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Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Tour from Calgary/Banff/Canmore
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Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Tour from Calgary/Banff/Canmore

By Banff Everyday Tours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
•With this tour, you will have exclusive access to the world’s most photographed lake, The Moraine Lake. As you know, Moraine Lake is closed to public driving in 2023 and we are offering the most comfortable way to visit it. No waiting on the lines for hours, feel the privilege! (June 1st to October 15th) •Our experienced local guides are going to welcome you with the warmth of family and add value to your trip with their knowledge about the area. Be ready to hear stunning stories and interesting facts. They take nice pictures too. •You may see wildlife on the way such as black bear, grizzly bear, mountain goat, deer, elk from vehicle with safe distance. No, we are not going to feed them :) •Small group guaranteed! Enjoy the comfort of being in a small group and travelling like a family. Feel the great Canadian hospitality in this tour. •You will be visiting the all the gorgeous must-see places in Banff National Park in one day. •This tour starts from Calgary, Canmore, Banff.
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C$155.00
per adult
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Ages 1-80, max of 14 per group
Duration: 8–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Pick-up & drop-off service from Calgary, Banff, Canmore.
  • Private Transportation SUV | Van
  • Great memories and tons of fun
What's not included
  • Meals & All Personal Expenses such as activity, admission fee, phone & travel insurance.
  • Gratuities are highly appreciated


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown, 209 4 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0C6, Canada
    We meet at 07:45 right in front of the hotel door and depart at 08:00.
  • Option 2
    Grande Rockies Resort - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, 901 Mountain St, Canmore, AB T1W 0C9, Canada
    Our departure time from "Canmore Grande Rockies Resort" is 09:15. Please be ready in front of the hotel
  • Option 3
    Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, 521 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8, Canada
    We meet at 09:30 right in front of the hotel door and depart at 09:45.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 382010P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Can I bring my young child with me on the Lake Louise, Banff, & Moraine Lake Tour
    Absolutely! All guests pay the adult rate. If you plan to bring a child, please notate (including the age) in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
    Answered Jun 2023

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 382010P2

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    About the operator
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    • Banff Everyday Tours
      364
      Calgary, Alberta, Canada
      Joined in December 2022
    • wyabar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The must see & do day trip to Banff and Lake Louise
      The views were breathtaking. The company impeccable and Stephen was simply brilliant as our guide. The day trip was amazing seeing the best of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Banff. I highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see the best the Canadian Rockies have to offer!
      Written June 6, 2024
    • Sunshine55400054510
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day!!!
      This tour was perfect. It took all of the hassle of driving and parking away. No minor issue. There is no way we would have seen as much if we had not done the tour. The big bonus for us was our guide, Robin. She was great!!! Charming and knowledgeable. She really made the trip for us.
      Written May 19, 2024
    • 428franki
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Robin Sparkles
      Robin was a great tour guide! She was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the area. She was able to keep us on schedule without being a time tyrant. We had a great time!
      Written May 19, 2024
    • Culture51370096798
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      See it all in a day!!!
      Our time in Banff was limited so the private tour was an excellent way to see all the "must see" places in the area in a single day. Robyn did an awesome job on the tour...she was friendly, easy to talk to, and provided valuable info on all places we stopped!!! She also answered all our "Canadian life" questions too.😁
      Written May 15, 2024
    • emersonw743
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour!
      Robyn was an amazing tour guide! Knew lots about Drumheller and surrounding areas and was very engaging with us! Would definitely recommend touring with Robyn!
      Written April 28, 2024
    • frostyf105
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A magical experience!
      Phil was awesome, the views were amazing, the Johnston lower falls were gorgeous, getting to walk out on the frozen lake Louise was a beautiful experience. The weather was gorgeous, I packed a jacket and hardly had to use it. Only downside was due to some extenuating circumstances we had to swap the Marble Canyon with a trip through Banff, which we had planned with another tour. Otherwise this would easily be a 5 star review!
      Written April 26, 2024
    • MichaelWhitee
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Smooth ride
      Well organized pickup and drop off. Everything was fine. Vehicle was clean and on time. Driver was friendly, positive and informative. Recommended!
      Written March 24, 2024
    • khS5172DO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely relaxing day surrounded by beauty
      The tour was exactly what we wanted - leisurely time in a beautiful scenic location, where we could both see nature and just relax. Every part of the tour was a highlight but the hot springs were really something special. There's nothing better than a nice hot soak in the winter! Kasondra was the loveliest guide, sharing with us her knowledge of Calgary and Banff and giving us lots of tips about where best to go. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better guide :) The tour left us with a really great impression of the area and we hope to be able to come again. We wished we could have booked an overnight stay as part of this package, as we didn't want to leave!
      Written March 15, 2024
    • R8360CTnathaliem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful
      Truly unforgettable! Went solo and met new friends! Tour guide was very nice, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Would def recommend!
      Written March 13, 2024
    • angelacK9809ZV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour!
      Really informative guide and the canyons were beautiful!! Our guide Harrison was fantastic! Would totally recommend.
      Written February 29, 2024
    • 342madeleinef
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour for a great price
      We loved our tour with Harrison- it was so much fun walking around the canyons and learning more about Canada. Thanks so much!
      Written February 28, 2024
    • rochelm793
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Epic tour
      Our adventure with Bryan was top-notch! The car was comfy, and Bryan's knack for making things extra special turned a simple drive into a series of pleasant surprises. We zoomed to the Banff sign for a quick pic, made a pit stop at Lake Louise, and even got some bonus fun, courtesy of Bryan's awesome guiding skills. From cozy rides to unexpected delights, it was the perfect blend of comfort and excitement!
      Written January 17, 2024
    • 704naturel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking Lake Louise
      It's true! Lake Louise is glowing neon shades of aqua and green. Check off your bucket list with a visit to this magical lake. Near dusk,walk the path along lake. Or, rent a canoe, for the most memorable experience on this gorgeous lake.
      Written January 12, 2024
    • rositsa_123789
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome trip to Banff
      We enjoyed the trip immensely. Denis is the best guide you can imagine! Everything was perfect, from the fact that we were taken right from the apartment door to the coffee carefully prepared by Denis. The tour program itself was very well thought out, we were absolutely not tired and saw incredibly beautiful places. We will definitely contact Denis again.
      Written March 11, 2023
    • blueturkeytours
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spectecular experience
      It was an amaizing explerience. Tour program, timing and service was really good. We saw everything that we should see in one day without any stress. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and had great energry to boost our mood. Also he took fantastic pictures and videos by himself, without we asking. Almost same price with big bus tours, really affordable. Definetely will advise to all my friends who wants to visit Banff.
      Written December 28, 2022
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    J Tatts
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Extremely misleading. This advertisement would be plenty better if it's spelled out exactly the two trips that are distinctly different. But you can see if you read my review and then the itinerary, how misleading is sort of interpretive. Let me explain.

    Our trip covered Louise and Moraine, as laid out on the website, but then essentially stops in Banff for rest of the tour. The website mentions Johnston Canyon in "about section," but we never went there. Reading the entire itinerary, you'll see that the trip really changes between October 1st and June 1st. So yeah we were capable of driving past a lot of spots, but it really didn't excite most of the people in the van the way you think it would. Coupled with the wildfires, the small windows and pace, it was really difficult to see anything. Or maybe everyone's disdain was because there were 14 people crammed in to a little van that is probably meant to seat 9 or 10 comfortably. 🤷

    Tour guide Aman was refreshing and honest. But I would assume because so many were complaining, he barely got a tip. So I don't know whoever owns this tour, but if you want to do right by your guides it might be best to start separating these trips into two which they really are. More reason to change your website to show what is really a tale of two trips.

    In the end, Louise and Moraine + Banff is all we got which was average for me. We wound up cutting the trip in half, and bailing out on Aman and the gang we met from Garden City, LI midway through the tour, for Johnston Canyon/Vermillion Lakes and doing it on our own.
    Written August 18, 2023
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    Our dear guest, Thank you for taking your time and writing this precious review. There is nothing misleading. Everything is written so clearly on the tour description. As you mentioned, you didnt read it. That's why actually your review is misleading, not our tour. Our tour description is crystal clear. We are sorry to hear that Lake Louise and Moraine lake is average for you. For us, they are the wonders of Banff National Park.
    Written August 18, 2023
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    Richard S
    Sarnia, Canada1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    I ordered this tour through Trip Advisor. After paying for the tour, I printed out the ticket that indicated pick up in Canmore at 9:45 am but to arrive 15 minutes early. As we were staying outside of Canmore we decided to arrive an extra 5 minutes early on top of the 15 minutes so we could park our vehicle etc. As we were turning off Highway 1 going into Canmore, at 9:19 am we received a phone call from the driver / tour guide. He stated that if we did not arrive in the next 5 minutes they would leave without us. He said the time had been moved to 9:30 am and we should have been there at 9:15 am. I drove like crazy and arrived at 9:25 am just as the driver was closing the van doors getting ready to leave. We did get there just in the nick of time. When we showed the driver our printed ticket he was quite rude and still insisted it was our fault. Luckily we were able to put this terrible start to the tour behind us and did enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Banff/Lake Louise area.
    Written August 7, 2023
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    Our dear guest, Before you book the tour, you should have read what you are booking. ●It is written so clearly in the tour description that Pickup time from Canmore is "09:15" ●After you booked the tour, we sent you tour confirmation. Its also written so clearly in the tour confirmation that pickup time from Canmore is "09:15". ●We sent you a message on viator about your pickup. In that message its also written that pickup time from Canmore is "09:15" ● Our guide sent you a text message to your phone one day before your trip. In that message its written that pickup time from Canmore is "09:15" ●So after all that, you still decided to show up late. We could have leave at 09:15 but still we did a favor to you and waited. And this is your response to our favor. BRAVO!
    Written August 8, 2023
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    HNDRSN
    Toronto, Canada103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023
    This was an excellent tour, the host was on time and very helpful in answering questions and provided scenic view explanations, the coach was very comfortable and and air-condition.
    our first stop was Lake Louise, our guide provided us with the best locations spots to take pics and avoid the large crowds.
    The next destination was lake Moraine similar to lake Louise with its majestic mountains in the back ground, was a higher elevation so some hiking was required once again our guide provided the best trails to travel and was on the same hike to assist in capturing photo moments.
    Written August 24, 2023
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    Anna L
    Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was on this tour with my parents and sister and it was absolutely amazing. We were initially sad to learn that Moraine Lake was closed for the season but the tour was still worth it. I had visited the lakes in the summertime previously but seeing it with the snowfall was quite beautiful as well. Our driver and guide Phil was very accommodating and he shared lots of fun facts (and jokes) about Banff. We had a very good group of folks on our tour so we were able to share lots of laughters and good memories with the group. Would highly recommend booking with this company!
    Written October 30, 2023
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    Sinead C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    We had a great day and our guide Dennis was amazing. My only thought is that the van seating was a bit cramped, so I would have paid more for fewer people to be in tne van. As getting in and out a number of times and limited leg room were difficult by the end of the day. The driving was great, information and locations provided were all great.
    Written June 14, 2023
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    Abu Mohammed Aqeb
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    The trip was excellent. Our tour guide sadly I forgot her name. But we went on 23rd October 2023 and the tour guide was perfect. She had so much knowledge about the city and banff overall. We were amazed in how beautiful banff is. The tour guide made sure we enjoyed to the fullest. On our way back, it started to snow and the roads became icy and unsafe and many cars were slipping. But due to the expertise of the tour guide she was able to handle the vehicle very well, guaranteeing our safety. It was one of the best tour that I have booked in my life. Thank you so much for this experience.
    Written October 27, 2023
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    cmsmanitoba
    manitoba129 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Pros
    The views were amazing and there was adequate time to explore the venues and absorb th e feel of mountains.
    Our guide ( driver) was a great guy but I wish he gave a more detailed story of the area.
    Cons
    The van was very outdated and not what was advertised.
    It was overcrowded and not enough seats for everyone to be comfortable…. In fact we were so packed in it was very unsafe! It was advertised as a 20 passenger van and was more a 12 passenger.
    You had to be a mountain goat to access the back seat… which would possibly seat three comfortably but we had to cram in a forth who had to sit on the wheel well! How safe is that!
    The driver kept apologizing but it was t his fault!
    The tour was advertised to go the Moraine Lake… the lake had closed to tourists a few days before. We should have been told beforehand or compensated for the change.
    Before you book this tour… check around with other companies that have more up to date vans with better seats and windows.

    Written October 13, 2023
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    Mardi K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was exactly what we were looking for. We had a rental car but had read/heard that it was nearly impossible to see Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on our own in the peak summer months. I heard from our tour guide/driver, Bryan, via text on what’s app the night before the tour. We were staying in Banff and he confirmed that we’d be picked up at the Banff Caribou Lodge at 9:45 am the next day. We arrived and got on the van/bus. Bryan was friendly and gave us the safety rundown, and then we were off. The only hiccup was a brief concern about the van - Bryan pulled over and turned it off and back on and we didn’t have any other problems. We were given ample time at both lakes, and he recommended the best ways to see them (hint - climb the steps to the top of the rock pile at Moraine Lake - the views are well worth it!). Since we were staying in Banff, and we had already been to Lake Minnewanka the day before, we said goodbye when we arrived in Banff after both lakes. If we hadn’t done that, I would’ve wanted more than an hour to eat lunch and explore Banff, but that would, of course, make the overall tour longer, so I understand why they limit the time there, leaving enough time to get back to Calgary. Anyway, this tour was great and we were very pleased with our experience!
    Written July 9, 2023
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    Mariah C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Book this trip now!

    It was truly a memorable one. Apart from the natural beauty of lake moraine and louise, our guide Tanya was very professional and personable. She made sure that everyone was comfortable throughout the entire trip & not a dull moment as she was very knowledgeable in adventure. Contrary to other reviews I’ve read, the van was not crowded during our trip (14 people).. no wasted time as everyone was disciplined enough to return to the van before the agreed upon time.

    Really amazing experience overall! 😀
    Written August 8, 2023
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    Thank you so much for your sincere review. It is so precious for us!
    Written August 8, 2023
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    OldWulf
    Wolverhampton, UK377 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    A previous ski trip had shown Banff with clear blue skies, sunshine and snow capped mountains or was that a dream?
    This trip started in heavy cloud and heavier rain. Lake Louse looked sad and dark, the famous hotel rammed with poor wet souls trying to buy coffee and find shelter but hang on! We're British and it's only rain and Phil had a bright idea, "I'll take you somewhere better", so he did.
    Moraine Lake is , yes it really is, better than Lake Louise although you've probably never heard of it. Then it stopped raining and the sun came back as we entered Banff, a quick lunch stop and on to Bow Falls and Surprise Corner . Van was full but people were nice, good job Phil, thanks.
    Written September 22, 2023
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