Lake Minnewanka Service | Roam Transit

Lake Minnewanka Service


Roam Route 6 services the rugged and beautiful Lake Minnewanka. This summer service leaves downtown Banff on the hour and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the lake. The service operates 7 days a week and the first bus departs at 8AM each morning. Stops along the way include Cascade Ponds, Two Jack Lake campgrounds and days use area. Watch for the Westslop Cutthroat Trout bus as it Roams it's way to this stunning Canadian Rockies destination.

Lake Minnewanka service bus route and bus stop map.

Transfer Policy - Bike Policy - Pet Policy - Smart Card Policy


Frequently Asked Questions:
  • When is Minnewanka Route 6 local service scheduled to start?

    Route 6 Lake Minnewanka is scheduled begin May 19th.

  • Where does the route go?

    The Minnewanka Route 6 will travel from downtown Banff to Lake Minnewanka via the Lake Minnewanka Road. Stops along with way will include Cascade Ponds, Cascade Overflow Parking, Johnson Lake Road, Two Jack Lakeside Campground, Two Jack Main Campground, Two Jack Day Use Area, and finally Lake Minnewanka. The return trip will service these same stops, with the routing returning to Banff via the Norquay Exit, withs stops at the Banff Train Station and the Banff High School. See here for a detailed route and bus stop map.

  • What time does service start/end?

    The first departure time from downtown Banff will be 8AM, with service on the hour until the last departure from downtown Banff at 8PM. The service will run 7 days a week during the summer months - from May long weekend to the Sunday following Labour Day Weekend in September.

  • Where can I find a schedule?

    The Minnewanka Route 6 schedule/brochure will be available on our web site as well as at our vendor locations.

  • Will the weekday and weekend routes change?

    No, service will be the same 7 days a week, including all holidays Look here for a Canmore local service route and bus stop map.

  • Will there be service on statutory holidays?

    Yes, there will be service provided on all statutory holidays.

  • Where are the bus stops, and what do they look like?

    Bus stops are located along the way to Lake Minnewanka and will look like this. See our route and stop map for locations.

  • What does it cost to ride the Minnewankalocal service?

    Minnewannka service will be $2 for Adults and $1 for Children and Seniors. Children under 6 will be free. Smart cards (monthly passes, hotel passes, etc.) will not be accepted on this route - cash fares only. Look here for detailed fare information.

  • Can I bring my bike on board?

    Exterior bike racks are provided on all Roam service buses. Each bus can carry up to 3 bikes at a time. Look here for our Bike Policy, and scroll down for a short video on how to load your bike on the external bike racks. Look here for our Bike Policy, and scroll down for a short video on how to load your bike on the external bike racks.

  • Can I bring by pet on board?

    Dogs and cats are allowed on Roam buses, as long as they are crated. See our Pet Policy here for details.

  • Can I bring my stroller on board?

    Yes, strollers are welcome on board all Roam buses. We do require that the aisle is kept free and clear for all passengers. This may require strollers to be collapsed/folded while on the bus. Some larger strollers (Chariots for example) may not be permitted if they are too large when folded and block the middle aisle.

  • What do your buses look like?

    Minnewanka Route 6 buses are fuel efficient 40 foot long, fully accessible public transit buses. Our bus carries 35 seated passengers with room for an additional 33 standees. Keep an eye out for the uniquely wrapped Roam buses. See here for an Minnewanka bus. See here for an image of the Cougar bus! The Minnewanka bus will be unveiled soon!

  • Are your buses wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, all Roam buses are fully accessible with wheel chair ramp and kneeling capabilities to make getting on and off easier for everyone.



GPS real-time information system
You will notice LED signs at select stops around Canmore - the number of LED signs will grow over time as we gather ridership details to indicate high-use stops. The GPS real-time information system is designed to tell you how long until the next bus arrives. No more waiting. No more guessing.

Does your stop not have an LED sign? No problem, you can still track your bus arrival online or using your smart device - just specify your route and stop.


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How to pay for your ride on Roam


Electronic fare boxes are on each bus. These will accept a variety of payment including Canadian and American bills and coins. Change is not provided so exact fare is prefered. Change vouchers can be issued, they can be redeemed for change at any of our vendor locations.


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