Deluxe Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour by Discover Banff Tours

By Farah - Thursday, August 16, 2018

You may have seen my pictures for this particular tour ages ago but I just had time to pen down my experience. *Typical Farah* I went to this tour; Deluxe Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Tour 3 months ago, courtesy of Discover Banff Tours. Thank you Discover Banff Tours for the opportunity! :)

As you can seen from the title and the tour name, I had a chance to visit Lake Louise & Moraine Lake for the umpteenth time! This tour was particularly special as it was an evening tour, and a lil bit longer than the usual tour to Lake Louise & Moraine Lake. On top of that, an early dinner at the Baker Creek Bistro was a part of the tour as well.

Baker Creek Bistro
Baker Creek Bistro

I didn't get to eat the dinner provided because it was Ramadan. However, I can confidently say that the food smelled and looked so good! I also believe the ambiance of the Baker Creek Bistro will make the dining experience more memorable. It was very warm and cozy that I almost fell asleep while waiting for my tour group to finish off their dinner :)

Castle Mountain
Castle Mountain

We took the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to go to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. It was my first time at the Bow Valley Parkway and as usual, I was so stunned with the surrounding view. Also, the road was fairly empty and quiet compare to the Trans-Canada Highway. Think I saw a caribou or maybe a moose when we were about to reach Baker Creek Bistro.

We were briefed about the Bow Valley Parkway history and were introduced to the name of mountains. It was such an interesting, entertaining, and informative briefing. Couldn't share much here because I don't really remember all the deets but I know I learned a lot!

Tip: If you're heading to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, do use the Bow Valley Parkway for a better road trip experience. The view is to die for. There are few attractions located along the way of Bow Valley Parkway. Additionally, there are also a lot of stops for photo ops. Also, you'll have higher chances to see wildlife here.

Lake Louise

We stopped at the Lake Louise first after the dinner at the Baker Creek Bistro. Surprisingly, there were not many people at the Lake Louise, so that was a happy news, wohooooo! We were given 30 minutes (or was it 45 minutes?) to explore the area. I didn't walk much as I need to save my energy as I had to work that night. Instead, I just sat around and soaking up the view. It was my first time seeing the Lake Louise in this kind of weather and state, so it was an interesting experience.


Tip: Walk along the lakefront for better view and more better photo spots as the jetty (or boardwalk? not sure what you call it) tends to be overcrowded by tourists.

Trail to Rockpile Moraine Lake

We then head out to the Moraine Lake. Honestly, I think Moraine Lake was the highlight of the tour. Well, I can be biased because Moraine Lake might be one of my most favourite lakes in Canada but if you were to ask around, I believe the locals here would recommend Moraine Lake than Lake Louise. That's how special and stunning Moraine Lake is! :)

We were given an hour to explore Moraine Lake just because our guide loves Moraine Lake better. There were not many people here as well, which was a happy news, again! I decided to hike the Rockpile to get the best view of Moraine Lake as I didn't get to do so when I first came here.

Tip: Hike the Rockpile to get the best view of Moraine Lake. Do use the trail to the Rockpile for you own safety. It's a barely 10-minute hike?

Moraine Lake

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It was totally worth the 10 minutes hike! I finally got to see the view of Moraine Lake from the Rockpile viewpoint. You know, like the ones that have always been shared on Facebook or Instagram? lol! This wasn't my first time here but I felt overjoyed and super stoked when I saw the view. Granted, it wasn't the blue Moraine Lake like I have always dreamed of but it was still a magical experience for me. Or maybe because it was my first visit here after almost 10 months? Either way, I was happy! I spent the rest of the time I had here, sitting around and enjoying the view. Also, I took my sweet time to take dozens of pictures so that I can look back at them whenever I miss the view in the future :)

I don't know when will I ever get a chance to visit these two beautiful lakes again, but I'm truly grateful for this opportunity. Again, thank you Discover Banff Tours!

FYI: This trip took place on May 24, 2018. Hence, the snow and not fully thawed lakes.

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13 comments

  1. 10 minit je hiking boleh tengok gambar sebijik macam dalam Tumblr! Bestnyaaaaaa :D

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    1. Yesss, sepuluh minit je! Or maybe less, if you're willing to take a riskier path :)

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  2. hai sist.. good morning ikutan join yaa sist :)

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  3. x licin ke farah tangga bersebelahan salji tu?

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    1. Tak licin tapi lecak sikit sebab snow cair kan.

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  4. cantik gambar, pakai kamera apa ni?

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    1. Semua gambar dekat post yang ni tangkap guna Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

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    2. pakai phone je pun dah cantik semua gambar2 nie T^T

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    3. Sebab tempat dia cantik dan kamera Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is not that bad? :)

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  5. The lake looks so beautiful! The place must looks more amazing in real life.

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    1. Which lake? I like Moraine Lake better than Lake Louise but both lakes are amazing :D

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  6. dear Farah.. every single post pasal Canada so far never fail to impress me. hoooow i wish i ada pintu doremon nak pergi sana T.T

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    1. Insya Allah kita doakan kak Siti dapat jejakkan kaki ke Canada ni at least once in your life :)

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