Canmore Local Service – Roam Transit

Canmore Local Service

Canmore Local (Routes 5T & 5C) is fare free! Important changes are coming to Route 5 starting Monday, April 4, 2022!

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.

Current Canmore local service bus route and bus stop map. Starting April 4th - 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?

    Service start and end times vary a little depending on weekday or weekends. Generally, the service starts weekday mornings at 6am, and Saturday and Sunday services start at 8am. Service end times also vary slightly depending on the day of the week. Weekday service runs until 11pm, Saturday and Sunday service runs until 8pm.

  • Where can I find a schedule?

    The Canmore Route 5 schedule is available here as well as at our Canmore vendor locations. With changes coming April 4, new schedule times are found here.

  • Will there be service on statutory holidays?

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

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

    Bus stops are located throughout Canmore and will look like this. See our route and stop map for locations. Starting April 4, our stop locations will be updated to reflect this map.

  • 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 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 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/folder 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.

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 local service and 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, or call 403-678-1500.