Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

8 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Explore Banff National Park easily and at your own pace with the knowledge of a guaranteed seat on the buses. Banff's only 'Choose Your Own Adventure' tour! 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, 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.


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

What to expect


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 Lodge & Bungalows - 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
  • 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 / Moraine Lake / Lake Louise / Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise / Lake Louise Summer Gondola

Operates: A 'Choose Your Own Adventure' style tour! Departing the Moose Hotel and Suites on Banff Avenue at 7:45am, 9:30 am, Then from the Banff Train Station at 7:50am, 9:35am, And looping around Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Gondola, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake with the last bus arriving in Banff by 6:00pm every day. *IMPORTANT* The later you start the less you can see! 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 views and scenery. 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.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children 5 and under
  • Strollers cannot be accommodated
  • Full day tour ending in Banff at either 5 or 6p
  • Not recommended for children 5 and Under.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2020

Support a locally owned tour buisness in Banff! They make getting all your picture perfect moments captured with out the stress of finding parking or driving! They have the best routes to make sure you can see it all! Highly recommend for everyone that visits Banff!

April 2020

Loved this day, the Hop On team were awesome, so knowledgeable about the area, it really added to how beautiful everything is already to understand more about it! Getting around Banff can be a little stressful in peak times, but it was good to just leave the car at home and let someone else take...

March 2020

The bus let you avoid the busy traffic and you don’t have to worry about parking. It wasn’t a hop on and hop off bus as some people may expect. It is more of a designated pickup at specific times. A person has time to see and do things at each stop. They advise that you are always guaranteed a s...

Karen S
November 2019

My husband and I visited Banff as part of our Glacier N.P. trip. It is beautiful and this tour is the BEST way to see it. The tour takes you to the sites you choose from the itinerary, drops you off for the amount of time you will need to see it, then picks you up to take you to the next attracti...

Yulia E
November 2019

If you want to actually go and visit Moraine lake (just give up thinking you can do it by car: almost impossible). Hop on hop off bus get you in every single location u need without waiting time, very convenient and 100% worth the money Make sure to book early!

November 2019

After reading other reviews about the problem with parking and long waits for shuttles, even though we had a rental car, we decided to book the Hop On Hop Off Bus in Banff. Best decision we made! We were staying in Canmore, but had plenty of time to drive to Banff Train Station and park to catc...

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