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Lake Louise: Open-Top Shuttle to Moraine and Lake Louise

1. Lake Louise: Open-Top Shuttle to Moraine and Lake Louise

Hop aboard an open top double decker to discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Snap photos of unparalleled scenery & immerse yourself in the Canadian Rockies - all while breathing in the fresh mountain air.  Once there, marvel at the Canadian Rockies, including the famous Mt. Victoria and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Enjoy our flexible schedule to go on one of the many hiking trails accessible from the drop-off areas or relax at the shore. After some free time, ride the open-top bus to the next lake before returning to the Lake Louise Ski Resort Upon check out, select a departure time from the Lake Louise Ski Resort (aka the park & ride). The shuttle bus completes a loop from the ski resort to Lake Louise, then to Moraine Lake & back to the ski resort. Once at Lake Louise, there's a shuttle every 45 minutes to Moraine Lake & every 45 minutes from Moraine Lake back to the ski resort. As per the schedule, Riders are free to board any shuttle they like from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake & from Moraine Lake back to the ski resort. Note: Rider's are required to check-in at the park & ride located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort (at the WowBanff booth) 15 minutes before their departure time. Food & drinks are not permitted on the bus.

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

2. From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

Experience Banff’s famous lakes on a guided tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.  Keep your eyes peeled for animals such as deer, elk, and bears on your way, and admire views of Castle Mountain before arriving at the first lake of the day. Hear stories about Banff National Park, its history, and the local animals from your guide. Enjoy a 30-minute visit to Lake Louise. Wander the famous shoreline and take photos of the lake against the backdrop of the mountains and Victoria Glacier.  Admire the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel from the outside or inside. Explore Moraine Lake, set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks with waterfalls and rock piles. Enjoy a short guided walk to the famous Valley of the Ten Peaks viewpoint, or relax and take in the lake from the shoreline. Enjoy water and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops. After a 30-minute break at the viewpoint, return back to Banff and drop you off at your hotel.

From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

3. From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Book a one-way shuttle between Banff, Moraine Lake, and Lake Louise so you don't need to worry about driving, finding a taxi, or joining the crowds on big buses Ensure you easily visit Moraine Lake, which is closed to public vehicle access in 2023. With this shuttle service, you are guaranteed to visit Moraine Lake easily. Best of all, the voucher can also be used for a further transfer within the same day schedule if there are seats available. The return trip seats are guaranteed if you follow the bus schedule. Below is the designed shuttle schedule: Morning Route Schedule: Banff (8:30am) -- Lake Louise visitor center (9:15am) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (9:30am to 10:30am) -- Moraine Lake (11:00am to 12:00pm) -- Lake Louise visitor center (12:30pm) -- Banff (13:30pm) Afternoon Route Schedule: Banff (14:00) -- Lake Louise visitor center (14:45) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (15:00 to 16:00) -- Moraine Lake (16:30 to 17:30) -- Lake Louise visitor center (18:00) -- Banff (19:00) Hope you'll enjoy our hassle free shuttle service. NOTE: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Also, the guardians are required to provide the car seats or boosters if you have any infants or young kids based on the transportation regulation and this tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

Clearwater County: Canadian Rockies Scenic Helicopter Tour

4. Clearwater County: Canadian Rockies Scenic Helicopter Tour

Choose between a 20-minute, 30-minute, or 55-minute tour over the Canadian Rockies with a professional pilot. The day starts at the helicopter base surrounded by mountain views. Go through a thorough safety briefing with the flight crew before learning about the controls and getting kitted out with a professional headset. Feel the excitement build as the crew readies for takeoff. Once in the air, the itinerary will vary depending on the option selected. Either way, breathtaking sights are guaranteed. 20-Minute Tour Deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, take in an incredible view of Abraham Lake - its incredible blue color and unique bubble patterns are truly a sight to see. After a glimpse of the lake, continue the flight around the Canadian Rockies. 30-Minute Tour The most popular of the 3 flights, this adventure covers crevasses, glaciers, and waterfalls over the beautiful Wilson Icefield. Soar at a cool 100mph, 9000ft (2900m) over Cline Pass. Admire the impressive fierceness of the mountains while flying alongside them. 55-Minute Tour The “Complete Columbia Icefields Tour” is just that – a complete, full, 55 minutes of gorgeous scenery and ancient ice. See the iconic Columbia Icefield the way it was intended, an awe-mazing trip highlight to remember for years to come. Marvel at incredible panoramas of waterfalls, emerald-green lakes, and mountain ridges. Pass over 6 different glaciers surrounded by frozen lakes and waterfalls. Many mountains reveal themselves along the trip, including Purple Mountain, Mount Cline, Resolute Mountain, Mount Harlan, Minster Mountain, and more. This trip is sure to leave anyone speechless. All the trips end with one last 360-degree view of the Canadian Rockies and Abraham Lake before landing softly back at the heliport.

Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Half Day Tour

5. Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Half Day Tour

Visit the Canadian Rockies and be stunned by glistening glacial lakes. Depart from Calgary or Banff to Lake Louise and then gain access to Moraine Lake, which is now closed to public vehicles. Your tour begins in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, depending on which pickup option you choose. Hop in your vehicle and relax on a road trip to Lake Louise. Step out and walk over to the lake for a better look and dip your fingers in the chilled water. Take a look around with your guide as they tell you about the attractions surrounding the lake. Lake Louise is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor Be charmed by the neighboring chateau before making your way to Moraine Lake. As you pull into Moraine Lake, be impressed by the Rocky Mountains standing tall in the background. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and learn more about the national park from your guide. The waters of Moraine Lake seem like they have been poured straight from the heavens into the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The towering mountains encircle the deep blue surface of the lake in a formation so extraordinary, only Mother Nature could shape it. Piles of boulders have been seemingly dropped by the hands of giants, forming miniature mountains near the lakeshore. Let yourself be drawn to the trails that wind amongst the rocks and travel beyond to alpine meadows and sparkling lakes. After spending time at Moraine Lake, return to your original pickup point either in the afternoon or evening depending on your selection. Below is the designed tour schedule: Morning Tour Schedule: Calgary(6:45am) -- Canmore(7:45am) -- Banff (8:30am) -- Lake Louise visitor center (9:15am) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (9:30am to 10:30am) -- Moraine Lake (11:00am to 12:00pm) -- Lake Louise visitor center (12:30pm) -- Banff (13:30pm) -- Canmore (14:15pm) Afternoon Tour Schedule: Banff (14:00) -- Lake Louise visitor center (14:45) -- Lake Louise Commercial parking lot (15:00 to 16:00) -- Moraine Lake (16:30 to 17:30) -- Lake Louise visitor center (18:00) -- Banff (19:00) Please note: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Also, the guardians are required to provide the car seats or boosters if you have any infants or young kids based on the transportation regulation and this tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

6. From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

Start your day effortlessly with our expert tour guides offering a stress-free pick-up in Canmore or Banff. Travel in style and comfort in our spacious vans as we make our way to the iconic Lake Louise. Upon arrival at our exclusive tour parking lot, your guide will provide insider tips and highlight must-see attractions to enhance your visit. Enjoy up to two hours of leisure time, whether you prefer exploring with newfound friends or venturing out on your own. Choose to sit & relax, walk the lake's edge, hike up to a stunning lookout, rent a canoe or indulge yourself in the Fairmont Chateau. After immersing yourself in the beauty of Lake Louise, we'll whisk you away to Moraine Lake for another two hours of free time and a plethora of exciting options to elevate your experience. Climb the Rockpile for the best views, rent a canoe, wander the lake's edge or sit & relax. As we wrap up our time at Moraine Lake, we'll return to Banff and Canmore, making additional bonus stops handpicked by your guides for added surprises along the way. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey – join us for an adventure like no other!

Banff National Park: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Day-Pass

7. Banff National Park: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Day-Pass

Maximize your time in Banff National Park with this Hop-On-Hop-Off style tour and see all the main sights at your own pace. The stops include Johnston Canyon, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, and the Lake Louise Gondola (admission is not included). There are 2 departures from Banff, so you can start early and see everything, or sleep in and enjoy a tour along the famous Bow Valley Parkway to Moraine Lake before your return to Banff. • Stop 1 - Banff - The tour departs at 07:45 AM and 9:30 AM • Stop 2 - Johnston Canyon - Hop off here to hike up to the beautiful Upper and Lower Falls or even go all the way up to the famous Ink Pots • Stop 3 - Lake Louise Gondola - Soar by gondola or chairlift to the most stunning views on the Lake Louise Gondola • Stop 4 & Stop 5 - Lake Louise - Make sure to hop-off here to enjoy Lake Louise and all that it has to offer. Check out Lake Agnes Teahouse and the breathtaking Plain of Six Glaciers • Stop 6 - Moraine Lake - the most stunning lake in the Rockies. Experience the absolutely breathtaking Valley of the Ten Peaks that surround the lake.  On your way back to Banff open the windows and watch for wildlife along the famous Bow Valley Parkway. Grizzly bears, black bears, elk, bighorn sheep have all been spotted here. Your bus will stop for photos at any sighting. Enjoy your tour on the original yellow school bus style with a professional driver and a tour guide. All the buses all guaranteed to be 5 years old or newer. Guides on board each bus will help you plan your day on a 1 on 1 basis and give you a personalized itinerary that matches what you want to do. They also have extensive knowledge of nearly everything you would ever want to know about Banff and can help you with hiking suggestions, or even just great places to eat.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

8. From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

Embark on an exclusive journey into Banff National Park from Calgary's downtown, enveloped in comfort. Explore the Rockies as your expert guide leads the way, uncovering major attractions and hidden gems while maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. The expedition commences amidst Calgary's vibrant heart, setting forth on a winter wonderland experience at Johnston Canyon (from October to June). Admire the icy spectacle of frozen waterfalls, a picturesque scene offering an enthralling fusion of nature's artistry and rugged canyon vistas. In the warmer months (from June to October), the journey leads to the iconic Moraine Lake, where its azure waters reflect the majesty of the Ten Peaks, inviting serene moments amidst stunning mountain vistas. Traverse the radiant landscapes to the enchanting Lake Louise, where the glistening turquoise waters and Victoria Glacier serve as a breathtaking backdrop. Then, delve into Banff Town's charm, a vibrant mosaic of culture and modern delights. Capture the essence of nature's symphony at Bow Falls, witnessing the cascading waters or intricate ice formations, harmonizing with the majestic mountains. The vista at Surprise Corner offers an unexpected panoramic embrace of Fairmont Banff springs and soaring peaks. The picturesque destination of Lake Minnewanka becomes a highlight during summer months, replacing Bow Falls and Surprise Corner on the itinerary. Its crystal-clear waters mirror the breathtaking landscape, framed by towering peaks. Return back to Calgary with hearts filled with laughter, tales, and cherished memories. Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

From Banff: Sunrise at Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

9. From Banff: Sunrise at Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

Witness the golden glow of sunrise at Moraine Lake on a sunrise tour from Banff. Then, head to Lake Louise to experience this popular attraction before the crowds arrive. Benefit from exclusive access to enjoy guaranteed and expedited access to Moraine Lake, where your expert local guide will show you to the best locations to watch the sunrise hit the glaciers above the Valley of the Ten Peaks and the stunning turquoise waters of Moraine Lake. Choose to sip on a complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, or tea as you eagerly await the sunrise, and utilize your expert local guides' photography skills and knowledge to set yourself up for an amazing sunrise photoshoot. Or, explore the serene trails of Moraine Lake with no one else around, an experience that's rarely been possible since the opening of Moraine Lake Road. Spend around 1.5 to 2 hours at Moraine Lake enjoying the sunrise and early morning tranquility before heading into Lake Louise Village for a delicious, quick hot-on-the-go cafe breakfast and hot drink (cost not included). After breakfast, your tour visits the stunning Lake Louise, where you'll spend another 1.5 to 2 magical hours. Experience Lake Louise well before all the big buses and crowds arrive, taking in the remainder of the morning light with your choice of relaxing by the lake shore, exploring the trails, or paddling across its neon blue waters in a canoe rental with front-of-the-line access. End your outing with a comfortable return transfer to Banff.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

10. From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

The Canadian Rockies are an amazing place to explore, It's breathtaking scenery is sure to wow the most demanding taste in the world. Not your typical day tour, this feels as if you are on a quest for the most amazing places in Banff, live it! This experience is 10-11 hours long from the moment you are picked up at any of the listed locations in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, until the time you are brought back at your original meeting place. You will experience the area with your guide, and will also have time to explore on your own. You will have plenty of time to shop and taste the local flavours at the Town of Banff where you just might come across Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch! Our stops will include all the main tourist attractions such as Lake Minnewanka, the Town of Banff, as well as a scenic area of Kananaskis Provincial Park. However, the best places are our secret favourite spots and the stops here and there in between each destinations. One of these stops is at Surprise Corner to enjoy the views of the Banff Springs Hotel and Sulphur Mountain. Lake Louise will definitely show off its natural glamour, and the many sights along the way will help to create a lifetime memory. From mid June to mid October you will stop at the spectacular and must see Moraine Lake! This is our favourite summer lake in all of the parks, you'll feel as if you are seeing heaven on earth! During the winter months we'll stop at Two Jack Lake so you can walk on this frozen waters and get a picture worth a million words! There are many activities in the area that you can also do while at Lake Louise, such as hiking, walking on the lake shore, renting ice skates or riding a horse sled in the winter months, or rent a canoe during the summer months. And of course you can just enjoy the majestic view at your own pace, maybe even find the inspiration for that novel you've been thinking of writing. Who's coming? You will be traveling in with a small group of 8 to 12 people who share the desire to visit the most majestic destinations in the park. We will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, wildlife sightings. If you like to be dropped off in Banff or in Canmore when the tour ends, you don't have to come back to Calgary. Just text us to see if we have room for your luggage. This experience is about wowing you all day! So bring your phones and cameras fully charged as you might spot some of the local wildlife, a sunset, or you might hear a sound you never heard before, you never know... The reviews are real, the photos are without filters and the fun never stops, so come join this incredible day trip adventure! By the end of the day you will feel as if you spent the day with family you didn't know you had. This is not a touch and go kind of day, we promise you a good night sleep, good times and fun times year round!

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What people are saying about Lake Louise

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4.8
(446 reviews)

Really enjoyed the day trip with stunning winter views and hiking across frozen lake Louise! Tito was super friendly and helpful with photos, knowledge and also took us to a couple of ‘surprise spots’ because we were making good time. 10/10 for the play list and for the calming serene views!

I had a great tour guide (Gordon) and was really happy with the whole trip. We were also only a small group, I liked that. Will definitely visit Lake Louise again in summer but it’s gorgeous in winter as well :)

It was a great experience!!! I was so happy i could meet new people had fun! Murray guided us all the way and made sure we were comfortable and safe!! Thank you Murray!!

The trip was a lot of fun! Our guide, Gordon, was very friendly and personable. The group members were nice. And perhaps most importantly, the views were spectacular.

It was really nice, with good guide, interesting information and amazing nature!