MagicBus to Marmot

Your Way to The Rockies

MagicBus Tours prides itself on being Edmonton’s regular scheduled service to Marmot Basin, heading out every single weekend this winter! Go for a day or spend a night or two with our partners in the cozy mountain town of Jasper.

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Embark on a winter adventure like no other with MagicBus Tours, Edmonton’s trusted provider of regular weekend excursions to the snowy haven of Marmot Basin. Each weekend throughout the winter season, we offer a variety of options to suit your skiing desires. Opt for a day trip to enjoy the pristine slopes and fresh mountain air, or immerse yourself in a longer, more relaxed experience with an overnight or multi-night stay in the enchanting town of Jasper.

Our partnerships with top-quality accommodations in Jasper ensure that your stay is as comfortable and cozy as it is thrilling. Picture yourself unwinding in a warm, welcoming environment after a day of exhilarating skiing or snowboarding.

But it’s not just about the skiing; it’s about the journey, the community, and the memories you’ll create. Our buses are equipped for comfort and safety, making your travel to and from the mountains as enjoyable as your time on them.

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Lift Tickets

Our rates include a lift ticket for the day, or more if you choose to stay overnight. No more ticket line-ups, so you’re on the mountain shredding faster.


The MagicBus is a 56 passenger luxury motor coach. It’s family friendly (non-drinking, non-smoking), washroom equipped, and hosted by a MagicBus Tour Director.

Taxes & Fees

MagicBus rates include National Park fees when applicable and are always tax in. The price shown is exactly what you pay; there’s no rate increase at the end of your booking. 

Hotel Stay

If you choose to stay overnight, your accommodations will also be included in your price! Choose from one of many great hotel options in Jasper.

Need to Know the Specifics?

How far in advance should I book?

Our buses do sell out frequently (especially Saturdays) so you should book as soon as possible. Generally, for daytrips if you book 3-4 days in advance you should get a spot, and for overnights you want to book a week or more in advance to ensure availability. 

How old do you need to be to ride?

MagicBus accepts riders of all ages and is a family friendly bus hosted by Tour Directors. Riders that are 13 years and older can ride without a parent or guardian onboard. A waiver will need to be signed for all minors. Overnight stays require at least one adult (18 years or older) in the room. 

Why can't I select the date I want?

There is either no bus running that day or it has likely sold out. Please note, it’s possible for a depart and return bus on the same day to have different availabilities due to overnight passengers. Contact us to be put on a waitlist as people do cancel!

Can I use my own lift ticket and just use your transportation?

Yes, you can find the “transportation only” rate here. To book this, go to our Book Now page and on step 5: Lift Tickets, select the option “pick and choose”. Here you may un-check the required lift tickets for each person. We offer a discounted transportation only rate for seasons pass holders and Marmot Escape Card holders. To book the discounted transport only rate for seasons pass holders and Marmot Escape Card holders, you must call the office.

Can I take the bus one way only?

Yes! You can totally ride the bus as a 1-way transportation, you can find the rate here. But to ensure the trip goes smoothly, we ask that you call us to book your tour, you can do so by clicking here.

Where do I leave my vehicle during my trip?

Free parking is available right where the bus departs from (the back side of the Edmonton Inn). Please make sure your vehicle is locked up with no valuables inside. MagicBus Tours is not responsible for stolen/damaged items.

*NEW 2023/24 Season*

The Edmonton Inn requests anyone parking here for weekender or overnight trips register their vehicle upon arrival. Please ask your Tour Director for more information upon check-in.

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Families Save Up to $100 on the MagicBus!

Embrace the winter wonder with MagicBus to Marmot’s special offer. For the rest of the season, when an adult and a kid pair up, they save $50 – meaning a family of four can accumulate up to $100 in savings for their trip to the breathtaking Marmot Basin. Seize this opportunity to create lasting memories on the slopes and enjoy significant savings.

Daytrip Rates - MagicBus to Marmot

Passenger Type (Includes Lift Ticket)

Age of Passenger


One adult per room

*Round Trip Transportation Only rate is applicable only when departure and return trip are on the same day. Rates are subject to change.
Adult (18 - 64) $209
Post Secondary Student (18 - 24 with valid ID) $199
Senior (65+) $199
Youth (13 - 17) $169
Junior (6 - 12) $155
Child (5 & under) $145
Transportation Only (No Lift Ticket)
Round Trip Transportation Only* (All Ages) $145
Transportation Only with Marmot Escape Card (All Ages, Call to Book)$135
1-Way Transportation Only (All Ages, Call to Book)$145

Bus Schedule 2023 - 2024

The MagicBus to Marmot is running every day circled in blue. You can go for just the day or choose to stay overnight (where there’s back-to-back buses) and ski as many days as you’d like! This schedule does not reflect if a bus is available or not. Book early to help make sure you get a seat!

Depart Edmonton: 5:30am (Edmonton Inn)
Arrive in Jasper: 9:45am (Marmot Basin)

Depart Jasper: 4:30pm (Marmot Basin)
Arrive in Edmonton: 9:00pm (Edmonton Inn)

*Schedule is subject to change and does not reflect availability. Departure times are sharp (the bus will not wait) and arrival times are approximate depending on road conditions & traffic.

Overnight Rates - MagicBus to Marmot

Please note:

  • The calendar allows selection of any dates; please confirm there are scheduled buses for your desired dates on the Departure schedule above.
  • Prices are per person and include a lift ticket per person, per day. Prices also include round transportation, all taxes and National Park fees if applicable.
  • Single means one adult per room, double means two, triple means three and quad means four. Only those age 18 and up affect room occupancy. For example: Two adults and one youth/junior/child will be considered a double room rate per parent, plus the price of the youth/junior/child "staying with parents".
  • Youths, Juniors, and Children must be staying in a room with at least one person age 18 or older.
  • Bed sharing may be required.
  • Your rate generation and online booking do not confirm hotel availability.
  • Final rates at time of booking are subject to change based on supplier availability.

Non-Skiing Deductions:

Deduct the appropriate non-ski rate (ie. adult, student, youth) for each day you do not require a lift ticket. There are no non-ski deductions for juniors or children.

Go Bigger!

MagicBus Weekenders go to the best ski destinations in North America. The rates include round transportation, onboard catering, lift tickets, accommodation, any national park fees, and all taxes! More info on Weekenders