Discover the beautiful Lake Louise from Banff, 126 km west of Calgary, with a number of guided day trips.
Banff, 126 km west of Calgary, is one of the adventure capitals of the world. The town in Banff National Park is the gateway to 6,641 square kilometres of unparalleled mountain scenery, dazzling glaciers, tranquil lakeshores, river rapids, and a few bears, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. One of must-see destinations from Banff is Lake Louise, the crown jewel of the area, flanked by giant mountains and glaciers. Here is a comparison of Lake Louise Tours from Banff:
Sunrise at Moraine Lake & Lake Louise
If you like lakes and getting up really early, this is the tour for you. The main aim of this tour is to catch the beautiful, glacially-fed Moraine Lake as well as Lake Louise before the bus loads of chattering tourists arrive. The seven-hour tour heads fist to Moraine Lake to witness the sunrise over one of the areas most beautiful natural wonders, with the glaciers above the Valley of the Ten Peaks slowly illuminating in the background. Then it’s straight on to Lake Louise after breakfast, before the crowds, with a choice of relaxing by the lake shore, exploring the trails, or paddling across its neon blue waters in a canoe rental with front-of-the-line access. The only downside is the price – for a day trip it’s a lot of dollar. From €196.40.
Book at Getyourguide.com
Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise Winter Tour
A tour best suited to the winter months, this expedition features a hike along the spectacular trail of Johnston Canyon with its frozen waterfalls, and a visit to Lake Louise and the icy bubbles of Lake Minnewanka. In the afternoon, the group heads to Lake Louise, with a chance to experience the annual Ice Magic Festival , where artists from around the world gather to create incredible ice sculptures. Then it’s on to Vermilion Lake and returning for a spot of shopping at Banff Avenue. It’s a good value tour with a real sense of adventure (apart from the shopping bit). From €84.71.
Book at Getyourguide.com
Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway – Full-Day Tour
The Icefields Parkway may sounds like the world’s sketchiest car park but in fact it’s a 232km stretch of double-lane highway linking Lake Louise with Jasper, Alberta, rated as one of the top drives in the world. As well as Lake Minnewanka and Lake Louise, this tour takes in some of the Icefields Parkway, with views of glaciers, massive peaks and lakes, and the occasional grizzly bear, before heading to Bow Lake, one of the other impressive lakes in the Canadian Rockies. There’s also the chance to see the hulking Crowfoot Glacier, surrounded by lush forest, and the stunning Peyto Lake. Considering it’s around nine hours, this is a good value tour, and the guide is friendly and has endless facinating stories of the area. From €136.29.
Book at Viator.com