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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake provided by Discover Banff Tours

Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
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Tour snapshot
Guided tour of top Banff National Park sights
Duration:
4h 15m
Group size:
24
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Without a guided tour, you’re likely to miss the stunning views that set Banff National Park apart as one of Canada’s most-visited outdoor attractions. This tour lets you relax and listen to commentary about the region while someone else handles the mountainous roads and crowded parking lots en route to top Banff sights, including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and the Bow Valley Parkway.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and more
  • Snap plenty of photos, including a stop at the Valley of Ten Peaks vista
  • Guide provides commentary about the region’s history and culture
  • Bus tour lets you admire the views while someone else does the driving
  • Seasonal tour available April through November
What to expect
From your central Banff hotel, board a comfortable bus that provides views mountain scenery, including highlights like Bow Valley Parkway and Castle Mountain. Hear guide commentary about the area’s history and culture en route. Upon arrival at Lake Louise, bypass the crowded parking lots and head straight for the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.” Snap a photo of the lake’s striking turquoise waters and admire the view. Then, continue to Moraine Lake, an equally beautiful glacial lake situated 6,185 feet (1,885 meters) above sea level in the Rocky Mountains. Finally, walk to a vista point in the Valley of Ten Peaks for an unbeatable view over Moraine Lake and the surrounding mountains and valleys. Your tour concludes at the original departure point. Please note: Road closures limit access to Moraine Lake until late May. Inquire at time of booking for up-to-date information about alternative stops.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and more
  • Snap plenty of photos, including a stop at the Valley of Ten Peaks vista
  • Guide provides commentary about the region’s history and culture
  • Bus tour lets you admire the views while someone else does the driving
  • Seasonal tour available April through November
What to expect
From your central Banff hotel, board a comfortable bus that provides views mountain scenery, including highlights like Bow Valley Parkway and Castle Mountain. Hear guide commentary about the area’s history and culture en route. Upon arrival at Lake Louise, bypass the crowded parking lots and head straight for the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.” Snap a photo of the lake’s striking turquoise waters and admire the view. Then, continue to Moraine Lake, an equally beautiful glacial lake situated 6,185 feet (1,885 meters) above sea level in the Rocky Mountains. Finally, walk to a vista point in the Valley of Ten Peaks for an unbeatable view over Moraine Lake and the surrounding mountains and valleys. Your tour concludes at the original departure point. Please note: Road closures limit access to Moraine Lake until late May. Inquire at time of booking for up-to-date information about alternative stops.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • 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.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h 15m
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Inclusions
  • 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.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
4h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Louise
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Moraine Lake
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bow Valley Parkway
    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
194 reviews
Excellent
153
Very good
28
Average
7
Poor
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Terrible
5

Heather C
Toronto, Canada17 contributions
We had booked the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake tour as we saw that parking was an issue. Both spots were amazing and some good pit stops along the way, Pickup was 30min late, to the point where I had to call a couple of times because I thought we were in the wrong spot/they forgot about us. Then the A/C in the bus was not working and it was sweltering in there. Difficult to hear the guide in the bus as the speakers weren’t loud enough too. A good afternoon still and great views. Happy we booked it regardless. I suspect this was growing pains just getting back into the tour routine.
Written July 25, 2021
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Nicola McRae
Dundee, UK77 contributions
Family
A fantastic experience! We were picked up from outside our hotel and taken on a lovely journey up to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. At first, I was anxious about the 45min journey as I get very travel sick but our wonderful guide, Tyler “Buck”, kept the journey enjoyable with his stories and information. We stopped for just over an hour at the scenic Lake Louise to take pictures, wander along the trails and grab a snack from the Fairmont Hotel. We got a further 45min at Moraine Lake further up the road, which is just as picturesque and beautiful as you hear. Buck was excellent at advising us of the best paths to take, locations of washrooms and any other snippets of information that might’ve been useful. Another enjoyable journey back and dropped back off at our hotel. Honestly one of the most enjoyable activities we did on our trip and couldn’t recommend the tour and Buck more. Thank you!
Written July 18, 2022
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Hi Nicola, thank you for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed your tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with Tyler! We're so glad to hear that he was able to keep the drive entertaining with his stories, and that this was one of your favourite parts. Hopefully we'll see you back again soon.
Written July 19, 2022
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Corazon M
24 contributions
Family
The whole trip was awesome. There’s enough time for each lake to enjoy the views and take pictures of those breathtaking views of the lake esp lake Moraine . Our guide Tyler is fun , lots of stories to tell , actually an excellent story teller making our trip more enjoyable . Actually just finished our tour the other day
Written July 27, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for the review. Tyler definitely prides himself on.his story telling abilities. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you on more soon!
Written July 29, 2022
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Ken L
31 contributions
This tour bus enables a day visit during peak season bypassing the long line of cars, many of which were turned away. Sitting for 50 minutes in the parking lot in Banff without air conditioning was both a waste of time and unprofessional. These large vans lack proper cooling systems as none of the windows can open. The driver kept apologizing for the heat but did not seem to understand the basic controls in the van. I almost passed out and several just went to sleep in the hot stuffy van. The limited time we had to self-tour the lakes made arranging other options to get there a better choice.
Written July 5, 2022
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Daymon M
Hi Ken. We are terribly sorry about the air conditioning. We have since retrained the guide on how to operate it correctly. As to the windows it would be very rare to have a commercial bus for which they could open. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Banff.
Written July 6, 2022
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Louise C
2 contributions
These lakes are absolutely beautiful and our guide Giselle was knowledgeable and very kind.

30 minutes at each lake is nowhere near enough if you want to get the full experience! With the walking distances it barely provides enough time to take in the beautiful views of these lakes, let alone buy a coffee or go for a walk around the lake. I wish it was increased to 1hr each.

The maple snack was a good reward for a hard day doing nothing at the end though!
Written July 5, 2022
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Daymon M
Hi Louise. Thanks for the comments. Our tour is structured to be a half day, and as such we we can only spend a certain amount of time at each of the Lakes. I know for certain its easy to spend all day at either of them!
Written July 6, 2022
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Houda Ag
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
Friends
We spent 2 amazing guided tours with Jeff for the whole day. He was very friendly, we learned so much about Banff, lake louise, and Moraine lake as well as the wildlife the history of mountain climbers ans rescuers and so much more. I strongly recommend taking a tour with Jeff, he also took amazing pictures of us while hiking.
Written August 29, 2021
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Suzanne L
Ontario, Canada1,238 contributions
Wow! What can I say? I took my daughter to Banff for her 25th birthday. We only had 2 days and I wanted to get in as much as we could. I booked the afternoon tour. We learned all sorts of interesting tidbits along the way. We also stopped at 4 locations including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Just absolutely breathtaking! The tour went a little late being about 5 hours. The bus that normally holds 24 passengers, had only 8 of us. Easy to socially distance. Our guide Andrew was knowledgeable, friendly, funny and made the tour worth every penny! I highly recommend this attraction!
Written June 27, 2021
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kirsty c
Kitchener, Canada133 contributions
We took the lake Louise and Moraine tour on July 20th. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The bus was clean and the stress of finding parking was gone!
It was a super hot day and the AC on the bus was not working properly so that made the journey very uncomfortable. The sound system on the bus was also very quiet so despite the guides best efforts it was very hard to hear her commentary at the back of the bus.
30 minutes was allocated for each lake and for us that was just not enough for lake Louise. An all day tour to lake Louise would be a wonderful addition to the tours this company offers.
Written July 27, 2021
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kstoray
Cleveland, Australia51 contributions
Absolutely great half day tour! totally recommended.
We had Kelsie as our tour guide and she was nothing short of amazing, her knowledge for the region was unparalleled, even being from Aus, she has such an intense and interesting knowledge for the region, she was engaging, kind and fun. It was a totally no stress tour. She gave us freedom to do our thing, but gave us all the information to ensure we enjoyed our stops.
Kelsie is the one you want on this tour. I noted she had a trainee onboard with her, he was nothing short of unprofessional, was more interested in taking videos and photos of the ride - thats is what WE'RE paying for, help slept most of the way into the park and often knocking into my shoulder with his head during sleep. Complete lack of professionalism. He would often take pics/videos in front of me, like a tourist, not an employee, he sat with me, as opposed to upfront with Kelsie. This was the only downside for today, if you can train him to be personable and not fall asleep on the job, allow the tourists to be tourists and he an employee ( he must realise, some of us have travelled a world away and his desire for pics and videos did not exceed mine as i paid you for this reason. Kelsie is the only reason you get a 5 star, what an attribute she is to your company. !
Written July 27, 2022
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ATLtravlrs
Atlanta3 contributions
We had a good experience with this tour. Our guide, Elijah, was fun and knowledgeable. It was rainy and cold at Lake Louise but it cleared up when we arrived at Moraine Lake. I felt the time there was too short (30 min at each Lake). If you want a quick peak if the lakes, this trip is for you.
Written July 10, 2022
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Hello, Thanks for joining us on the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour, and sharing your experience. This half day tour is designed as a quick, easy way to visit both lakes in a morning or afternoon, with a 30 minute stop at each. We usually have a longer tour option but it's not currently available until 2023, or we also offer full day hikes starting from each lake and private tours that you can customize as suits you. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our guide, and hope to see you back again in Banff.
Written July 14, 2022
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