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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus provided by Hop On Banff

Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
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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, Samson Mall, 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47670P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour escort/host on board each bus
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour escort/host on board each bus
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure 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.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

5.0
284 reviews
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kcbrady
4 contributions
Local owned with amazing service!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Support a locally owned tour buisness in Banff! They make getting all your picture perfect moments captured with out the stress of finding parking or driving! They have the best routes to make sure you can see it all! Highly recommend for everyone that visits Banff!
Written 9 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review and to recommend us to other travellers!
Written 2 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Georgia O
Plymouth, United Kingdom11 contributions
The best way to see the park!
Aug 2019 • Couples
Loved this day, the Hop On team were awesome, so knowledgeable about the area, it really added to how beautiful everything is already to understand more about it!
Getting around Banff can be a little stressful in peak times, but it was good to just leave the car at home and let someone else take care of getting us to the most beautiful spots.

Thank you for a great day!!
Written 9 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for such an amazing review!
Written 2 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adventure01346769085
Williams, AZ3 contributions
Seeing Lake Louis and Moraine Lake
Aug 2019
The bus let you avoid the busy traffic and you don’t have to worry about parking. It wasn’t a hop on and hop off bus as some people may expect. It is more of a designated pickup at specific times. A person has time to see and do things at each stop. They advise that you are always guaranteed a seat, because you schedule your trip and how long you’re going to be at each spot. The glacier fed lakes are beautiful colors, so blue /teal or green, with mountains surrounding them. Just a wonderful time.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review and recommendation to other travellers! And thank you for letting others know that our guides will help them make sure they get the most out of their time with us here in Banff National Park!
Written 11 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karen S
3 contributions
DO THIS! Best way to see the sights and operators are SOOOO NICE
Jul 2019
My husband and I visited Banff as part of our Glacier N.P. trip. It is beautiful and this tour is the BEST way to see it. The tour takes you to the sites you choose from the itinerary, drops you off for the amount of time you will need to see it, then picks you up to take you to the next attraction. We saw just about everything we wanted to see, no traffic or parking drama, and the guides were OUTSTANDING. They give you the inside info from a local's perspective so you can get the most from your visit. This really made our trip. Can't say enough good things about it. Other patrons on the bus (a small bus, so you don't feel mashed into a pack) were great too.
Written 23 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for such an amazing review! The guides always see these reviews and it will be great for them to know just how much their efforts are appreciated. So glad you chose us for your visit to Banff, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your National Park tour!
Written 26 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yulia E
Burnaby, Canada6 contributions
Recommended!
Aug 2019 • Friends
If you want to actually go and visit Moraine lake (just give up thinking you can do it by car: almost impossible). Hop on hop off bus get you in every single location u need without waiting time, very convenient and 100% worth the money

Make sure to book early!
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
No lines, no waiting, just the good stuff. That is what we do, and Moraine Lake is definitely the highlight for most visitors to Banff National Park now. Glad to hear we got you everywhere you wanted to go and thank you for your review!
Written 26 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda P
3 contributions
A favorite day on our Canadian Rockies 2019 vacation
Sep 2019
After reading other reviews about the problem with parking and long waits for shuttles, even though we had a rental car, we decided to book the Hop On Hop Off Bus in Banff. Best decision we made! We were staying in Canmore, but had plenty of time to drive to Banff Train Station and park to catch the bus at 7:45. First stop was Johnston Canyon, next Lake Louise, and last Lake Morraine. Felt we had plenty of time at each stop and appreciated all the information about the different stops and area from our bus tour guides. Added bonus of the day was meeting a very couple from Toronto and spending the day with them. We had considered a more expensive tour. So glad we opted for this one!
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for thinking we were the best decision you ever made. It is very humbling to hear such great praise about our service from our guests! Thank you so much for your review, from all of us here at HopOnBanff Ltd.
Written 26 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeanette O
South Pasadena, CA3 contributions
Best way to get around
Aug 2019 • Family
Yes, after reading reviews it was certainly overcrowded at the park. We avoided much of the chaos by going on hop & off bus. The guides were informative and personable to each of the groups particular needs. Highly recommend! Makes the most of your valuable time vs waiting in lines and longer wait times for a parking spot!
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review and recommendation to other travellers! Time enjoying the sights vs. time standing in a line is priceless. So great to hear that you appreciated the value of our tour. Thank you from all of us here at HopOnBanff Ltd.
Written 26 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cynthiahudson
Darwin, Australia2 contributions
Hop on hop off in Banff, Lake Louise etc
Sep 2019 • Friends
The hop on hop off is good value. We get to see a few places in one day. Recommended especially if you only have a short stay in the area.
Written 21 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Value for money is our top priority, so thank you for recognizing this and thank you for your recommendation to other travellers!
Written 21 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natalie
New Jersey59 contributions
Loved it so much, I plan to return!
Jul 2019
When looking up things to do in Banff, I randomly came across a blogger's list of "must-sees" and this tour was included. The reviews were all phenomenal, but could that really be true? Oh, yes!

I was initially hesitant about the price because I was coming with a family of four, and in my mind when I hear about a hop-on hop-off bus, I think of the buses in major cities and I thought it was a bit much, but after having gone on the bus, it's absolutely worth it.

My family and I picked up the bus at the train station in the morning. There were only two other couples on there. Dominque was the first person we encountered on the bus and she helped us plan our stops for the day. One thing I noticed in the reviews was the number of people who commented about being able to ride on a school bus. During one of their talks on the bus, they mentioned this, which I thought was funny. Although everyone on our bus was from the US, so it was no big deal. However, they certainly weren't super bumpy like every other school bus I've ridden on.

My family and I got off at the first stop (Johnston Canyon), where we stayed and explored for quite some time until the next bus came. By now there was a lot more traffic in the park, which put us a bit behind schedule. This time we were on Tyler's bus and he did his best to keep us informed while still sharing his knowledge about the park. Even though we were behind schedule, we were still able to visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (we even got to cut off all the traffic waiting to get up to Lake Louise, which was a nice bonus!) and were given the same amount of time had we been on time.

As we made our way back to our starting point we were on a bus with a handful of people, but Dominque took her time to sit down with each group and helped each one plan the rest of their time in Banff. Since my family did this on our first day, which I HIGHLY recommend, we had ideas of how we wanted to spend our remaining time in Banff, but were unsure of our schedule. Dominque spent no less than 10 minutes helping us plan where to go, what to see, and where to eat. We ended up following most of her recommendations (would have followed them all if we had the time!) and we loved them all. It's doubtful we would have stopped at some of the places had we not spoken with her.

Lastly, one thing that always worries me a bit about these kinds of bus tours is how informative the guides will be. Well, my worries were put to rest because both Dominque and Tyler were amazing. They both shared a wealth of knowledge as well as personal stories that were the furthest thing from the usual corny stories you hear on most every other tour. For the remainder of my family's vacation we were continuously remembering little nuggets of info that we heard on the bus. "Didn't Tyler say that?" and "Wasn't that something Dominque suggested?" were two things we said quite often.

I plan on visiting Banff again in the near future with a different group, and I've already told them we will be doing this. It's the PERFECT way to see all of the must-see spots in Banff.
Written 5 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
This sums up the HopOnBanff experience better than any of us could have ever said! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review about your experience. And thank you even more for explaining to others about how we were able to exceed all of your expectations. We are so much more than just a hop-on bus tour. Our guides all have local knowledge and are never just reading from some script. It is great to hear that our information not only helped you with the rest of your vacation, but also that you remembered us throughout. Thank you so much, and we look forward to having you on board again!
Written 21 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janb
9 contributions
See the sights and beat the queues
Jul 2019
Fantastic family run business. See Lake Louise Gondola, Lake Louise, Morraine Lake Johnson Canyon and more. Wildlife is a bonus. Better than driving yourself and fighting for parking. Great advice as well from driver and guide in the bus.
Written 1 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The best advice given is always from those that have experienced our service to other travellers. So thank you for your review and recommendation!
Written 15 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Gayle P
Gayle P
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Great day!
Our guides visited with each group on the bus so we could plan our day. They marked our schedule on the itinerary s
lyndam984
lyndam984
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Great hosts
The hosts were amazing. Very informative & friendly. Even came back pick us up when we missed the bus. They had ve
anital366
anital366
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Great company
We wanted to see Lake Moraine & Lake Louise. This hoponbanff gave us the opportunity to visit both without worrying
Irishspirit1972
Irishspirit1972
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Amazing
I took my friends on this tour that came from Philidelphia so they could see Morraine lake in particular, This tour
blufforbust
blufforbust
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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
Rams40
Rams40
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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
Experience201793
Experience201793
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Tyler made it right
Tyler is awesome in responding to my concerns. I missed the bus at the train station based on wrong information.
12lovestotravel12
12lovestotravel12
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Perfect!
This was the best tour we booked hands down. So easy, comfortable and Tyler made sure we had our itinerary planned
gregorym734
gregorym734
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Loved Hop on Banff
Well organized, fun guides (owners are the guides so great level of service), easy and enjoyable day trip from Banf
carolynepix
carolynepix
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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
DerekK937
DerekK937
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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 m
458debbys
458debbys
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Late Start tour
This trip was just what we wanted, it took us to the “must see” places, pick up was prompt, commentary was informat
anitasW1596RM
anitasW1596RM
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Highly recommended
That was the best day ever we had with this group, the price was great, the leaders and drivers were lovely, they p
Bowvalleyparklife
Bowvalleyparklife
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Still the best
Second time on the bus and things have only gotten better! Dominique and Tyler truly make your day special!
Helrog52
Helrog52
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Wow 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Simply Fantastic. Both Tyler and Lewis were hosts with the most. Fun, very knowledgable and friendly. Spent the w
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