1:30pm
Departure Time
4 Hours
Duration
6+
Age
Leisurely
Activity
Dec-Apr
Season

Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Lake Louise in Winter

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Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery that transforms the area into a winter wonderland. Join us on a small group tour and witness the frozen icy-blue Lake Louise surrounded by sparkling snow in an amphitheatre of jagged mountain peaks.

Your Lake Louise winter tour adventure begins with a scenic drive on the Bow Valley Parkway, where we may even catch a glimpse of wildlife. When we arrive, the tour takes you to see the Victoria Glacier and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, offering an unparalleled view of this iconic hotel. 

Take an optional guided walk around the lake’s shoreline and learn more about this magical place. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore the winter landscapes of Lake Louise at your own pace. 

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools


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The best parts of the Discover our Lake Louise Winter tours for most people include the following:

1

Iconic Bow Valley Parkway Drive

It’s one of the best drives in the Canadian Rockies for a reason! Stop at the Castle Mountain lookout too!
2

Lake Louise Views & Shoreline Walk

See the world-famous lake of crystal-clear waters surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Take an optional shoreline walk to get the best vantage points of the Chateau Lake Louise. 
3

Explore Lake Louise On Your Own

Take some time during the tour to breathe and savor your visit to this Unesco World Heritage Site as you wish. 
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools


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Pick up is between 1:15pm and 1:30pm in Banff and and you will returning to Banff at around 5:30pm. Please allow 4 hours in total for the Lake Louise Winter tour.
This afternoon tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour to Lake Louise. Our Lake Louise Winter tour includes hot chocolate and a maple cookie snack. Please note that water is not provided and you may wish to bring your own.
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 a popular central downtown meeting point is the public bus parking area behind the Mt Royal Hotel (the hotel address is 138 Banff Avenue).

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 the 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.

This tour includes approximately 1 hour at Lake Louise, which includes free time to explore Lake Louise.

Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly, and our winter sightseeing tours run in all weather.  Participants can choose to participate in a lakeside walk during your tour.   Wind chill can change the temperature dramatically and we recommend dressing appropriately.  There is opportunity to shelter inside the Chateau Lake Louise.

To ensure that you enjoy your time outside during the tour, please wear/bring:

  • Thermals/base layers/long johns.
  • A warm shirt or sweater.
  • A winter jacket.  Ski jackets can be rented from stores in Banff such as Snowtips-Bactrax.
  • A hat and mitts.
  • A neck warmer or scarf.
  • Sturdy winter boots.  Winter boots like Sorel, Baffin etc are great. No trainers, sneakers, vans, ugg boots, or “dressy” boots. If you do not have winter boots, we recommend a rental store such as Snowtips-Bactrax.
  • A water bottle.

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.

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools


4.5
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  • All children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • By participating in a tour with Discover Banff Tours, guests are acknowledging that they understand that we may take video and photographs of them during their tour. These videos and photographs may be used in promotional materials including, but not limited to, social media.
  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Small group size (up to 12 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools


4.5
3894+
4.4
374+
4.5
786+
Lake Louise Winter Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Drive the scenic Bow Valley Parkway and see Castle Mountain on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
See spectacular sightseeing stops along the Bow Valley Parkway on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Learn about Lake Louise from your friendly guide on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Try snowshoeing at Lake Louise on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Make a snow angel on a winter snowshoeing tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies