Tour code: 3026B12
See the best that Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness have to offer — including world-famous Lake Louise, stunning Moraine Lake and towering Takkakaw Falls — on this full-day guided coach tour.  Over the course of 9.5 hours, you’ll discover some of the most awe-inspiring natural scenery of the Canadian Rockies, with time to spot some of the area’s diverse wildlife, plus enjoy lunch and round-trip transport from your Banff hotel.


  • Day trip from Banff to Lake Louise and other Canadian Rockies attractions
  • See some of the most beautiful natural features Canada has to offer, including Moraine Lake, Takakkaw Falls and Victoria Glacier
  • Look for local wildlife as you travel down the Bow Valley Parkway by comfortable coach
  • Enjoy lunch in Lake Louise, and visit the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Round-trip transport from Banff hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

This full-day tour of Banff National Park is the perfect way to visit some of the Canadian Rockies’ greatest hits, from Victoria Glacier to Moraine Lake to what is perhaps the most postcard-perfect lake in Banff — Lake Louise.
Start your day with hotel pickup in Banff, and proceed on a short drive up to the park’s famous Bow Valley Parkway, a scenic route that is often frequented by local wildlife like elk, deer and more than 200 species of birds. Along the Parkway, stop at beautiful Johnston Canyon for a nature walk next to a stream that takes you toward a series of waterfalls.
Back on the coach, you’ll continue to Lake Louise, an emerald-colored lake tucked between a series of mountain peaks below Victoria Glacier. Stop for a quick lunch at the lake before heading up toward the glacier, and then take a look inside the historic Fairmont Chateau hotel, situated at the edge of Lake Louise. Before leaving this area, you’ll also visit nearby Moraine Lake, another amazing alpine sight, as well as the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
Moving on, head over the Great Divide and into Yoho National Park, via the picturesque Kicking Horse Pass, for a stop at the Spiral Tunnels. Then finish your sightseeing at magnificent Takkakaw Falls before heading back to Banff in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Joy Ann E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Marcelina O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time and our tour guide was awesome. Lots of good info. We had a great lunch at the emerald lake lodge and had time to canoe on emerald lake afterwards. We had more than enough time at each location. The whole tour is about 9 hours. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Jerry C C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely wonderful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful tour, highly recommend it. Andy and Jonathan were very knowledgeable and personable young men.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A very enjoyable trip. We visited several scenic sites -- lakes, waterfalls, etc. The bus driver was very knowledgeable, and was willing to stop whenever we spotted wildlife. Lunch, fruit and water were all included. A memorable experience.

Bettina J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a very nice day. Everything was very well organized. We visited many beautiful places. Lunch was also very good.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour driver very professional and his assistant a good asset. Would recommend it to anyone who visits. Scenery amazing.

Barbara V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

An excellent tour of the spectacularly scenic mountains near Banff. We really enjoyed the short interpretive hikes lead by our driver Alan.

Jaike H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great time and our guide was great, very knowledgeable about the parks and surrounding areas, and entertaining. We weren't able to do Johnston Canyon because of a bike race closing the TCH, no fault to the tour operator themselves. We ended up spending 3 hours at lake louise instead which allowed time to hike the trail, so, it wasn't a huge deal to me.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour. Driver was great and informative. Weather was a little rainy but still enjoyed the day. Plenty of time at each stop. Johnston Canyon was closed so we stopped at Marble Canyon instead which was just as nice. If you want to visit some main sights without having to drive yourself, this tour is worth it.

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