May-Oct
Season
8:30am
Departure Time
9.5 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity

This amazing full-day tour takes you to the most treasured spots in Banff and Yoho National Parks to explore the land and the stories it holds.

Moraine Lake Rockpile Hike in Summer

Soaring mountains, stunning lakes and breathtaking waterfalls await you on a tour that explores the stunning lakes and streams of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

From the history of the Canadian railroad to Takakkaw Falls (the second-highest waterfall in Canada!), follow the trails through a park whose name means “awe” in the Cree language. Explore the evolution of the land and discover how it has shaped the appearance of the natural wonders found in these spectacular mountain settings as you visit highlights such as Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls.

Included
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Lake Louise

One of the day’s many up close glacier views.
2

Moraine Lake

The classic emerald green jewel of the Canadian Rockies (when road permits).
3

Spiral Tunnels

The ‘Big Hill’ was the Canadian Pacific Railway’s biggest challenge in the Rockies. See how they conquered this challenge.
4

Lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge

A delicious barbecue lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge is included.
5

Takakkaw Falls

Canada’s second highest waterfall at 254 metres (when road permits).
Included
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch

A private group BBQ lunch is provided at Emerald Lake Lodge.

You will have the option of a BBQ chicken, beef, or vegetarian burger served with potato salad and a green salad (includes one non-alcoholic drink).

Included
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch
The tour begins at 8:30am in Banff and brings you back to Banff around 6pm, approximately 9.5 hours.
The full day tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour with several stops in Banff and Yoho National Parks. Highlights include the Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake*, Valley of the Ten Peaks* (at Moraine Lake), Spiral Tunnels and Takakkaw Falls*. A private BBQ lunch is provided at Emerald Lake Lodge.

* When Takakkaw Falls and Moraine Lake access is unavailable due to seasonal road closures, alternative sightseeing stops will be substituted.

You will be picked up and dropped back to your hotel in Banff.
It’s recommended that you bring layers with you, even on those warm summer days since some sightseeing stops will be a little cooler than others. Wear some good walking shoes with grip and bring sunscreen, snacks and your camera.
Stop times vary depending on the area. Approximately 30 minutes at Lake Louise, one hour at Emerald Lake Lodge where you can enjoy lunch. When Moraine Lake and Takkawaw Falls are not effected by seasonal road closures, the stops are 50 minutes at Moraine Lake, and one hour the Takkawaw Falls.
Wildlife sightings are very common in the National Park, but animal sightings cannot be guaranteed. There are a lot of bears, moose, elk, big horn sheep, mountain goats, deer and more that share the parks with us and because they are in their natural habitat, their sightings are unpredictable.
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
  • Professional certified guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Meal
  • BBQ - Lunch
Emerald Lake Lodge on the Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Moraine Lake Rockpile Hike in Summer
Discover Lake Louise
Taking Photos at Lake Louise in Summer