Banff National Park is about to explode with fall colours and you should probably be there to witness the natural wonder. Luckily, this brand new bus route will be taking people from the town of Banff to the globally-known Moraine lake. The Banff to Moraine Lake bus route will kick off this fall, running from Sept. 23 to Oct. 14. Moraine Lake is a true beauty and a total must-see if you're in the Rockies. The town of Banff is the same, so you might as well do both in one affordable and user-friendly jaunt.

The Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission and Parks Canada have come together to make this possible. As of this September, the Bow Valley's Roam Public Transit buses will be taking passengers from the Banff High School Transit Hub to Moraine Lake several times a day for only $20 round-trip. The ride is roughly an hour both ways, so you might as well kick back with a good book, chat with friends, or take in the beautiful views along the way since you don’t have to drive. 

This isn't just exciting because it's an affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly way to get to a stunning lake. The reason we are over the moon about this new bus route is that it is just in time for larch season. Yes, you heard us. Thousands of larch trees will stand in all their golden glory for you to see and explore within. 

Moraine Lake isn't just a place to take beautiful photos, it's also a hot-spot for hikes of all levels, a great place for canoeing, and a natural miracle you need to lay eyes on. The vibrant turquoise water coupled with enchanting golden larches is pretty much the only thing you need to see this fall (and ever).

The entirety of Banff National Park is a great place to be during fall, especially as tourist season begins to die down, and a trip out to Moraine Lake is always a good idea. Thanks to the Roam bus, it's going be as easy as pie this fall. If this little day trip gets you in adventure mode, you should probably set out to check out more of Alberta's surreal places. Trust us, there are tons.

Ticket and route information can be found on the Roam Transit website. It's time to get planning those trips! Or don't, because it's so easy that spontaneous trips are totally possible.


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