Dec-Apr
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All Ages
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Leisurely
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Combo Package; experience the picture perfect viewpoints of Banff and Lake Louise as they transform into a winter wonderland. 

Included: Discover Banff & It’s Wildlife Tour

The 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. Plus, enjoy hot chocolate and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops. It’s a complete orientation to Banff and a great tour for seeing wildlife in the morning!

Included: Discover Lake Louise Tour

Lake Louise transforms into a winter wonderland that has to be seen to be believed. This full day tour gives you plenty of time to explore on your own: borrow our snowshoes and explore the many trails, wander the shoreline and take in the iconic views, rent ice skates and skate on the frozen lake or warm up with a hot drink or a leisurely lunch at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel.

Tours in this package must be taken on different days.

TOURS INCLUDE
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Hot chocolate
  • 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 & It’s 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 Lookout

See a higher view of Bow Falls and the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
4

Hoodoos Viewpoint

What is a hoodoo? Understand the lay of the land as you look out over the Bow Valley.
5

Lake Minnewanka

Learn about an underwater village and native history with a pleasant break at Banff National Park’s largest lake.

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

1

Bow Valley Parkway

The scenic highway to Lake Louise, great for wildlife viewing.
2

Lake Louise

Take a stroll on the lakeshore trail and visit the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with four hours of free time. There’s also ice skating, sleigh rides and dogsledding tours to choose from!
3

Snowshoe Sampler

Your guide will give you the option of trying snowshoeing at Lake Louise. Take a few minutes to explore with our easy to use snowshoes before venturing further on the trails.
4

Mt. Victoria and Victoria Glacier

These dominating features of Lake Louise are a must capture photo, and your guide will talk to you about their story and significance to the area.
TOURS INCLUDE
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Hot chocolate
  • 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.
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 brief break with a maple cookie snack and hot chocolate, and hands on interpretive tools.
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.
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.
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.
Pick up is between 10am and 10:15am in Banff and you will have just over 4 hours at Lake Louise before returning to Banff at around 5pm. Please allow 7 hours in total for this tour.
The full-day tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour to Lake Louise along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. The tour includes 4 hours of free time at Lake Louise, hands on interpretive tools and use of our snowshoes for a snowshoe sampler.
Your lunch is not included, and so you might want to bring something with you. Alternatively you can purchase food from the Deli at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Snowshoeing is a form of hiking where snowshoes are worn over your boots to distribute your weight over the snow. It’s way more fun and less tiring than walking in regular shoes through deep snow!

There are a lot of snowshoeing trails around Lake Louise and our guide will bring snowshoes for you to use and instruct you on how to put them on and use them correctly. Then you are free to roam around and explore the area.

There are lots of winter activities to do once you get to Lake Louise. If snowshoeing isn’t your thing, you can hire some ice skates or cross country skis from the Chateau (typically available from mid December to mid April) or simply admire the impressive ice castle and ice sculptures on the lake (typically from late January to early March).

You can go on a horse drawn sleigh ride that follows the lakeside trail beneath the Victoria Glacier (approximately mid December to early April) or you can explore even further and join a dogsled tour that runs along the Continental Divide to British Columbia (advance reservations required, typically operates from December to early April).

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 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
  • Hot chocolate
  • 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 must be taken on different days.
  • 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
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Ice skate on Lake Louise on the winter Discover Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Discover Banff and Its Wildlife with Discover Banff Tours
Discover Banff and Its Wildlife with Discover Banff Tours
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Winter
Try ice skating at Lake Louise on the DIscover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Winter Ice Skating at Lake Louise
Snowshoe on Lake Louise on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Enjoy four hours of free time at Lake Louise in winter on the Discover Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours