Getting around the Lake Louise area (2023)

Getting around the Lake Louise area (1)

Expect traffic congestion in the Lake Louise area throughout the year. Parking is extremely limited at the Lake Louise Lakeshore and finding a parking spot can be challenging in any season. Taking transit is the best way to provide certainty in reaching your destination!

Transit information

Getting around the Lake Louise area (2)

Travelling Within Lake Louise

Booking a seat on a Parks Canada shuttle is the best way to enjoy your visit!Two lakes – one ticket! Conveniently see both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with one ticket.

Shuttle reservations required
Book your seat using the Parks Canada Reservation System beginning May 4, 2022. A portion of seats will be released in a rolling window, 48 hours prior to departure day.

New in 2022 – The Park and Ride for Parks Canada shuttles to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake is located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Click here for directions.

Parks Canada Shuttle: Lake Louise Lakeshore

When: Daily from May 13 to October 10, 2022

Where: Direct from the Park and Ride,located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, to the Lake Louise Lakeshore

Reservations are required for all shuttles departing the Park and Ride to Lake Louise Lakeshore. Once at Lake Louise Lakeshore, you can connect between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on a first come first serve basis, via the Lake Connector shuttle.

Please Note: All shuttle passengers must leave their vehicle at the Park and Ride. Visitors cannot park at the Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake and board the shuttle service. Parking at the Park and Ride is free.

Fares

Visit our fees pagefor pricing.

Your shuttle ticket does not include a National Park entry fee and your National Park entrance fee does not serve as a shuttle ticket. Both are required. National Park passes can be purchased from the park gates, visitor centres, campground or online.

  • Service frequency

    Every 20 minutes between 8 am and 5:40 pm.

    The final return bus from Lake Louise Lakeshore to the Park and Ride is at 7:30 pm.

Parks Canada Shuttle: Moraine Lake

When: Daily from June 1 to October 10, 2022.

Where: Direct from the Park and Ride, located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, to Moraine Lake.

Reservations are required for all shuttles departing the Park and Ride to Moraine Lake. Once at Moraine Lake, you can connect between Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Lakeshore on a first come first serve basis, via the Lake Connector shuttle.

Please Note: All shuttle passengers must leave their vehicle at the Park and Ride. Visitors cannot park at the Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake and board the shuttle service. Parking at the Park and Ride is free.

Fares

Visit our fees pagefor pricing.

Your shuttle ticket does not include a National Park entry fee and your National Park entrance fee does not serve as a shuttle ticket. Both are required. National Park passes can be purchased from the park gates, visitor centres, campground or online.

  • Service frequency

    Every 20 minutes between 8:10 am and 4:50 pm.

    The final return bus from Moraine Lake to the Park and Ride is at 7:30 pm.

(Video) How To Get Around Banff National Park With No Car
Parks Canada Shuttle: Lake Connector

When: Daily from June 1 to October 10, 2022.

Where: Between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

For visitors who booked a shuttle ride from the Park and Ride to either lake destination, the Lake Connector bus is free of charge. This shuttle is for reservation holders only (proof of ticket required), however you do not need to book a specific time for the Lake Connector shuttle.

Please Note: All shuttle passengers must leave their vehicle at the Park and Ride. Visitors cannot park at the Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake and board the shuttle service. Parking at the Park and Ride is free.

New in 2022 – Free access to the Parks Canada Lake Connector shuttle with a Roam Transit Super Pass!With the purchase of a Roam Transit Super Pass, visitors will receive free access to the Parks Canada Lake Connector shuttle from the Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake. Show a valid Roam Super Pass to Parks Canada staff at Lake Louise or Moraine Lake to receive your Parks Canada boarding pass. For more information, visitRoam Transit.

  • Service frequency

    Lake Louise to Moraine Lake: Every 15 minutes between 9 am and 6 pm.

    Moraine Lake to Lake Louise: Every 15 minutes between 9:10 am and 6 pm.

Parks Canada Shuttle: Park and Ride Connector

When: Daily service May 20 to October 10, 2022.

Where: Loops between the Lake Louise Campground, the village of Lake Louise (Samson Mall) and the Lake Louise Park and Ride located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

If you are staying in the village of Lake Louise or at the Lake Louise campground, you are encouraged to use the Park and Ride Connector to get to the Park and Ride,located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

This route does not require reservations. This service is free of charge.

  • Service frequency

    Every 30 minutes between 8 am and 7:30 pm.

Parks Canada Shuttle: Map
Getting around the Lake Louise area (3)

(PDF, 875 Kb)

Frequently asked questions
  • Are walk-up tickets available for the Parks Canada shuttle?

    Walk-up tickets are available at the Park and Ride but it is highly recommended that you plan ahead and reserve your shuttle ticket in advance. When space is available, Parks Canada staff at the Park and Ride will assist visitors with the reservation process on site.

    Reservations can be made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service.

    (Video) Banff & Lake Louise: Summer Travel Guide 🇨🇦

    An account is required to use the Parks Canada Reservation Service. If you don’t already have an account, Parks Canada recommends creating your account well in advance of purchasing your ticket to ensure a smooth checkout process when booking!

  • When can I make my reservation?

    Shuttle reservations are available beginning at 8 am MDT on May 4, 2022. 50% of the entire operating season (mid-May to mid-October) will be available as of May 4, 2022. The remaining 50% will be released on a rolling window at 8 am 48 hours before departure day, throughout the entire season. For example, the second release of tickets for Tuesday, June 1 will be available at 8 am on Sunday, May 30.

    Reservations can be made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service.

    An account is required to use the Parks Canada Reservation Service. If you don’t already have an account, Parks Canada recommends creating your account well in advance of purchasing your ticket to ensure a smooth checkout process when booking!

  • Where do I catch the shuttle to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?

    All Parks Canada shuttles to Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake originate at the Lake Louise Park and Ride lot, located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.Click here for directions.

    If you are staying in the village of Lake Louise or in the Lake Louise Campground, you are encouraged to leave your vehicle at your accommodation and use the free Park and Ride Connector bus.

    More information on shuttle locations and all transit in Banff National Park.

  • What do I do once I have my shuttle reservation?

    Once you have made a reservation to ride the Parks Canada shuttle, you will receive a confirmation email. Please read this email carefully.

    Please arrive at the Lake Louise Park and Ride, located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, during the one-hour time window indicated on the ticket. You may arrive at anytime during this one-hour window. Parks Canada staff will check you in you and direct you to the correct boarding area. Tickets are non-transferable and photo ID may be requested to verify that the ticket purchaser is present.

    Tickets are good for only one boarding at the Park and Ride, but once at the lakes you may stay as long as you choose, and connect between Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake with the Lake Connector shuttle. Your ticket also includes return shuttle service from either lake back to the Park and Ride when you are ready.

  • Why do I need to reserve the shuttle? What can’t I just show up?

    As visitation to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake increases, so do the public safety risks. Visitor safety is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada. The shuttle reservation system helps to better manage traffic congestion, allows visitors to plan their trip in advance by guaranteeing access to the lakes, and maintains emergency services access.

    Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are extremely popular destinations. Shuttle reservations help to spread visitation out throughout the day, and manages congestion. This improves the overall visitor experience, while also enhancing the protection and preservation of the surrounding area.

  • Are the shuttles accessible?

    At this time, Parks Canada shuttle buses have limited accessibility. Roam public transit buses are wheelchair accessible, and visitors can take Roam Route 8X to Lake Louise or Roam Route 10 to Moraine Lake in the fall. Vehicles travelling with a blue hang tag will always be granted access to the parking lots. Visitors are advised to clearly display the blue hang tag for traffic control personnel to see.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    Certified assistance animals are allowed on board at no charge. Owners of assistance animals should be prepared to show the animal's verification of training.

    Passenger pets are allowed on board at no charge. All pets must be crated in a secure and clean carrier designed and intended for the carrying of animals which is small enough to fit on the owner's lap.

    Passengers must hold onto the carrier at all times and are responsible for the safety of their pet.

  • Can I bring my bike?

    Bikes are allowed when space permits. Be aware that the owner takes responsibility for any damages that may occur during their travels.

    If you are travelling by bike, you are encouraged to access Lake Louise via the Tramline Trail which begins in the Lake Louise village. Cycling along Moraine Lake Road and Lake Louise Drive is also allowed but you should expect a narrow shoulder.

    For more information visit Biking in the Lake Louise area

  • Can I bring strollers or backpacks?

    Yes, strollers and day packs/climbing gear are allowed when space permits.

  • Does the Moraine Lake shuttle stop at Paradise Valley trailhead?

    No. If you wish to hike into Paradise Valley or ride the Moraine Lake Highline Trail from Paradise Valley trailhead to Moraine Lake, we recommend you arrive before sunrise to secure parking. Parking space is not guaranteed.

  • What happens if I miss the last shuttle?

    Visitors who miss the last shuttle are responsible for their own return to the Park and Ride lot via private transport, bike or foot. Currently there is no taxi service in the Lake Louise area.

    Visitors returning later than the last shuttle to the Park and Ride lot should note that access to Whitehorn Drive is restricted using a permanent gate between 8 pm and 6 am from May to October. Vehicles cannot be retrieved after 8 pm and will not be accessible until 6 am the following morning.

    (Video) Travel Tips for Visiting Lake Louise & Moraine Lake in Banff [Living on the Road full time]

Lake Louise regional routes

Roam Public Transit can be used to travel from the town of Banff to Lake Louise.

New in 2022 – Free access to the Parks Canada Lake Connector shuttle with a Roam Transit Super Pass!
With the purchase of a Roam Transit Super Pass, visitors will receive free access to the Parks Canada Lake Connector shuttle from the Lake Louise Lakeshore or Moraine Lake. Show a valid Roam Super Pass to Parks Canada staff at Lake Louise or Moraine Lake to receive your Parks Canada boarding pass. For more information, visit Roam Transit.

Roam Route 8X: Lake Louise Express

When: Daily, year-round

Where: Service from the town of Banff to Lake Louise Lakeshore along the Trans-Canada Highway.Reservations are available for this route throughout the summer months and are recommended.

As of July 25, 2022 Route 8X will no longer fully service Village North and Village South bus stops in the Village of Lake Louise. Short trip travel between the Lake Louise Village and Lake Louise Lakeshore using Roam Transit is not offered at this time. Full service to these stops will resume in the fall.

Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $10
Senior (65+ years) $5
Youth (13 – 17 years) $5
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Visit Roam Transit for reservations, schedules and information.

Roam Route 8S: Lake Louise Scenic

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday service between July 1 – August 31, 2022

Where: Service from the town of Banff to the Lake Louise Lakeshore. Other stops include Johnston Canyon and Protection Mountain Campground.

Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $10
Senior (65+ years) $5
Youth (13 – 17 years) $5
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Service Frequency: 3 departures daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Visit Roam Transit for reservations, schedules and information.

Roam Route 10: Moraine Louise Express

When: Daily between September 19 – October 10, 2022

Where: Service from the town of Banff to Moraine Lake along the Trans-Canada Highway.

Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years) $10
Senior (65+ years) $5
Youth (13 – 17 years) $5
Child (0 – 12 years) Free

Service Frequency: 7 departures daily from 6:30 am to 4 pm

Visit Roam Transit for reservations, schedules and information.

For more information on tickets, fares and frequencies please visit Roam Transit

(Video) Lake Louise - August 2021- Things to know before you get there

Parking information

Getting around the Lake Louise area (4)

Parking is extremely limited at the Lake Louise Lakeshore and finding a parking spot can be challenging in any season. When Parking has filled, there is no space to wait for parking stalls to become available. Washroom and drop off/pick up areas cannot be accessed when parking is full. Plan ahead, arrive with extra time and patience, and have back-up areas to visit.

Paid parking at Lake Louise Lakeshore
Paid parking will be in effect at Lake Louise Lakeshore during the shuttle operational season, from May 13 to October 10, 2022.

Lake Louise Lakeshore

The lakeshore parking lot fills quickly and stays full throughout daylight hours. During peak periodsyou will likely not be able to find a parking spot. There is no space in Lake Louise to wait for these parking spots.

Paid parking in effect during the shuttle operational season, from May 13 to October 10, 2022.A valid parking permit is required between 7 am and 7 pm for all vehicles in the Lake Louise Lakeshore public parking lot. Look for pay stations when you arrive.The fee is $12.25/ vehicle/ day.

You must also have a valid national park entry pass.

Frequently asked questions
  • When is paid parking in effect?

    Paid parking is in effect from May 13 to October 10, 2022, 7 am to 7 pm.

  • Who is required to pay for parking at Lake Louise Lakeshore?

    All public vehicles, including motorcycles and RV are required to pay for parking if parked at Lake Louise Lakeshore. Commercial vehicles with a valid Parks Canada business license are not required to pay for parking at this time.

  • Where is paid parking required?

    Paid parking is required at the Lake Louise Lakeshore day use area, in all public stalls.

  • What is the pay parking fee?

    $12.25 per vehicle per day

    For more information on fees, visit Fees

  • How do I pay for my parking permit?

    Parking permits can only be purchased at the Lake Louise Lakeshore. Parking machines are located in both the lower and upper parking lots.

    The Lake Louise Lakeshore parking lot will operate on a pay-by-plate system, so be sure to remember to take a photo of your license plate! You do not need to return to your vehicle to display your parking permit.

  • Can I park my car overnight in the Lake Louise Lakeshore parking lot?

    Overnight parking is not permitted in any day use lot across Banff National Park unless you are staying at a backcountry campsite or backcountry hut.

  • Do I need to pay for a Lake Louise Lakeshore parking permit in addition to my National Park entry pass? Why?

    Yes, all visitors must pay for parking at Lake Louise Lakeshore. The cost is not included in your national park admission or Discovery Pass.

    Parks Canada is committed to developing and implementing long term, sustainable transit solutions for Banff National Park. The implementation of paid parking for Lake Louise Lakeshore will further incentivize visitor transit services and ensure these services are sustainable for generations to come.

  • Where does the revenue from parking and shuttle fees go?

    All revenue collected from parking fees at Lake Louise Lakeshore and from the Lake Louise shuttles remain within Banff National Parkand are used in the management of the Lake Louise area.

    Parks Canada is committed to developing and implementing long term, sustainable transit solutions for Banff National Park, and the revenue collected through parking fees at the Lake Louise Lakeshore will help offset the cost of providing visitor transportation services within the Lake Louise area and Banff National Park as a whole. Visitor fees never exceed the costs of delivering the service to visitors, they only ever recover costs, keeping visitor experiences affordable.

Moraine Lake

Vehicles are only permitted on Moraine Lake Road when parking is available at Moraine Lake. Parking is limited and fills quickly during daylight hours.

Travel to the lake is restricted once the parking lot fills and there is no space to wait for parking stalls to become available. Access to Paradise Valley trailhead will also be restricted when parking is full.

(Video) Banff, Lake Louise, Lake Peyto, Hot spring (Fall Edition) Vlog

BanffNow

BanffNow provides up to date real time information to visitors including availability of parking, major traffic events, suggestions on places to visit and more. Plan ahead, stay informed and get the most out of your next trip to Banff National Park.

BanffNow

FAQs

Is there Uber in Lake Louise? ›

No you cannot catch an Uber in either Banff or Lake Louise. There are taxis/private drivers in Banff that will take you anywhere in the area or whatever custom tour you want but you need to book in advance.

Do you need a car in Lake Louise? ›

The Top Banff Attractions

If you plan on spending most of your time around the most popular sites within Banff National Park, such as the Town of Banff, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Johnston Canyon and Canmore, then you can easily visit Banff without a car.

How long is the walk around Lake Louise? ›

You can only walk down the right hand side of the lake. The path is mostly flat & easy 30-40min walk to end of lake. If you walk past here to go up to Tea House then the track gets significantly more difficult & good footwear should be worn. Depending on your level of fitness you should allow 3-4 hour round trip.

Do you need to take a shuttle to Lake Louise? ›

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are highly popular in peak season when parking lots fill up before sunrise. You will need to reserve a Parks Canada shuttle seat to ensure a safe and seamless adventure.

How much does the Lake Louise shuttle cost? ›

Lake Louise regional routes
Fares
Adult (18 – 64 years)$10
Senior (65+ years)$5
Youth (13 – 17 years)$5
Child (0 – 12 years)Free
4 days ago

What is the best month to visit Lake Louise? ›

Spring in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper (April – May)

If you want to see our iconic snowy mountain peaks, this is the time of year to visit. As the snow melts, rivers and waterfalls swell with the spring thaw into breathtaking sights! Expect churning rivers from the glacial melt, and semi-frozen or frozen lakes.

How early should I get to Lake Louise? ›

You'll want to arrive before 8:00 a.m. to secure a parking spot at Lake Louise, which means an early rise unless you stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. We've never had a problem parking at Lake Louise during the shoulder season or winter.

How many days do you need in Lake Louise? ›

It's a subjective list, but five days is a good length of time to tick off the world-famous hot spots. You'll need at least a day in the Lake Louise region to wrap your mind around the beauty of the namesake lake, nearby Moraine Lake, and the unbelievable charm of the village.

What time does Lake Louise parking fill up? ›

What time does the parking lot fill up at Lake Louise? In the summer months, the parking lot at Lake Louise will often start to fill up around 8-9 am. With that said, this can differ depending on the time of week and time of year. To guarantee a spot, arrive early (around 7 am) or later in the day after 5 pm.

Can you see Lake Louise without hiking? ›

Visitors can partake in the fantastic hiking trails, canoeing or kayaking the lake, alpine mountaineering, rock climbing, ski, ice climbing, ice skating, or scrambling. It's almost tough to find something you can't do around Lake Louise.

Do you need bear spray in Lake Louise? ›

If you're planning on hiking, camping, or spending any time on the trails in Banff National Park, you'll need to carry bear spray. Rent a canister at Snowtips-Bactrax, Ultimate Sports, Radventures, the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub in Banff, or Wilson Mountain Sports in Lake Louise.

Can you walk from Lake Louise village to Lake Louise? ›

We plan on heading to Moraine Lake at sunrise but would like to,go to Lake Louise later that day. Yes, you can walk there.

How much is a taxi from Banff to Lake Louise? ›

The quickest way to get from Banff to Lake Louise is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 44 min.

Does Lake Louise Park and Ride fill up? ›

Parking in the Lake Louise area is extremely limited and lots fill up early in the morning. Park at the Parks Canada Park & Ride and use Parks Canada shuttles to access Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Shuttles must be booked in advance.

How long is the Lake Louise gondola ride? ›

Guests enjoy a relaxing 14 minute ride with the choice of a four passenger open chair or fully enclosed gondola, to an elevation of 2088 m / 6850 ft. Incredible views of the majestic Rocky Mountain, wildflowers, natural springs and maybe even some wildlife are highlights of the ride.

How do I get from Banff to Lake Louise without a car? ›

The most economical way to get from Banff to Lake Louise is by route 8X on Roam Transit. The trip takes 48 minutes on an eco-friendly hybrid bus. Catch the bus at the Banff High School Transit Hub. Drop-off is at Lake Louise Village or within walking distance of spectacular Lake Louise (the final stop).

Does Lake Louise have taxi? ›

Taxi Taxi operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.

How far apart are Banff and Lake Louise? ›

Lake Louise itself is 61 km from the Town of Banff. The drive takes about 45 minutes along the TransCanada or an hour if you drive the scenic Bow Valley Parkway.

When can you see Northern Lights in Banff? ›

The aurora borealis can shine any time of year, but they are best from October to mid April when the night sky is at its darkest. Generally, the northern lights in Banff shine their brightest during the winter months of December to February. Your best chance to see them is on clear nights with a new moon.

How long do you need at Moraine Lake? ›

HOW MUCH TIME YOU NEED. If you plan things right, we would say that two to three hours are enough for visiting Moraine Lake. It takes twenty minutes to get there by car from Lake Louise village (add another twenty minutes to get back), you can walk the Rockpile trail and stroll leisurely around the lake's shore.

What months is Lake Louise frozen? ›

Lake Louise usually begins to freeze in November. The month of October usually brings heavy snowfall in the area, and the Lake Louise Ski Resort usually opens up the first week of November around the same time the lake freezes.

Are there washrooms at Lake Louise? ›

Yes. Yes, there are public toilets at both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. At Moraine Lake, you will find them along the side of the parking lot where the busses and RVs park. At Lake Louise, there is a large building in the parking area, where you will find toilets.

Can you buy park pass at Lake Louise? ›

Park passes can be purchased online, at the park gates if driving to the park, or in person at the Visitor Center in Banff and Lake Louise.

Is there free parking at Lake Louise? ›

WE HAVE PLENTY OF FREE PARKING

There's always plenty of parking available here at the Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola. Drive in and park in any of our huge parking lots conveniently located close to the main day lodge.

What is the best month to go to Banff? ›

The best times to visit Banff are June to August and December to March. Nature lovers will want to get to the park when the weather is warm and welcoming (and while the hotel rates in town are at a reasonable level). The skiers, however, will want to vacation in the height of winter.

Why is Lake Louise so famous? ›

Lake Louise is world famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop, palatial hotel, and incredible hiking and skiing. Surrounded by a lifetime's worth of jaw-dropping sights and adventures, Lake Louise is a rare place that must be experienced to be believed.

Is Banff or Jasper better? ›

Banff, without a doubt, has the better location in terms of ease and access to the mountains. Jasper is much more of a haul to get to, and if coming from Calgary, you'll have to pass through Banff and drive the Icefields Parkway to reach Jasper.

How much is the shuttle in Banff? ›

Schedule and Rates
ONE-WAY (CAD)RETURN (CAD)
Adult (18-64)$77.99$155.98
Senior (65+)$70.19$140.38
Child (6-17)$38.99$77.99
Children under 5 Reservations for children under 5 only available by phoneFREEFREE

How much does it cost to go to Moraine Lake? ›

The first departure starts in Banff at 6:30 AM and the last departure from Moraine Lake to Banff is at 5:30 PM. Each trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each way is $10 for adults and $5 for youth & seniors. Round trip cost is $20 for adults and $10 for youth & seniors.

How long is the shuttle from Lake Louise to Moraine? ›

Parks Canada Moraine Lake Shuttle

It takes around 25 minutes to get to Moraine Lake from the Park and Ride, as there are no other stops along the way. The Parks Canada shuttle operates from mid-May to mid-October for Lake Louise and June 1 to mid-October (October 10 for 2022) for Moraine Lake.

How do I get from Banff to Lake Louise without a car? ›

The most economical way to get from Banff to Lake Louise is by route 8X on Roam Transit. The trip takes 48 minutes on an eco-friendly hybrid bus. Catch the bus at the Banff High School Transit Hub. Drop-off is at Lake Louise Village or within walking distance of spectacular Lake Louise (the final stop).

Can you explore Banff without a car? ›

Explore Banff without a Car

To explore Banff National Park, Roam Transit offers both local and regional bus services in the area. Roam Transit travels throughout the Town of Banff, as well as Canmore and Lake Minnewanka, with one way adult fares for $2.00 or purchase a one day pass for $5.00.

Do I need a car to explore Banff? ›

Get around the national park without a car. Explore the Park vehicle-free, discover hidden gems and more. Many Banff hotels offer their guests complimentary shuttle service within the Banff townsite.

Is it hard to park at Lake Louise? ›

Parking in the Lake Louise area is extremely limited and lots fill up early in the morning. Park at the Parks Canada Park & Ride and use Parks Canada shuttles to access Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Shuttles must be booked in advance. Paid parking is in in effect at the Lake Louise Lakeshore from May to October.

How much is a taxi from Banff to Lake Louise? ›

The quickest way to get from Banff to Lake Louise is to taxi which costs $140 - $180 and takes 44 min.

How long is the Lake Louise gondola ride? ›

Guests enjoy a relaxing 14 minute ride with the choice of a four passenger open chair or fully enclosed gondola, to an elevation of 2088 m / 6850 ft. Incredible views of the majestic Rocky Mountain, wildflowers, natural springs and maybe even some wildlife are highlights of the ride.

How far apart are Lake Louise and Banff? ›

Lake Louise itself is 61 km from the Town of Banff. The drive takes about 45 minutes along the TransCanada or an hour if you drive the scenic Bow Valley Parkway.

Are there Ubers in Banff? ›

There are no Ubers in Banff or Canmore, however there are a few taxi services. If you need a taxi in Canmore call Three Sisters Taxi, if you need one in Banff call Banff Taxi.

What is the best month to visit Banff? ›

The best times to visit Banff are June to August and December to March. Nature lovers will want to get to the park when the weather is warm and welcoming (and while the hotel rates in town are at a reasonable level). The skiers, however, will want to vacation in the height of winter.

Is there a shuttle from Lake Louise campground? ›

Lake Louise Village and Campground

A free shuttle service between the Lake Louise Campground, the village of Lake Louise (Samson Mall), and the Lake Louise Park and Ride located at the Lake Louise Ski Area.

How do you get to Moraine Lake without a car? ›

The easiest and most cost-effective way to get to Moraine Lake would be to take the Parks Canada shuttle buses. The shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes between 8 am and 5 pm, from the Park & Ride (just off the TransCanada Highway near Lake Louise) to Moraine Lake. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per youth.

How far is Banff National Park from downtown Banff? ›

How far is it from Downtown Calgary to Banff National Park? The distance between Downtown Calgary and Banff National Park is 106 km. The road distance is 128.2 km.

How much is a taxi from Banff to Calgary Airport? ›

Take a Taxi in Calgary

The approximate cost from the Calgary Airport to Banff for the 140km journey is $250 one way.

Is there free parking in Lake Louise? ›

WE HAVE PLENTY OF FREE PARKING

Get guaranteed free parking for your car or RV even on the busiest of days. There's always plenty of parking available here at the Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola. Drive in and park in any of our huge parking lots conveniently located close to the main day lodge.

Can you buy park pass at Lake Louise? ›

Park passes can be purchased online, at the park gates if driving to the park, or in person at the Visitor Center in Banff and Lake Louise.

Can you walk from Lake Louise Village to Lake Louise? ›

We plan on heading to Moraine Lake at sunrise but would like to,go to Lake Louise later that day. Yes, you can walk there.

Videos

1. Lake Louise Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
(Expedia)
2. Traveling to Banff by Public Transportation
(Teacher Sherilyn)
3. Top 5 ✨Underrated ✨ Places You Should Not Miss In Banff National Park ❤️ #banffnationalpark
(Upasana Nagar Vlogs)
4. The Way to Get Around Banff & Lake Louise
(SkiBig3 - Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt Norquay)
5. How to get to Banff from Calgary for CHEAP! Getting around Banff Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka
(Nikki White)
6. How to Travel Banff National Park | Moraine Lake | Lake Louise | Banff in 3 Days
(Youtube By Doug)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Tish Haag

Last Updated: 01/21/2023

Views: 6272

Rating: 4.7 / 5 (67 voted)

Reviews: 82% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Tish Haag

Birthday: 1999-11-18

Address: 30256 Tara Expressway, Kutchburgh, VT 92892-0078

Phone: +4215847628708

Job: Internal Consulting Engineer

Hobby: Roller skating, Roller skating, Kayaking, Flying, Graffiti, Ghost hunting, scrapbook

Introduction: My name is Tish Haag, I am a excited, delightful, curious, beautiful, agreeable, enchanting, fancy person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.