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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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icon4 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this guided tour from Banff. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos. Round-trip transportation is included on this small-group tour. Don’t miss this seasonal tour that operates from April to November.
  • Guided tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
  • Visit two beautiful lakes located in Banff National Park
  • Snap photos of the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies’
  • Stroll to a viewpoint in the Valley of Ten Peaks overlooking Moraine Lake
  • Learn about the local mountaineering history
  • This small-group tour ensures a more memorable experience
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30 minute stops at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
Professional guide
Maple cookie snack, fresh water
Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Return transport from Banff
Pick up from the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel.
Gratuities
Mount Royal Hotel , 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada

All guests must wait at the public bus parking located behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 138 Banff Ave. You must be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Our guide will be there within the 15 minute pick up window.

1:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
After pickup from your Banff hotel in the afternoon, travel with your guide to famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, both part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of their natural beauty. You have time at each lake to admire their turquoise colors, wander the shoreline and take photos.

Soak up the beauty of Lake Louise, referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.’ Hear about local mountaineering history, including a tragic accident that shaped Canadian mountain culture.

Continue to a viewpoint in the Valley of Ten Peaks overlooking Moraine Lake, and capture photos of Banff’s incredible natural beauty.

During your tour, you also see the Bow Valley Parkway, Castle Mountain and Chateau Lake Louise.

Please note: Early season road closures limit access to Moraine Lake until late May. Inquire at the time of booking to learn the alternate stops and locations being used.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Louise
Spend around half an hour at Lake Louise, and take a stroll on the lake shore and see the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Moraine Lake
Stop at Moraine Lake for around half an hour, with an optional walk up the famous viewpoint or stroll the shoreline.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bow Valley Parkway
Take the scenic road to Lake Louise, with a sightseeing stop along the way. This wildlife-rich habitat is great for spotting animals.
Pass By:  
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
See the famous Chateau hotel during your visit to Lake Louise.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Scheduled stops at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are 30 minutes each in length.
  • The access road to Moraine Lake is closed until late May each year and from early October onwards. Early season and late season bookings will not include Moraine Lake, but will instead spend 1 hour at Lake Louise.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Banff Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

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  • "There are no hand rails to hold on to as you climb steep stairs" See review
  • "Moraine Lake was especially beautiful and climbing the rock pile was well worth the effort." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great and well worth it
Gillian_G
, Oct 2021
Andrew, our guide was fantastic. Knowlegeable, great story teller. The trip was excellent, not too long, just right. Well worth it.
star-5
Awesome
John_P
, Sep 2021
We had an awesome guide from Discovery Banff tours. Her name is Heidi and she explained all the mountain regions and the history behind them. She also hiked with us. She was great
star-5
Awesome
Kristina_P
, Aug 2021
Loved this tour. The tour guide Robert was so knowledgeable and we had a blast at both lakes as well as making our own little picnic at Lake Louise
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing Experience
JOANNE_P
, Aug 2021
It was so much fun. Ronnie, our driver and tour guide was so informative and friendly. Thank you so much!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Well worth it!
Kathi_G
, Aug 2021
Our guide Heidi was fabulous! She made the tour worthwhile. Her stories and history of the area brought it all to life. She made sure we got fabulous pictures too! Thanks Heidi! ❤
star-3
Short trip
Heather_B
, Aug 2021
Viewing time at lakes was less and the coach air conditioning was poor. Jeff, the driver cum guide was knowledgeable &did his job well.
star-5
Fantastic Tour
Saleh_A
, Jun 2021
Loved this tour. Our guide Jeff was very informative and helped solo travelers with pictures. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great Family Tour
Peter_H
, Jul 2020
Our tour guide Rose was extraordinary. Her knowledge of the area, and her ability to educate and entertain us with stories was priceless. Our stops at Castle Mountain, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake were incredible. A highly recommended tour!
star-5
Great trip
danielle_h
, Jul 2020
We had a tour with Rose! She was awesome! I highly recommend this tour to anyone! She really knew her stuff and it made the trip Fun, informative as well as beautiful
star-5
Great tour guide
CAROLYN_S
, Oct 2019
Ronnie made the tour. She was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour! We managed to get to Moraine Lake even though this was supposed to be impossible in October. Gave us lovely maple syrup biscuits.

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