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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

By Hop On Banff
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental and explore Banff National Park with ease on a hop-on hop-off bus. The route goes to multiple stops in the park, including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and Johnston Canyon. Opting for a hop-on hop-off pass means taking control of your sightseeing and only getting off at the places that interest you.
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Ages 10-99
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Explore Banff National Park with ease with a hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Get to scenic spots that would be hard to reach without a vehicle
  • Flexible itinerary—choose which spots you get off at
  • Lots to see, including Lake Louise, and Johnston Canyon

  • English speaking tour escort/host on board each bus
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


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    Pickup details
    • Location Name: Moose Hotel and Suites and the  Banff Train Station Location Address: 345 Banff Avenue and the Banff Heritage Train Station on Railway Avenue Directions: The HopOnBanff bus departs from two locations in Banff Alberta. The Moose Hotel and Suites is located on the edge of downtown Banff Avenue across from the Banff High School. Our buses depart from outside of the hotel and are very easy to find. Public transit stops are located steps away. Conveniently located at the Banff Heritage Train Station on Railway Avenue your HopOnBanff bus will depart from directly out front. Public transit stops are located steps away. A HopOnBanff host will be available to check you in on board the bus. Return Location: As a hop-on and hop-off bus tour taking you to many destinations, you can end your tour wherever you like. Get off and stay in Banff, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Gondola, Samson Mall, Moraine Lake, or Lake Louise. Final stop will be the Banff Train Station at 5:45pm.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47670P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • 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
      • 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 4 and Under.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47670P1

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      • Hop On Banff
        429
        Banff, Alberta, Canada
        Joined in January 2017
      • geraldinep390
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Welcome Aboard! HOPONBANFF
        So pleased we booked this tour. We had a fantastic day and fitted so much in thanks to Tyler and Dominique assisting with our own adventure style tour. We managed to visit Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. At each destination we had plenty of time to explore and take photos before boarding the bus and going on to our next scenic stop. Great value for money and highly recommend.
        Written September 25, 2023
      • SightseerPDX
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour in Canada's National Park!
        Tyler was our guide (and owner) for most the stops of this creative tour company. He helped us figure out which route was the best for us to do. We would highly recommend this tour. Great way to see Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Johnston Canyon. It would have been impossible to find parking if we had driven ourselves. Tyler is very personable and the other tour guide is very humorous.
        Written September 13, 2022
      • Gayle P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day!
        Our guides visited with each group on the bus so we could plan our day. They marked our schedule on the itinerary so we would know when to get back on the bus, and everything worked out perfectly. We were able to visit the most popular places and not worry about parking. We were very happy with this tour.
        Written September 18, 2019
      • lyndam984
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great hosts
        The hosts were amazing. Very informative & friendly. Even came back pick us up when we missed the bus. They had very entertaining stories to tell & no question was too difficult or silly
        Written September 9, 2019
      • anital366
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great company
        We wanted to see Lake Moraine & Lake Louise. This hoponbanff gave us the opportunity to visit both without worrying about parking. Tyler & the others had slew of info on the area which is spectacular. I would recommend them highly.
        Written September 3, 2019
      • Irishspirit1972
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing
        I took my friends on this tour that came from Philidelphia so they could see Morraine lake in particular, This tour was amazing, no stress and it gave me a day off from driving. I completely recommend it!
        Written August 12, 2019
      • blufforbust
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Only way to see all these sights in 1 day
        Perfect timing for each stop, saw everything we wanted to see in 1 day. Could have never done it in a vehicle, too much traffic and no parking. Saw black bears and a grizzly bear with 2 cubs. Be ready to hike at Johnson Canyon 5km hike to the upper falls and back, have about an hour and 40 mins at the stop.
        Written August 9, 2019
      • Rams40
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Full day out around Banff
        We spent a full day travelling around the canyons and lakes of Banff. So glad we did, as taking the car would have been a nightmare due to busy/impossible parking at Lake Louise and Moraine. A great way to see the area, with some really helpful and insightful guidance from our guides. Would highly recommend.
        Written August 6, 2019
      • Experience201793
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tyler made it right
        Tyler is awesome in responding to my concerns. I missed the bus at the train station based on wrong information. Although I missed it, Tyler rectified the situation and we spoke. He is professional, cordial, courteous and went beyond what I expected in rectifying the situation. Even though I was misinformed as to where the bus picks up at the train station, he promptly solved the issue and went back to the source of misinformation to make sure his customers are not misinformed. I would try the service again next year. Thanks, Tyler
        Written August 6, 2019
      • 12lovestotravel12
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect!
        This was the best tour we booked hands down. So easy, comfortable and Tyler made sure we had our itinerary planned and helped us decide what was best for our family with 2 younger children. A relaxed, and casual, but fun way to see the sights. Would 100% recommend to my sister and brother in law coming here in September.
        Written July 9, 2019
      • gregorym734
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Loved Hop on Banff
        Well organized, fun guides (owners are the guides so great level of service), easy and enjoyable day trip from Banff. Way worth the money.
        Written June 22, 2019
      • carolynepix
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wow!
        I am extremely happy that I booked this tour. It is a great option for people who are on a tight schedule and want to see as much as possible. Also saves the hassle of traffic, parking, etc. Tyler and Dominique were our guides at different points and we absolutely loved them! They are knowledgeable, resourceful and funny! I will definitely book with them again when I return.
        Written June 12, 2019
      • DerekK937
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day out with family
        Very good tour system that means you get to see as much or as little as you want. Tour guides could not have been more helpful in planning out your day!! Don’t miss the canyon stop!
        Written June 7, 2019
      • 458debbys
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Late Start tour
        This trip was just what we wanted, it took us to the “must see” places, pick up was prompt, commentary was informative and interesting. If you’re in Banff without transport, do this.
        Written May 29, 2019
      • anitasW1596RM
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended
        That was the best day ever we had with this group, the price was great, the leaders and drivers were lovely, they present useful information and organized each of us as we like to visit Banff in a short time, we saw the popular places we wanted If you plan to visit Banff they are the best , hope that I can come back again to this tour soon
        Written May 27, 2019
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      Keith J
      Llanelli, UK430 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022
      My wife and I had a fantastic day on the Hop On Hop off bus in Banff.While we had rented a car but we decided on doing the tour as we had read about the problems of parking in the favorite tourist spots. It was great travelling on the old yellow school bus and we picked it up at 7.50am at Banff Train Station, (you can park your car at the station FREE for 9 hours). We were met by Tyler with a warm welcome and he gave us a bus timetable of all the stops, once everyone was on the bus and we started our journey he went around everyone asking what we wanted to do during the day,highlighting the arrival and departure time from each stop we wanted to do and the best order to get the most out of our day.
      We arrived at Johnston Canyon at 8.25am and departed 10.10 am.
      Lake Louise arrived at 11.15 am departed at 1.40pm James was the guide on this bus.
      Lake Moraine arrived at 2.05pm departed 3.05 pm arriving back at Banff Train Station 4.55pm. these stops gave us sufficient time at each stop,Tyler and James were great guides,Ron and the Lady driver ( sorry forgot her name ) were great. We saw some wildlife but the highlight was the Black Bear just on the side of the road on our return to Banff, where Ron stopped the bus giving everyone the opportunity to take photos.
      This has to be the best way to see the lakes as the car parks are full by 5-6am, we can not praise Hop On Hop off enough, excellent day.
      Written September 6, 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      A very big thank you from all of us that were able to be a part of your experience here in Banff. The drivers and guides get to read all of these reviews and it really makes their hard work more rewarding. As much as we are transportation to all of these places, we are still tour and customer service focused. So the sighting of the bear and Ron making sure to stop safely for viewing is just as important to us as James' great service and humour. We will make sure that everyone gets to see your review, and thank you for writing it.
      Written September 15, 2022
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      Michelle R
      7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This tour option was an absolute delight. Driver was extraordinary and as enthusiastic as the guides. All were exceptionally well informed and excited about sharing all of the beauty of the Banff/Lake Louise area. The guides spent time with each of us individually to make sure we each had the experience we wished and at the same time shared history, stories and information about all of the sites and the travel in between. They are young entrepreneurs with a wealth of experience and contagious enthusiasm. I recommend them without reservation.
      Written June 29, 2022
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      We are so grateful for your review and really honoured by your recommendation. Thank you for letting us show you around our home also!
      Written July 2, 2022
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      DW3
      London, UK16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had an amazing day!

      Dominique and Tyler were both so friendly and knowledgable. We liked the fact they interacted with the customers rather than just talking at us. The drivers also super friendly!

      The day was really well organised and explained to enable you to easily visit all the places you want to (we visited Lake Louise, Lake Moraine and Johnston Canyon, all amazing experiences).

      Travelling on the school bus not only made it easy to spot in the busy car parks, but as we come from Europe where they aren’t used, it added to the experience!

      We would 100% recommend this company to anyone visiting Banff!
      Written August 26, 2022
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      Our friends from outside of North America always enjoy the buses as one of their most memorable experiences. Thank you so much for trusting us with your time here in Banff National Park.
      Written September 15, 2022
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      Dianna B
      Chicago, IL106 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Couples
      Best way to see the highlights.

      The shuttle spots to Lake Louise and Morraine Lake booked up 4 months in advance, so needless to say, we didn't get a spot. And I wasn't about to leave it to chance and hope that I can nab one of the last minute spots (those open at 8am, 48 hours in advance) and get booked in 30 - 60 minutes.

      Book this tour, you will see Lake Louise, Morraine Lake and Johnston Canyon. There's a couple different ways you can plan your day, but don't feel the need to get overwhelmed beforehand. Tyler and Dominque will sit with each group at the beginning of the bus ride to help you plan it out depending on what you want to see and do. They will also stop at various scenic stops during the tour and will stop for wildlife (we saw elks and even a black bear). If you want to have extended time at Lake Louise, skip the gondola. You can always come back to this location on your own, there's tons of parking as it is the same place as the shuttle park'n'ride. Maximize your time at the sites where there is very limited parking.

      I would recommend doing this tour on your first full day in Banff. If you want to spend more time at Lake Louise doing the hikes or Johnston Canyon to visit the upper falls (we only had time to make it to the lower falls), then you can plan for it on a later day.

      Park at the Banff train station where the bus picks up. Plenty of free parking.
      Written August 14, 2023
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      Thank you for your review and yes, you are right to recommend us to others for their first day here in Banff National Park. We will get you to the most popular spots and then do our best in offering advice for how to spend the rest of your time here from a real locals perspective!
      Written August 23, 2023
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      LincolnImp1968
      Whalley, UK66 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022
      This is not a hop on hop off bus (unless you want it to be). It is so much more. The guides (Dominique and James) will curate your day for you, depending on what you want to do (walking around Lake Louise or hiking to the falls, etc.). They will advise what is possible and what you should focus on. Although we had a hire car, we decided on the tour because of the problems parking around the popular lakes. Our plan originally was to only go to Lake Louise (which we did), but Dominique was quite clear that we would be missing out if we did not go to Lake Moraine. We were glad we followed her advice. Like i say: So much more than a hop on hop off bus.
      Written July 18, 2022
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      I think the one thing we have, and will always be proud of, is our commitment to making sure that our guests get the full value of what we offer. Many of our guests book on with us because they know that we can always get them to the one attraction they are after. But we know that we can show them so much more! So thank you for trusting Dominique and James with your day here in Banff.
      Written July 25, 2022
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      Jjbledsoe
      California, PA24 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022
      Excellent owner team. Made sure that each group on the bus knew what bus schedule they should follow based on what they wanted to see inside the Park. The absolute best way to move around the park. Banff National Park is very crowded during the summer. There is virtually no parking unless you enter the park at 5am. Hop On and Off gets you to every prime park location with plenty of time to see each major park attraction. Or, you can do a hike and catch a later bus. Tyler and Dominique are very accommodating and helpful. I was so glad I booked this service and did not have to drive and wait hours in line to get parking at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake,
      Written September 4, 2022
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      Your description of our tour is precisely what we have set out to do since the very beginning. See everything with the flexibility and guidance to truly enjoy it. Thank you for your review and recommendation to other travellers, it means a lot to us.
      Written September 15, 2022
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      Gary C
      16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      The staff and the service were fantastic. If you are going to Banff and want to see the tourist sites around the area, this is the tour to take. The place is very busy, to be expected in August, and the car parks are very full, with cars doing the circuit to try and get a spot. The bus is a much better option, straight to each attraction with preferential parking and in particular access to Moraine Lake, where private cars are not permitted.
      Tyler and Dominique were fantastic throughout the day. Their knowledge and experience helped us get the most out of the day and allowed us to visit everything we wanted to see. Having travelled from Australia, this tour provided the opportunity to see all of the major attractions in the area, with a minimum of fuss and plenty of good advice and local knowledge. I cannot recommend this tour enough.
      Written August 18, 2023
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      Wow, thank you so much for expressing your appreciation of our efforts during your tour with us! No fuss, and maximising time at each location is our goal, so it is great to hear we succeeded in doing that for you.
      Written August 23, 2023
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      AirdrieAdventures
      Glasgow, UK78 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022 • Couples
      Wonderful company with fantastic staff which have a great route set-out to see some of the main sights on Banff and surrounding areas. Lake Moraine and Lake Louise were of course the highlights but the views were spectacular throughout the journey.

      After being let down by another company we were last minute bookers on the trip and it meant we were the only ones going out from Banff as we were on the third bus out. We got to know Dominique and our fellow “Airdrieonian” driver very well and they were very informative and a great laugh.

      I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company to anyone!
      Written August 27, 2022
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      These are some of our favourite days to be honest. Having guests on board that had no expectations and possibly had a poor experience elsewhere while helping them to have a fantastic day out is very rewarding. Thank you so much for your review and recommendation to other travellers also.
      Written September 15, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      M D C
      Saskatoon, Canada340 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022
      It was an action packed day. The guides were great and very helpful. They helped you plan your day according to what you wanted to see and do. They use school buses so they are easy to spot when out and about during the day. They are not the most comfortable but they get the job done. They run on time throughout the day and you were able to get to all the sites Lake Louise that you want and get to the ones that are hard to get to. Keep up the good work.
      Written August 14, 2022
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      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for other travellers!
      Written September 7, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Linda A
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Friends
      Definitely recommend the Hop -on and hop-off bus as the east to see Banff! It was great not having to worry about how to get to each site and parking... Plus the bus is always allowed through the gate point at Lake Moraine ( which is a definite must see but only a certain# of vehicles can enter). The goddess were wonderful and shared tips about the locations and places to eat 6out picnic.
      Written July 24, 2022
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      Thank you for your review, and taking the time to let others know about your experience!
      Written July 25, 2022
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