Banff Adventures - Getting to Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

How to Get to Moraine Lake in Summer

Before deciding how to spend the day exploring Moraine Lake, it's essential to work out how you'll get there first. As of summer 2023, you can't drive personal vehicles up Moraine Lake Road at any time of day. This means you must hike, bike, take a shuttle or transit, or go on a tour.

Moraine Lake Shuttle Reservations

Parks Canada shuttles to Moraine Lake depart regularly from the Lake Louise Summer Gondola parking lot. The shuttle operates from June 1 to October 9 and it is recommended that you book your shuttle in advance. Some shuttle tickets are released 48 hours before departure time, so ensure to check two days before your planned trip to Moraine Lake.

Sunrise at Moraine Lake

Sunrise is a special time of day to see Moraine Lake. There are a couple of options to see sunrise at Moraine Lake. You can hop on a shuttle between 4 and 5 am from or take a sunrise tour to guarantee you can see the alpenglow as it cascades down the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to See Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

Take a guided sightseeing tour, and you'll enjoy a relaxing visit to Moraine Lake as well as other iconic Banff National Park locations. We offer lots of options for tours to Lake Louise & Moraine Lake - check them out here

Roam Public Transit

The Bow Valley's regional transit system, Roam Public Transit, operates a lake connector between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake all summer and a direct-to-Moraine Lake bus during the fall season. Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially during weekends, holidays, and Larch season.

Bike Rentals

If biking is more your style, check out our fleet of Ebike's available for rent

Beautiful Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

It is worth a visit


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