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Reduce your environmental impact by taking an airport shuttle bus connecting the Calgary Airport to Banff and Canmore. There is daily bus and shuttle service between Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise as well. If you are planning to rent a car keep in mind that you will need to pay for the daily park entrance fee, gas and parking fees. It is important to preserve this beautiful area for future generations and it starts right here, right now. Take the shuttle, park your car!
For transportation while in the Bow Valley, Banff Airporter's Valley Connector service and Brewster both run shuttles betwen Banff and Canmore several times a day, allowing you to enjoy recreational activities, local events, restaurants, and the breathtaking scenery of both locations.
Roam public transit provides hourly buses between Banff and Canmore. Fare is $6 one-way, discounts of seniors and children. Multi-ticket packs are available at a discount. See their schedule at www.roamtransit.com
The Town of Banff also has Roam transit, a municipal bus service; major points serviced by the bus routes are the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Avenue (downtown), Sulphur Mountain, and Tunnel Mountain. It runs approximately every half hour (schedules are posted at the bus stops). Fare is $2.00 per adult (less for children and seniors), with discounts if you buy multi-ticket packs. In the summer, the bus runs from 7:00 a.m. to midnight and in the winter from 12:00 p.m. to midnight. See the Roam Transit website for detailed route and fare information.
Many, but not all, of the resorts in Banff have complimentary shuttle bus service to the town for their guests, but check with your hotel prior to arrival. Additionally, taxicabs service Banff and Lake Louise 24 hours a day.
Taxis can be found near major attractions. You can phone for a taxi (you will usually get a taxi within 10 minutes of your call), hail a taxi on the street, or reserve one by calling ahead of time. Banff Taxi, Legion Taxi, and Taxi Taxi are the larger companies.