Lake Louise, Canada
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clock-o14 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the sapphire-blue lakes and towering waterfalls of Banff National Park and the Yoho Valley on this 14 hour day trip from Calgary. Discover the iconic Lake Louise, a UNESCO World Heritage Site set against the backdrop of the majestic Victoria Glacier. Then head to the Yoho Valley, where you'll stop by the beautiful Takkakaw Falls. Your mountain lakes and waterfalls day trip also includes lunch, coach transport and round-trip transport from select Calgary hotels.
  • Day trip from Calgary to mountain lakes and waterfalls
  • See Canada's most beautiful alpine scenery
  • Visit Lake Louise, the 'Jewel of the Canadian Rockies'
  • Hike around the pristine Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Lunch included
Discover the incredible mountain lakes and postcard-perfect waterfalls that carve their way through Banff and Yoho National Park on this day trip from Calgary. This day-long trip offers the perfect opportunity to explore these two parks' world-famous waterfalls and many alpine lakes.
Depart from Calgary between 5:50 and 6:10am from select Calgary hotels, driving across the wide-open prairie as the mountains of Banff loom ever-larger in your field of view.
Next stop for a short lunch at Emerald Lake before heading to Victoria Glacier and the iconic Lake Louise. Take in the incredible view from what just might be the world's most spectacular lakeside view, then continue inside the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the famous resort that lines the lakeshore. Head next to nearby Moraine Lake, offering another stunning vista frequently complemented by bright red canoes and turquoise-blue water. 
Proceed next to Yoho National Park, located just over the border from Alberta in British Columbia, crossing the Great Divide via Kicking Horse Pass. Stop momentarily at the Spiral Tunnels before enjoying a stroll up to the towering Takkakaw Falls. Finish your exploration with a return trip by coach to Calgary for a drop-off at your original departure point.
Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to September.The roads to Moraine Lake and Takkakaw Falls are seasonal and subject to closures. If these locations are inaccessible, substitute stops will be selected.

Reviews

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B
, Nov 2017

This is without a doubt, the best tour I've ever done. I'm a regular viator user and this tour takes the cake. The views are amazing, everywhere you turn there's so much to see. You get plenty of time for amazing photos and if you're short on time or can't stay more than a few nights in Calgary this is a must do. if you can stay longer, definitely try for extended stays at these sights - the views are incredible. This was undoubtedly one of, if not my most favourite day I've ever spent on holidays. I would do it again and again.

V
, Nov 2017

Beautiful sights and the whole tour was very well organized.

b
, Nov 2017

We were in Calgary for the Stampede which was a blast. Our driver for the tour going to Banff was nice and informative. The scenery was breath taking. We stopped at 3 lakes and had time to walk around and take pictures at each, we were lucky enough to watch a freight train go into the corkscrew tunnel and come out going in the opposite direction. We walked to 2 waterfalls and finally had time to shop and dine in Banff. It was a full day but that was all the time we had. Our driver and guide were helpful and the company was accommodating and we are glad we could fit this trip in our week.

V
, Oct 2017

Excellent. It was a very long day, but it was worth it.
Well organized and drivers were super informative. There are two buses, one from Calgary to Banff then from Banff to the tourist spot and vice versa for the return to Calgary.
The driver doubles over as the tour guide and there is a secondary guide that does all the organizing. When you arrive at the tourist spots, there is free time to explore on your own, which is great. We throughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting. : :

S
, Oct 2017

Such a perfect day! Loved it from beginning to end.

T
, Oct 2017

All these lakes are incredible experience, I can't wait to go in another tour with my girls!

R
, Sep 2017

This 12 hour day involved a two hour bus ride from Calgary to Banff as offered by Brewster Travel. We travelled through two provinces: Alberta and British Columbia during the course of the day. Lunched at Emerald Lake lodge. The sights were spectacular as rains had cleansed the air of smoke allowing the tourists to view the pristine waters of the lakes and the breathtaking waterfalls. The professional driver, Al, and tour guide, Bianca, afforded all ample time to see Mother Nature's splendor. My favorite waterfall was in Yoho National Park. You would just stare in awe at the beauty of Takakkaw Falls. If you have but one tour to take during your visit, THIS TOUR IS THE ONE. Highly, highly recommended!

h
, Sep 2017

This tour is great.
The driver ‘Dustin’ and tour guide ‘Bianca’ gave the best explanation.
It was an unforgettable landscape and tour.

M
, Sep 2017

Ok so obviously the places you visit are beautiful but the reason you opt for a tour is to get that bit extra and avoid the hassle of renting a car.
If you start the tour in Calgary beware of the waiting times that nobody warned me about. In the morning you do have to wait for about an hour to join the tour and in the evening, at the end of a very long day you need to wait for like an hour and a half. Not ideal and not great.
When you board the bus you're told that if you are a single traveller you will need to share a sea with someone else. Fair enough. This always happens. But what is not acceptable is that if you are there nice and early and get a seat by the window you get pushed to the back and to an aisle seat. The only reason why I booked a tour instead of rent a car was so that I could take pictures. If I can't do that then I have no interest in the tour.
On top of that, there were a few issues with people joining us later who moved other passengers' stuff and took advantage of their old age and took it against a couple who didn't speak very good English. Needless to say the driver and guide didn't do anything.
In summary, next time I would rent a car. Especially when they do not make their policies clear before booking.

K
, Sep 2017

Absolutely stunning views and scenery. Not forgetting the interactive coach driver Rick and guide Ben! Highly recommend this tour to anyone from anywhere around the world it's a memorable experience!


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