Roam (public transit)

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Banff Roam logo.png
Banff Alberta Rom bus wolf.jpg
Locale Banff, Alberta
Service type bus service
Routes 4 (summer)
3 (winter)
Fleet Nova LFS
Fuel type hybrid electric
Operator Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission [1]
Each Roam bus is decorated with images of different animals from the National Park. This one is Elk

The Town of Banff, in Banff National Park in Alberta's Rockies, Canada, launched a new rebranded local bus system called Roam in June 2008. There are three routes connecting the town, Tunnel Mountain, the Banff Springs Hotel, and the Banff Gondola. Service is provided using four hybrid Nova buses, each decorated with scenes from the National Park, featuring either a grizzly bear, elk, mountain goat or wolf.

Cash fare is $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and children under 13, with children under 5 riding for free. A $5 Day Pass provides unlimited travel for that day. A Smartcard is available for one, three and six month periods.

Formerly known as Banff Public Transit, the town has had some form of public transportation since 1994, contracted to a variety of private operators. On May 31, 2008, local tour bus company Brewster Inc., took over operation of the revamped system,[1] using the newly acquired fleet.

The Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (BVRTSC) was formally established on 21 April 2011, to provide passenger transportation services in Bow Valley, which includes the municipalities of Canmore, Banff and Improvement District No. 9, and assumed responsibility for Roam public transit services.[2] On December 3, 2012, regional transit service between Banff and Canmore began.[3]


  • 1 Sulphur Mountain
  • 2 Tunnel Mountain
  • 3 Regional Banff/Canmore
  • 4 Cave and Basin (Summer Only)


  1. ^ a b Transit History of Banff, Alberta
  2. ^ "Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission Regulation" (PDF). Regulation 59/2011. Alberta. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Roam between Canmore and Banff: regional public transit service". Roam. Retrieved January 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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