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Lake Louise Summer Shuttle

Moraine Lake - Accessible via Shuttle
Corey Myke

Book your shuttle to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are highly popular in peak season, when parking lots fill up before sunrise. Reserve a Parks Canada shuttle seat to ensure a safe and seamless adventure. Together with the direct shuttles to each lake from the park and ride, a service running between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake means the Parks Canada shuttle is the best way to guarantee you see both lakes in one day.

No walk-up seating is available: you must book your shuttle seat in advance. Bookings open on April 28, 2021, and seats are available from May 14 to October 11, 2021.

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How To Book

To book your Shuttle, head to the Parks Canada website from April 28 and follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Reservation selection

    Instructions: 

    Under reservation type select “Shuttles (to Lake Louise/Moraine Lake)”. Ensure that the park selected is “Banff - Lake Louise”. 
    Using the drop-down menus select your respective Arrival Date and Party Size.
    Under “Shuttle Destination” select either “Lake Louise” or “Moraine Lake” depending on which lake you would like to visit. 
    For “Shuttle Time Ranges” select the time period that you would prefer. 
    To proceed click the calendar icon under “Find Sites”  

    Step 2: Reservation selection
  • Step 2: Availability Calendar

    Instructions: 

    On this new page,  you can see your preselected choices along the left hand side. From here you can scroll through the available time slots to find the one that best suits your travel plans. Select the time slot by under step 5 by using the drop-down menu.
    To complete this stage, press reserve.  

    Step 3: Availability Calendar
  • Step 3: Acknowledge Messages

    Instructions: 

    Read and acknowledge the statements. Tick the box to confirm you have done so, press continue to proceed.  

    Step 4: Acknowledge Messages
  • Step 4: Review Shopping Cart

    Instructions: 

    Review the items in your shopping cart and make sure they are correct, then click “Pay” to proceed.  

    Step 5: Review Shopping Cart
  • Step 5: Log In or Create an Account

    Instructions: 

    If you have a GCKey login, or a sign in partner login proceed to enter your credentials here. If you do not have either of these accounts you will need to create one.

    Step 6: Log In or Create an Account
  • Step 6: Confirm Reservation

    Instructions: 

    Read each point, and tick the respective box to acknowledge your acceptance. Press next to continue. 

    Step 7: Confirm Reservation
  • Step 7: Contact information

    Instructions: 

    Fill in each text box with your respective information. Press “Next” when you are ready to continue. 

    Step 8: Contact information
  • Step 8: Select Permit Holder

    Instructions: 

    Read the provided information and select whichever statement applies to you. Press next to continue 

    Step 9: Select Permit Holder
  • Step 9: Additional Information

    Instructions: 

    Using the drop downs, select the respective numbers that represent your party.  

    Step 10: Additional Information
  • Step 10: Park Pass Information

    Instructions: 

    Read the provided information. If you already have a valid parks pass, press next. If you do not click here to purchase a parks pass. 

    Step 11: Park Pass Information
  • Step 11: Payment

    Review your order and fill in your payment details to finalize your reservation. 

    Step 12: Payment

 

More Information

Learn more about the shuttles and safety this summer.

Shuttle Details

Eveything you need to know to ride the shuttle, including fares, routes and departure information.

Fares

Your fare price includes your shuttle from the Park and Ride to Lake Louise or Moraine Lake, use of the Lake Connector shuttle to move between the two lakes and your return journey to the Park and Ride. 

Adult (18 – 64 years): $8

Senior (65+ years): $4

Youth (6 – 17 years): $2

Child (under 6 years): FREE

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. Purchase your National Park Pass online now.There is a $3 non-refundable transaction fee per reservation when purchasing shuttle tickets on the Parks Canada Reservation System.

Routes

Lake Louise Shuttle
  • Reservation Required
  • Dates & Times: May 14 - Oct 11, every 20 mins between 8:00am - 6:20pm
  • Stops: Park and Ride / Lake Louise Lakeshore
Moraine Lake Shuttle
  • Reservation Required
  • Dates & Times: May 21 - Oct 11, every 20 mins between 8:10am - 5:30pm
  • Stops: Park and Ride / Moraine Lake
Earlybird Shuttle to Moraine Lake
  • Reservation Required
  • Dates & Times: June 21 - Oct 11, every 20 mins between 6:00am - 8:00am
  • Stops: Park and Ride / Moraine Lake
Lake Connector
  • Included with reservation - first-come, first-serve
  • Dates & Times: May 21 - Oct 11, every 15 mins between 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Stops: Lake Louise / Moraine Lake
Village Connector
  • No reservation required - free of charge
  • Dates & Times: May 21 - Oct 11, every 30 mins between 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Stops: Campground / Village / Park and Ride

Please note:

Return buses from each lake run until 7:50 p.m.
Frequency of shuttle is approximate and may vary

Departure

  • All Parks Canada shuttles to Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake originate at the Lake Louise Park and Ride lot, located 6 km east of Lake Louise Village. 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.
  • Please arrive at the Lake Louise Park and Ride during the one-hour time block 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.
  • You will need to print or take a screenshot of your confirmation email as this is your proof of purchase and is required for shuttle check in. Be sure to do this in advance as cell service is limited at the Park and Ride.

COVID and Safety

When travelling to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared.  

Before travelling to Banff National Park  

Plan ahead before visiting Banff National Park. Check the Travel Information page before travelling for updates and ensure travel is possible. To ensure the safety of all visitors, don't visit Banff National Park if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Come prepared with your own sanitizer and masks. And for an even more enjoyable experience, don’t forget to also pack your water, snacks, and your camera!  

Boarding the shuttle

  • Visitors must maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from other visitors.  
  • Mask wearing is mandatory, if you don't have a mask, one can be provided.  
  • Hand sanitization stations will be provided.  

Travelling on the shuttle

  • Masks are mandatory and must be always worn. 

At the lakes

  • Visitors should attempt to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from others.  
  • Hand sanitization stations will be provided. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked shuttle questions.

When can I make my reservation?  

Reservations will be available online via Parks Canada 8 a.m. MDT April 28, 2021. Walk-up seats are not permitted.  

Do I need to make a reservation?  

Walk-up tickets are not permitted. IF tickets are available, you can buy them up to 30 minutes before departure.  

How late can I buy my tickets?  

Limited ticket sales will be available at 8 a.m. MDT two days before your departure. If seats are available, reservations can be made up to 30 minutes before departure.  

Do I need to also have a Parks Canada Pass?  

Yes, you will need the Parks Canada Pass on top of your shuttle reservation. You can buy this online.  

Can I park my car at the lakes?  

Parking at the lakeshore parking lots in Lake Louise and Moraine Lake is difficult to secure. It can take up to 60 – 90 minutes to secure a parking spot. For summer 2021, parking permits are required at the Lake Louise Lakeshore parking lot. Leave the car at the Park and Ride to avoid any issues.  

Can I park my car at Lake Louise Village and catch the shuttle?  

Parking is limited at the Lake Louise Village. Parks Canada shuttle transporting guests directly to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise does not stop in the village.  

What happens if new restrictions are implemented? Are the tickets refundable?  

You can cancel reservations up to 1 hour before your departure time. There is a $3.00 non-refundable transaction fee per reservation.  

What time do I need to be at the shuttle?  

Arrive 15 – 30 minutes before shuttle departure.  

Are Parks Canada Buses accessible?  

Parks Canada shuttle busses are not wheelchair accessible. They do allow access for those with limited abilities.  

How do I get between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake?  

A connector shuttle is available, free of charge, for those who have purchased a Lake Louise or Moraine Lake shuttle. Departures will be every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

What If I miss the last departure from the lakes?  

Taxi services are available from the lakes.  

How do I get back to Banff?  

If you are travelling back to the Park n Ride, services are first come first serve from the lakeshores. Your other option is to catch Roam transit from Lake Louise lakeshore or village to Banff. If you miss the last shuttle or bus, Taxi services are available from the lakes.  

Are pets allowed?  

No, only certified assistance animals are permitted. Owners of assistance animals should be prepared to show the animal's verification of training.  

Can I bring strollers and backpacks?  

If space permits.  

Can I bring bikes?  

No, the busses are not equipped to carry bikes at this time.  

Still have questions? Find out more through Parks Canada.

 

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