Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are among the most visited destinations in Canada. It’s easy to understand why. Numerous hiking trails encircle bright blue lakes and provide breathtaking views at every turn. One of the best ways to visit these lakes is via Fairview Limousine. Their bus will pick you up at the hotel’s front entrance.

You can reserve your seats both to and from your destination, so make sure to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Note that the bus to Moraine Lake arrives at the lake 30 minutes after departure from the Lake Louise Inn, and the bus to Lake Louise arrives at the lake 15 minutes after departure from the hotel. Book a shuttle here.

The setting Sun casting golden rays on the town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, taken from Sulphur Mountain

Banff Tours

What better way to experience the Rockies than on a guided tour, which conveniently departs right from Lake Louise Inn? With Brewster Travel Canada, you can get close to lakes, waterfalls and icefields or choose a helicopter ride for a panoramic view. Discover Banff Tours offers personalized activities and tours: create a perfect day trip by adding sightseeing, boating, cave touring, or horseback riding onto your itinerary.

Group of rafters cheering after going through rapids on Kicking Horse River

Whitewater Rafting

Join Wild Water Adventures on the Kicking Horse River, near Lake Louise, and experience the best whitewater in the region! Choose from fun and splashy Class II/III rapids, or more challenging (and bigger!) Class IV rapids for an adrenaline-pumping adventure. Guests need only bring a bathing suit and towel; we look after the rest. Top quality wetsuits, neoprene booties & gloves, fleece sweaters, spray jackets, life jackets and helmets are provided for everyone. Our RiverBase offers warm, comfortable change rooms and spacious covered decks for enjoying views of the river and mountains. After the trip, fuel up with fresh baked treats, fresh fruit and hot and cold beverages. Daily half-day and full-length trips available. Optional BBQ lunch upgrade available for morning half-day departures. No previous rafting experience is required. Perfect for the entire family! Offered by Wild Water Adventures.

Fisherman holding the catch of Rainbow trout


Take a short trip from Lake Louise Inn to find world-famous fly-fishing and lake fishing. Permits are required and are valid from one day up to one year. Fishing tours and guides will help find your perfect spot. Banff Fishing Unlimited offers guiding in the lakes and rivers of Lake Louise. Alpine Anglers specializes in fly-fishing in the Upper Bow Valley.

Ride the chair or the gondola up the mountain at Lake Louise Resort in summer

Sightseeing Gondola

The Lake Louise Sightseeing gondola is one of the best places to see wildlife in their natural environment. The open chair, or fully enclosed gondola, whisks you up to 2,088m (6,850ft) to take in the spectacular scenery of Lake Louise. Learn about the wild animals you can find in the Canadian Rockies in the Nature Interpretation Centre or embark on a more strenuous hike to the summit of Mt. Whitehorn.

Collection of canoes on does for rent at Moraine Lake


Take in the beautiful mountain scenery while canoeing or kayaking on sparkling blue water. Perfect for families, boats can be rented from Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake and non-motorized boats can be used in many other lakes in Banff National Park, including Johnson Lake, Vermillion Lakes and Bow Lake.

Hiker on steep moutain path


Push yourself to the limit by climbing in the Rockies. Mountains near Lake Louise offer the opportunity to scramble to the peak (an easy climb using just hands and feet) or get out your gear to try the more serious alpine faces. Try the challenge at Mount Fairview or Mount Temple for spectacular views or visit the Lake Louise Visitor Centre in the Village for more inspiration.

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