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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus

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    Hop-On Banff Stops and Sights

    Route Duration: 8 hours

    Stops on the Hop-On Banff Stops and Sights:
    • 345 Banff Ave - Moose Hotel and Suites, 345 Banff Avenue
    • Banff Train Station - Buses depart from directly out front of the Station.
    • Johnston Canyon Resort - Pick up and drop-off directly at trailhead in front of the Johnston Canyon Resort
    • Unnamed Road - Pick up and drop-off directly in front of The Lodge of the Ten Peaks
    • Samson Mall - Pick up and drop-off directly in front of Wilson Sports
    • 111 Lake Louise Dr - Pick up and drop-off is directly in front of the Chateau Lake Louise. Located 50 feet to the right of the main lobby entrance when facing the hotel.
    • 622 Moraine Lake Rd - Pick up and drop-off directly by the Lake Shore
    Attractions on the Hop-On Banff Stops and Sights:

    Bow Valley Parkway / Temple Mountain

    Operates: Departing the Moose Hotel and Suites on Banff Avenue at 7:45am, 9:30am, 12:15pm, and 3:05pm or the Banff Train Station at 7:50am, 9:35am, 12:15pm, and 3:05pm and looping around Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Gondola, Lake Louise Village (Samson Mall), Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and then looping back to the Banff Train Station in reverse order with the last bus arriving in Banff at 5:45pm every day. On board each bus is an English-speaking host that will provide knowledge of the area, colorful stories, and also act as a personal concierge that can book other activities, simply take your photo, or even make dinner reservations for you. Connect with spectacular scenery. Explore the Banff Townsite at your own pace, rent a bike, hit the hot springs, or do some shopping.  Hop off at Johnston Canyon and hike up to the beautiful Upper and Lower Falls or even go all the way up to the famous Ink Pots.  Soar by gondola or chairlift to the most stunning views on the Lake Louise Gondola (skip the lines and purchase a direct to lift pass aboard your HopOnBanff bus).  Take the time to enjoy Lake Louise and all that it has to offer. From the Lake Agnes Teahouse to the breathtaking Plain of Six Glaciers. And see the most amazing Lake and Valley in Banff by visiting Moraine Lake. The buses are school bus style, professionally driven, have windows that open for photos, and follow the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. They are all guaranteed to be five years old or newer. Each bus seats up to 48 passengers.

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
    Departure Time
    7:45 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    You may disembark at any of the available stops.
    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
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    Response from Tyler T, Owner at Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
    Responded 25 Nov 2019
    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!
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    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!
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    Response from Tyler T, Owner at Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
    Responded 25 Nov 2019
    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!
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    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
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    Response from Tyler T, Owner at Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
    Responded 25 Nov 2019
    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.
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    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
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    Response from Tyler T, Owner at Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
    Responded 25 Nov 2019
    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.
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    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.
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    Response from Tyler T, Owner at Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
    Responded 20 Oct 2019
    Value for money is our top priority, so thank you for recognizing this and thank you for your recommendation to other travellers!
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    Karen S
    32
    DO THIS! Best way to see the sights and operators are SOOOO NICE
    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
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    Yulia E
    Burnaby, Canada
    43
    Recommended!
    If you want to actually go and visit Moraine lake (just give up thinking you can do it by car: almost impossible).
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    Linda P
    14
    A favorite day on our Canadian Rockies 2019 vacation
    After reading other reviews about the problem with parking and long waits for shuttles, even though we had a
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    Jeanette O
    South Pasadena, California
    32
    Best way to get around
    Yes, after reading reviews it was certainly overcrowded at the park. We avoided much of the chaos by going on hop
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    cynthiahudson
    Darwin, Australia
    20
    Hop on hop off in Banff, Lake Louise etc
    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
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    Natalie
    New Jersey
    2925
    Loved it so much, I plan to return!
    When looking up things to do in Banff, I randomly came across a blogger's list of "must-sees" and this tour was
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    Janb
    92
    See the sights and beat the queues
    Fantastic family run business. See Lake Louise Gondola, Lake Louise, Morraine Lake Johnson Canyon and more.
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    Thomas G
    11
    Best way to see Banff
    We did the full schedule in the order recommended by Tyler. Both Nick and Tyler were terrific in helping us to
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    Katherine H
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    252
    Just the best day
    Thanks to Tyler and Nick for giving us the chance to have the best possible day in snowy conditions. An early hike
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    TAx
    11
    Definitely Recommend
    I rented a car for this trip but kept reading about how some areas are hard to get into, etc. I ended up booking
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