PARKING AND SHUTTLES

The Town of Banff is very limited with its parking opportunities and can get quite congested with traffic, especially with a large event such as Melissa’s so please read carefully below some options that will get you to event on time.

***DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE TO THE START AREA OR ACROSS THE BRIDGE – THERE IS NO PARKING OR DROP-OFF AREAS HERE***

All participants will need to walk or jog across the bridge to the start/finish area. 

Please allow yourself an extra 5-10 minutes to do this. 

Please use the following methods to get to the start line:

  • Walk or Jog for a warm-up

  • Bike

  • Carpool and park in designated Town of Banff Parking Areas: HERE

  • Use the green powered ROAM Transit System: HERE

  • Use the “Melissa’s Express” Shuttle Bus (see below for schedule and locations)

RECOMMENDED PARKING:

  • TRAIN STATION - FREE

  • FENLANDS RECREATION CENTRE - 12 HOUR

 

- Use the green powered ROAM Transit System: HERE

- Use the “Melissa’s Express” Shuttle Bus (see below for schedule and locations)

 

“Melissa’s Express” Shuttles*:

 

*Masks are mandatory to ride the "Melissa's Express"

 

Route #1

Start: 8:10am and rotate every 10 minutes (until 10:15am)

Locations:

Voyageur Inn (555 Banff Ave) *Or close as there is currently construction

Caribou Lodge (521 Banff Ave)

Royal Canadian Lodge (459 Banff Ave)

High Country Inn (419 Banff Ave)

Elk and Avenue (449 Banff Ave)

Central Park (Buffalo/Bear Street)

 

Route #2

Start: 8:10am and rotate every 10 minutes (until 10:15am)

Location/Stops:

  • Train Station Parking Lot (327 Railway Avenue)

  • Central Park/Town Hall (Buffalo/Bear Street)

 

*Please note that you once you are dropped off at Central Park, to proceed across the Banff Ave Bridge, then turn right on the Cave Ave sidewalk/trail toward the Banff Recreation Grounds