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 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.
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.
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 best possible views and allows riders to soak in every piece of these amazing mountains.
Staff where so pleasant and knowledgeable!! Just so great to be around.
A must do if taking a shuttle to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
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.
Really enjoyed our Wow Banff tour! Stunning scenery and informative dialogue. I recommend this open air tour!
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.
What an amazing way to explore the Rockies. Me and my family were one of the first to experience this attraction and it did not disappoint. The views… read more of the Canadian Rockies while you breath the mountain air on this open top double decker bus is nothing I’ve ever experienced.
We’ve been visiting the Rockies for many many years and this was such a unique and breath taking way to see all the amazing views There is an app available that gives lots of great information and historical facts about the Rockies and Banff.
My kids absolutely loved the experience. They loved waving to everyone down on the ground , and the smiles never stopped.
We did the two hour tour due to a time restriction for us but we will be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to be dropped off and picked up next time. We did get some rain but there were ponchos and umbrellas available.The tickets also included a free signature drink at the Rimrock Resort.
Andrew ,the man behind the idea was great. He was very friendly and made himself available to answer any questions and share information. I was also amazed at how any could drive a double decker on some of the roads and the switch backs up to Norquay but Pierre the driver did an absolute fantastic job, keeping the ride smooth.
I would highly recommend this open top double decker bus for sightseeing and for getting from one location to the next.
Everything from the bus and staff were next level. If looking for a great and unique ride to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, highly recommend. If taking a shuttle to… read more the lakes, use these guys and avoid the chaos of the other providers. Flexible schedule and open top bus combine to make this an awesome experience.
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 Springs Hotel from across from the Bow Falls was spectacular. All the scenery was just incredible! The conductor was especially nice and knowledgeable as well. Thank you WowBanff! I recommend this to everyone! …
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.
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 but I have to say it was fantastic. The open top and tall bus provides a unique vantage point that made me appreciate every stop along the way. The guide was great and informative. Would recommend even if you thought you’ve already seen Banff from all the angles.
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!!
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!
Such an enjoyable day see and smelling the sights to and from the lakes. Such friendly service as well. Would book again no doubt.
The driver and guide were incredibly polite and helpful, while building up a great rapport with us and fellow passengers.
Our experience of WowBanff was Canadian hospitality and… read more kindness at it’s finest, we’d about recommend them!
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. …