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Banff National Park Tour with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

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  • 4 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this guided tour from Banff. Located inside the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the lakes are well-known for their distinct turquoise hues. Gain insight into the area’s mountaineering history, admire views of the Valley of Ten Peaks and leave with plenty of frame-worthy photos. Round-trip transportation is included on this small-group tour. Don’t miss this seasonal tour that operates from April to November.
  • Guided tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
  • Visit two beautiful lakes located in Banff National Park
  • Snap photos of the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies’
  • Stroll to a viewpoint in the Valley of Ten Peaks overlooking Moraine Lake
  • Learn about the local mountaineering history
  • This small-group tour ensures a more memorable experience

What's Included

  • 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.
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 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.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

After pickup from your Banff hotel in the afternoon, travel with your guide to famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, both part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of their natural beauty. You have time at each lake to admire their turquoise colors, wander the shoreline and take photos.

Soak up the beauty of Lake Louise, referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.’ Hear about local mountaineering history, including a tragic accident that shaped Canadian mountain culture.

Continue to a viewpoint in the Valley of Ten Peaks overlooking Moraine Lake, and capture photos of Banff’s incredible natural beauty.

During your tour, you also see the Bow Valley Parkway, Castle Mountain and Chateau Lake Louise.

Please note: Early season road closures limit access to Moraine Lake until late May. Inquire at the time of booking to learn the alternate stops and locations being used.

Lake Louise

Spend around half an hour at Lake Louise, and take a stroll on the lake shore and see the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Moraine Lake

Stop at Moraine Lake for around half an hour, with an optional walk up the famous viewpoint or stroll the shoreline.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Operated by Discover Banff Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

There are no hand rails to hold on to as you climb steep stairs
Moraine Lake was especially beautiful and climbing the rock pile was well worth the effort.
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Requisite sites and entertaining commentary!
LeGran_H, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! The lakes were amazing, proof of God’s amazing love for us shining through his exquisite creation! The commentary provided by our driver/guide, Tyler Buck, was informative and enjoyable. He did an excellent job relating stories that brought the scenery to life. Buck’s wildlife tales were equally informative and entertaining. Hats off to Discover Canada!
Great tour and beautiful lakes!
Sally_R, Jun 2022
Great tour! The lakes are both beautiful and our tour guide, Annika, was super knowledgeable and nice. The tour was 4ish hours with a 30 minute stop at Lake Louise and a 40 minute stop at Moraine Lake. Hike up the rocks at Moraine Lake first to get a great view (but be aware it is a steep hike up natural rock stairs). Would highly recommend!
Spectacular views!
Julia_F, Jun 2022
Exploring Lake Louise and Montaigne Lake is a must on your bucket list. Spectacular views of the mountains and beautiful lakes. Our tour guide was excellent. I highly recommend this experience.
Stunning Lake Louise
Robert_M, Jun 2022
Sadly due to the cold Spring we could not get to Lake Moraine due to the road being blocked by snow Lake Louise was covered in ice but stunning Geff the driver/guide was excellent and informative
Great trip to Louise and back!
Depenbusch_D, Jun 2022
Jeff was awesome. Great stories and always concerned for comfort and safety. His stories and knowledge of the area was great!
Great trip. Highly recommended.
Paul_N, Jun 2022
Great trip. Our guide Anick gave us plenty of info about the area and we even stopped a few times at great photo opportunities.
Great and well worth it
Gillian_G, Oct 2021
Andrew, our guide was fantastic. Knowlegeable, great story teller. The trip was excellent, not too long, just right. Well worth it.
John_P, Sep 2021
We had an awesome guide from Discovery Banff tours. Her name is Heidi and she explained all the mountain regions and the history behind them. She also hiked with us. She was great
Kristina_P, Aug 2021
Loved this tour. The tour guide Robert was so knowledgeable and we had a blast at both lakes as well as making our own little picnic at Lake Louise
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing Experience
JOANNE_P, Aug 2021
It was so much fun. Ronnie, our driver and tour guide was so informative and friendly. Thank you so much!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Well worth it!
Kathi_G, Aug 2021
Our guide Heidi was fabulous! She made the tour worthwhile. Her stories and history of the area brought it all to life. She made sure we got fabulous pictures too! Thanks Heidi! ❤
1 traveler found this review helpful
Short trip
Heather_B, Aug 2021
Viewing time at lakes was less and the coach air conditioning was poor. Jeff, the driver cum guide was knowledgeable &did his job well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic Tour
Saleh_A, Jun 2021
Loved this tour. Our guide Jeff was very informative and helped solo travelers with pictures. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Family Tour
Peter_H, Jul 2020
Our tour guide Rose was extraordinary. Her knowledge of the area, and her ability to educate and entertain us with stories was priceless. Our stops at Castle Mountain, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake were incredible. A highly recommended tour!
Great trip
danielle_h, Jul 2020
We had a tour with Rose! She was awesome! I highly recommend this tour to anyone! She really knew her stuff and it made the trip Fun, informative as well as beautiful
Great tour guide
CAROLYN_S, Oct 2019
Ronnie made the tour. She was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour! We managed to get to Moraine Lake even though this was supposed to be impossible in October. Gave us lovely maple syrup biscuits.
Great tour!
Adriana_G, Oct 2019
It was amazing! The tour was very informative and both lakes were absolutely beautiful, you get good time to see both places. Neil was great, very friendly, polite and professional. I recommend this tour if you want to visit both lakes in a relax manner and enjoy the amazing views without having to worry about driving.
Our guide was THE BEST
Jennifer_G, Oct 2019
Really enjoyed the guide’s commentary and info. He was a retired geologist and knew the area well. Bus was clean and efficient.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tour guide Anne
Dechen_D, Oct 2019
Anne was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic . She came with us helped us take pictures and very patient
Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
Jeanne_M, Sep 2019
A good tour ; wished we had been told of inaccessibility of viewing Lake Moraine at point recommended by tour guide . There are no hand rails to hold on to as you climb steep stairs


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