Johnston Canyon – Roam Transit

Route 9 is now operating on the winter schedule, which means the service runs on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Stat Holidays (excluding Christmas Day) only.
Please be aware that there is no inside shelter at Johnston Canyon and you should be prepared to spend the entire duration of your trip outside. We encourage you to check the weather forecast and trail conditions and ensure you are prepared accordingly. Learn more.

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 on the weekends (Sat-Sun) and Stat Holidays (excluding Christmas Day) only throughout fall, winter and spring.

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 on the weekends (Sat-Sun) and Stat Holidays (excluding Christmas Day) only in the spring, fall, winter season, beginning October 14th 2023.

  • Where does the route go?

    This service departs from The Banff High School Transit Hub. From here the bus travels directly to Johnston Canyon via Highway 1 and Castle Junction.

  • Where can I find a schedule?

    You can find the Route 9 Schedule here: Route 9 Schedule

  • 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