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OPEN TOP DOUBLE DECKER MORAINE & LAKE LOUISE EXPLORER TOUR BUS

Sightseeing Made Easy

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

*Last Departure

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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

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  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

    K3607HWjoels
    July 7, 2021

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

    Gizzy
    July 1, 2021

    star rating  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

    Mark R
    July 28, 2022

    star rating  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

    I8130VXcarolinej
    July 5, 2021
  • star rating  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

    AustraliaTomTravel
    July 15, 2022

    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

    Christine A
    July 1, 2021

    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

    D4179VKkimm
    July 28, 2021

  • 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  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!!

    dereklW3846HG
    August 25, 2022
  • 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  Such an enjoyable day see and smelling the sights to and from the lakes. Such friendly service as well. Would book again no doubt.

    Nomad43217582197
    August 12, 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  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

    TomKA1878
    July 15, 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

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