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See the best that Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness have to offer — including beautiful Emerald Lake, 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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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 — Emerald Lake.

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.

Back on the coach, you’ll continue to Emerald Lake, an emerald-colored lake tucked between a series of mountain peaks below Victoria Glacier. Stop for a quick lunch here at the lake before visiting 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

W. Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Even though a couple parks were closed because we went so late in the season, this tour was wonderful! Our tour guide, I believe his name was Tim, was so knowledgeable and had such a nice demeanor in delivering his info. Covered the history of how this beautiful area was discovered and some facts about those explorers who did so. We had plenty of time at each stop to explore as we wished and to take pictures. The lunch we had included in price was surprisingly delicious! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. Saw so many points of interest we had heard about all in one day. The coach was very comfortable and our tour guide and his assistant had bottled water and snacks for us. Would definitely do it again if we are ever back in Banff.

patricia r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Perfect tour in every way. Andy was a great tour guide. Just there right amount of time for the tour. Stopped at beautiful scenic spots. Each time there was enough time walk/hike if you liked and take pictures. Very good lunch included in the price. Picked up and returned to our hotel on time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Its a great experience, you can't miss it, we didn't see all the waterfalls because of the weather but the driver and the staff from the tour took us to another attractions, so everything was perfecto! great attention and service, beautiful landscape, its a must i you go to Banff


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Outstanding! We would do this again and again!

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a wonderful experience with the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day trip from Banff - our driver and our tour guide Nicole were outstanding. Thank you for the great day.. Bob and Judy Kauffman
Hidden Valley Lake, CA

Diane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Tina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Banff and Lake Louise are stunning. Like our tour the day before, we were picked up on time and had wonderful guides. We had lunch at Emerald Lake, a magnificient setting that can't be beat. I highly recommend this tour.

Peter D C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely gorgeous scenery. Hope you can get a sunny day like we did. We got beautiful pictures and wonderful memories. We'll be back to Banff.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was wonderful from start to finish! It was one of the most well-organized trip that we have ever done. We were picked up/dropped off at our hotel by a taxi and taken to the main location where the tours leave from. The tour was run by Brewster Tour Company, which has a huge presence in the area.
The coach was very comfortable. Our bus driver, Linda and her assistant tour host, Rebecca could not have been more accommodating!
Linda was a very safe driver and so knowledgable. There were water bottles available and a snack mid morning. Lunch was included as part of the tour orders were taken in advance so the meals would be ready when we arrived. There were 3 choices: hamburger, chicken or a veggie burger, with accompaniments, and it was a delicious lunch. More than enough time was allotted for each stop on the tour.
We were taken to places that we would not have been able to get to on our own, either because we would not have known about them or because getting there and parking would have been an issue. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Banff and we would highly recommend it!

Diane N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide, Nicole, and bus driver also guide, Genesis, were fabulous. They are very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. The tour delivered much more than I expected in terms of the number of sights. I enjoyed being on the bus and not have to try and park in what were some very congested spots. Beautiful scenery. I had a marvelous day.

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