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May-Oct
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Combo Package; experience the picture perfect viewpoints of Banff and the world-famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. 

These tours are operating as small group public tours, and masks and one of either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test result are mandatory for all guests and guides. Learn more about our health and safety measures.

Included: Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour (8:30am – 11:30am)

This morning tour is the perfect introduction to Banff and includes some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights such as the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, and Lake Minnewanka. It’s a complete orientation to Banff and a great tour for seeing wildlife in the morning!

Included: Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour (1:00pm – 5:15pm)

Visit the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, Lake Louise, and world-famous Moraine Lake in this UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its priceless natural beauty. This tour is the best way to sightsee along the Bow Valley Parkway and visit these two stunning alpine lakes in one morning or afternoon.

Tours in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.

TOURS INCLUDE
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Fresh water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)

The best parts of the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour for most people include the following:

1

Bow Falls

Water crashes over ancient limestone creating a spectacle of sound and sight.
2

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

The Castle of the Rockies is the railway’s contribution to the building of Canada.
3

Surprise Corner

A higher view of Bow Falls and the majestic Banff Springs Hotel.
4

Hoodoos Lookout and Bow Valley viewpoint

What is a hoodoo? Understand the lay of the land.
5

Lake Minnewanka

See the largest lake in Banff National Park.
6

Bankhead

An abandoned mining town and relic of Banff’s industrial past.
7

Banff Gondola (if purchased)

Free time at the gondola if purchased (please note that Gondola guests will return to their hotel via Banff Transit).

The best parts of the Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour for most people include the following:

1

Bow Valley Parkway

Wildlife watching and the role of fire in the park.
2

Castle Mountain

Learn how this local landmark got its name.
3

Lake Louise

Spend around 30 minutes of free time at Lake Louise, and take a stroll on the lake shore.
4

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Visit the famous Chateau while at Lake Louise.
5

Moraine Lake (when road access permits)

Stop at Moraine Lake for around half an hour, with an optional walk up the rockpile or stroll the shoreline (when road access permits, from late May to early October). This is our favorite lake, with its emerald waters and massive peaks.
TOURS INCLUDE
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Fresh water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
The tour begins at 8:30am and returns around 11:30am, approximately three hours in total.
The half-day tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour to see some of the local highlights such as the iconic Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Lake Minnewanka. The tour includes several stops, including a refreshment break with maple cookies and fresh water, and hands on interpretive tools.
Only half your time is spent on the bus, and at every stop you will have the opportunity to get off the bus and stretch your legs. All of the viewpoints are a short walk.
The tour begins at 1:00pm and brings you back to Banff around 5:15pm, and is approximately 4.25 hours.
This small group tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour to see two of the area’s most famous lakes. The tour includes a sightseeing stop along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway and 30 minute stops at both Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, fresh water, a maple cookie snack and hands on interpretive tools.

Please note that the access road to Moraine Lake is closed in winter each year from early October until late May. When the road is closed tours will not include Moraine Lake and instead spend one hour at Lake Louise. Please enquire at the time of booking to confirm the current season dates that this tour will visit Moraine Lake.

We will be at each lake for 30 minutes. Please note that the access road to Moraine Lake is closed in winter each year from early October until late May, and so early and late season tours will not include Moraine Lake and instead spend one hour at Lake Louise. Please enquire at the time of booking to confirm the current season dates that this tour will visit Moraine Lake.
Lake Louise usually thaws in June in June and freezes in November. The lake is 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.
There will be at least one stop along the Bow Valley Parkway, as well as 30 minute stops at 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.
We pick up from most hotels in Banff, and you can select your preferred pick-up location during the booking process. For drop offs, our guide will ask you on the way back where you would like to be dropped off either in town or at your hotel.
You are welcome to meet us at any of our pick up locations in Banff to join the tour, and there is free parking at the Banff Train Station in Banff for up to nine hours. Guests parking here can select their pickup location as the Banff Train Station (in front of Main Entrance). If you would like longer parking, there is free parking at the Fenlands Centre for 12 hours, and then the closest pickup location will be the Banff Train Station (in front of Main Entrance).

Most guests choose to self-drive into Banff, although please note that you will need to find parking in Banff that exceeds the duration of each tour. 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 Elk and Avenue Hotel.

There is a chance of seeing wildlife on the tour and we often 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.
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.

TOURS INCLUDE
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Fresh water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Tours in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.
  • All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Early and late season road closures will limit access to Moraine Lake (until late May and from early October). When the access road to Moraine Lake is closed, the tour will not visit Moraine Lake and will instead spend 1 hour at Lake Louise.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • Please note that these tours require a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tours.
TOURS INCLUDE
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Fresh water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
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