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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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827LL_M
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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
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Heather C
Toronto, Canada17 contributions
Jul 2021
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 25 July 2021
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Houda Ag
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
Aug 2021 • 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 29 August 2021
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Suzanne L
Ontario, Canada1,237 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 27 June 2021
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kirsty c
Kitchener, Canada133 contributions
Jul 2021
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 27 July 2021
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Kim B
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Andrew was a fantastic tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the lakes and you could tell he was eager to teach. My mother in law is oxygen dependent and he was able to allow for her portable concentrator to be plugged in. I loved the small group as well.
Written 2 October 2021
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TuliP
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
This review is for Jeff and Heidi,

David here, this was my first time to Banff. My family and I really enjoyed the tour and we definitely enjoyed the warm and bubbly personalities of Jeff and Heidi. Both were very professional and very passionate about the tour and that same positive energy was rubbing on all of us on that tour.

Highly recommend these two Jeff and Heidi, if you are after a nice chilled relaxed tour. They are both excellent photographers by trade, well at least from what I’ve seen lol.

Thanks again
All the best guys!
Written 31 July 2021
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Graham C
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Very informative and entertaining driver/guide made the trip fun. The lakes were both stunning. Unfortunately the weather in June played its part. It poured heavily during our Louise stop. However 20 minutes later when we reached Moraine the sun was out and the sky was blue with fluffy clouds. That made a huge difference.
Written 21 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Graham, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour. June can be a little hit and miss with the rain, but we're delighted that the sky cleared in time for your stop at Moraine Lake (our personal favourite). We're so glad you enjoyed the tour, and hope to see you back in Banff.
Written 28 June 2022
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TravelFoodieTex
Houston, TX239 contributions
I will review 3 tours Lake Louise, Icefields, and Wildlife. On very short notice the first 2 were cancelled and those sites were in my top 5 things to see. If my travel partner had not rented a car (so we could see the sites on our own) I would be out of luck! The tour company said it was due to staffing shortages. While I am very empathetic this does not help the tourist, I met guests with G-Adventures (another tour company) who were doing these tours. I should have booked with them instead. The Wildlife tour (3 hrs around Banff) did happen and it was ok but not really worth the time. Easy to get the same information and sites on your own if you have a car. Enjoy!
Written 9 June 2022
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Good evening, Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave a review, we are sorry to hear you had your tours cancelled last minute due to staff shortages and we are glad to hear you still got to see these amazing places. Was there any moment on the Wildlife tour that stood out to you?
Written 13 June 2022
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schuwoman
Ankeny8 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great tour guide, Matthew Rodgers. He handled a situation with an irate bicyclist very calmly. He scheduled our stops to take best advantage of the sun’s position. Beautiful Bow Falls! Great stories and humor along with a genuine concern for people. How appropriate that he is Mr. Rodgers.
Written 21 September 2021
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Anthony S
Baldock, UK4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our guide Anike was excellent. Very engaging, knowledgeable and helpful. She gave just the right amount of commentary . We got into both car parks because we were in a tour bus while private cars were being turned away. The lakes were incredible.
Written 19 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great Experience!
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Awesome adventure
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Gorgeous Glaciers!
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Elks and bears!
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Poor customer service and communication
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Nice Trip
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Evening Ruined!!
Evening ruined!!! We booked this trip over a month before our planned trip to Banff. We arranged our pick up for th
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Rubbish, Discover Banff tour operators need to communicate with each other and take some customer service training.
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My tour was cancelled 2 days before it was scheduled to happen because of staffing shortages. Fortunately my trave
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