June 16, 2017

Weekend visits to Banff National Park just got easier! On-It Canada 150 Calgary/Banff regional bus service is celebrating our nation’s birthday with weekend bus service to and from Banff National Park.

The summer pilot project, which runs June 17 to Sept. 4, 2017, aims to ease traffic and parking congestion in Banff.

Luxury coach buses are running directly from Calgary to Banff, and a regional route includes Okotoks, Calgary, Cochrane and Canmore. In Calgary, you can board On-It at Someset-Bridlewood and Crowfoot CTrain stations.

Tickets are a special Canada 150 price of $10 each way and can be purchased online at www.On-It.ca. Children five and under ride for free. E-tickets can be downloaded to a smartphone or printed and scanned on the bus. Calgary Transit passes are not valid fare.

Once you’re in the national park, you can transfer onto the local Roam transit system free of charge for the day by showing your valid On-It ticket, and also ride the free Parks Canada shuttles to Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Tunnel Mountain and other popular park destinations. Talk about a hassle-free trip to the Canadian Rockies!

On-It Canada 150 Calgary/Banff is the result of a successful collaboration between the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP), Parks Canada, and the towns of Banff and Canmore.

This pilot project is part of a long-term plan to develop a comprehensive On-it regional transit system.

For tickets and ride schedules, visit onitregionaltransit.ca.

Learn more about Calgary Transit fares and schedules here.