Parking is limited at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and fills quickly during daylight hours, so planning ahead is key. Park your car and ride Roam Transit or Parks Canada shuttles from the Town of Banff to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Make the most of your visit to Banff National Park by using shuttles and transit.

All Parks Canada shuttle fares must be paid by credit or debit. No cash will be accepted on-site.

For information on transit services offered from the Town of Banff to Johnston Canyon and Lake Minnewanka, visit Getting Around Banff or Roam Transit

Shuttles

To Banff

Roam Transit between Banff and Lake Louise

Roam Route 8

Park and ride with Roam Transit’s daily service between downtown Banff and the Lake Louise lakeshore with a stop in the Village of Lake Louise. Service is offered daily year round.

For more information on schedules and fares, visit Roam Transit.com.

Roam Route 8X

Roam Transit’s express daily service between downtown Banff and the Lake Louise lakeshore with a stop in the Village of Lake Louise. Service May 17 to September 15.

For more information on schedules and fares, visit Roam Transit.com.

Roam Route 8S

Park and enjoy a scenic ride with Roam Transit’s daily service between downtown Banff and the Lake Louise lakeshore with stops at Johnston Canyon, Castle Mountain, and the Village of Lake Louise. Service May 18 to September 15.

For more information on schedules and fares, visit Roam Transit.com.

To Lake Louise

Lake Louise lakeshore

Shuttles are available between the Lake Louise Park and Ride, Village of Lake Louise and the Lake Louise lakeshore. Shuttles run daily from May 17 to October 14, 2019.

Tickets for the Lake Louise shuttle are available at the Lake Louise Park and Ride.

Fares:

  • Adult: $4
  • Senior (over 65): $2
  • Youth (under 18): $2
  • Child (under 6): Free

Schedule:

  • Shuttles leave the Lake Louise Park and Ride every 15 minutes from 8 am to 4:30 pm and travel to the Lake Louise lakeshore.
  • Last shuttle leaves the Lake Louise Lakeshore at 6 pm

Village and Campground Shuttle

Staying in the Lake Louise village or campground and want to visit the lakes? New in 2019, a free daily shuttle will be available between the Lake Louise Park and Ride, the Village of Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Campground.

Use this route to pick up Roam Transit in the Village of Lake Louise or a Parks Canada shuttle at the Lake Louise Park and Ride.

Schedule:

  • Shuttles leave from the Lake Louise campground every 15 minutes from 8:15 am to 5:45 pm
  • The last shuttle returning to the village and campground leaves the Park and Ride at 6 pm
To Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake shuttles leave from Lake Louise lakeshore and Lake Louise Park and Ride via the Early Bird shuttle

A daily shuttle is available from May 24 to October 14, 2019, from the Lake Louise lakeshore to Moraine Lake. Shuttles leaving Moraine Lake will return to the Lake Louise Park and Ride.

Moraine Lake road is open from mid-May to mid-October and closed in winter.

Tickets can be purchased at the Lake Louise lakeshore for scheduled departures.

Fares:

  • Adult: $6
  • Senior (over 65): $3
  • Youth (under 18): $3
  • Child (under 6): Free

Schedule:

  • Shuttles leave from the Lake Louise lakeshore every 20 minutes from 8:40 am to 4:20 pm headed to Moraine Lake.
  • Last shuttle to the Lake Louise Park and Ride leaves at 5:40 pm
  • Daily between May 24 to October 14

**New for 2019** Early Bird Shuttle to Moraine Lake

New in 2019, from June 24 to September 29, Parks Canada will offer morning shuttles to Moraine Lake for visitors wanting to get an early start to their day.

Space is limited so arrive early.

Tickets for the Early Bird Shuttle are available at the Lake Louise Park and Ride.

Fares:

  • Adult: $8
  • Senior (over 65): $4
  • Youth (under 18): $4
  • Child (under 6): Free

Schedule:

  • Starting at 6 am, four departures from the Lake Louise Park and Ride are available until 7:30 am
  • Return shuttles from Moraine Lake to the Lake Louise Park and Ride will be available from 9 am to 5:40 pm daily.

Attention drivers

  • Vehicles are only permitted on the Moraine Lake road when parking is available at Moraine Lake. Parking is limited and fills quickly during daylight hours. Travel to the lake is restricted once the parking lot fills. Parks Canada shuttles are available daily from May 24 to October 14, 2019.
  • Private shuttles to Moraine Lake are also available for a fee. Inquire at the Visitor Centre for details.
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Frequently asked questions

Are the shuttles accessible?

Shuttles are not wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking stalls are available at both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Clearly display your blue, accessible parking pass to the traffic attendants for access to these sites. 

Can I bring my dog?

No. Pets are not permitted on shuttles. You are welcome to visit the national parks with your pet, provided they remain on a leash and with you at all times. If you wish to visit with your pet, we recommend arriving early or late to find a parking spot. Please do not leave pets tied up or in vehicles unattended. Unattended pets may be impounded.

Can I bring my bike?

No. Shuttles cannot accommodate bikes at this time. Biking is permitted on the Tramline, Great Divide, and Moraine Lake Highline trails only. Road cycling is permitted on Lake Louise Drive and Moraine Lake Road. Road riders are advised to share the road with care.

Does the Moraine Lake shuttle stop at Paradise Valley trailhead?

No. If you wish to hike into Paradise Valley or ride the Moraine Lake Highline Trail from Paradise Valley trailhead to Moraine Lake, we recommend you arrive before 8 a.m. to secure parking

What happens if I miss the last shuttle?

Taxi services are available and will be happy to assist you.