were awesome. They helped us plan our day and it was the best day of our trip. We didn't have to worry about parking (or pay...More

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

Thank's for your review, so glad our service could be considered the best of your trip as well! Honoured to have had you on board with us.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent, and the best way to see the sights

I can't say enough good about this! What an excellent way to see Banff, Lake Louise, and more, excellent value, very convenient! The guides and drivers are simply terrific. They are very interactive and happily answer any bizarre or normal question you might have. Skip...More

1  Thank Shannon F
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We must admit that we really get a kick out of all the questions visitors have. Bizarre is fun and helps us learn even more about the area ourselves!

Reviewed 6 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

4  Thank BarnsleyDave2011
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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

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j0yce27
20 August 2018|
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Response from YorkshireMay | Reviewed this property |
It appears everyone has given you the right answer.Have a good time.
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6 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
27 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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