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From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

4.7 / 5

56 reviews

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Discover Banff Tours
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From US$ 73.56 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 scenic, winding Bow Valley Parkway. Your guide will share stories on 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.
Includes
  • Banff hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional certified guide
  • Small-group tour, maximum 24 guests per guide
  • Maple cookie snack and hot chocolate
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Participants

Date

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

4.7 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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

If you’re fortunate to have Heidi as your tour guide, then you will have the BEST time. All the laughs (she’s hilarious), so much new and interesting info, and of course the views were amazing. If you’re coming to Banff you have to take this tour, you won’t regret it (unless you don’t have Heidi)!

September 13, 2021

Our guide Jeff was very knowledgeable and shared with us fun facts about Banff. At each lake he gave us sufficient time to explore, hike, take pics and offered to take some for us in the best scenic backdrops. Truly enjoyed the tour and made my visit to Banff exceptional! Highly recommend choosing this if you want to explore beautiful lakes

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August 9, 2021

Product ID: 227155