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OPEN TOP DOUBLE DECKER MORAINE & LAKE LOUISE EXPLORER TOUR BUS

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Discover Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Explore Banff National Park's Lakes

Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

Explore Banff and Moraine Lake

Discover Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

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Moraine/ Lake Louise Open Top Explorer & Shuttle

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. 

Amazing experiences to add to your trip

Lake Louise Gondola*

Get a bird’s eye view of Lake Louise and enjoy spectacular 360° views of the Rockies.

Canoe Rentals Available*

Canoe across tranquil water while surrounded by towering mountain peaks.

*Trip experiences available at checkout

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StopsDeparture Times
Lake Louise Ski Resort08:0009:0010:0011:0012:0001:0002:0003:00*
Lake Louise08:3009:3010:3011:3012:3001:3002:3003:3004:30
Moraine Lake09:0010:0011:0012:0001:0002:0003:0004:0005:00

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Banff to lake louise ski resort

Banff Lake Louise Shuttle

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.

our route

Bus Stops

Activities on our route

Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

Purchase your tickets

How It Works

Book Online
Purchase your tickets online and specify which date you would like to travel. It is recommended to book in advance in order to guarantee a spot on the bus. Tickets must be used on the date selected in order to ensure a spot.
Download Your Ticket
After you've made your purchase, your ticket will be emailed. The ticket can be downloaded onto your phone or printed. You must bring your ticket in order to board the bus.
Download The App
Download the "Listen Everywhere" App in order to listen to the audio narrative while on the bus.

Note: In order to receive the best cinematic sound experience and prevent the spread of COVID-19, riders are required to bring their own headphones.
Board the Bus
Present your ticket on your phone or printed ticket to the conductor. The bus runs everyday from 09:00 to 18:00. The bus stops at each location roughly every 15 minutes, depending on weather and road conditions.
Once On The Bus
Ensure your phone's wi-fi is enabled and choose the network titled "WowBanff". Locate and open the "Listen Everywhere" App on your phone. The App will automatically scan and open the WowBanff tour platform. Plug in your headphones and select your language. Sit back & enjoy the tour.
Book Online
Purchase your tickets online and specify which date you would like to travel. It is recommended to book in advance in order to guarantee a spot on the bus. Tickets must be used on the date selected in order to ensure a spot.
Download Your Ticket
After you've made your purchase, your ticket will be emailed. The ticket can be downloaded onto your phone or printed. You must bring your ticket in order to board the bus.
Download The App
Download the "Listen Everywhere" App in order to listen to the audio narrative while on the bus.

Note: In order to receive the best cinematic sound experience and prevent the spread of COVID-19, riders are required to bring their own headphones.
Board the Bus
Present your ticket on your phone or printed ticket to the conductor. The bus runs everyday from 09:00 to 18:00. The bus stops at each location roughly every 15 minutes, depending on weather and road conditions.
Once On The Bus
Ensure your phone's wi-fi is enabled and choose the network titled "WowBanff". Locate and open the "Listen Everywhere" App on your phone. The App will automatically scan and open the WowBanff tour platform. Plug in your headphones and select your language. Sit back & enjoy the tour.

Information for our guests

Frequently Asked
Questions

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 24 hours prior to departure time 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.

Lake Louise Weather Conditions

What to Expect

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.

LAKE LOUISE WEATHER
Average May June July August September
Daily High(°C) 14.2 18.7 22.1 21.6 16.1
Daily Low(°C) 1.5 5.4 7.4 6.8 2.7
Daily High(°F) 57 66 71 70 60
Daily Low(°F) 34 41 45 44 38
Rainfall (mm) 42.4 58.4 51.1 51.2 37.7
Snowfall (cm) 17.1 1.7 0 0 7
Hours of Sun/Day 15.5 16.5 16 14.5 12.7

As Reviewed On Tripadvisor

  • star rating  We knew the lakes would be beautiful, but didn’t think getting to them would be so awesome and such an experience too. WowBanff’s double decker open top provides for the… read more

    kendallc275
    July 17, 2022

    star rating  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

    Doug A
    July 1, 2021

    star rating  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

    A7127BOdouga
    July 15, 2021
  • star rating  We thoroughly enjoyed the open air bus tour in and around Banff. It was a perfect blue sky day. Going up Mount Norquay was fabulous. Seeing the Banff… read more

    Tourist148596
    July 18, 2021

    star rating  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

    cpU4201ED
    July 4, 2021

    star rating  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

    ravipal
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  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

    Joel S
    July 1, 2021

    star rating  Really enjoyed our Wow Banff tour! Stunning scenery and informative dialogue. I recommend this open air tour!

    Snowie54
    July 8, 2021

    star rating  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

    177remis
    June 22, 2022

  • star rating  I’ve been in Banff for 7 years and have been to most of the location on the loop 100s of times so I was a bit sceptical of the idea… read more

    justinsV3896ZA
    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  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

    ravipal
    July 11, 2021
  • star rating  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

    scottaG6318HW
    July 18, 2022
  • star rating  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

    KIM M
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  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

    Joel S
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  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

    melissahV3887AE
    October 10, 2022
  • star rating  I spent 35 minutes in the bus instead of the lake because they decide to wait until more customers show up, to make more money. So at the lake Moraine,… read more

    599cristib
    July 4, 2022
  • star rating  Geniuses – an open top double decker through the Canadian Rockies!! Amazing views. As far as we are concerned, truely the best way for getting around Lake Louise and Banff.… read more

    119hankr
    July 20, 2022

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