May-Sep
Season
3:30pm
Departure Time
6 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity

This deluxe tour gives you more time to wander and soak up the beauty of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake at one of the quietest times of day.

The pale turquoise hue of Lake Louise comes from sunlight reflecting off mountain-dust particles suspended in the glacial melt-water. It’s a natural wonder that you just can’t stop staring at.

We’ll take our time meandering through the scenic Bow Valley Parkway with our eyes peeled for wildlife, and savour an early dinner in the warm log cabin ambiance of the Baker Creek Bistro at Baker Creek Mountain Resort.

We’ll visit Lake Louise at one of the quietest times of the day so you can avoid the crowds, and there will plenty of time to wander on your own. You can also enjoy an interpretive nature walk around the shoreline with your certified guide. Then we’ll head to Moraine Lake where you can choose to talk a short walk up the ‘rockpile’ pathway for the famous lake view from a scenic viewpoint, before we head back to Banff as the setting sun bathes the mountains in a golden glow.

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Meal
  • Dinner
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Guide Quote

Neil's Pick

"Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy these lakes at the best time of day." - Neil , 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

Dinner at Baker Creek Mountain Resort

An early dinner in the warm log cabin ambiance of the Baker Creek Bistro.
3

Lake Louise

An hour to explore Lake Louise, with an optional shoreline guided hike. The afternoon departure helps to avoid the crowds at this popular spot.
4

The Fairmont Lake Louise Chateau

Visit the famous Chateau while at Lake Louise.
5

Moraine Lake

Walk up the rock pile and stroll the shoreline. This is our favorite lake, with its emerald waters and massive peaks.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Meal
  • Dinner
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  • 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

Neil's Pick

"Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy these lakes at the best time of day." - Neil , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

Starter: Arugula Salad: arugula, heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, radish, frisée, BC apple, white balsamic.

Choice of mains:

  • Smoked Tenderloin BBQ Sandwich with cheddar and housemade sauerkraut.
  • Alberta Chicken: green bean stuffed breast, grana padano, stuffing, chive potato puree and chicken jus.
  • Arctic Char: cauliflower puree, roasted beets, burnt onion jam, new potatoes, seasonal vegetables and saffron yogurt.
  • Grazer Flatbread: roasted tomato sauce, melted Canadian cheeses and fresh seasonal vegetables.

* Menu is subject to change.

**Please note that that the dinner will be on the way to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Meal
  • Dinner
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  • 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

Neil's Pick

"Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy these lakes at the best time of day." - Neil , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

The tour begins at 3:30pm and brings you back to Banff around 9:30pm, approximately 6 hours. We have designed this tour to give our guests time to truly appreciate the area, and has been timed to visit at one of the quietest times of day so you can avoid the crowds. The Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour starts at 1:30pm and returns guests to Banff by 6pm if you’re short on time.
The 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 an early dinner at Baker Creek Bistro and stops at both Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. This tour offers a full hour stop at Louise Lake, with the option of a guided shoreline guided hike at Lake Louise.
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 an hour and then Moraine Lake for about a half an hour visit.
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.
At both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake 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.
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
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Meal
  • Dinner
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

Neil's Pick

"Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy these lakes at the best time of day." - Neil , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

  • Early season road closures will limit access to Moraine Lake (until late May), please enquire at the time of booking to learn the alternate stops and locations we are using. Some alternatives may not be suitable for infants.
  • Infants (5 and under) are free, but this does not include any food.
  • 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 (Banff)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
Meal
  • Dinner
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

Neil's Pick

"Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy these lakes at the best time of day." - Neil , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

See Lake Louise with Discover Banff Tours
Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Moraine Lake in Summer
Dine at rustic Baker Creek Mountain Resort on the Deluxe Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Enjoy dinner at cozy Baker Creek Bistro on the Deluxe Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours