Banff By Scooter
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
About
We are the only Premium Italian Vespa rental in Banff! Our scooters are the perfect way to explore Banff vistas. All gas, unlimited kilometers, helmets, orientation and route advice are included. A valid Canadian/American/International driver's license is required for those 18 and over plus a valid credit card to process a security deposit. Take a 2-hour, 4-hour or 8-hour ride to enjoy Banff! Cost starts at $48.12 /hour for an 8-hour ride, $48.74 /hour for a 4-hour ride, or $59.99/hour for a 2-hour ride. Note 2-hour rides are the minimum length rented. Our friendly staff is happy to recommend various routes and vistas that Banff offers. Our Vespas are fully automatic, and can comfortably accommodate a driver plus passenger! Riding a scooter is the most fun you can have on two wheels, so take in the sights up close and have a great time doing it! Operating May thru September at the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Rebecca M
1 contribution
Aug. 2022
I was a little nervous about driving a Vespa, but felt much more confident following a thorough introduction and safety talk, along with a quick trial run on a low-traffic road. The owners were knowledgeable and pleasant, and even showed us some of the great roads to check out. A fun time!
Written September 17, 2022
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We are glad to hear that you found the Orientation to the Vespa helpful and that you enjoyed the scenic routes in Banff. We look forward to you returning soon!
Written September 23, 2022
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Nicki T
North Little Rock, AR2 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
While reserving a Vespa with this company online we made the payment online with a discover card, Discover card IS listed as a form of payment in their website and the payment went through right away.

We arrive at Banff by Scooter and she informs us they require a $1000 hold that will be released when we return, which is fine. We tell her to charge the same card we paid with the night before. She immediately responds I don’t take discover. This is THE SAME card they charged $120 the night before…. She didn’t even try.

We told her that is fine, even though it doesn’t make sense, but she can just refund the $120. This female (because she is NOT a lady) is the owne, she begins to tell us it is not her fault that’s the only card we can use, and she cannot accept it, so it’s our loss. She told us her business was booming yesterday but slow today… like that’s a reason to steal.

We ask the lady to explain why she thinks she can keep money for a service she won’t provide… she says “read the website” and walks outside. This was the ONLY response she would give us. But her website says they take it?!

She leaves us in the store alone (which is weird). So we open the door and ask if she is going to help us or not. The lady comes back in and RUDLY tells us it’s our problem and she refuses to refund us. Because we continued to ask for an explanation she just asks us to leave, we tell her she needs to refund us, instead she opens the door and counts down from 20… as if we were toddlers. We were completely shocked at how this lady acts.

Do not do service with this company. There’s multiple yelp reviews basically saying the same thing.
Written September 9, 2022
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Nichole L
Saint Paul, MN1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Friends
BEWARE THIS BUSINESS OWNER

The long version if your interested: I usually don’t post bad reviews because I am a business owner and people make mistakes. HOWEVER the woman who owns this store is extremely rude and a thief. I booked my trip on my Discover card, through her website. When I arrived to give her that $1000 deposit. (ridiculous) she told me shoe doesn’t take discover. I said ok please just refund me then and she told me that she would not be refunding me because it wasn’t her fault she didn’t take my card. It made no sense, I am cool headed and she’s yelling and telling me she holding the talking stick and that Canadians don’t act like I am. (every other person I interacted with was incredibly nice.) Luckily the Banff Springs and my card service had our back and they returned my money and filed her as a fraudulent seller.
Written September 9, 2022
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Catherine R
3 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Friends
This Vespa rental was a fantastic experience! Easy to book on line, the machines were new and my Red Ride was adorable. The staff got us signed up and off to our lesson quickly and honestly while I was initially nervous, it was easy to learn ! We got lots of waves going through town and the circuit around the golf course was simply stunning. The views are amazing. Simply the best way to see and be seen in Banff !
Written June 6, 2022
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So glad you had a great time! It’s a quick learning curve for most people to feel comfortable driving these 49cc Vespas. we agree that it is one of the best ways to take in the mountain vistas!
Written June 7, 2022
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Lesley H
1 contribution
Jun. 2022
The most fun I have had in years! My two girlfriends and I had the fantastic experience riding through Banff seeing the sites, nature and animals on these Vespas! The owner gave a thorough lesson on the operation of them and allowed for ample time to practice in a a safe location prior to heading out on the road. The scooters were easy to handle, fun to drive and affordable! We had grins from ear to ear as we travelled along the golf course road behind the Banff Springs Hotel and up Tunnel Mountain Road. I would highly recommend indulging in this adventurous experience while in Banff.!
Written June 6, 2022
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So glad you enjoyed our premium Vespas. we look forward to you returning soon!
Written June 7, 2022
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Audrey W
1 contribution
Jul. 2021
Absolutely horrible business and people. They will scam you out of your money. This "family run" business is nothing less than a money snatching scheme. Had the worst experience here. What a terrible place of business. Don't waste your time, choose another place to rent from.
Written August 25, 2021
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Our records indicate that you damaged one of our new scooters. As you know, you are responsible for damage you do while riding. We are sorry this happened as I am sure you are. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and to keeping our scooters well maintained and clean for all guests.
Written June 6, 2022
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Aaron G
Seattle, Washington, United States13 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We had such a wonderful time cruising around in these brand new 2020 model Vespas. Riding through the mountain roads, taking in the fresh air, lakes, rivers, and incredible scenery. Really appreciate the attention to safety they provided and the local roads and drivers were very courteous to us!
Written August 4, 2019
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Aaron, it was a pleasure meeting you and helping to make your experience exploring Banff so positive! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed riding the new Vespas through the town and surrounding areas! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Thank you, David
Written August 5, 2019
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Kerri Forsythe
Orange County, CA207 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
What a great way to see the local sights. We were able to see places we didn't get time to see while walking. This was so much fun. Staff super friendly. They even called the morning of our rental time to make sure we still wanted to go because there was a small chance of rain. Super thoughtful. Would do this again but for a longer time!
Written August 1, 2019
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We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your day exploring with Banff by Scooter! It’s a perfect way to see the town and surrounding area while having a blast doing it! Looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip!
Written August 2, 2019
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Kate B
1 contribution
Jul. 2019 • Business
I had such a great time exploring the scenic drives around Banff with a Vespa from Banff By Scooter! I had no previous scooter experience, but the trip came complete with a lesson and safety instruction. It was very safe and David and all of his staff were very friendly and helpful!

Definitely recommend. I can't wait to go back!
Written July 30, 2019
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We are thrilled to hear you had a great time experiencing Banff on a Vespa scooter! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip! Thanks! David and the Banff by Scooter team
Written July 31, 2019
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NotElvis
2 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
Our family of four had a great time on these scooters, so much so that we called David and kept them for an extra hour! My 18 year old son (that's the minimum age to drive) thought this was the best part of our trip. My daughter was a bit timid at first but once we got going she didn't want to stop - Ciao Bella! David and crew gave us lessons, made sure we were comfortable, gave us good riding tips and pointed us in the right direction. I'd recommend wearing good walking shoes (flip flops are not allowed) and sun glasses. Helmets are provided and there's storage on each bike - we brought lunch and had an impromptu picnic with a glorious view. The roads were mellow and even when we were in a little traffic, no problem. Speed limits are in line with what the scooters do and they're easy to slow, stop and get going again. We passed many envious people along our route - this is the way to go! Highly recommended.
Written July 21, 2019
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We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with renting from Banff by Scooter! It was a pleasure meeting your family, we enjoyed being part of your Banff trip! We hope to see you again soon. David and Banff by Scooter crew
Written July 22, 2019
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