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Overview

These stunning alpine lakes look too beautiful to be real. On this sightseeing tour you will visit the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, Lake Louise, and the world renowned Moraine Lake, both of which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of their priceless natural beauty. They’ll stop you in your tracks in awe.

Wander the shoreline at Lake Louise and see the Victoria Glacier and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel, and then snap some shots of Moraine Lake in the beautiful Valley Of The Ten Peaks. Take a short walk up the Rockpile at Moraine Lake, where you’ll find the iconic view that was once on the back of the Canadian $20 bill. During the tour, your guide will weave tales of the early mountaineers, who also fell in love with this spot in the 1890s.

With parking lots often filling up by sunrise, get guaranteed access to both famous lakes on this guided tour.

Highlights

Lake Louise

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

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Visit the famous Chateau while at Lake Louise.

Moraine Lake

Stop at Moraine Lake for around half an hour, with an optional walk up the rockpile or stroll the shoreline. This is our favorite lake, with its emerald waters and massive peaks.

Booking Info

FAQ

How Can I join this tour if I am not staying in Banff?

You are welcome to meet us at any of our pick-up locations in Banff to join the tour. You can park for free at the train station (it’s included in the pickup list); please note that the capacity is limited, so ensure to come in advance in case you need to find alternative parking. Please refer to the Town of Banff website for general parking information, or the banffparking.ca website for live parking availability.

For guests staying in Canmore, you can also use the Roam bus service and disembark at the Banff High School. The closest pick up point to the Banff High School is across the road at the Ptarmigan Inn Hotel. Guests staying in Lake Louise can meet at the Samson Mall in Lake Louise.

How Long are the stops at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?

We will be at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake for about a half an hour visit at each location. We also offer a Deluxe Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour for those that wish to visit at a quieter time of day, avoid the crowds and extend their visit.

I want to see turquoise lakes, when do the lakes thaw?

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake usually thaw in June. The lakes are beautiful at anytime of year, but if you are set on seeing the famous blue-green water then the best time to visit is from late June to early September.

When is the road cosed to Moraine Lake?

The access road to Moraine Lake is closed each year from early October to late May due to avalanche risk. In spring and fall, the Discover Lake Louise Fall Tour operates while the access road to Moraine Lake is closed.

Can I drive to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?

Parking is extremely limited at the Lake Louise lakeshore, parking lots are often full by sunrise and remain full throughout the day. Moraine Lake Road is restricted to access by tour companies, public buses, and taxis, and it is not accessible by public vehicles. Taking a guided tour provides guaranteed access to both lakes without the parking hassles. Also, mandatory paid parking is in effect for all public stalls in the Lake Louise Lakeshore parking lot from mid May to mid October between the hours of 7am and 7pm.

Is there lots of walking involved?

There will be one stop at each of the lakes; Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. At every stop you will have the opportunity to get off the bus and stretch your legs and all of the viewpoints are a short walk. The Rockpile at Moraine Lake is an optional easy short trail of less than 500 metres that offers fantastic views, and both lakes offer an easy, flat shoreline walk.

Will I see wildlife on this tour?

There is a chance of seeing wildlife on the tour and the Icefields Parkway is a common area to spot animals, however we do not guarantee seeing wildlife on any of our tours. Our guides have a lot of knowledge about the animals within the park and can fill you in about them if you see any wildlife or if you have any questions.

What is the cancellation policy?

There is a 72 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 72 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Call Discover Banff Tours for cancellations: 403-760-5007

Departure Times

This product is provided by Discover Banff Tours, for in resort assistance please contact Discover Banff tours directly:
Toll Free: +1 877-565-9372 or 403-760-5007, WhatsApp: (1) 825 807 5007
Operational Hours: 6:30am - 9:00pm, Daily (MT)

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Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

See two of the world’s most beautiful lakes including iconic Lake Louise – famous for its jewel-like water nestled between rugged peaks.
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Activity Level

Minimal
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May - October
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Departure

7:00AM/ 8:00AM/ 1:00PM/ 3:00PM

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Duration

4.25 Hours
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All Ages

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$105
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$65
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FAIRMONT JPL, JASPER & JASPER SKYTRAM SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shoulder Season: April 29th – May 18th & September 5th – October 15th
Summer Season: May 19th – September 4th
Jasper Park Lodge
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Forest Park
8:40 AM
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Marmot Lodge
8:40 AM
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Tonquin Inn
8:45 AM
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Chateau Jasper
8:45 AM
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Jasper Inn & Suites
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The Crimson
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Jasper Adventure Centre (JAC)
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Mount Robson
9:05 AM
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Jasper Skytram – RETURN TO JASPER
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Jasper Adventure Centre RETURN TO Jasper Park Lodge
9:45 AM
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ARRIVE Jasper Park Lodge
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Shoulder Season Only
Summer Season Only
Both Seasons
* Last Shuttle
** No Return Shuttle to JPL

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