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Calgary to Banff: $10 fare confirmed starting June 2017

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Malika Karim Apr 28, 2017 2:40 am 29,738

A trip to Banff that’ll only cost you $10 seems too good to be true, but alas it is!

On-It Regional Transit has confirmed that its newest pilot program running from Calgary to Banff will start June 17, 2017 with one way fare costing you an affordable $10.

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Using a 55-seat passenger bus with a bathroom on board, On-It is launching their Banff pilot program to give Calgarians an alternate mode of transportation to the mountains on weekends and holidays.

Image: Courtesy On-It Regional Transit

The service will run on weekends and holidays between Calgary and Banff and will run until Labour Day long weekend.

In the morning, the buses which are parked in Okotoks, will depart heading into Calgary with stops at Somerset-Bridlewood and Crowfoot LRT stations, then up to Cochrane and over to Canmore and Banff.

Service during the day would go back and forth from Banff to Crowfoot LRT Station, and the last service of the day would take passengers back to Okotoks.

“We have been thinking about the Banff to Calgary connection over the last few years, and because it’s Canada’s 150 this year, we thought maybe one of our next pilots could be to connect people to Banff,” Regional Transportation Program Manager, Ettore Iannacito told Daily Hive.

On-It Regional Transit’s first pilot program launched in 2016 providing service between Calgary, Black Diamond, High River, Okotoks, and Turner Valley.

The pilot provides all day weekday service between the municipalities making daytime commuting much easier. More information, along with maps and schedules for the first pilot can be found online..


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Malika Karim
Malika is a former Daily Hive Calgary City Editor. Graduate of SAIT's Radio Television Broadcast News program and UofA's Bachelor of Science program. Flames, family, and sleep over everything. Email [email protected] for all Calgary related stories.

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