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Hop On Banff

219 reviews
Banff, Canada
About Hop On Banff
A simple, efficient, no-hassle service that will elevate your experience here in Banff National Park. Get everywhere you need to go and see all the best sights at your own pace! Guaranteed seats, when booked online, lets you enjoy the freedom of Banff National Park's only Hop-on Hop-off bus service. Discover the wildness of the Bow Valley Parkway, hike Johnston Canyon, be blown away by the Valley of the Ten Peaks, soar to new heights aboard the Lake Louise Gondola or chairlift, climb the rock pile at Moraine Lake, hike the shores of Lake Louise or lunch at one of the tea houses. All this can be done in one day for $50 per person. 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. Hike to some of the most unforgettable spots in the Moraine Lake area. 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. Buses do a continuous loop up and down the Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise throughout the day beginning in Banff at 7:45 am.
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$45.68 per adult
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. 
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Hop on Bus last summer and loved it!! Thanks guys (Dom) for a fun and really rememberable experience. We left the car at in Banff and enjoyed seeing Johnson Canyon, Lake Louise and Moraine lake. It was so busy in the parking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dom says a big heartfelt thank you to you guys as well! It is good to see that all of her hard work and attention to detail did not go unnoticed. We are all glad to have had you join us and thank you for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time on the bus and things have only gotten better! Dominique and Tyler truly make your day special!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Our staff is what has made us great, and we will always pass on your comments to them!

Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

This tour is the absolute best and only way that people should travel if they are planning to see Moraine Lake on their tour around Banff National Park. While we chose to do Moraine Lake first, then Lake Louise, then Johnston Canyon, I was shocked...More

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Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

This review is awesome! Thank you so much. We definitely had some beautiful yet chilly days last summer and it's really great to hear that you were comfortable on board. We pride ourselves on service and ease of access to the top attractions in Banff....More

Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

This bus made it so easy to get around the popular spots of Banff National Park! The guides on the bus were informative and made sure they talked to everyone to come up with their perfect plan for the day.

2  Thank SarahM11327
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thanks for your recommendation to other travellers. It's always great to hear the appreciation for the guides on board each bus as well!

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Very convenient to get around and good time in between to see various places. Made my trip stress-free and enjoyable. Staff on bus are helpful.

2  Thank za0989
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you for your review! Awesome that you enjoyed such stress free travel in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

Great deal and extremely convenient as the buses get to advance to the front of each location. You get to be out exploring instead of circling the parking lots. We happened to be there in mid-September when the first early snow hit. The bus was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you! We would love to have you on board again as well. Dominique's experience and knowledge go a long way in helping how you get to experience Banff. She appreciates your recommendation!

Reviewed October 17, 2018

Having read the reviews saying that the guides took the time with everyone to plan their day I didn't really think that was possible but it was! Louis and Dominique were our guides for the day and they spent time with everyone talking through options...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you for recognizing the efforts of our guides to actually take the time to help you plan your day. It is one of the many things that really sets us apart and it is always rewarding to hear we are able to exceed expectations!

Reviewed October 8, 2018

We took the full-day tour on (what turned out to be) the last day of their season. The weather wasn't great and we were a bit worried that the unexpected early snow might spoil the day - but in reality the weather added to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

The snow made for an amazing day! And everyone ended up making it back to town before it really settled in that night. Made for a perfect end to the season. Thanks so much for joining us, we had a blast with you guys.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

A delightful, hassle-free and economical way to see and experience the best of Banff National Park. Our tour hosts, Dominique and Louis provided a wealth of information on the area with enthusiasm and humor. Every guest was greeted individually and given suggestions tailored to their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

We could not have said it better ourselves! Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation of our company. And thank you for letting us show you around Banff. All the best from all of us here at HopOnBanff Ltd.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Really good value way to see the national park . Old style bus but no problems with that . Team on board very helpful with advice of what route to take .

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Clive A
Tyler T, Owner at Hop On Banff, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Everyone loves the old style bus! Thank you so much for your review. It was awesome having you aboard =D

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January S
March 17, 2019|
Response from Tyler T | Property representative |
The guides on board will do their best to help you with planning your day around your desired activities. Canoeing is popular, as well as afternoon tea at the Chateau.
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Tyler T | Property representative |
At every location there are hikes possible if that is what you want to do. They are not mandatory though.
May 18, 2018|
Response from Tyler T | Property representative |
All visitors to the National Park are required to purchase a Park Pass. Hop On Banff operates within the Park so we assume that you have a park pass already. We don't need to see it though.