New Banff to Moraine Lake bus route launching for larch season

September 10th, 2019, Postmedia News, The Calgary Herald

The brilliant colour of Moraine Lake near Lake Louise is enhanced by a pre-summer snowfall. MICHELE JARVIE / POSTMEDIA

A seasonal bus service launching in Banff this fall will give visitors a direct route to Moraine Lake to see the brilliant fall colours of larch trees.

The new bus route will depart from downtown Banff several times a day for the famous lake. The Roam Public Transit option will launch to coincide with the larch season, running from Sept. 23 to Oct. 14.

“Moraine Lake is an iconic destination, especially during the larch season, so the commission is incredibly proud to support the sustainability of this Canadian treasure by making it a part of our transit network,” said Martin Bean, the CAO of the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission, which is launching the route with Parks Canada.

The price of a return ticket from the Banff High School Transit Hub to Moraine Lake will be $20.

Roam Public Transit is also extending its summer schedule to Sept. 22 for its Banff Local routes, as well as the Canmore-Banff Regional, Lake Louise Express, Johnston Canyon and On-It Calgary to Banff services.

Transit services to Lake Minnewanka and the Cave and Basin will run until Sept. 15, when they will wrap up for the season.

Greg Danchuk, visitor experience manager with Banff National Park, said Parks Canada’s partnership with the regional transit services commission is helping reduce traffic congestion in the national park.

“The fall shoulder season in the park offers many exceptional experiences and we are pleased to support visitors with increased transit options,” Danchuk said in a news release.

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