Canmore Local Service – Roam Transit

Canmore Local Service

Canmore Local (Routes 5T & 5C) is fare free!
Roam Route 5 services many areas of Canmore using two separate routes. Route 5C services the Cougar Creek area of town, and the 5T provides service to the Three Sisters area. Each route departs from the downtown 9th Street Transit Hub (by artsPlace) seven days a week. Watch for the buses wrapped in authentic Bow Valley wildlife imagery around town and at a stop near you.

Canmore local service system map

Transfer Policy - Bike Policy - Pet Policy - Smart Card Policy - Regional Travel Zones

Canmore Local Service - Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Where does the route go?

    The routing for Canmore Route 5 uses two different buses to travel to the Cougar Creek (5C) area and Three Sisters (5T) area. You can download a PDF of the route map by clicking the large button at the top of this page.

  • What time does service start/end?

    Generally, the service starts at 6am and runs until 11pm.

  • Where can I find a schedule?

    The Canmore Route 5 schedules are available here as well as at our Canmore vendor locations.

  • Will there be service on statutory holidays?

    Yes, service is provided on all statutory holidays.

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

    Bus stops are located in convenient spots throughout Canmore. See our route and stop map for locations.

  • What does it cost to ride Canmore local service?

    Canmore Local Routes 5T & 5C are Fare Free for all.

  • Can I bring my bike on board?

    Exterior bike racks are provided on all Canmore local 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.

  • Can I bring my 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 skis/snowboard/stroller on board?

    Yes, skis/snowboard/strollers are welcome on board all Roam buses. We do require that passengers hold onto their skis and snowboards throughout the trip, and that the aisle is kept free and clear for all passengers. This may require strollers to be collapsed/folded while on the bus.

  • What do your buses look like?

    Keep an eye out for the Cougar bus, the Lynx bus, and the Fox bus.

  • 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.

Transfers between Canmore Local and Canmore-Banff Regional Services
Passengers are encouraged to use various Roam bus stops where routes intersect as transfer points between Canmore Local services (routes 5C & 5T) and Canmore-Banff Regional service (route 3), for example, Benchlands Overpass for 5C/3, Canmore 9th St for 5C/5T/3 etc. Transfers are available only when schedules align, and buses are not experiencing unexpected delays.

  To request a transfer, please let your driver know upon boarding so they can communicate with the relevant service. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure they are asking the driver for a transfer. Transfer options can be identified by referring to online schedules, as well as using online tools such as Google Maps or the Trip Planning feature on the Roam Transit homepage. Alternatively, you can reach out to Roam Customer Service for assistance with trip planning.

  Please note that buses can only wait for a maximum of two minutes past their scheduled departure time for transfers. If a transfer is not possible, please wait for the next scheduled departure of your desired service. Keep in mind that transfers are not always possible, as service schedules do not always align. Please ensure you are checking the schedules and planning your journey accordingly.
  While every effort is made to adhere to the published schedules, they may change without notice due to factors beyond our control, such as weather, road conditions, or mechanical issues. Roam Transit assumes no liability for any inconvenience or expenses associated with interruptions to service. Service delays may affect riders ability to transfer between Canmore Local and Canmore-Banff Regional service.

GPS real-time information system
You will notice LED signs at ten select stops around town. The GPS real-time information system is designed to tell you how long until the next bus arrives. No more waiting. No more guessing.

View Real Time GPS Tracking

Low-income transit pass
Low-income transit passes are available through the Town of Canmore's Affordable Services Program for the Canmore Roam Regional service. As a Town of Canmore initiative, Canmore residents may be eligible through an application process. For more information or to register, please visit the Town of Canmore Affordable Services Program web page, call 403.609.3743 or email