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Lake Louise: Double Decker Shuttle to Moraine & Lake Louise

Lake Louise: Double Decker Shuttle to Moraine & Lake Louise

Hop aboard an open or double decker 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: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Book a round-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 Schedule#1: Banff (8:30 AM) / Lake Louise (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM) / Moraine Lake (11 AM to 12 PM) / Banff (1:30 PM) Morning Schedule#2: Banff (10:30 AM) / Lake Louise (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM) / Moraine Lake (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM) / Banff (3:30 PM) Afternoon Route Schedule: Banff (14:30) -- Lake Louise (15:30 to 16:30) -- Moraine Lake (17:00 to 18:00) -- Banff (19:30) Ticket is for round-way trip. if you want to customize your ride schedule instead of follow our schedules above, please contact us in advance so that we can plan ahead to accommodate your request. In most cases we're able to fit your schedule. Hope you'll enjoy our hassle free shuttle service. For the Banff Departure, please meet us at the bus parking area behind the Mount Royal Hotel. Don't wait in front of the hotel. NOTE: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, road construction, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Based on the transportation regulation, parents or guardians are responsible for providing a car seat or booster if you have any infants or young kids. This tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Experience a full-day group tour of Banff National Park’s most iconic lakes, including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Vermilion Lakes from Calgary, Banff or Canmore. Embark on the best hiking trail at Johnston Canyon, and explore the highlights of Banff town. After heading to the meeting point in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, meet your local guide and board your air-conditioned van for the day. Drive toward Lake Louise, and enjoy a perfect photo opportunity by the pristine shores of the glacial lake. Continue to Moraine Lake and take in spectacular views of the scenic lake surrounded by mountains. From October 15–May 31, Moraine Lake will be replaced by Lake Minnewanka, another scenic spot. Next, hike a trail at Johnston Canyon to discover the area's picturesque waterfalls (Ice walk with free rental of crampons in winter). Finish the tour by immersing yourself in the charm of Vermilion Lakes and Banff Avenue before getting dropped off at your original starting point.

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

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/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

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!

From Banff: Shuttle Service to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

From Banff: Shuttle Service to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Embark on a captivating journey from Banff to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise with this shuttle service. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian Rockies firsthand as you travel through Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning landscapes. Your adventure begins in Banff, where you'll board a comfortable vehicle and set off toward Moraine Lake. Upon arrival at Moraine Lake, prepare to be enchanted by its shimmering turquoise waters framed by towering peaks. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore or simply relax and soak in the serene atmosphere. Continue your journey to Lake Louise, another iconic gem nestled in the heart of Banff National Park. Known for its emerald-colored waters, enjoy the views of picturesque waters as you stroll along the lakefront, snap photos of the stunning scenery, and perhaps even enjoy a short hike. Throughout the tour, the driver will provide tips on the best photo spots and ensure you have plenty of opportunities to capture Instagram-worthy shots of these natural wonders. Finally, relax on the return journey back to the center of Banff.

From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

Explore Banff National Park on a day tour from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Experience the magnificence of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, equipped with special ice crampons for an unforgettable experience. Start with pickup from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Discover the spectacular highlights of Banff National Park with your knowledgeable guide as you admire the wonderful scenery Admire the wonderful hues of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Enjoy plenty of time for perfect photo opportunities and time to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. After a day of exploration, relax on the return journey to Calgary, Canmore, or Banff.

Calgary/Canmore/Banff: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Day Trip

Calgary/Canmore/Banff: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Day Trip

Discover 2 of the most magical lakes in Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, with this shared shuttle service with pickup locations in Calgary, Canmore, and Banff. Avoid the stress of taxis and buses, and enjoy a seamless journey while you take in the splendor of the Canadian Rockies. After pickup at your chosen departure location, sit back and relax on the way to Banff National Park. Once there, make 1.5-hour stops at both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake before heading back to Banff Town to spend another hour for you to explore. Conclude the day by getting dropped off at original meeting point or chosen pick-up locations. Go on short hikes or simply use the time to admire the stunning views of the turquoise waters and surrounding mountains. Make sure you take your camera with you to capture the spectacular scenery. The tour concludes with drop-off at your tour starting point.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

Join us on an exclusive journey into Banff National Park from downtown Calgary or Canmore. Let our expert guide lead you through the Rockies, uncovering major attractions and hidden gems while maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. Begin your adventure with a winter wonderland experience at Johnston Canyon (October 15 to June 1). Marvel at the icy spectacle of frozen waterfalls, a stunning fusion of nature's artistry and rugged canyon vistas. During the warmer months, visit the iconic Moraine Lake, where the azure waters reflect the majestic Ten Peaks. Next, explore the radiant landscapes to enchanting Lake Louise, with its glistening turquoise waters and the Victoria Glacier serving as a breathtaking backdrop. Experience the charm of Banff Town with two hours of free time to wander, shop, dine, and soak in the vibrant culture and modern delights. Capture the essence of nature's symphony at Bow Falls, where cascading waters harmonize with majestic mountains. Enjoy the unexpected panoramic view of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from Surprise Corner on Sulphur Mountain (Oct 15 - June 1st). In summer, the picturesque Lake Minnewanka replaces Bow Falls and Surprise Corner on the itinerary for our Summer program. Its crystal-clear waters mirror the breathtaking landscape, framed by towering peaks. Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Tour

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Tour

Meet your guide at the designated meeting point in Banff or Canmore and begin your tour. Discover the iconic beauty of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (replaced by Marble Canyon in Kootenay, a breathtaking natural wonder from Oct 15 - May 31), each offering breathtaking scenery. After this, we will have a lunch stop (own expense) at the Lake Louise Village or Lake Louise Ski Resort. Then, visit Yoho National Park, admire to spectacular Emerald Lake, and marvel at the Natural Bridge, a stunning geological wonder. Get dropped off back at your pickup point in Banff, Canmore or Calgary at the end of your tour.

Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise, Alberta

Our most recommended Lake Louise, Alberta Self-guided activities

Lake Louise: Double Decker Shuttle to Moraine & Lake Louise

Lake Louise: Double Decker Shuttle to Moraine & Lake Louise

Hop aboard an open or double decker 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: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

From Banff: Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Book a round-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 Schedule#1: Banff (8:30 AM) / Lake Louise (9:30 AM to 10:30 AM) / Moraine Lake (11 AM to 12 PM) / Banff (1:30 PM) Morning Schedule#2: Banff (10:30 AM) / Lake Louise (11:30 AM to 12:30 PM) / Moraine Lake (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM) / Banff (3:30 PM) Afternoon Route Schedule: Banff (14:30) -- Lake Louise (15:30 to 16:30) -- Moraine Lake (17:00 to 18:00) -- Banff (19:30) Ticket is for round-way trip. if you want to customize your ride schedule instead of follow our schedules above, please contact us in advance so that we can plan ahead to accommodate your request. In most cases we're able to fit your schedule. Hope you'll enjoy our hassle free shuttle service. For the Banff Departure, please meet us at the bus parking area behind the Mount Royal Hotel. Don't wait in front of the hotel. NOTE: the schedule above is a general guide, bus can be delayed by bad road condition, traffic jam, road construction, unexpected events, bad weather, etc. We do our best to follow the schedule. Based on the transportation regulation, parents or guardians are responsible for providing a car seat or booster if you have any infants or young kids. This tour won't provide any car seats or boosters.

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Experience a full-day group tour of Banff National Park’s most iconic lakes, including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Vermilion Lakes from Calgary, Banff or Canmore. Embark on the best hiking trail at Johnston Canyon, and explore the highlights of Banff town. After heading to the meeting point in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, meet your local guide and board your air-conditioned van for the day. Drive toward Lake Louise, and enjoy a perfect photo opportunity by the pristine shores of the glacial lake. Continue to Moraine Lake and take in spectacular views of the scenic lake surrounded by mountains. From October 15–May 31, Moraine Lake will be replaced by Lake Minnewanka, another scenic spot. Next, hike a trail at Johnston Canyon to discover the area's picturesque waterfalls (Ice walk with free rental of crampons in winter). Finish the tour by immersing yourself in the charm of Vermilion Lakes and Banff Avenue before getting dropped off at your original starting point.

From Banff: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Sightseeing Tour

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/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

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!

From Banff: Shuttle Service to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

From Banff: Shuttle Service to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Embark on a captivating journey from Banff to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise with this shuttle service. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian Rockies firsthand as you travel through Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its stunning landscapes. Your adventure begins in Banff, where you'll board a comfortable vehicle and set off toward Moraine Lake. Upon arrival at Moraine Lake, prepare to be enchanted by its shimmering turquoise waters framed by towering peaks. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore or simply relax and soak in the serene atmosphere. Continue your journey to Lake Louise, another iconic gem nestled in the heart of Banff National Park. Known for its emerald-colored waters, enjoy the views of picturesque waters as you stroll along the lakefront, snap photos of the stunning scenery, and perhaps even enjoy a short hike. Throughout the tour, the driver will provide tips on the best photo spots and ensure you have plenty of opportunities to capture Instagram-worthy shots of these natural wonders. Finally, relax on the return journey back to the center of Banff.

From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

Explore Banff National Park on a day tour from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Experience the magnificence of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, equipped with special ice crampons for an unforgettable experience. Start with pickup from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Discover the spectacular highlights of Banff National Park with your knowledgeable guide as you admire the wonderful scenery Admire the wonderful hues of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Enjoy plenty of time for perfect photo opportunities and time to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. After a day of exploration, relax on the return journey to Calgary, Canmore, or Banff.

Calgary/Canmore/Banff: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Day Trip

Calgary/Canmore/Banff: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Day Trip

Discover 2 of the most magical lakes in Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, with this shared shuttle service with pickup locations in Calgary, Canmore, and Banff. Avoid the stress of taxis and buses, and enjoy a seamless journey while you take in the splendor of the Canadian Rockies. After pickup at your chosen departure location, sit back and relax on the way to Banff National Park. Once there, make 1.5-hour stops at both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake before heading back to Banff Town to spend another hour for you to explore. Conclude the day by getting dropped off at original meeting point or chosen pick-up locations. Go on short hikes or simply use the time to admire the stunning views of the turquoise waters and surrounding mountains. Make sure you take your camera with you to capture the spectacular scenery. The tour concludes with drop-off at your tour starting point.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

Join us on an exclusive journey into Banff National Park from downtown Calgary or Canmore. Let our expert guide lead you through the Rockies, uncovering major attractions and hidden gems while maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. Begin your adventure with a winter wonderland experience at Johnston Canyon (October 15 to June 1). Marvel at the icy spectacle of frozen waterfalls, a stunning fusion of nature's artistry and rugged canyon vistas. During the warmer months, visit the iconic Moraine Lake, where the azure waters reflect the majestic Ten Peaks. Next, explore the radiant landscapes to enchanting Lake Louise, with its glistening turquoise waters and the Victoria Glacier serving as a breathtaking backdrop. Experience the charm of Banff Town with two hours of free time to wander, shop, dine, and soak in the vibrant culture and modern delights. Capture the essence of nature's symphony at Bow Falls, where cascading waters harmonize with majestic mountains. Enjoy the unexpected panoramic view of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from Surprise Corner on Sulphur Mountain (Oct 15 - June 1st). In summer, the picturesque Lake Minnewanka replaces Bow Falls and Surprise Corner on the itinerary for our Summer program. Its crystal-clear waters mirror the breathtaking landscape, framed by towering peaks. Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Tour

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake Tour

Meet your guide at the designated meeting point in Banff or Canmore and begin your tour. Discover the iconic beauty of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (replaced by Marble Canyon in Kootenay, a breathtaking natural wonder from Oct 15 - May 31), each offering breathtaking scenery. After this, we will have a lunch stop (own expense) at the Lake Louise Village or Lake Louise Ski Resort. Then, visit Yoho National Park, admire to spectacular Emerald Lake, and marvel at the Natural Bridge, a stunning geological wonder. Get dropped off back at your pickup point in Banff, Canmore or Calgary at the end of your tour.

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