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Banff & Canmore Local Fares

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Local Fares apply to the following routes: Routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7

Whether you're visiting the sights or commuting to work, catch a ride on one of Roam’s environment-friendly hybrid buses for a fun, convenient and inexpensive way to get around. Jump aboard and enjoy the views!

Fare boxes on our Roam buses accept US and Canadian currency as small as a nickel, and up to $20. Pennies are not accepted. Please note that the fare boxes provide change vouchers, not actual change, so exact fare is preferred. If necessary, the fare box will produce a change voucher that you can redeem at the Customer Service Centre and a number of other downtown locations. (see list below).

All fare products are available at the Customer Service Centre. All rates are in Canadian funds. Transit fares are GST exempt.





Where to Purchase Transit Passes
Not all vendors carry all fare types - typically vendors only carry local transit passes for the town they are located. ie Banff vendor = Banff Local Transit Pass sales.

  • Bow Valley Regional Transit Customer Service Centre (221 Beaver Street, Banff).
  • Banff Town Hall (110 Bear Street, Banff)
  • Rundle Gift Shop (319 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Wild Rose (127 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Elk & Avenue Hotel (333 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Rx Drug Mart Banff (317 Banff Ave, Banff - Lower level Cascade Mall)
  • Canmore Civic Centre (902 7 Avenue, Canmore)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • Rusticana Grocery (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • The Market Bistro (102 Dyrgas Gate, Canmore)
  • Fergies Bakery @ Convenience (1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore)

Where to exchange Change Vouchers:
  • Bow Valley Regional Transit Customer Service Centre (221 Beaver Street, Banff).
  • Banff Town Hall (110 Bear Street, Banff)
  • Rundle Gift Shop (319 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Wild Rose (127 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (405 Spray Avenue, Banff)
  • Elk & Avenue Hotel (333 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Canmore Civic Centre (902 7 Avenue, Canmore)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • Rusticana Grocery (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • Fergies Bakery @ Convenience (1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore)
  • Banff Centre - Front Desks of Professional Development Centre and Lloyd Hall

Banff & Canmore Transfers
Please refer to our Transfer Policy for full details.


Smart Card Usage, Deposit, and Registration Information
The smart cards provided for use by the BVRTSC are the property of BVRTSC. Protect your card.
  • There are no refunds or replacements for lost, stolen, cracked, or damaged cards.
  • Never punch a hole in your card for carrying on lanyards etc..
  • Keep your card in a safe and protected place.
  • More information on our Smart Card FAQ page.


Banff-Canmore-Lake Louise-Johnston Canyon Regional Fares

Regional Fares apply to the following routes: Routes 3, 8, 8X, 8S, and 9.

There are unique fare prices depending on which Regional service you choose. Some routes are shorter or longer than the others and the fare pricing model reflects these differences.

Each Roam bus is equipped with an electronic farebox which accepts our chip-enabled smartcards. It also accepts U.S and Canadian currency. However our fare boxes do not accept pennies and bills larger than $20. For quicker service, please have exact fare.

Regional cash fares allow passengers to travel the entirety of the Banff Local, Canmore Local, and Regional Service. For example, if you board a Banff Local bus you may choose to pay a Regional fare, receive a transfer to board the Regional Service, then once on the Regional service, request a final transfer to complete your trip on Canmore Local service. Travel from Three Sisters in Canmore, all the way to the Banff Gondola using Roam Transit on a regional cash fare!

Regional passes are good for travel on Regional service, but also on all Banff Local and/or Canmore Local service. If you purchase a regional monthly pass, that pass is good for travel on both Banff and Canmore local services as well.

Please refer to our Transfer Policy for full details.

Please note that the fare boxes provide change vouchers, not actual change, so exact change is preferred. If necessary, the fare box will produce a change voucher that you can redeem at the Customer Service Centre and a number of other Banff and Canmore locations. Click here for a complete list of redemption locations in Banff and Canmore.





Where to Purchase Transit Passes
  • Bow Valley Regional Transit Customer Service Centre (221 Beaver Street, Banff).
  • Banff Town Hall (110 Bear Street, Banff)
  • Rundle Gift Shop (319 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Wild Rose (127 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Elk & Avenue Hotel (333 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Canmore Civic Centre (902 7 Avenue, Canmore)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • Rusticana Grocery (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • The Market Bistro (102 Dyrgas Gate, Canmore)
  • Fergies Bakery @ Convenience (1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore)
  • Experience Louise - Samson Mall, Lake Louise

Where to exchange Change Vouchers:
  • Bow Valley Regional Transit Customer Service Centre (221 Beaver Street, Banff).
  • Banff Town Hall (110 Bear Street, Banff)
  • Rundle Gift Shop (319 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Wild Rose (127 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (405 Spray Avenue, Banff)
  • Elk & Avenue Hotel (333 Banff Avenue, Banff)
  • Canmore Civic Centre (902 7 Avenue, Canmore)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • Rusticana Grocery (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • Fergies Bakery @ Convenience (1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore)
  • Banff Centre - Front Desks of Professional Development Centre and Lloyd Hall
  • Experience Louise - Samson Mall, Lake Louise
  • Chateau Lake Louise - Front Desk

Transfers from Banff-Canmore regional service directly to Banff or Canmore local service:
Please refer to our Transfer Policy for full details.


Regional Travel Zones - Travel within a specific zone on Regional Route 3 with a Local transit pass:
Please refer to our Regioinal Travel Zone information for full details.


Smart Card Usage, Deposit, and Registration Information
The smart cards provided for use by the BVRTSC are the property of BVRTSC. Protect your card.
  • There are no refunds or replacements for lost, stolen, cracked, or damaged cards.
  • Never punch a hole in your card for carrying on lanyards etc..
  • Keep your card in a safe and protected place.
  • More information on our Smart Card FAQ page.