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 the event on time and stress free.

***DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE TO THE START AREA OR ACROSS THE BANFF AVENUE BRIDGE – THERE IS NO PARKING OR DROP-OFF AREA AND THERE WILL BE LONG LINES TO GET BACK ACROSS THE BRIDGE***

 

 

HOW TO GET TO THE MELISSA’S EVENT SITE

 

The new Nancy Pauw Pedestrian Bridge has just opened which will be the “Gateway to Melissa’s”.  It is conveniently located in Banff Central Park and provides a short direct path to the Banff Recreation Grounds (Melissa’s Event Site).

 

We highly recommend you get to Banff Central Park by:

 

- Walk or Jog for a warm-up

- The “Melissa’s Express” Shuttle

- Use the green powered ROAM Transit System: HERE

- Carpool and Park

 

PARKING

 

There are some good parking areas located near Banff Central Park:

Town of Banff Parking Areas: HERE

 

Recommended parking:

·       Train Station – Free – 9 hours

 

 “MELISSA’S EXPRESS”

 

The “Melissa’s Express” Shuttle Busses Schedules:

 

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 – Parking Lot Trailhead to Nancy Pauw Pedestrian Bridge

 

Route #2

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

Location/Stops:

·       Train Station Parking Lot (327 Railway Avenue)

·       Parking Lot Trailhead to Nancy Pauw Pedestrian Bridge

 

*Please note that once you are dropped off at Central Park, to proceed across the new Nancy Pauw Pedestrian Bridge and straight along the paved trail toward the Banff Recreation Grounds