Moraine Lake
& Lake Louise

Moraine Lake Shuttle Schedule

Convenient pick-up locations, lots of departure times

Pickup Times

Lake Louise
Summer Gondola
Lake Louise Village
(Samson Mall)
Arrive at
Moraine Lake
4:00
4:30
5:05
5:55
6:25
6:30
6:55
6:45
6:50
7:15
7:20
7:25
7:50
7:55 *
8:00 *
9:45
8:25 *
8:30 *
10:15
8:55
9:00
9:25
10:35
10:40
11:10
10:40 *
10:45 *
11:10
11:05
11:10
11:35
12:10
12:15
12:45
12:40
12:45
13:15
13:35
13:40
13:55
13:40 *
13:45 *
15:35
14:15
14:20
14:50
14:15 *
14:20 *
14:50
15:15
15:20
15:45
16:20
16:25
16:55
16:50
16:55
17:25
17:20
17:25
17:50

Return Times

Depart
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise Village
(Samson Mall)
Lake Louise
Summer Gondola
7:15
7:40
7:45
7:40
8:05
8:10
8:10
8:35
8:40
9:50
10:15
10:20
10:20
10:45
10:50
11:25
11:50
11:55
11:55
12:20
12:25
12:50
13:15
13:20
13:00
13:25
13:30
13:30
13:55
14:00
14:30
14:55
15:00
15:40
16:05
16:10
16:10
16:35
16:40
16:20
16:45
16:50
17:10
17:35
17:40
17:40
18:05
18:10
18:10
18:35
18:40
18:20
18:45
18:50
18:50
19:15
19:20

*Pickup times for Moraine Lake with 1-hour Lake Louise (both lakes) trip

Lake Louise Shuttle Schedule

Convenient pick-up locations, lots of departure times

Pickup Times

Lake Louise
Summer Gondola
Lake Louise Village
(Samson Mall)
Arrival At
Lake Louise
9:00
9:05
9:20
10:00
10:05
10:20
11:00
11:05
11:20
12:00
12:05
12:20
14:00
14:05
14:20
15:00
15:05
15:20
16:00
16:05
16:15

Return Times

Depart
Lake Louise
Lake Louise Village
(Samson Mall)
Lake Louise
Summer Gondola
10:30
10:40
10:45
11:30
11:40
11:45
12:30
12:40
12:45
14:30
14:40
14:45
15:30
15:40
15:45
16:30
16:40
16:45
17:30
17:40
17:45

ROUND-TRIP STARTING AT

Moraine Lake Shuttle Booking

1. Select your preferred date & times for arrival and departure.

2. Book your seats through the scheduling window

3. Board the bus at either of our convenient pick-up locations:

SAMSON MALL (no vehicle parking for departures after 6:00am)

LAKE LOUISE SUMMER GONDOLA (vehicle parking for departures after 6:00am)

IF YOU ARE ARRIVING BY VEHICLE AFTER 6:00AM, YOU MUST PARK AT THE LAKE LOUISE SUMMER GONDOLA.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING AT SAMSON MALL FOR VEHICLES ARRIVING AFTER 6:00AM.

If you are catching the 4am or 5am sunrise shuttle, please park at Samson Mall and walk to the pick-up location outside Wilson Mountain Sports. Please see our FAQ section for more information.

4. Enjoy Lake Louise & Moraine Lake!

5. Board your pre-booked departure bus from Moraine Lake.

Note: If you plan to get off at Lake Louise, please ensure you have booked one of our departures that includes a 1-hour stop at Lake Louise. NOT ALL OF OUR BUSES STOP AT LAKE LOUISE.

From June 3, 2024 till October 14, 2024. 

You have the option of getting picked up from either SAMSON MALL or LAKE LOUISE SUMMER GONDOLA.

Samson Mall – Our buses pick up from the taxi stand outside Wilson Mountain Sports.

Lake Louise Summer Gondola – Our buses pick up from the bus loop outside Lodge of the Ten Peaks.

IF YOU ARE ARRIVING BY VEHICLE AFTER 6:00AM, YOU MUST PARK AT THE LAKE LOUISE SUMMER GONDOLA.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING AT SAMSON MALL FOR VEHICLES ARRIVING AFTER 6:00AM.

If you are catching our 4am or 5am sunrise shuttle, please park at Samson Mall and walk to the pick-up location outside Wilson Mountain Sports.

Please see our FAQ section for more information.

Look for our 24-passenger buses with the Moraine Lake Bus Company logo on the side. You can’t miss us!

FAQ

Yes! We provide 2 Moraine Lake sunrise shuttles every morning, at 4:00am and 5:05am. You can check the sunrise times for Moraine Lake here. Most guests like to arrive at Moraine Lake at least 1 hour before sunrise.

In late September and October, the 6:20am and 6:45am shuttle can also be used as a sunrise shuttle.

Animals are allowed on our Moraine Lake shuttle buses, but only if in a carrying case small enough to fit on your lap. Certified service animals of any size are allowed on our shuttle buses. Our policies mirror those of Parks Canada and Roam Transit.

Prices for the Moraine Lake shuttle are round-trip.

Many guests like to watch sunrise from the Rockpile and take the first shuttle back @7:15am for breakfast and a coffee in the Lake Louise Village.

Other visitors rent a canoe, or hike to Consolation Lakes, Eiffel Lake, Larch Valley, Sentinel Pass, or Wenkchemna Pass. The time for each of these activities varies greatly from activity to activity and person to person. 

A terrific resource for information about hiking trails at Moraine Lake can be found here.

Yes, we have 2 options for you:

Option 1: We provide shuttles to Moraine Lake that include a 1-hour stop at Lake Louise Lakeshore en route to Moraine Lake. These are great for most visitors who just want to see the lake.

Option 2: Make two separate bookings for a ‘Direct to Moraine Lake’ and a ‘Direct to Lake Louise’ on the same day. These are perfect for the visitor who wants to hike or otherwise spend >1 hour at each lake.

The Moraine Lake shuttle is operational from June 3, 2024 till October 14, 2024.

The Lake Louise shuttle is operational from June 14, 2024 till September 30, 2024.

An outbound trip on the Moraine Lake shuttle takes 40 minutes (25 minutes at sunrise).

The Moraine Lake shuttle return trip takes 25 minutes.

See our Schedule & Rates page for more information.

No. Moraine Lake Road is closed to personal vehicles. To visit Moraine Lake, you must take a Moraine Lake shuttle bus.

However, visitors with a blue handicap hangtag will always be granted access to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise by Parks Canada.

Sunrise (4am departure): Parking is at Samson Mall.

After 6am: Parking is at the Lake Louise Summer Gondola.

Parking is free at both locations.

Our first shuttles depart from Samson Mall @ 4:00am and arrive at Moraine Lake by 4:30am. By August you may also be able to take the 5:05am shuttle and get there before sunrise.

In September and October, the 6:20am and 6:45am shuttle can also be used as a sunrise shuttle.

Sunrise times for Moraine Lake can be viewed here.

Our buses have space for visitors to bring strollers, large backpacks, climbing equipment, inflatable paddle boards and walkers. Our buses do not have space to accommodate rigid canoes or kayaks.

If bringing a watercraft to Moraine Lake or Lake Louise, please ensure you are compliant with all Banff National Park Water Activity Rules & Regulations

>72 hours in advance of your departure: You may modify the time & date of your departure as many times as you like, free of charge. There are no refunds for cancellation of your ticket, however we encourage you to re-schedule as required to ensure you can still visit Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.

<72 hours in advance of your departure: There are no changes or modifications allowed. Hikers plan their vacation around visiting Moraine Lake and shuttling is their only option. Out of respect for others needing the shuttle, we need to give people enough time to plan and book.

Depending on your objective, we recommend booking the last shuttle from Moraine Lake. If you’re back earlier, you can hop on an earlier bus if there’s space. Please send us an email if you’re trying to climb one of the bigger routes in the area and we can help you out.

There are no refunds or reschedules if you miss the bus. Our buses leave on time, so please plan to arrive at your bus stop at least fifteen (15) minutes before your departure.

If you miss our last departure, it is an 18km walk back to your vehicle. Don’t be late!

You can book a ticket for our Moraine Lake shuttle up to 1 hour prior to departure. After that, we will sell any remaining tickets to visitors waiting at the bus stop.

Yes. All adult visitors to Banff National Park are required by Parks Canada to buy a permit for the duration of their stay. Passes are available to buy online, in-person at Parks Canada’s park gates, and information centres in Banff and Lake Louise.

There is no cell service at Moraine Lake. You start to gain cell reception approximately three (3) kilometres down the road towards Lake Louise.

Unfortunately not. However, vehicles travelling with a blue hang tag will always be granted access to the parking lots at Moraine Lake and Lake Louise Lakeshore by Parks Canada.

All infants and children are required to pay the child rate. Parents/guardians are responsible for supplying an appropriate child safety seat for their infant and/or child (as required).

Due to the limited number of seats, we highly recommended that you plan ahead and make a reservation for the Moraine Lake shuttle before you visit. However, if there is availability when the bus arrives, you will be able to purchase a ticket directly from the bus driver.

Send us an email if you have any more questions about how to book our Moraine Lake shuttle service.

We recommend the breathtaking views aboard the Lake Louise Summer Gondola. Book with us and save $15 off the price of your gondola ticket!

Yes, so long as the date you are changing from is not within 72 hours of departure.

No. If you do not board the bus to Moraine Lake at the location on your ticket, you will be counted as a ‘no-show’ and the space will be given to somebody else.

Our friends at www.morainelakeshuttle.ca provide more information about other shuttle providers.

Walking to Moraine Lake is not recommended as it is a 28km round trip. There are better ways to spend your day!

Yes, just let the bus driver know and they will let you off at the trailhead.

To return, please complete the loop and get picked up from Moraine Lake. We do not pick-up from Paradise Valley.

On Your Time

Moraine Lake Bus Company lets you pre-book your return journey. That way, you won’t be left waiting in line.

Sunrise Shuttles

Moraine Lake Bus Company always leaves early enough to get you there for sunrise. 

One-Trick Pony

“Do one thing and do it good”. That’s our motto. We shuttle visitors and locals to Lake Louise & Moraine Lake. 
That’s it.

Book your Moraine Lake shuttle today

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