The Town of Banff is not in itself a ski resort, but rather provides superb access to three ski areas, including Mount Norquay. A vehicle – whether car, taxi, shuttle or bus – is required to reach the ski area. That being said, Banff has been voted in the “Top 10 No Car Needed Resort in the World” by OnTheSnow.com and there are plenty of options for public transportation.
Bus Transport to Mount Norquay
Mount Norquay is located a 5 to 10 minute drive from the Town of Banff. Season Pass Holders please note that bus passes are not included in the season pass and must be purchased separately.
Bus services are available from the following locations:
Banff Town to Mount Norquay: Buses depart for Mount Norquay and return to various locations in the Town of Banff throughout the day (view the bus schedule).
Taxi Transport to Mount Norquay
Being so close to the Town of Banff, a taxi ride is an affordable means of getting to the ski area. See the member listings for various taxi options.
Getting to Banff National Park
From the East:
The Calgary International Airport is serviced by a variety of international airlines and is located only 90-minutes (140 km/87 mi) from the Town of Banff (Banff National Park) down the TransCanada Highway (Hwy 1). From there, Mount Norquay is a 5 to 10-minute drive away (time dependent on road conditions).
Transportation options to Banff include car rental, scheduled airport shuttles, chartered motorcoach (for groups) and rail. Access the ski area from Banff by driving your own vehicle or using one of the bus services listed above.
From the West:
Banff National Park can also be accessed from Vancouver via the TransCanada Highway. Like Calgary, Vancouver International Airport is serviced by a variety of international airlines and presents many options for travelling to Banff: chartered bus, shuttle, rail or car rental. Banff is located a scenic, full day’s drive (850 km/530 mi) from Vancouver, which takes you through the Coast Mountains and wine-country of British Columbia before entering the stunning landscape of the Canadian Rockies.