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Banff & Canmore Local Fares

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Going forward into 2020, Canmore local Route 5 is Fare Free! There are no plans to reintroduce fares at this time. Local Fares apply to the following routes: Routes 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7. Opportunity for refunds on pre-purchased Canmore fares (including paper passes and TokenTransit credits) has expired as of December 31, 2019.

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. To minimize interaction, Roam will no longer be issuing change vouchers to customers who do not provide exact change. This is to lessen the interaction between drivers and customers. If you have a change voucher you’d like to redeem, please go to a change voucher location. They will redeem vouchers until July 31. As of August 1, you will only be able to redeem them at the Roam Customer Service Centre in Banff or the Canmore Civic Centre and can redeem them until Dec. 31, 2020.

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)
  • 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 (801 8th Street, Canmore)
  • Fergies Bakery @ Convenience (1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore)
  • Experience Lake Louise (Samson Mall, Lake Louise)


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-Moraine Lake-Johnston Canyon Regional Fares

Regional Fares apply to the following routes: Routes 3, 8X, 9, and 10.

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.





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)
  • Canmore Civic Centre (902 7 Avenue, Canmore)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore (933 Railway Avenue, Canmore)
  • Rusticana Grocery (801 8th Street, Canmore)
  • Fergies Bakery @ Convenience (1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore)
  • Experience Louise - Samson Mall, Lake Louise


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.