Alternate Services

Learn more about alternative services of transportation to and around Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in the below resources. For more information visit the Banff and Lake Louise Tourism’s Explore the Park page here.

Parks Canada Shuttle information:

Due to high demand, visiting Lake Louise and Moraine Lake requires planning. Parking lots fill up before sunrise and remain full until sunset. Taking transit or booking a Parks Canada shuttle is easy, stress-free and the only way to ensure you see these iconic lakes. Booking your shuttle in advance is required.

Booking a seat on a Parks Canada shuttle is the best way to make the most of your time in Banff National Park and guarantees the ability to see both iconic destinations in one day! Reserve your shuttle ticket online and park your vehicle at the Lake Louise Park and Ride, located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Reservations for shuttles are available April 18, 2024. Additional seats will be released in a rolling window, at 8 am MDT two days prior to departure day.

For more details and to book online please visit the Parks Canada shuttle information page.

On-It Regional Transit information:

Explore the wonders of the Bow Valley with On-It Regional Transit Service. Say goodbye to the confines of your car and embrace the freedom to hike, swim, shop, dine, paddle, and immerse yourself in nature. Let On-It take the wheel while you savor the journey.

Embark on your dream adventure with On-It. The Banff & Canmore service kicks off in late Spring, priced at just $12.50 one way. Available from Friday to Sunday, plus Holiday Mondays, it’s the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the drive. On-It riders can connect with local Roam Transit Routes 1, 2, 4, and 6 for free just show your on it tickets to the driver.

Exciting news! On-It is also introducing a direct service to Lake Louise, running from Friday, June 14th, to Monday, September 2nd. Experience the beauty with stops at Samson Mall and Upper Parking on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Round-trip fare is $35.

Also, starting Friday, September 6th, through Monday, October 14th (Fri – Sun), On-It is thrilled to offer a new direct route to Moraine Lake, including a stop at Lake Louise Upper Parking and Moraine Lake itself.

For more details and to book online please visit On-It Regional Transit’s website.

Banff Gondola Shuttle information:

Roam Transit is partnering with Brewster, the Banff Gondola and the Rimrock Resort Hotel to offer stress-free rides to Sulphur Mountain.

Ride for free with a same-day, pre-purchased gondola ticket aboard Banff Gondola, Brewster or Rimrock shuttles. Or take Roam Transit Route 1. Just present your ticket to the driver!

The Banff Gondola also offers a free shuttle from downtown Banff to the Rimrock Resort Hotel and the Banff Gondola, learn more in the link below.