1:00pm
Departure Time
4.25 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity
Oct-Nov
Season

See iconic Lake Louise, famous for its jewel-like water nestled between rugged peaks. This stunning lake looks too beautiful to be real.

On this sightseeing tour you will visit the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, Lake Louise, a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its priceless natural beauty. It’ll stop you in your tracks in awe.

Take the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise, with several sightseeing stops along the way. Then, wander the shoreline at Lake Louise at your leisure and see the Victoria Glacier and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel, with one hour of free time to soak in its incredible beauty.

During the tour your guide will weave tales of the early mountaineers, who also fell in love with this spot in the 1890s.

Included
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
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Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"You'll have a chance to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

The best parts of the 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 one hour 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.
Included
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
DO A TOUR PRIVATELY?
  • If one of our group itinerary tours appeals to you, it can also be arranged for you on a private basis. LEARN MORE.

Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"You'll have a chance to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

The tour begins at 1:00pm and will return at 5:15pm, approximately 4.25 hours in length.
The half-day tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise. The tour includes 1 hour of free time at Lake Louise, hot chocolate, maple cookies 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.
We will be at Lake Louise for about one hour.
Lake Louise usually thaws in June and starts to freeze 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 the stop at Lake Louise. 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.
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 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.

Included
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
DO A TOUR PRIVATELY?
  • If one of our group itinerary tours appeals to you, it can also be arranged for you on a private basis. LEARN MORE.

Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"You'll have a chance to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

  • Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
Included
  • Maple cookie snack
  • Hot chocolate
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
DO A TOUR PRIVATELY?
  • If one of our group itinerary tours appeals to you, it can also be arranged for you on a private basis. LEARN MORE.

Guide Quote

Gina's Pick

"You'll have a chance to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the world." - Gina , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

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