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Banff National Park: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Day-Pass

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93 reviews

Activity provider: HopOnBanff Ltd.

Banff National Park: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Day-Pass

Activity provider: HopOnBanff Ltd.

From US$ 49.31 per person

Explore the highlights of Banff National Park and Lake Louise in 1 day and at your own pace. Get everywhere you want to go easily and without the hassle of parking or traffic.

About this activity

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Pickup included
Buses depart from directly in front of both the Moose Hotel and Suites, and the Banff Train Station. All buses depart promptly at their scheduled departure time. It is the guests responsibility to be outside at least 10 minutes prior for check-in. The buses do not wait. No need to pre-select a departure time as your day-pass guarantees you a seat on any bus at any time. Simply show up, check-in with the bus and Hop-On! -Moose Hotel Departures: 07:45am, 09:30am, 12:15pm -Train Station Departures: 07:50am, 09:35am, 12:15pm Bus is a yellow school bus style with HopOnBanff logos on the side and is very difficult to miss.


  • Stand atop an ancient glacial rock formation in the Valley of the 10 Peaks
  • Experience the awe of the massive glaciers above Lake Louise
  • Watch for wildlife such as bears and bighorn sheep through the safe, glare-free windows
  • Discover the beautiful waterfalls of Johnston Canyon and the stunning Moraine Lake
  • Receive a guaranteed seat on any bus at any time
Full description
Maximize your time in Banff National Park with this Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass and see all the main sights at your own pace. The stops include Johnston Canyon, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, and the Lake Louise Gondola (admission is not included). There are 3 departures from Banff, so you can start early and see everything, or sleep in and enjoy a tour along the famous Bow Valley Parkway to Moraine Lake before your return to Banff. • Stop 1 - Banff - The tour departs at 07:45 AM, 9:30 AM, and 12:15 PM daily • Stop 2 - Johnston Canyon - Hop off here to hike up to the beautiful Upper and Lower Falls or even go all the way up to the famous Ink Pots • Stop 3 - Lake Louise Gondola - Soar by gondola or chairlift to the most stunning views on the Lake Louise Gondola • Stop 4 & Stop 5 - Lake Louise - Make sure to hop-off here to enjoy Lake Louise and all that it has to offer. Check out Lake Agnes Teahouse and the breathtaking Plain of Six Glaciers • Stop 6 - Moraine Lake - the most stunning lake in the Rockies. Experience the absolutely breathtaking Valley of the Ten Peaks that surround the lake. Return to Banff as early as 1:45 PM or enjoy all the stops and come back to the town at 6 PM. On your way back to Banff open the windows and watch for wildlife along the famous Bow Valley Parkway. Grizzly bears, black bears, elk, bighorn sheep have all been spotted here. Your bus will stop for photos at any sighting. Enjoy your tour on the original yellow school bus style with a professional driver and a tour guide. All the buses all guaranteed to be 5 years old or newer. Guides on board each bus will help you plan your day on a 1 on 1 basis and give you a personalized itinerary that matches what you want to do. They also have extensive knowledge of nearly everything you would ever want to know about Banff and can help you with hiking suggestions, or even just great places to eat.
  • Knowledgeable guide on each bus
  • A guaranteed seat on any bus at any time
  • Itinerary personalized by guide to fit your schedule
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The Pass is valid for 1 day for the date you have selected; you are free to hop on and off any of the buses as you please
  • Buses depart 7 days a week from either the Moose Hotel and Suites on Banff Avenue (7:45AM , 9:30 AM, and 12:15 PM) or The Banff Heritage Train Station (7:50 AM, 9:35 AM, 12:15 PM). Please note, the later you depart the fewer places you can explore. The buses come back to Banff at 1:45 PM, 4:55 PM and 6 PM.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 93 reviews

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This was more than we expected for sure! From the start we were asked what our plan was for the day, we were given pointers about how to go about having the best time. On our way, we were told facts and funny stores about things, animals and places we would be seeing possibly. They were on time, told us how much time we had(they were very accommodating and gave us all schedules to pick and drop off times). This was one of the best values and experiences that we purchased for our trip to Banff. The best part was that someone else was doing the driving to the specific places we wanted to go to and we didn't have to worry about traffic or parking. Would highly recommend this for anyone wanting to see these places. And I can't say enough about the very helpful, friendly staff! They know their stuff!

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August 11, 2022

Our guides, Tyler and James were informative, answered any and all questions and we enjoyed their humor as well. Drivers were excellent and punctual. Our guides clearly communicated drop off and pick up times, restroom locations, trailheads and personally helped us plan our day. Would highly recommend the Hop-On-Hop-Off tours as it alleviates the stress of parking at these popular sites. A good value for the money. Thank you for a memorable day!

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August 10, 2022

We did this tour on August 7th. Wonderful. I highly recommend this. Not only was the tour team entertaining, they were knowledgeable, gave great advice, were on time and made our day perfect. If you want to catch Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise and Lake Moraine, get out early!!!! We did not do the gondola, but had a super full day catching the fist bus out of Banff. The team helps you manage your trip based upon your wants. Highly recommend this group and would do it all over again in a heart beat!

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August 9, 2022

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