Navigate Banff National Park Car-Free This Canada Day Long Weekend

BANFF, Alberta and LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, book a tour or enjoy public transit and shuttles in Banff National Park this Canada Day Long Weekend. A trip planning tool, explorethepark.ca, provides all the information needed to go car-free in Banff and Lake Louise.

“There are a wide range of ways to get around this Canada Day long weekend. We urge visitors to plan activities, accommodations, transit and dining experiences that allow you to step out of your vehicle and explore Banff and Lake Louise. This is one way visitors can be responsible guests in Banff National Park,” said Leslie Bruce, president and CEO, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism.

Here are a few tips for getting around Banff National Park:

  • Take the Park and Ride to Lake Minnewanka, departing every 30 minutes starting at 8 a.m., with stops at Cascade Ponds, Two Jack Lake campgrounds and day use area
  • Reserve your seat on On-It Regional Transit to travel between Banff and Calgary for only $10 each way; riders receive a free transfer to Roam Transit
  • Use Roam Public Transit Service for easy access to Banff Hot Springs, Banff Gondola, Rimrock Hotel, Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls Viewpoint, Tunnel Mountain Campground and Cave & Basin National Historic Site
  • Visit Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on Banff National Park Shuttles
  • Walk the pedestrian-friendly Woonerf along Bear, Wolf and Caribou Streets and visit art galleries, restaurants, retail stores and coffee shops at your own pace
  • Purchase your Park Pass in advance to access the drive through lane at the east entrance
  • Find lesser-known adventures for your day trip, including these hidden gems
  • Check out Visitor Centres on Banff Ave., in the Banff Train Station, in Lake Louise village or on Twitter (@Banff_Info) for information from knowledgeable staff and ambassadors.

Explorethepark.ca offers detailed transit and shuttle route descriptions, frequency and fares. Information is also available for bike rentals, easy to reach walking trails and booking tours. Information about RV access and real-time parking is also available.  

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT) is a member based, destination marketing organization focused on promoting the places, services, products and attractions of the Town of Banff, the community of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. To achieve this, BLLT work with their members, along with Parks Canada and the destination communities to enhance and improve the visitor experience.

CONTACT: CONTACT

Angela Anderson, Senior Manager, Communications
Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
aanderson@banfflakelouise.com
403 762 7761