Monday - Friday : 09:00 - 19:00
Hop aboard an open top double decker to discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Snap photos of unparalleled scenery & immerse yourself in the Canadian Rockies.
Breathe in the fresh mountain air and embark on an exciting ride to beautiful Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Take in panoramic views and learn about the area from a local host, ready with fascinating stories and to answer any questions.
Canoe across tranquil water while surrounded by towering mountain peaks.
*Trip experiences available at checkout
Need a way from Banff to Lake Louise? We got you covered! Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Bow Valley Parkway on your way to the Lake Louise Ski Resort. After arriving at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, board your open top double decker Explorer to Lake Louise & Moraine Lake.
Get a bird's eye view at Lake Louise Ski Resort
At Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
Explore the Rocky Mountains
Recharge at Lake Agnes Tea House
Traverse exciting bike trails
From early June to early October.
The bus departs Lake Louise Ski Resort every hour between 8:00 am & 3:00 pm. A bus departs from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake every hour between 8:30 am & 4:30 pm and a bus departs from Moraine Lake back to the Lake Louise Ski Resort every hour between 9:00 am & 5:00 pm.
Bookings must be cancelled within 24 hours after the original date of purchase in order to receive a full refund.
Free parking is available at the Lake Louise Ski Resort which is the location of Parks Canada’s Park & Ride. All shuttles to Lake Louise & Moraine Lake leave from this location.
Yes, kids of any age are allowed. There are lots of fun and exciting things for kids to do and see while exploring Lake Louise!
Kids aged 2-5 are free.
Yes, tickets take effect at the time you board the bus. We ask for a date so we can gauge demand for each day. However, if you miss your selected date we cannot guarantee a spot on the bus.
The bus tour is suitable for any age or fitness level.
The upper deck is not wheelchair accessible. The lower deck (inside of the bus) is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets can be purchased at the bus however, seats sell fast. It is recommended you show up at least 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time or purchase tickets online.
Dogs are allowed however, with the exception of service dogs, all dogs must sit outside on the upper deck.
Please note that WowBanff Sightseeing operates in a mountain climate. While temperatures during our operating season are generally comfortable and ideal for an open-air tour, weather conditions can change quickly. Make sure to check the forecast before you ride and dress accordingly.
We recommend our guests bring an extra piece of clothing such as a light fleece/ windbreaker jacket.
Hoped on the double decker bus at Banff Train station and completed a full loop in the morning in early July. Entire family enjoyed the views and audio experience! Great… read more way to get around to Banff to visit the spectacular sites.
Just finished a 2 hour Banff loop with Wow. Totally amazing and so informative. The owner was on board with us. He and our driver were great.… read more Worth every penny. Highly recommend WOW.
We had a tremendous experience, in the open top double decker bus!!
– Tremendous staff the driver was Francois and guide Andrew, both were very welcoming, knowledgeable individuals.… read more />
– The busses were frequent, they take three full rounds in a day, so there is no chance of missing it, their schedule is posted right beside the driver’s seat, I just clicked the picture so we arrive at time on the bus stop.
Had an amazing time on this sight seeing tour with Pierre and Andrew !! The top of the double decker ensured a never before seen vantage point of beautiful… read more Banff National Park and area.. I really enjoyed the informative commentary that was available and learned a lot about the area . Would highly recommend !!
The one an only double decker bus sightseeing tour in Banff. Takes you to must to see places in Banff. Great customer service was great Andrew is really customer oriented… read more and entertaining. You wont miss a thing from Fairmont to surprise corner to tunnel mountains campground drive to hoodoos , to drive lake two jack and lake Minnewanka , to Norway patch , train station. You get all in one experience. If you are first timer in Banff this is must do experience. …
Hoped on the double decker bus at Banff
Train station and completed a full loop in the morning in early July. Entire family enjoyed the views and audio experience! Great… read more way to get around to Banff to visit the spectacular sites.
This is a great way to get into Lake Louise. We arrived at Park and Ride mid day to find all shuttles full. Andrew offered a space on the bus… read more and we got to Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. Brilliant way to avoid the queues and get the scenic views. We loved it so much we took it the next day to reach the two tea house walk early: the company run an 8am trip in. The driver and guide are full of local knowledge. Highly recommended.
WOWBANFF hop on hop off bus was simply terrific. Took the new service on July 9, 2021 at 9 am. Mount Norquay was spectacular as was the entire 2-hour trip.… read more Excellent driver. Been in Banff many times but this tour surpassed all taken before. Would also mention that the comfort of the bus and the view from the top deck made this a special outing.
The host (Andrew) and our driver were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed hearing about the area and the community. A really interesting way to see Banff and surrounding area.
We are a group of five we found wowbanff to be extremely accommodating.The freedom of the open air bus was excellent the app is very easy to use and informative… read more in many different languages the information is well presented and informative
Andrew and Pierre obviously love Banff and it shows I would give the 6 stars out of 5 if I could
I live in Banff (been here 16 years) and I was blown away by the views from the open top bus! I have skied or hiked many of the mountains… read more you can see from the Banff townsite and the view from the bus was a perspective I haven’t seen before. Highly recommend!
Great host and driver. Easy on and off. Cheaper than other tours especially with large family or groups.
Perfect for families with children.
30 min, and three hour… read more time slots work great.
We had bought Parks Canada shuttle tickets to both Moraine and Lake Louise. Things are extremely busy up there and couldn’t get tickets until 3:00pm. We noticed WowBanff had departures… read more at 10:00am and after seeing their bus and hearing about how it worked, we decided to buy tickets – on top of the ones we had just bought from PC. Really happy we did. The open top double decker provided an awesome experience for seeing the mountains and wildlife. Totally worth the $25.
Such an enjoyable day see and smelling the sights to and from the lakes. Such friendly service as well. Would book again no doubt.
There is a park and ride at Lake Louise. It works pretty well. Pre booking is recommended, and can be done on the web, although our booking disappeared without trace… read more first time. If you have made a booking, you dodge the first queue, and go straight to the next booth. Which is where it becomes interesting. We arrived 45 mins before our booked slot, but simply got a ticket for immediate use. And although our booking was for Lake Louise first, we could almost certainly have gone to Moraine Lake first, as the ticket we got was the same. Coming back late afternoon there was a long queue for the bus, and it was cold. They need to put on more buses at 4pm onwards, as the first bus filled before we could get on. But it does work.
Amazing views from the top. We’re able to see a bear that normal buses couldn’t because of the height . Great and fun staff!!