Transit is an easy and affordable way to get around. The Bow Valley is lucky to have an extensive network that can get you to a lot of amazing places. Roam Transit connects Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise, as well as many beautiful nearby natural areas. Look for the distinctive buses decorated with wildlife photos taken by local photographers.
Future expansion of Roam transit will include Grassi Lakes and Quarry Lake in 2024.
These are just the beginning of where transit can take you! Most of the bus routes to hiking destinations depart from Banff. If you are starting from Canmore, the Roam #3 Regional Bus will take you from Canmore to Banff (and back again). It runs many times per day year round.
Why Take Public Transit?
No need to rent, borrow, or own a car
No parking headaches. We’ve all heard the stories about the Lake Louise parking lot!
It’s cheaper! The cost to ride is generally cheaper than parking plus gas for a single trip, and the value gets even better if you get a multi-day pass.
Reduced environmental impact. Public transit is better for our environment, and the ROAM fleet includes hybrid and fully electric buses.
How to Buy Transit Passes in the Bow Valley:
Download the Token Transit app
Purchase and reload your Smart Card at one of these locations:
Reserve online here. This applies to the following routes:
Many Roam bus stops have electronic vending machines that take credit cards
What if You Miss Your Bus?
If you end up staying out past the last bus to your trailhead, you still have options! You can call Three Sisters Taxi, for a pickup. Because Roam buses are equipped with bike racks, you can also plan to take the bus to your destination, lock your bike up for the day, and bike back to town (often mostly downhill!). Need help planning your journey or understanding the Roam system better? The customer service team are happy to help. Give them a call (403-762-0606) or drop by in person at 224 Banff Ave.
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