Discover the incredible mountain lakes and postcard-perfect waterfalls that carve their way through Banff and Yoho National Park on this day trip from Calgary. This day-long trip offers the perfect opportunity to explore these two parks' world-famous waterfalls and many alpine lakes.
Depart from Calgary between 5:50 and 6:10am from select Calgary hotels, driving across the wide-open prairie as the mountains of Banff loom ever-larger in your field of view.
Next stop for a short lunch at Emerald Lake before heading to Victoria Glacier and the iconic Lake Louise. Take in the incredible view from what just might be the world's most spectacular lakeside view, then continue inside the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the famous resort that lines the lakeshore. Head next to nearby Moraine Lake, offering another stunning vista frequently complemented by bright red canoes and turquoise-blue water.
Proceed next to Yoho National Park, located just over the border from Alberta in British Columbia, crossing the Great Divide via Kicking Horse Pass. Stop momentarily at the Spiral Tunnels before enjoying a stroll up to the towering Takkakaw Falls. Finish your exploration with a return trip by coach to Calgary for a drop-off at your original departure point.
Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from May through to September.The roads to Moraine Lake and Takkakaw Falls are seasonal and subject to closures. If these locations are inaccessible, substitute stops will be selected.