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Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Banff/Canmore: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Johnston Canyon

Experience a full-day group tour of Banff National Park’s most iconic lakes, including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Vermilion Lakes from Calgary, Banff or Canmore. Embark on the best hiking trail at Johnston Canyon, and explore the highlights of Banff town. After heading to the meeting point in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, meet your local guide and board your air-conditioned van for the day. Drive toward Lake Louise, and enjoy a perfect photo opportunity by the pristine shores of the glacial lake. Continue to Moraine Lake and take in spectacular views of the scenic lake surrounded by mountains. From October 15–May 31, Moraine Lake will be replaced by Lake Minnewanka, another scenic spot. Next, hike a trail at Johnston Canyon to discover the area's picturesque waterfalls (Ice walk with free rental of crampons in winter). Finish the tour by immersing yourself in the charm of Vermilion Lakes and Banff Avenue before getting dropped off at your original starting point.

Banff: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

Banff: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour

The Kananaskis Whitewater Tour is a Whitewater Rafting experience that everyone can enjoy. From the playful waves to the scenic landscapes, punching through rapids, to fun filled games on calmer sections of the river; this tour has something for everyone. Don't let this Class 2-3 grade river, fool you, it delivers big splashes with heart pumping hits. We meet at our River Base, or pre book a shuttle from Canmore by contacting Canadian Rockies Rafting. You will be greeted and checkin with one of our awesome team members. We then gear up in the provided wetsuit, helmet, booties, splash jacket and life vest, gather around our demo raft to go over a safety briefing and load the buses for a 5 mins drive to the put in. At the put in you'll meet your fun and trusty guide. Pay close attention as they go over paddling commands and general instructions for your time on the river. Now hop in the raft and let's go rafting! After your full filled adventure you'll be reunited with our buses for a quick 10 min ride back to our River Base to change and grab a refreshing non alcoholic beverage. You'll also be provided the "how to" on where to view and purchase the photos from your tour. Your adventure has now come to an end, if you took our transport from Canmore we are ready to bring you back, if you met us at the River Base you are free to enjoy the rest of your time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Don't be sad, we will be here whenever you are ready for more fun!

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Experience

Start your day effortlessly with our expert tour guides offering a stress-free pick-up in Canmore or Banff. Travel in style and comfort in our spacious vans as we make our way to the iconic Lake Louise. Upon arrival at our exclusive tour parking lot, your guide will provide insider tips and highlight must-see attractions to enhance your visit. Enjoy up to two hours of leisure time, whether you prefer exploring with newfound friends or venturing out on your own. Choose to sit & relax, walk the lake's edge, hike up to a stunning lookout, rent a canoe or indulge yourself in the Fairmont Chateau. After immersing yourself in the beauty of Lake Louise, we'll whisk you away to Moraine Lake for another two hours of free time and a plethora of exciting options to elevate your experience. Climb the Rockpile for the best views, rent a canoe, wander the lake's edge or sit & relax. As we wrap up our time at Moraine Lake, we'll return to Banff and Canmore, making additional bonus stops handpicked by your guides for added surprises along the way. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey – join us for an adventure like no other!

From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

From Calgary/Canmore: Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Tour

Explore Banff National Park on a day tour from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Experience the magnificence of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and take part in a remarkable ice walk through the stunning Johnston Canyon, equipped with special ice crampons for an unforgettable experience. Start with pickup from Calgary, Banff, or Canmore. Discover the spectacular highlights of Banff National Park with your knowledgeable guide as you admire the wonderful scenery Admire the wonderful hues of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Enjoy plenty of time for perfect photo opportunities and time to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. Embark on a guided ice walk through the Johnston Canyon. After a day of exploration, relax on the return journey to Calgary, Canmore, or Banff.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

From Calgary: Banff National Park Premium Day Tour

Embark on an exclusive journey into Banff National Park from Calgary downtown or Canmore. Explore the Rockies as your expert guide leads the way, uncovering major attractions and hidden gems while maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. The expedition begins in a winter wonderland experience at Johnston Canyon (from October to June). Admire the icy spectacle of frozen waterfalls, a picturesque scene offering an enthralling fusion of nature's artistry and rugged canyon vistas. In the warmer months (from June to October), the journey leads to the iconic Moraine Lake, where its azure waters reflect the majesty of the Ten Peaks. Traverse the radiant landscapes to the enchanting Lake Louise, where the glistening turquoise waters and Victoria Glacier serve as a breathtaking backdrop. Banff Town's charm, a vibrant mosaic of culture and modern delights. Capture the essence of nature's symphony at Bow Falls, witnessing the cascading waters harmonizing with the majestic mountains. The vista at Surprise Corner offers an unexpected panoramic view of the Fairmont Banff springs hotel on Sulphur Mountain. (seasonal) The picturesque destination of Lake Minnewanka becomes a highlight during summer months, replacing Bow Falls and Surprise Corner on the itinerary. Its crystal-clear waters mirror the breathtaking landscape, framed by towering peaks. Your extraordinary adventure awaits.

From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

From Calgary: Banff National Park Day Trip

The Canadian Rockies are an amazing place to explore, It's breathtaking scenery is sure to wow the most demanding taste in the world. Not your typical day tour, this feels as if you are on a quest for the most amazing places in Banff, live it! This experience is 10-11 hours long from the moment you are picked up at any of the listed locations in Calgary, Canmore or Banff, until the time you are brought back at your original meeting place. You will experience the area with your guide, and will also have time to explore on your own. You will have plenty of time to shop and taste the local flavours at the Town of Banff where you just might come across Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch! Our stops will include all the main tourist attractions such as Lake Minnewanka, the Town of Banff, as well as a scenic area of Kananaskis Provincial Park. However, the best places are our secret favourite spots and the stops here and there in between each destinations. One of these stops is at Surprise Corner to enjoy the views of the Banff Springs Hotel and Sulphur Mountain. Lake Louise will definitely show off its natural glamour, and the many sights along the way will help to create a lifetime memory. From mid June to mid October you will stop at the spectacular and must see Moraine Lake! This is our favourite summer lake in all of the parks, you'll feel as if you are seeing heaven on earth! During the winter months we'll stop at Two Jack Lake so you can walk on this frozen waters and get a picture worth a million words! There are many activities in the area that you can also do while at Lake Louise, such as hiking, walking on the lake shore, renting ice skates or riding a horse sled in the winter months, or rent a canoe during the summer months. And of course you can just enjoy the majestic view at your own pace, maybe even find the inspiration for that novel you've been thinking of writing. Who's coming? You will be traveling in with a small group of 8 to 12 people who share the desire to visit the most majestic destinations in the park. We will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, wildlife sightings. If you like to be dropped off in Banff or in Canmore when the tour ends, you don't have to come back to Calgary. Just text us to see if we have room for your luggage. This experience is about wowing you all day! So bring your phones and cameras fully charged as you might spot some of the local wildlife, a sunset, or you might hear a sound you never heard before, you never know... The reviews are real, the photos are without filters and the fun never stops, so come join this incredible day trip adventure! By the end of the day you will feel as if you spent the day with family you didn't know you had. This is not a touch and go kind of day, we promise you a good night sleep, good times and fun times year round!

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake: Small-Group Day Tour

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake: Small-Group Day Tour

•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! (Between June 1st to October 15th) • You will visit the gorgeous Lake Louise with comfort. It is almost impossible to find parking here any time in summer. Thousands of people turning back from here just because of that. With us, you will enjoy seeing Lake Louise without having any hassle. We have special dedicated parking spots here. •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.

Banff National Park: Lake and Canyon Tour with Pickup

Banff National Park: Lake and Canyon Tour with Pickup

We'll start our day by visiting [Moraine Lake] (subject to official opening dates/*Alternative Attractions: Lake Minnewanka*). Set in the rugged Valley of the [Ten Peaks], this stunning lake showcases amazing colors that create a unique appearance, famously depicted on the Canadian dollar bill. Next, we'll explore [Johnston Canyon], Banff National Park's most popular hiking destination, renowned for its stunning waterfalls. The trail will lead us through open meadows and past glacial lakes, offering breathtaking views. In the afternoon, our journey continues to [Lake Louise], one of the most visited destinations in the Canadian Rockies. Known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by the stately Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, it's a sight to behold. You'll have the option to enjoy a special arranged lunch at [Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Lunch] (additional fee). Finally, we'll return to [Banff Town], where you can leisurely stroll around the century-old town full of 19th-century architectural features, concluding our day's journey in a relaxed atmosphere.

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Transfer

From Banff/Canmore: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Transfer

Reserve this shuttle service and guarantee easy access to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Enjoy a round-trip transfer service from Canmore and take the stress out of your travel plans. Meet at two central locations in Banff or two central locations in Canmore and board the spacious, high-roof vehicle which will take you to Banff National Park. Relax on the journey to the national park and admire the views along the way. Be dropped off at Moraine Lake and Lake Louise and take some time to snap stunning photos of the vibrant blue waters. Enjoy 1 hour of free time to explore each. Afterward, board the bus for the return journey to Banff/Canmore, with drop-off in the center of town.

Calgary: Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, Canmore and Banff Tour

Calgary: Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, Canmore and Banff Tour

See the best of Banff, in style. The day will be filled with stunning glacial lakes, mountain views, history, fun stories, incredible photo opportunities, a bit of humour, and maybe a game or two. It will be a day to remember for years to come. Begin your mountain adventure the minute you get picked up at your hotel/lodge in Calgary, Canmore or Banff. This is not a touch-and-go tour, you will have time to explore with our guide as well as on your own. All destinations will be reached based on the best possible time, meaning fewer crowds, better weather conditions, and traffic flow, so you can enjoy the park the way you always imagined. Our stops will be breathtaking, to say the least: Winter/Fall/Spring: Canmore, once a coal mining town, but now a must-visit place due to its charming boutique shops, art galleries, friendly locals, and delicious flavours. Stop for a few minutes to pick up your delicious lunch to go (included). You might also see some wildlife on our way here. Then head to Lake Louise, surrounded by majestic peaks, nearby glaciers, and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. You'll have time to ice skate, take a horse sled to the end of the lake during the winter months, take that perfect photo you've always wanted with the yellow colours of fall, or simply enjoy a cup of hot chocolate by the lake. Go visit the Peyto Lake Lookout, the newly upgraded viewpoint which truly offers the best views of this glacier-fed lake. You will see why this is one of the most photographed lakes in all of Canada. Then discover Bow Lake, one of the largest and deepest lakes in Banff. If you like nature and love to take photos of stunning unique places, you'll love the possibilities here. See Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. You'll see glaciers, lakes, wildlife, and mountains, a very scenic road. Then explore the town of Banff, a popular and must-do stop in the Canadian Rockies. This charming and picturesque stop will be your last stop. Enjoy the souvenir shops, sit down and relax, or visit a museum while you're here. We will also stop at a couple of our favourite secret spots, you don't want to miss this. You will be dropped off at your original pickup location or at one of our listed stops if you prefer (check with your guide) to finish your epic day of adventuring. If you would like to stay in the towns of Canmore or Banff once your tour has ended, get dropped off at your hotel/lodge as part of our deluxe services at no additional cost to you. From June until the end of Septemberbeginning of October, everything above plus Moraine Lake ─ the place everyone wants to see and experience during the summer months when it opens. Located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, this lake feels surreal, we will spend enough time here to make sure you live it to the max.

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Overall rating

4.6
(110 reviews)

Lovely day exploring with Lawrence. What a character; knowledgeable without being condescending. So many facts, delivered with humour and confidence. The beautiful Lake Louise was still mostly frozen, so not as vivid as we expected but Mother Nature… Plenty of time for photo stops, nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended.

This was a great way to spend the day. We opted for pickup in Banff which was awesome because at the end of the day we had no time constraints to Banff avenue. Storm our guide for the day was wonderful, funny and knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend this adventure

I would like to express my deep gratitude to your team for a perfectly organized vacation. Your guide Stormm is simply wonderful. The driver is a great professional. Everything went great on my birthday.

Our tour guide Ben was amazing! Super helpful and accommodating. Very informative and interactive hike. Learned lots. Very funny and personable guide. Would highly recommend.

I liked it. We covered a lot of places on a day trip.