Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway - Full-Day Tour

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Enjoy a full day small group tour with a local family run company! Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway contains some of the best scenery that Canada has to offer. With stunning views of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear mountain lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and abundant wildlife this 8-hour tours take’s you to the world-renowned Lake Louise, Morraine Lake and Bow Lake.
Also included are stops at Bow Falls, Norquay lookout, Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka.

Beyond Banff provides small and personalized tours for up to 15 guests. This tour covers a good portion of the Banff National Park and its beautiful lakes within a single Tour. Private tours available on request.

Please note that the road to Moraine Lake is closed and will reopen late May.

Winter in the Canadian Rockies can make travel difficult at times and access to some destinations in Banff may not be guaranteed. The tour itinerary may be changed due to weather and road conditions. Please contact us for up to date details.

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Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Starts: Banff, Canada
Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips



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Enjoy a full day small group tour with a local family run company! Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway contains some of the best scenery that Canada has to offer. With stunning views of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear mountain lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and abundant wildlife this 8-hour tours take’s you to the world-renowned Lake Louise, Morraine Lake and Bow Lake.
Also included are stops at Bow Falls, Norquay lookout, Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka.

Beyond Banff provides small and personalized tours for up to 15 guests. This tour covers a good portion of the Banff National Park and its beautiful lakes within a single Tour. Private tours available on request.

Please note that the road to Moraine Lake is closed and will reopen late May.

Winter in the Canadian Rockies can make travel difficult at times and access to some destinations in Banff may not be guaranteed. The tour itinerary may be changed due to weather and road conditions. Please contact us for up to date details.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

The first stop of the day will be Bow Falls, a scenic waterfall in the heart of Banff. We will follow the Bow River throughout the tour to its source at Bow Lake.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Norquay, 2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4 Canada

This is one of the best views of Banff and a great way to finish off the day. From here you can see the entire town of Banff, Vermillion Lakes, Mount Rundle and the Bow Valley. Keep your eye out for one of the many Big Horn Sheep in the Area

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2 Canada

This is the largest lake in Banff National Park and actually used to be home to a small summer village. Today the village lies beneath the pristine blue waters of Lake Minnewanka. This stop provides some interesting history of how things have changed in the park over the years.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0 Canada

First opened in 1911 the world famous Chateau Lake Louise has been bringing guests to experience the clear blue waters of Lake Louise for many years. This iconic stop will offer the opportunity to explore the historic hotel and snap some pictures if bright blue waters of Lake Louise.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Moraine Lake Rd off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Nestled in the valley if 10 peaks amongst massive peaks and glaciers. The vivid blue colors make Moraine Lake one of the most beautiful Lakes in Canada, if not the world. Take in the views on the path around the lake. Or take the rewarding hike to the top of the rockpile offering the most picturesque view of the Lake. A view so good it used to be Canadas $20 Bill
(Closed for the season – reopening June 2022)

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Voted as the most scenic roadways in the world, take in the views of glaciers, massive peaks and lakes and the occasional Grizzly Bear as you make your way towards Bow Lake and Peyto Lake

Stop At: Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

The headwaters of the Bow river, Bow Lake is one of the impressive lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Although not as famous as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, it offers some great views of Bow Glacier and the waterfalls coming off the base of the glacier. What truly makes this place special is the remoteness and quietness of the location.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crowfoot Glacier, Improvement District No. 9, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

This road side turnout allows for some impressive views of the Crowfoot Glacier

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Peyto Lake, Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Seen from above on the recently constructed viewpoint, the beautiful spot overlooks the electric blue waters of Peyto Lake!

Duration: 1 hour



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