Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
from AUD $88.04
Explore Banff National Park easily and at your own pace with the knowledge of a guaranteed seat on the buses. Get everywhere you want to go easily and without the hassle of parking or traffic.  Do everything you want to do on your own time.  With HopOnBanff you are connecting the top attractions in Banff National Park with one ticket. Hop-on and hop-off at each of the following destinations: Banff Townsite, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Gondola, Samson Mall, Moraine Lake, and Lake Louise.Trust the onboard hosts to answer your questions, share their expertise of the area, assist with reservations, and book additional activities for you.  Each bus travels along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway and seats up to 48 passengers. HopOnBanff is simply changing the way you can see the Park.
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In Brief

Banff, Canada
8 hours
Important InfoInfo

Hop-On Banff Stops and Sights

Route Duration: 8 hours

Stops on the Hop-On Banff Stops and Sights:
  • 345 Banff Ave - Moose Hotel and Suites, 345 Banff Avenue
  • Banff Train Station - Buses depart from directly out front of the Station.
  • Johnston Canyon Resort - Pick up and drop-off directly at trailhead in front of the Johnston Canyon Resort
  • Unnamed Road - Pick up and drop-off directly in front of The Lodge of the Ten Peaks
  • Samson Mall - Pick up and drop-off directly in front of Wilson Sports
  • 111 Lake Louise Dr - Pick up and drop-off is directly in front of the Chateau Lake Louise. Located 50 feet to the right of the main lobby entrance when facing the hotel.
  • 622 Moraine Lake Rd - Pick up and drop-off directly by the Lake Shore
Attractions on the Hop-On Banff Stops and Sights:

Bow Valley Parkway / Temple Mountain

Operates: Departing the Moose Hotel and Suites on Banff Avenue at 7:45am, 9:30am, 12:15pm, and 3:05pm or the Banff Train Station at 7:50am, 9:35am, 12:15pm, and 3:05pm and looping around Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Gondola, Lake Louise Village (Samson Mall), Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and then looping back to the Banff Train Station in reverse order with the last bus arriving in Banff at 5:45pm every day. On board each bus is an English-speaking host that will provide knowledge of the area, colorful stories, and also act as a personal concierge that can book other activities, simply take your photo, or even make dinner reservations for you. Connect with spectacular scenery. Explore the Banff Townsite at your own pace, rent a bike, hit the hot springs, or do some shopping.  Hop off at Johnston Canyon and hike up to the beautiful Upper and Lower Falls or even go all the way up to the famous Ink Pots.  Soar by gondola or chairlift to the most stunning views on the Lake Louise Gondola (skip the lines and purchase a direct to lift pass aboard your HopOnBanff bus).  Take the time to enjoy Lake Louise and all that it has to offer. From the Lake Agnes Teahouse to the breathtaking Plain of Six Glaciers. And see the most amazing Lake and Valley in Banff by visiting Moraine Lake. The buses are school bus style, professionally driven, have windows that open for photos, and follow the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. They are all guaranteed to be five years old or newer. Each bus seats up to 48 passengers.


  • English speaking tour escort/host on board each bus
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

7:45 AM

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Returns To

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Oversized or excessive items are not allowed unless they can fit on your lap. This includes strollers.
  • Infant/Booster seats are not provided.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • There is no wifi on board
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.65 out of 5 based on the last 20 recent reviews

Despite having the trip disrupted by road works the guides sorted it so everyone saw what they wanted with the minimum delay. Very friendly and informative.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
We were visiting without a car and this was a great way to see the main attractions. The hosts were friendly and helpful with suggestions to get the most out of our day.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
This tour was amazing! Dont give it a second thought. Do it. Guides were excellent. Scenery was fantastic
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
I would recommend this attraction. Guides were super. Saw things would have missed without going on this attraction.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Comfy yellow school bus, on time, great information and stories on the routes. Monique was So helpful organising what you can fit in and what you can see and do. Cannot recommend this trip enough
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
We scheduled the bus twice during our stay in Banff this past July. Dominique and Nick were super hosts, helped us plan our daily schedules, and gave us helpful tips to make the most out of our vacation. Seeing the closed parking lots, long lines in the overflow lots, and cars parked miles up the roads made us so glad we didn't drive ourselves. The bus drove us right up to our entrances and we started off our days stress free. Compliments to our hosts who made us feel so welcomed. We enjoyed visiting with them during our time on the bus. We will for sure utilize the Hop On and Hop Off bus next time in Banff and highly recommend it to others!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Nick and Dominique were delightful. Very helpful and friendly. We traveled to several destinations. We would recommend this to anyone that wants to leave the driving to someone else.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Tyler and Louise were amazing and gave us pointers to get most sights in on our trip. Skip lake Louise and spend entire time in moraine!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
Awesome experience! The staff was so friendly and informed. It was so easy to see all of the sights without having to deal with parking. The best way to see Banff!
• Submitted 23 Jul 2018
Great way to familiarize yourself with the Banff area. Several options to see and spend time in the places you are most interested. Very friendly and informative guides. So glad we chose this tour!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2018
Absolutely fantastic, well worth the money. Both tour guides were full of useful tips. Would definitely recommend and would use again. Get up early though to miss the crowds, we caught the 7.30am bus in Banff. It was worth the early start.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
We had a fantastic day visting different areas and having the time to explore them, bus was easy to pick up and staff were great and knowledgeable to help us plan our day!
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Perfect way to start our vacation. Our guide Tyler gave great tips and recommendations on seeing the sights in the area.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
The perfect way to see four major highlights whilst holidaying in Banff without a car
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
Best day trip ever! Highly recommended with fantastic guides. A must do tour if you are in Banff.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
My husband and I enjoyed the experience. It is definitely worth letting them do the maneuvering. If we had brought our own vehicle, we would not have been able to go to see Lake Morrraine. Make sure to begin with the earliest time to beat the crowds.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Not a typical hop on hop off two buses operate on a trip out and back the reverse stops which means long time at each hop off waiting for the next bus. The guide's provided excellent advice and demonstrated an extensive knowledge of the area as well as a genuine desire to preserve for the future.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
The school bus arrived at the train station for pick up right on time. Dominique, our guide was very nice. She gave us a little bit of information on the area as we headed to Johnson Canyon. We were given our route and times of pickup. The stop at Johnson Canyon was a little long. The falls were beautiful and we had a very nice, albeit expensive lunch there. However the biting bugs were terrible both in the restaurant and outside. This could be a 1 1/2 hour stop instead of 2 hours. Once again the bus arrived within 5 minutes of the scheduled time. We had a new guide Louis. I felt that he could have given us some more information while we rode to the next stops. All in all we felt that we indeed get our money's worth from this tour. We spent a full day 8 1/2 hours touring the sites of Banff and Lake Louise as well as lake moraine. No stressful driving and wonderful vistas.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2017
My son and I were hoping to go to Johnson Creek but it was shut off, which was a bit of a disappointment, however our guide suggested going to Lake Louise gondola and then going to Lake Louise and do the walk to Agnes Lake. Well I wasn't disappointed the gondola was ok but the walk to Agnes Lake was superb so long as you don't mind the trek about 3.5 Km. The views on the way are great and when you get to the Lake I believe you will be speechless.
• Submitted 23 Jun 2017
Bus was cramped and dated. Was told could not do one of stop off. On return trip was told we could have made the stop off. Didn't get to stop off at Lake Louise chateau, only at the gondola. Very disappointing.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019

In Brief

Banff, Canada
8 hours

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