Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The ?Australian?New Zealander tour guide was excellent. Only slight fault. He would underestimate walking times to various spots. Otherwise he was excellent. He was also a skilful driver.
We were completely satisfied with our tour.
very nice guiding and schedule, enough explanation. i recommand this tour.
Excellent trip, a very good weather helped indeed, but beside the packed schedule with many lakes and waterfalls visited and of course the spectacular views that we enjoyed all the time, I need to make a special mention of the star of the day, the driver Bob, who made the excursion beyond expectation with his knowledge and wits. Entertainment was complete. We highly recommend this trip to anyone interested to spend a day surrounded by the beauty of nature.
This tour ticked all the boxes for me! I had been to this part of the world before but went again because Lake Louise is just so stunning I had to see it again! This tour took me to other places I hadn't been to before and gave me ample time at the ones I had, to simply soak in the views. Would I do this tour again? Yes! So worth it, plus I had time in Banff at the end of the tour while waiting for the bus into Calgary, that alone was worth it for me!
Our tour with Viator was very good organized, with specialized staff and helpful, we really like.
This tour was perfect, also the timing in the day at the various stops
5 stars - everything was perfect. I ask for a special service because I am crowd sick and the chauffeur was aware of that and accommodate me in the bus. I saw mountains, mountains and other beautiful mountains. Lake Louise is so beautiful that we don't want to leave. What a nice day!
A really great day in the Rockies! The driver was very friendly and helpful in that he gave us just the right amount of information of any place we passed or stopped by. I wish there would've been more time to spend at all the beautiful lakes.
While working in Calgary, I wanted to visit the Rockies. So I booked this trip. The organisation went very smoothly, with a 06:50 pick up from my hotel. We changed coaches in Banff and had time for a quick coffee and snack before heading off. Our Driver Dave was friendly and knowledgeable. First stop was Johnson Canyon, where we had around 40 mins. That was enough for a walk up to the lower falls and plenty of photos. Lake Louise was the next stop, where we picked up our lunches and had around 1 1/2 hrs to wander around and take in the scenery. It's an easy walk along the shore and quite quickly you can get away from the hoards. The views are wonderful. After lunch we set off to Moraine Lake, very spectacular, but only 30 mins here. Next we set off to Yoho National Park and Takakkaw Falls. Again very spectacular, but only 30 mins on the ground. After this we headed back to Banff, where we had a wait of around 3 hrs for the coach back to Calgary. I enjoyed the trip, the views if the weather is good are amazing and the driver was very informative. However, as a keen outdoors person and photographer, I would have gladly spent longer on the tour and spent much less time in Banff. While it's a nice town, it's still a town. Perhaps they need to have a option from Lake Louise for an extended trip arriving back in Banff in time to catch the coach back to Calgary. That said it was an enjoyable day out with some wonderful scenery.
We really enjoyed the trip, the mountains were beautiful, Lake Louise is breathtaking. Driver was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. Would do it again.
Angela Maria M
It was a great trip! We had wonderful moments visiting the lakes and mountains! We will be recommending Viator to our friends.
The tour was great and scenery magnificient. It was a shame that so much time was wasted getting to Banff, where the tour started. I wasn't aware that we would transfer to banff and then commence tour. We spent approx. three hours before starting and when it finished in banff, we were forgotten and waited an extra 1 hours to be picked up. Finish tour at 3.00 pm approx. arrived in Calgary at 8.00 pm. A lot of wasted time.
I was very disappointed -- Emerald Lake was advertised as a stop and was one of the reasons that I booked this trip. Instead of continuing on to Emerald Lake we returned to the station with one and half hour lay over before returning to Calgary. Also, on the return to Calgary we did a milk run of stops where it was advertised that there were only three stops. The last three and a half hours was boring and frustration.