This awe-inspiring 3-hour tour will take you to the shores of two of the most iconic and sought-after destinations in Banff National Park. Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are famous for their crystal-clear blue waters fed from the impressive glaciers of the Lake Louise group and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. These UNESCO world heritage sites are not to be missed on any visit to Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
The Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Tour is being offered together with our partners at Wild Water Adventures. Receive a 10% discount on the Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour for anyone that books a rafting trip with Wild Water Adventures. Book either a morning or afternoon rafting trip and combine it with the sightseeing tour to make a full days worth of adventure!
Our tour begins at the Lake Louise Ski resort where we will pick you up in our brand new 15 passenger van. A short drive across town takes us to Lake Louise and its’ stunning shoreline. Here we will be treated to views of not only the lake but the impressive mountains that make up the Lake Louise Group. Mt. Victoria, named in honor of Queen Victoria, is arguably the most photographed mountain in North America if not the world. We will spend approximately one hour at Lake Louise where you will have ample time to walk the shoreline with one of our experienced guides who will share tales from the past. You will gain valuable knowledge about the history of the early mountaineers, the railway, and the natural wonders of Lake Louise. Get those perfect photos to create lasting memories.
After taking in the beauty of Lake Louise, we will begin our journey to Moraine Lake. A twenty-minute journey will have us circumnavigate under the impressive Mt. Temple, the highest peak in Lake Louise which towers 3,554 meters above sea level. Once at Moraine Lake we will head to its majestic shores and walk to the top of the Rockpile trail where you will be rewarded with stunning vistas of the lake and the legendary Valley of the Ten Peaks. From here we will return to the vehicle and head back to the Lake Louise Ski Resort where your adventures began.
Meeting Place and Time
We will be running two departures daily from the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Please arrive at the meeting location a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
Morning Tour: Our tour departs at 9:30am from the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Meet outside between the Whiskey Jack Lodge and the Lodge of the Ten Peaks. We will return to the same location for a drop off at 12:30pm
Afternoon Tour: Our tour departs at 2:00pm from the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Meet outside between the Whiskey Jack Lodge and the Lodge of the Ten Peaks. We will return to the same location for a drop off at 5:00pm
Parking is free of charge at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.
Guides and Group Size
There will be a maximum of 12 guests for each tour.
Getting to Lake Louise and Transportation
The Village of Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Ski Resort are in Banff National Park, approximately 2 hours (184 KM or 115 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and 40 minutes (60 KM or 36 miles) west of the town of Banff. Please see the map below.
There are shuttle options between Canmore and Banff to the Lake Louise Ski resort that run several times daily. For more information, please contact our office, and we would be happy to assist you.
Please note that this tour takes place in Banff National Park. Guests are required to purchase their own pass.
National Park passes are available both online at https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/admission and in-person at National park gates and some information centres.
When walking in the mountains, it is important to be able to adjust to the changing conditions. We recommend bringing clothing that can be layered to achieve comfort as you change from periods of activity to periods of rest.
We recommend bringing:
- Sunhat – Wide brim or baseball style
- Jacket – A midweight synthetic jacket
- Waterproof / Breathable Rain Jacket
- Hiking Pants – Preferably windproof and quick drying. Blue jeans and cotton pants are not recommended.
- Footwear – A comfortable pair of shoes that are broken in and have a rubber sole are best suited for this program. Avoid sandals, flip-flops, crocs, and open toed footwear.
- Water Bottle – Anything from a half liter to one liter is appropriate.
- Snacks – A few snacks are encouraged as there is nowhere to purchase food or drinks on this program
Please book as early as practical to avoid disappointment. Full payment is due at the time of booking.
We understand that sometimes plans may change, or unavoidable situations arise, that necessitate having to cancel or change a trip plan. However, please understand that once your trip is booked, we reserve your space and assign staff and resources to ensure your trip runs smoothly. These costs are not recoverable at the last minute.
Should you need to cancel your trip, the following cancellation policy applies:
Reservations are fully refundable, or changeable, up to 48 hours prior to trip departure. Within the final 48 hours, any changes or cancellations, or no-shows on the trip date, are non-refundable.
Please note that you will be required to sign our waiver before commencing the trip. Click here for a waiver copy.
There are two basic types of insurance that most travellers need to consider: Medical and Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance. We offer our guests coverage for both and highly recommend you purchase it.
Emergency Medical Expenses Insurance:
It is wise to ensure that your health plan will cover you in case of illness or accident during your trip. Obtain extra coverage if necessary. There is no charge for rescue in the National and provincial Parks, however, costs such as air or ground transportation, long-term care, and other services are not covered.
Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance:
We recognize that our guests’ schedules may change for many reasons; business, family, flight delays, injuries, and other unplanned events. For these eventualities, Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance is a great way to protect your investment.
For all your travel insurance requirements we recommend the Simpson Group. This agency offers a wide range of travel insurance options including Trip Cancellation/Interruption, Travel Medical, and Personal Effect Loss for Canadian Travelers. We highly recommend purchasing this insurance. For more information and to purchase a plan, visit the Simpson Group’s website.
Please note that this coverage is for Canadian residents only. For guests who are not from Canada and who are interested in the ‘Visitors to Canada’ insurance package please contact the Simpson Group directly at JSimpson@simpson-group.com and reference your Yamnuska Mountain Adventure trip.
$105 CDN (Adults, 13+)
$65 CDN (Youth 6 -12 yrs old)
$0 CDN (Children 5 yrs and under)
No minimum numbers. All children and youth must be accompanied by an adult.
No animals except trained service animals.
Includes: Guide and shuttle service from the Lake Louise Ski Resort to Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and back to the Lake Louise Ski Resort.
Not included: Gratuities for guide, Goods & Services Tax (GST).
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Please note you will be required to sign the Yamnuska Release of Liability, and Waiver of Claims prior to commencing the program. Please review the sample waiver prior to booking and call us with any questions.