We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Flexible
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Itinerary
The HopOnBanff buses transport you to the top attractions in Banff National Park. Hop-on and hop-off at the Banff Townsite, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Samson Mall, and the Lake Louise Gondola.

Please note, the later you depart the fewer places you can explore. The 3:05 pm departure from Banff still gives time at Johnston Canyon or can be used as a one way to Lake Louise.

Grizzly Route: 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. Samson Mall, down in the village of Lake Louise is a great place to have some food, rent bikes, or visit the award winning Information Center.

The buses are school bus style and professionally driven. They are all guaranteed to be five years old or newer. Each bus seats up to 48 passengers.
Locations visited
Lake Louise
Moraine Lake
Johnston Canyon
See all 6 locations
Overview

Discover Banff National Park at your own pace with a ticket for the Hop On bus. Buy your ticket in advance to guarantee your spot on the shuttle that zips around to attractions in the park not easily accessible without wheels. The modern school bus style shuttle goes between the town of Banff, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Samson Mall, and the Lake Louise gondola.  You choose where to visit and when. 

Highlights
  • Choose to ride between two stops, or stop at each place along the route

  • Travel to spots that would be difficult to get to without a vehicle

  • An on-board guide can give advice or book tickets for you

  • Each 48-seat bus is less than five years old

Filter reviews
86 results
Traveler rating
86
0
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
86
0
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslake louise gondolajohnston canyonthese guysgreat pricecreate your owncar parkan added bonuslower fallsparking spotlocal areaother placesgreat ideainteresting thingsgreat rideblack beanstake picturestyler
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 86 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Several itinerary options and well-informed guides

We joined the bus at the Moose Hotel in Banff and spent a full and entertaining day in the park area. What you get is a well-informed commentary from a knowledgeable guide and the opportunity to speak with the guide one to one, to help...More

2  Thank BarnsleyDave2011
Reviewed 2 days ago
What a way to go!

Myself and 2 friends took a day trip into Banff and because it was so much more convenient, I decided that for $55 each why not relax and let someone else do the driving. What a pleasant surprise, with the hop on, hop off there...More

1  Thank nothanks123456
Reviewed 3 days ago
You will not regret parking your car

Last year brought relatives to Banff with the intention of seeing Moraine Lake, Lake Louise and Johnston canyon. Last summer we were lucky to see Louise. It meant a 2km walk as we could get nowhere near a parking spot. We did not get near...More

3  Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 3 days ago
If you don´t have a car, you still can see the most amazing atractions in Banff

The Hop -On Banff service is just AMAZING! I don't have a car, so getting to places is always kind of complicated, but the Hop-On service was everything I was looking for and more. It's super convenient as you can select the places you want...More

3  Thank Charo V
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great way to see Banff's busiest lakes

Great way to see the most popular lakes without having to fight for parking spots. The company runs 4 buses throughout the day, so if you went out on the first bus, you have the flexibility to adjust how you want to spend your day....More

3  Thank Pemakorn P
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from banff | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is on-street parking within two blocks of both pickup points. OR you could take Roam Transit from Canmore for a dropoff at the railway station in Banff.
1
Vote
celluravec
July 27, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from movinon-7 | Reviewed this property |
They will work with you with a schedule. There are a couple of busses so you don’t have to stay at each place too long ... they have it worked out really well!!
0
Votes
Jim R
July 21, 2018|
Answer
Response from So F | Reviewed this property |
But the hop on bus is not with Brewster
0
Votes
Travelers Also Viewed
Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day...
171 Reviews
from $126.30*
Banff Lake Cruise
8 Reviews
from $50.80*
Frequently bought together
Banff Gondola Ride Admission
44 Reviews
from $52.50*
Evening Wildlife Safari
113 Reviews
from $44.30*
Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day...
171 Reviews
from $126.30*