Johnston Canyon – Roam Transit

Route 9 has switched to operating according to a summer schedule, which means the service is now available daily. The schedule is valid from May 19th to October 9th, 2023. Please note, seats on Route 9 are not reservable and the service is available as walk-up only.
From September 18th - October 9th, 2023, Route 9 will stop at The Banff High School Field, located on Banff Avenue. Please look for the sign that says '9 Johnston Canyon'.

Route 9 Johnston Canyon service

Direct service between Banff and one of Banff National Park's most popular destinations via Castle Junction. This service operates daily in the summer season, and over weekends (Sat-Sun) throughout fall, winter and spring.

This will be a daily service until (and including) October 9th, 2023. On October 14th, 2023 the route 9 will resume as a weekend only service.

Reservations are not available for this service.

Transfer Policy - Bike Policy - Pet Policy - Smart Card Policy

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • When is Johnston Canyon Route 9 scheduled to start?

    The Route 9 Johnston Canyon service operates daily in the summer months, and from October 14th, 2023 for the fall, winter and spring season, this service will run on the weekends (Sat-Sun) only.

  • Where does the route go?

    From September 18th - October 9th this service departs from The Banff High School Field. From here the bus travels directly to Johnston Canyton via Highway 1 and Castle Junction. From October 14th this service will stop at The Banff High School Transit Hub.

  • What time does service start/end?

    During the summer, the first departure from downtown Banff will be 9 a.m. The last departure from downtown Banff is at 6.25 p.m. The service will run 7 days a week during the summer months, with the last day of the summer schedule being October 9th, 2023. Throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, this service will run on the weekends (Sat-Sun), this weekend service will begin on October 14th, 2023.

  • Where can I find a schedule?

    Schedules for all Roam services are posted online at under “Schedules & Routes”.

  • Will there be service on statutory holidays?

    Yes, there will be service provided on all statutory holidays with the exception of Christmas day, Dec 25th.

  • What does it cost to ride the Johnston Canyon service?

    Johnston Canyon fares for 2022/23 are $5 for Adult and $2.50 for Seniors/Youth & Children under 12 travel free.

  • Can I bring my bike on board?

    Exterior bike racks are provided on all Roam 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. Service dogs are welcome. See our Pet Policy here for details.

  • Can I bring my stroller on board?

    Yes, strollers are welcome on board all Roam buses. We do require that the aisle is kept free and clear for all passengers. This may require strollers to be collapsed/folded while on the bus. Some larger strollers (Chariots for example) may not be permitted if they are too large when folded and block the middle aisle.

  • What do your buses look like?

    Johnston Canyon Route 9 buses are fuel efficient fully accessible public transit buses. Keep an eye out for the uniquely wrapped Lynx, Marmot, and Grizzly Bear buses.

  • 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 select stops around Banff - the number of LED signs will grow over time as we gather ridership details to indicate high-use stops. The GPS real-time information system is designed to tell you how long until the next bus arrives. No more waiting. No more guessing.

Does your stop not have an LED sign? No problem, you can still track your bus arrival online or using your smart device - just specify your route and stop.

View Real Time GPS Tracking


Did you know?

Johnston Canyon is one of Banff National Park's most popular destinations. Choose to Roam direct to the canyon from Banff, and you'll avoid the stress associated with parking