Things to do in Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies: The Best Day Trips from

May 6, 2022 Florencio Paulino

Alpine, cross-country skiing, heli-skiing and snowboarding are popular activities in quiet Lake Louise, 35 miles east of Banff, as are ice fishing, skating, dog sledding and ice climbing. In summer, the area attracts almost as many visitors to its trails, waters and rock faces. Peer into turquoise Lake Louise in Banff National Park, three miles from the town of the same name, and be amazed by the color. The renowned grand hotel Chateau Lake Louise sits at the brim of the eponymous lake.
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1. Private Tour for 1 to 10 guests of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway

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                                                                      Private Banff and Lake Louise Tour Private Tour of the Banff area, Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 10 guests. Free pickup at your accommodation in Canmore or Banff. Stops include; Lake Minnewanka,Two Jack Lake, Norquay Lookout, Bow Falls, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. Customizable itinerary and start times.

Inclusions: Private Tour for up to 10 guests, Private Driver/guide, Transport by air-conditioned SUV or 15 passenger mini bus., Direct pickup and drop off at Canmore / Banff accommodations., Bottled water

Exclusions: Lunch

Reviewed By GQ0091

Robbie was incredible tour guide. From his knowledge about wildlife, to scenic views, this is one of the best private tours I have ever experienced. I even booked the trip to get engaged and Robbie provided pictures and updates about potential spots. Could not imagine a better day/tour. Highly recommend.

2. Private Tour of Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 13 guests

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                                                                      Private Banff and Lake Louise Tour 4 - 11 Guests Private small group mini bus Tour of the Banff area, Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway for up to 11 guests.  Morning stops include; Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake, Norquay Lookout, Bow Falls, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake Afternoon stops include Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake Lake. Ask about adding stops in Yoho National Park to the itinerary! Takakkaw Falls, Natural bridge and Emerald Lake. Customizable itinerary and start times, free pickup in Canmore, Banff. Moraine Lake is open Late May to October, weather permitting.

Inclusions: up to 11 guests, Private Driver/guide, Transport by air-conditioned Mini Bus, water and snacks, Direct pickup and drop off at accommodations., Snacks, Bottled water

Exclusions: Lunch

Reviewed By GQ0091

Robbie was incredible tour guide. From his knowledge about wildlife, to scenic views, this is one of the best private tours I have ever experienced. I even booked the trip to get engaged and Robbie provided pictures and updates about potential spots. Could not imagine a better day/tour. Highly recommend.

3. Deluxe Evening Tour to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with Dinner

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This evening tour gives you more time to wander and soak up the beauty of world-famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake at one of the quietest times of day. Travel the scenic Bow Valley Parkway with our eyes peeled for wildlife, savour an early dinner in the warm log cabin ambiance of the Baker Creek Bistro at Baker Creek Mountain Resort, and visit both famous lakes after the crowds have left for the day.

Inclusions: 1 hour stop at Lake Louise, 30 minute stop at Moraine Lake, Dinner at Baker Creek Bistro, Professional guide, Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide), Return transport from Banff, Dinner

Exclusions: Gratuities

Reviewed By joyce8958

I did this hike on the first week of April, with Jeff. What made the ice walk amazing was that Jeff kept it lively in addition to the beautiful scenery! I loved that it wasn’t crowded. For this reason alone, this tour is so worth it!

4. Experience Banff National Park and Lake Louise | Private Sightseeing

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Experience the picturesque scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to Banff National Park – Lake Louise. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s best destination spots. Whether you only have a short stay in Calgary, ABest Experience™ is here to make your trip a memorable one. No Rush ... No Hassle sightseeing tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake is the highlights of this 10 hour (approx.) Day Tour from Calgary. Visit Canada's first national park and take in the scenic views around Banff Town, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake. A free time to explore around Banff Town, Bow falls, Secret Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. Round-Trip Transportation from Calgary. • Update: We only offer a Private Tour exclusively for your group and family, We will follow the strict health guidelines to operate this Private Tour to the highest safety standard. Together we will still enjoy traveling and experiencing Banff National Park.

Inclusions: Private Transportation in Van | SUV, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Park Entrance Fee, Bottled water

Exclusions: Gratuities, Entrance Fee for Banff Gondola Ride | Lake Louise Gondola Ride, Canoe, Kayak, and Boat Rental

Reviewed By 773katelynw

I had the best tour guide ever! He showed me around Calgary and we even got peters drive in! If you can request to get Aljay do it! He rocks ☺️

5. Lake Louise and Banff Day Trip

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Spend the day exploring the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies during this day trip from Calgary to the Lake Louise, Banff and its surrounding attractions. Canada’s first national park, one of the world’s premier destination spots. Whether you only have a short amount of time in Calgary, or are looking for a no-hassle way to experience the celebrated natural beauty of Alberta, this day trip is a great choice. Itinerary: • Start you trip from your Hotel (7:00am) • First Up, we'll visit Moraine Lake. (30 Mins) • Then will head to Lake Louise. (30 Mins) • Banff Town: The Biggest town of National towns, many shops and restaurants wait for your discovery.(Stop here for 2 Hours) • Bow Falls: A gushing waterfall near town which offers great photo opportunities. (stop for about 15 mins) • Surprise Corner: (Stops for about 15 mins) • Banff Gondola Ride: Enjoy a 360 view of Banff. (Stop for about 2 hours) • Finally, we return to Calgary and arrive around 5pm.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, Parking Fees, Banff National Park Fee, And A Smile!

Exclusions: Gratuities, Lunch, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Banff Gondola Ride Tickets, Child Seat

Reviewed By Mosaic-PCN

Rahul went over and beyond when helping us (Mosaic PCN) to get a patient to a medical appointment during the Covid pandemic. The patient called after her appointment and said that Rahul was on time, polite, courteous and a pleasure to speak to. We all really appreciated the help! Would highly recommend his services!

6. Discover Lake Louise

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A vast frozen lake surrounded by sparkling snow and an amphitheatre of snow-dusted mountain peaks – Lake Louise is postcard-perfect in winter. Lake Louise transforms into a real life snow globe in the winter that has to be seen to be believed. On this half day tour you’ll have plenty of time to explore.  We can provide snowshoes and you are able to test them out along the shoreline and take in the iconic views. This tour allows you to get a introduction snowshoeing at Lake Louise, and enjoy some hot chocolate and Maple Taffy.  Come and discover this winter wonderland for yourself.

Inclusions: Guided tour to Lake Louise, Hot chocolate and a maple taffy snack, Optional complimentary snowshoes for an introduction to snowshoe, Roundtrip transportation, including pick-up/drop-off service at Banff hotels (if prebooked)

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Reviewed By joyce8958

I did this hike on the first week of April, with Jeff. What made the ice walk amazing was that Jeff kept it lively in addition to the beautiful scenery! I loved that it wasn’t crowded. For this reason alone, this tour is so worth it!

7. Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

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Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, with its backdrop of the glistening Victoria Glacier, on a full-day guided coach tour from Banff. Marvel at Emerald Lake, the jewel of the Canadian Rockies, and see the reflecting Ten Peaks. You'll also visit scenic Yoho Valley and see Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Pickup and/or drop-off at multiple locations, Lunch, Local taxes, Dedicated on-board Host, Snacks and refreshments

Exclusions: Gratuities, Beverages

Reviewed By sohilab2021

My family and I had a great time... we enjoyed a relaxing drive, great scenery and a wonderful guide to who gave us a lot of history and information about Banff.. and who was also quite funny... My teenage children enjoyed the trivia questions !!

8. Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

12 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T0L, Canada GPS-Guided Audio Driving & Walking Tours

'Discover the Rockies' package includes: Two Walking Tours. Your phone becomes your tour guide as you explore Banff & Canmore with two GPS-guided audio walking tours! Each with 30 fully narrated points of interest. Driving Tour. Listen to a tour guide as you drive between Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village & Nakiska! Over 50 points of interest. Freedom. No directions or time limits. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Start / stop anywhere. Travel in any direction along route. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Easy to Use. Download the app. Select the tour. Go! Family Friendly. Fun Tripvia Guides keep you laughing & engaged along the way! Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle / group. Play audio through vehicle's stereo so everyone can hear.

Inclusions: Hands free (audio plays automatically), Customer Service via Phone & Email, Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS, Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)

Exclusions: Attraction tickets, Smartphone or tablet, Transportation (use your own vehicle)

Reviewed By parasuram2119

This was fun! Never knew this existed. Would do it again for sure. I love to give it five stars. Recommended

9. InstaBanff: Banff Instagram Tour

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Visit Banff's most iconic Instagram locations! Banff National Park has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and is well known for its turquoise lakes, jagged mountain peaks and glaciers. This small group tour takes you to Banff's most scenic and iconic photo spots - all in one day. Skip the parking hassles and let our friendly guide take incredible photos of you right on your phone or camera. It's the best way to see the highlights of Banff National Park and capture brag-worthy shots ready to share on Instagram. Photo locations include: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Surprise Corner, the iconic view down Banff Avenue, the Banff sign, and more!

Inclusions: Stop for lunch with a view at the Juniper Hotel, one of the most scenic patios overlooking Banff., Stops at some of the most stunning landscapes in Banff National Park., Professional guide, Small group size (up to 12 passengers per guide), Hotel pick up and drop off.

Exclusions: Gratuities, Guests must provide their camera or smart phone for photography.

Reviewed By joyce8958

I did this hike on the first week of April, with Jeff. What made the ice walk amazing was that Jeff kept it lively in addition to the beautiful scenery! I loved that it wasn’t crowded. For this reason alone, this tour is so worth it!

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