Parking is limited at the Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake. Parking lots are full by sunrise in peak season, between May and October. Planning ahead is key. Park your car in the Town of Banff and ride Roam transit from Banff to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake or reserve a seat on a Parks Canada shuttle in advance to visit the Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake and leave your car at the at the Park and Ride. Make the most of your visit to Banff National Park by using shuttles and transit.

New in 2020!

All Parks Canada shuttle fares must be booked in advance. Reservations are required for entrance on a Parks Canada shuttle - walk-up seat sales are not permitted. Reserving a seat on the Parks Canada shuttle provides certainty for visitors wanting to see Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and allows pre-trip planning so visitors can make the most of their time spent at these locations. All Parks Canada shuttles originate at the Park and Ride.

Register to receive email alerts – Know when Parks Canada shuttle reservations open on April 1, 2020.

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

Transit routes and schedules

  • Roam Transit


         Service between Banff and Lake Louise area
    • Banff to Lake Louise Lakeshore

          Daily service


      Roam Route 8X
      Banff to Lake Louise Lakeshore via Lake Louise Village
      Daily year round service.

      Roam Route 8S
      Banff to Lake Louise Lakeshore via Johnston Canyon, Castle Mountain, and Lake Louise Village
      Daily service from mid-May to early-September.

    • Banff to Moraine Lake

          Daily seasonal service beginning in September


      Roam Route 10
      Banff to Moraine Lake
      Daily direct service, beginning in September.


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

  • Parks Canada shuttles


         Service in and around the Lake Louise area – All Parks Canada shuttles originate at the Park and Ride
    • Lake Louise Lakeshore


          Daily: May 15 to October 12 - Reservations required

      Parks Canada shuttles are available between the Lake Louise Park and Ride and the Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake.

      Reservations for the Parks Canada shuttle to the Lake Louise Lakeshore are required and available online beginning April 1, 2020.

      Shuttles will go to either Lake Louise or Moraine Lake, based on the primary selected reservation. The Lake Connector shuttle will take visitors with a reservation between Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake, if desired, at no additional cost.

      Schedule:

      • Shuttles leave the Lake Louise Park and Ride every 15 minutes from 8 am to 6:30 pm and travel to the Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake
      • Last shuttle to the Park and Ride leaves the Lake Louise Lakeshore at 7:45 pm

    • Moraine Lake


          Daily: May 22 to October 12 - Reservations required

      Parks Canada shuttles are available between the Lake Louise Park and Ride and Moraine Lake. The parking lot fills by sunrise in peak season (May – October). Traffic control will be in effect 24-hours a day, and vehicles are not permitted on the road if parking is not available.

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

      Reservations for the Parks Canada shuttle to Moraine Lake are required and available online beginning April 1, 2020. Shuttles will go to either Moraine Lake or Lake Louise, based on the primary selected reservation. The Lake Connector shuttle will take visitors with a reservation between Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake, if desired, at no additional cost.

      Schedule:

      • Shuttles leave from the Lake Louise Park and Ride every 15 minutes from 8 am to 5 pm headed to Moraine Lake
      • Last shuttle to the Park and Ride leaves Moraine Lake at 7:35 pm

        Early departure shuttle to Moraine Lake

        Parks Canada offers morning shuttles to Moraine Lake for visitors wanting to get an early start to their day.

        Parks Canada shuttles are available between the Lake Louise Park and Ride and Moraine Lake. Early shuttles run daily from June 22 to September 20, 2020

        Schedule:

        • Early morning shuttles leave from the Lake Louise Park and Ride every 30 minutes from 6 am to 8 am headed to Moraine Lake.

        Return shuttles from Moraine Lake to the Lake Louise Park and Ride will be available from 9 am to 5:40 pm daily.

        Reservations for the Parks Canada early morning shuttle to Moraine Lake are required and available online beginning April 1, 2020.

    • Lake Connector


          Daily: May 22 to October 12 - Reservation holders only

      Parks Canada Lake Connector shuttles are offered between the Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake and are included in your shuttle fee. Visitors can travel in either direction and visit both lakes. Reservation holders need to show proof of purchase for Lake Connector shuttle entry.

      Schedule:

      • Lake Connector shuttles travel between Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake every 30 minutes from 9 am to 6 pm; seats are first come first served
      • Fare for the Lake Connector shuttle is included with your reservation on the Parks Canada shuttle to Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake
      • Lake Connector Shuttle is available to reservation holders only with a valid wrist band – a reservation is not required to get on the Connector shuttle
      • During peak visitation, expect wait times of one hour or more
    • Park and Ride Connector


          Daily: May 15 to October 12 - No reservation required

      Staying in the Lake Louise Village or campground and want to visit the lakes? A free daily Park and Ride Connector shuttle will be available between the Lake Louise Park and Ride, Lake Louise Village and the Lake Louise Campground.

      Use this route to pick up Roam Transit in Lake Louise Village 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 8:15 pm
      • Last shuttle returning to the village and campground leaves the Park and Ride at 8 pm
    • Parks Canada shuttle fares

      Shuttle seat price

      • Adult (18 to 64): $10
      • Senior (65+): $5
      • Youth (6 to 17): $5
      • Child (under 6 years) – free


      ***There is a $6.00 reservation fee if booking online, and $8.50 if booking by telephone***

      The reservation fee is only applied per reservation. Up to eight seats can be booked on a single reservation. The names of the other visitors are not required, only their age/price category.

  • BanffNow


         Real time information

    BanffNow provides up to date real time information to visitors for services and attractions including availability of parking, major traffic events, suggestions on places to visit and more. Plan ahead, stay informed and get the most out of your next trip to Banff National Park.

Frequently asked questions

  • When are reservations required?

    Reservations for seats on the Parks Canada shuttles to Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake shuttles will be required for the entire operating season of mid-May to mid-October. All reservations will originate at the Park and Ride, located 6 km east of Lake Louise Village. Shuttles will go to either Lake Louise or Moraine Lake, based on the primary selected reservation. The Lake Connector will take visitors with a reservation between Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake, if desired, at no additional cost. The Park and Ride connector will loop visitors between Lake Louise Village, the Lake Louise Campground, and the Park and Ride.

    1. Lake Louise Lakeshore: Parks Canada shuttle – Reservations required
      • May 15 to October 12, 2020
      • Departs 8 am to 6:30 pm, every 15 minutes from Park and Ride
    2. Moraine Lake: Parks Canada shuttle – Reservations required
      • May 22 to October 12, 2020
      • Departs 8 am to 5pm, every 15 minutes from Park and Ride
      • June 22 to September 20, every 30 minutes from 6 am to 8 am
    3. Lake Connector: Parks Canada shuttle – Reservation holders only with a shuttle originating from the Park and Ride , but no need to reserve for specific time.
      • May 22 to October 12, 2020
      • Travels between Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake, 9 am to 6 pm, every 30 minutes

  • How do I make a shuttle reservation?

    Similar to making a camping reservation, making a shuttle reservation is fast and easy. You can make reservations online or by phone beginning April 1, 2020.

    You will be asked to chose your destination (either Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake). Upon reaching either Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake, reservation holders can ride the Lake Connector route at no extra cost. The return trip to the Park and Ride is covered in the reservation.

  • Where are the locations to catch the shuttles?

    All Parks Canada shuttles to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake originate at the Lake Louise Park and Ride lot, located 6 km east of Lake Louise Village. Proof of reservation is required to enter the Park and Ride to ensure parking space availability for reservation holders.

    More information on shuttle locations and all transit in Banff National Park.

  • Can I cancel a reservation?

    A full refund of the shuttle fare, excluding the reservation fee of $6 (online reservations) or $8.50 (telephone reservations) will be provided for cancellations made at least 6 hours in advance of the reservation time. A $6 cancellation fee also applies. Cancellations are permitted less than 6 hours before shuttle departure however no refund will be issued. No changes to reservation are permitted.

  • Can I resell my shuttle reservation ticket to someone else?

    No, reservations are non-transferable.

  • Are the shuttles accessible?

    Parks Canada staff can assist those with mobility issues, however the shuttles are not wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking stalls are available at both Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake. Clearly display your blue, accessible parking pass to the traffic attendants for access to these sites, if availability permits.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    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 sunrise to secure parking. Parking space is not guaranteed.

  • What happens if I miss the last shuttle?

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