From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours
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Complete your trip to Banff by visiting two of the area’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. This half-day tour gives you the chance to see both stunning lakes, experience their beauty on a small group tour and take amazing photos.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Take a scenic drive along the Bow Valley Parkway through a wildlife rich habitat
  • Admire Lake Louise's world-famous beauty against the backdrop of the Victoria Glacier
  • Take in stunning Moraine Lake's famous viewpoint of the Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Relax and enjoy the views without worrying about driving or parking on this small group bus tour
Full description

Enjoy the drive from Banff in a modern minibus after your friendly guide picks you up from the meeting point. Keep your eyes peeled for animals such as deer, elk, and bears as you drive along the scenic, winding Bow Valley Parkway. Your guide will share stories about Banff National Park, its history, and the local animals on the way. Arrive at iconic Lake Louise after a scenic stop along the Bow Valley Parkway to admire the views of Castle Mountain.

Your 30-minute visit at the lake gives you plenty of time to wander the famous shoreline, take photos of the lake against the backdrop of the mountains and Victoria Glacier, and admire the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Next, your guide will take you to 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. After a 30-minute stop here, your guide will transport you back to Banff and drop you at your hotel.

  • Banff hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional certified guide
  • Small-group tour, maximum 24 guests per guide
  • Maple cookie snack and hot chocolate
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Wait at the public bus parking spot located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Your guide will be there within the 15-minute pickup window.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The access road to Moraine Lake is closed between early October and late May each year due to avalanche risk, the exact dates of closure vary each year depending on the weather conditions
  • Early season and late season bookings will not include Moraine Lake, but will instead spend 1 hour at Lake Louise.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 105 reviews

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Heidi was amazing. She is very knowledgeable about the area and surrounding area. Only wish we had more time at the lakes, next time I will book a long experience. Or make this one longer as it’s very tight time line with the summer traffic. The 4 hours time. Is very hard for people with disabilities and walking slower. IE seniors. Which we had a lot of with us. The walls to and from the bus and travel time. 4 hours in the summer is t enough time.

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August 5, 2022

It's all about how you get to the sights/sites: ROAM public transport (cheap, app), hop on hop off bus (more limited schedule but helpful guides and they take the 1A wildlife route), car (contend with parking deficit and shuttles but most freedom) or a "tour" with Discover Banff. Basically this Discover Banff afternoon tour drops you off for 45 min at Lake Moraine and at Lake Louise, with interesting insights by the driver. So convenient for drop off and pick up with short, pre determined visit times. I am rooting for Giselle who started in April. She has the stories and personality, She will flourish as a guide as she gains confidence in driving and talking while driving.

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June 27, 2022

Our trip was in May so the tour only went to Lake Louise as the road to Moraine Lake remains closed until later in May. This allowed an hour and a half stop at Lake Louise which was enough time to walk up the side of the lake and back. Conditions under foot on the lakeside path were slushy and muddy which made walking a bit slow but perfectly safe with care. Our guide, Giselle was absolutely lovely- welcoming, fun and informative. We had good photo stops on the way to Lake Louise and then a timely return to Banff. As a ‘taster’ trip this is ideal.

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May 14, 2022

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