Banff By Scooter
Banff By Scooter
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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. Choose the length of your ride, ranging anywhere from 1-8 hours. Our friendly staff is happy to recommend various routes 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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Jack F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Fantastic experience on authentic Vespa’s. We were staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs so the pick up location was on the doorstep of the hotel.
We rode around the one-way roads by Banff Springs Golf Course (amazing scenery) and then rode to Lake Minnewanka which was about a 30 minute ride with a few photo stops along the way. Thoroughly recommend!
Written August 14, 2023
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Lesley H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Catherine R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Audrey W
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jennifer Pena
Banff, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
If you were looking to see Banff's beautiful sights, be sure to consider seeing it by scooter. Their scooters was the first thing we saw when entering Banff and it was an easy sell once we saw a few more cruising down Banff Ave. The entire experience was more than I can ask for! Brendan was so helpful setting me up on one of their Vespa's making sure I was comfortable for the road and giving me a local's guide of where to go!!! All their scooters have such a timeless look and easy to ride.

I would definitely recommend Banff By Scooter to all visitors especially if they don't have a vehicle to explore. There are so many viewpoints that are accessible, why not do it in style?! I can't recommend it enough!
Written June 13, 2019
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We so happy to hear that you had such a positive experience with us at Banff by Scooter. We want our customers to enjoy the day taking in the wonderful sights of Banff but making sure you feel comfortable and safe is our #1 priority. We are thrilled you enjoyed the day on a Vespa! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Banff! Thank you! Your fiends at Banff by Scooter
Written June 15, 2019
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Isaline N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
A fun beautiful way to discover Banff with a new set of eyes and wheels. I can’t wait to come back and do it again!
Written June 24, 2023
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Rebecca M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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TeresaandNick
Edmonton, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We went to Banff today and rented Vespas for a couple of hours. It was so fun! My first time on a Vespa but I got the hang of it after a bit. Thanks to David and Rhona from Banff by Scooter for the time spent to ensure that we were comfortable on the scooters before letting us loose on the roads. Would highly recommend renting from Banff by Scooter - awesome Vespas and great way to tour Banff. We will be back to rent again!
Written May 19, 2019
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We look forward to your return visits!
Written June 6, 2022
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A J
New York City, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We loved our ride around Banff on the scooter! Gillian was super kind and patiently taught us how to ride. The views of the rockies are breathless and easy to appreciate while riding the scooters and The views of the lakes and ponds were magnificent. This is a must for every Banff visitor!
Written August 9, 2018
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Thank you very much for the kind words, I'm so happy you enjoyed your time touring Banff on a Vespa. It was a pleasure to meet you, and thank you for allowing us to be part of your vacation.
Written August 10, 2018
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Stephanie R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Banff by Scooters was by far the best way to explore Banff in an easy, convenient, and FUN way. The Vespas were in excellent condition and straightforward to use, and we felt super comfortable (as first time Vespa drivers!) because of the orientation that we did with Lorrie. Speaking of Lorrie, she was super friendly, welcoming, and clearly cared about our experience. She had lots of awesome recommendations for routes we could take and places to prioritize seeing during our trip as tourists on our first time in Banff. This experience was one we’ll remember and we would definitely recommend Banff by Scooters to everyone!
Written August 25, 2023
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