Adventure

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

From US$ 74.60 per person

Embark on a half-day guided tour of two of Banff's most beautiful lakes: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Admire these serene lakes with views of the mountains and learn about the area from your guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the famous Fairmont Château Lake Louise, a year-round luxury resort
  • Admire Lake Louise's world-famous beauty against 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
Full description

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 hot chocolate 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.

Includes
  • Banff hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Fairmont Chateau visit
  • Guided walk to viewpoint at Moraine Lake
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Hot chocolate or water
  • Tips

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please wait at the public bus parking spot located behind the Mount Royal Hotel 5 minutes prior to the 7:42 AM pick-up time.

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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 166 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Overall, our tour was incredible. Hugh was an amazing tour guide, both informative and cheerful, and he made the bus rides enjoyable and interesting. I definitely recommend touring the lakes via a guide, as it’s easier to get into the lakes and back out without issue. My only critique is that of the time management is this company, as we were picked up almost 20 minutes late and therefore our entire tour ran much later than I had been prepared for when I booked it. Additionally, the added pick up of passengers from Lake Louise to Banff added further delay and stops. Drop off was scheduled for 5pm, however we didn’t get back to Banff until after 6pm, and we nearly missed our connecting bus back to Calgary due to this delay. I would personally recommend that, if additional stops and delays are going to be added, that tourists who have booked with the guide already are informed so they can adjust their schedules around this, as to not be stressed or inconvenienced by the added drop-offs.

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September 21, 2022

It would have been nice if the window at the top of the bus was clean. We could have enjoyed the view of the mountains. An audio guide in French would be relevant for people who do not speak English. The guide seemed excellent but spoke too fast for my little understanding of English.

September 12, 2022

this was a perfect way to see the beautiful lakes. parking is clearly a nightmare or else you need to show up at the crack of dawn but with a small tour group, you don’t have to worry about the car. nature really does all the work here but your guide Tim and transportation were great.

September 7, 2022

Product ID: 227155