To access Lake Louise outside of the above dates, please use the 8X Route. To access Johnston Canyon outside these dates please use the 9 Route.
Route 8S Lake Louise Scenic runs from July 1st - August 27th, 2023 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays (Canada Day and Heritage Day).
Summer reservations for Lake Louise Express – Route 8S are now open!
Scenic service between Banff and Lake Louise via the northern section of the Banff Parkway Highway 1A. This more scenic trip between Banff and Lake Louise makes the same stops in Banff and Lake Louise as the 8X Express route, with additional stops along the 1A highway including Johnston Canyon, Protection Mountain Campground and Baker Creek Chalets.
The option to reserve your seat in advance is available via our online reservation system, along with some walk-up seats for last minute travellers. The reservation system will open shortly.
Transfer Policy - Bike Policy - Pet Policy - Smart Card Policy
Frequently Asked Questions:
When is Lake Louise Scenic 8S scheduled to start?
The Lake Louise Scenic 8S Service is scheduled to start July 1st.
Where does the route go?
The route departs the downtown Banff High School Transit Hub. From here the bus is a more scenic trip between Banff and Lake Louise and makes the same stops in Banff and Lake Louise as the 8X Express route. Including additional stops along the 1A highway including Johnston Canyon, Protection Mountain Campground and Baker Creek Chalets.
What time does service start/end?
The schedule for this route is available here.
Where can I find a schedule?
Schedules for all Roam services are posted online at roamtransit.com under “Schedules & Routes”.
Will there be service on statutory holidays?
Yes, there will be service provided on all statutory holidays.
What does it cost to ride the Lake Louise Scenic service?
Lake Louise Scenic fares for 2023 are $10 for Adult and $5 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?
Lake Louise Scenic 8S 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 systemYou 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.