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Open Top Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Shuttle Bus

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WowBanff open-top tour bus

Explore the Lakes of Banff National Park

Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

Explore Banff and Moraine Lake

Discover Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

experience 360 degree panoramic views

Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Open Top Double Decker 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 – all while breathing in the fresh mountain air. 

HOW IT WORKS

Upon check out, select a departure time from the Lake Louise Ski Resort (aka the park & ride). The shuttle bus completes a loop from the ski resort to Lake Louise, then to Moraine Lake & back to the ski resort. Once at Lake Louise, there’s a shuttle every 45 minutes to Moraine Lake & every 45 minutes from Moraine Lake back to the ski resort. As per the schedule, Riders are free to board any shuttle they like from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake & from Moraine Lake back to the ski resort.

NOTE: RIDER’S ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK-IN AT THE PARK & RIDE (at the WowBanff booth) 15 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR DEPARTURE TIME. FOOD & DRINKS (with the exception of water) ARE NOT PERMITTED ON BOARD.

PLEASE NOTE: The 8:00a.m., 8:30a.m., 9:00a.m., 10:15a.m., 10:45a.m., 11:15a.m., 12:30p.m., 1:00p.m., 1:30p.m., 2:45p.m., 3:15p.m. and 3:45p.m. departures utilize a fully enclosed double decker. This is a great option for those that want protection from the sun, wind and / or cold. 

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StopsDeparture Times
Lake Louise Ski Resort to Lake Louise8:00 8:459:3010:1511:00 11:4512:301:152:00 *2:45
Lake Louise to Moraine Lake8:309:1510:00 10:4511:3012:151:00 1:452:30 3:154:00 *4:45
Moraine Lake to Ski Resort9:00 9:45 10:3011:1512:00 12:451:302:153:00 3:454:30*5:15

*Last Departure

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Bus Stops

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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 45 minutes between 8:00 am & 3:00 pm. A bus departs from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake every 45 minutes between 8:30 am & 4:45 pm and a bus departs from Moraine Lake back to the Lake Louise Ski Resort every 45 minutes between 9:00 am & 5:15 pm.

All reservations are final and non-refundable. We are unable to switch the date & time post purchase. 

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 0-5 are free but must sit on their parents lap.

Yes, tickets are valid until used. We guarantee you a spot on the bus for your originally selected date & time. If you miss your original date and / or time,  we will do our best to accommodate you upon your arrival however, we can’t guarantee a spot will be available.

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 purchase tickets online.

No pets are permitted on board. Service dogs are allowed. 

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 would like to personally thank the gentleman and lady in the park and ride station. We arrived not realising we had to pre book the bus from the car… read more

    juliefleming55
    August 30, 2023

    star rating  Great way to visit the lakes! – Love the double decker. Just wished the bottom section had clear windows. The top view to and from Moraine was absolutely breathtaking.

    shazias922
    August 24, 2023

    star rating  Actions speak louder than words – Their service was amazing. I was a little skeptical because of some of the mixed reviews but when you look at the negative reviews, it’s because they missed the bus… read more

    Kimberly N
    August 22, 2023
  • star rating  Great Experience – The Wow shuttle to Lake Louise and Lake Moraine was great! They showed up on time, had plenty of seats for everyone and took us to both lakes. … read more

    KMNY
    August 19, 2023

    star rating  Great experience . – Was a bit nervous about taking this shuttle after reading so many negative reviews but my experience was only positive from start to finish . Friendly staff at the ticket… read more

    V1008XSjanete
    August 19, 2023

    star rating  We had a great experience with this company. The buses were clean and on time. The drivers were polite and respectful. Open top was a great to experience the nature… read more

    271devendrai
    August 17, 2023
  • star rating  Wow Banff is the best! – Incredibly helpful and friendly, thank you for amazing service! This made viewing the beautiful Moraine lake a pleasure.

    IngeMacMillan
    July 31, 2023

    star rating  Amazing Views & Customer Service! – The open top shuttle was amazing, to have a completely unabstructed view of the mountains was incredible. But what was more amazing was the service we received from the… read more

    L9768GPeval
    July 26, 2023

    star rating  This is a family-run business that went above and beyond to make our Banff trip memorable. We ran into some bad weather and Andrew was able to accommodate us so… read more

    GKVora
    June 24, 2023
  • star rating  Left in Lake Louise – We were abandoned by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and rescued by Dave.
    He was friendly and so helpful!

    NashvilleChefs
    June 22, 2023

    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  Being on top of the bus in open air is the best way to experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. 180 degrees view in all directions.you see it all… read more

    N165VNdenisec
    October 7, 2022
  • star rating  Both staff where great. Very friendly and even gave tips on other spots to check out. We ended running late getting to the Park n ride. Emailed and said that.… read more

    Scott N
    August 28, 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  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

    Beingtravellor
    August 18, 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  I had tremendous experience taking both the Banff tour with WowBanff as well as that to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. This is an independent little company which… read more

    geolibre
    August 9, 2022

    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  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

    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  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  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  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  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  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 have always just driven through Banff and never taken the time to see what the surrounding countryside has to offer. I took the WOW Banff open top bus tour… read more

    PydaGilmar
    June 2, 2022

    star rating  Absolutely stunning scenery, exceptional customer service and an innovative business! We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the double-decker open air bus.

    Jen L
    August 21, 2021
  • star rating  Absolutely stunning scenery, exceptional customer service and an innovative business! We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the double-decker open air bus.

    jenlY1470FD
    August 21, 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  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  We would like to personally thank the gentleman and lady in the park and ride station. We arrived not realising we had to pre book the bus from the car… read more

    juliefleming55
    August 30, 2023
  • star rating  Great way to visit the lakes! – Love the double decker. Just wished the bottom section had clear windows. The top view to and from Moraine was absolutely breathtaking.

    shazias922
    August 24, 2023
  • star rating  Actions speak louder than words – Their service was amazing. I was a little skeptical because of some of the mixed reviews but when you look at the negative reviews, it’s because they missed the bus… read more

    Kimberly N
    August 22, 2023
  • star rating  Great Experience – The Wow shuttle to Lake Louise and Lake Moraine was great! They showed up on time, had plenty of seats for everyone and took us to both lakes. … read more

    KMNY
    August 19, 2023
  • star rating  Great experience . – Was a bit nervous about taking this shuttle after reading so many negative reviews but my experience was only positive from start to finish . Friendly staff at the ticket… read more

    V1008XSjanete
    August 19, 2023
  • star rating  We had a great experience with this company. The buses were clean and on time. The drivers were polite and respectful. Open top was a great to experience the nature… read more

    271devendrai
    August 17, 2023
  • star rating  Wow Banff is the best! – Incredibly helpful and friendly, thank you for amazing service! This made viewing the beautiful Moraine lake a pleasure.

    IngeMacMillan
    July 31, 2023
  • star rating  Amazing Views & Customer Service! – The open top shuttle was amazing, to have a completely unabstructed view of the mountains was incredible. But what was more amazing was the service we received from the… read more

    L9768GPeval
    July 26, 2023
  • star rating  This is a family-run business that went above and beyond to make our Banff trip memorable. We ran into some bad weather and Andrew was able to accommodate us so… read more

    GKVora
    June 24, 2023
  • star rating  Left in Lake Louise – We were abandoned by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and rescued by Dave.
    He was friendly and so helpful!

    NashvilleChefs
    June 22, 2023

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