Visit Lake Louise & Moraine Lake: All the shuttle information you need
By the time you are finished reading this blog post, you will know everything you need to know AND you will have your shuttle reservations made.
High fives! Let's get to it.
Here's the information covered in this article.
- How to book your shuttle (including how to set up a Parks Canada account)
- The best shuttle routes for Mountaineer Lodge guests
- Shuttle schedules and connections
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Shuttle rates $
- Tips and much more
HOW TO BOOK YOUR SHUTTLE (including how to set up a Parks Canada account)
1st - Set up your Parks Canada account as you will need this in order to make a shuttle reservation.
2nd - Book your reservation now - *click on the 'Day Use' tab*> Use this guide if you need help with booking.
THE BEST PLAN FOR MOUNTAINEER LODGE GUESTS
Yes, you will need to book a Parks Canada shuttle to see Moraine Lake and/or Lake Louise.
Yes, you will need to Set up your Parks Canada account as you will need this in order to make a shuttle reservation.
You can leave your vehicle at the Mountaineer Lodge (guests only) and walk across to the Samson Mall and use the free Park and Ride Connector.
The free Park and Ride Connector will take you to the Park & Ride area at the Lake Louise Ski Resort to catch your booked shuttle at your scheduled time.
When you get to Lake Louise or Moraine Lake, you can get on the free Park Connector to visit the other lake.
You can stay at either lake for as long as you like - you can bring your pet in a carrier.
Return shuttles run every 30 mins and will bring you back to the Park & Ride area where you can get the free Park Connector back to downtown Lake Louise.
ALTERNATIVE SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION TO LAKE LOUISE
An alternative to Parks Canada shuttles is Mountain Park Transportation shuttles to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise are available multiple times daily from June to October with pickups from Banff and Lake Louise Village.
Reserving your seat in advance is recommended.
Visit Mountain Park Transportation's website
Keep reading for shuttle routes, times, rates, and tips.
LAKE LOUISE & MORAINE LAKE SHUTTLE ROUTES & TIMES
Lake Louise Lakeshore Shuttle - Reservation required
Dates & Times: May 19 - Oct 9, every 20 mins between 6:30am - 6:00pm
Stops: Park and Ride / Lake Louise Lakeshore
Moraine Lake Shuttle - Reservation required
Dates & Times: June 1 - Oct 9, every 20 mins between 6:30am - 6:00pm
Stops: Park and Ride / Moraine Lake
Lake Connector - included with Parks Canada shuttle reservation
Dates & Times: June 1 - Oct 9, every 15 mins between 8:00am - 6:00pm
Stops: Lake Louise / Moraine Lake
Park & Ride Connector - included with Parks Canada shuttle reservation
Dates & Times: May 19 - Oct 9, every 30 mins between 7:00am - 7:30pm
Stops: Campground / Downtown Lake Louise / Park and Ride @ Lake Louise Ski Resort
Please note: Return buses from each lake run until 7:30 p.m. Frequency of the shuttle is approximate and may vary.
SHUTTLE TICKET PRICES
The ticket prices shown include 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 (17 and under): 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.
TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS
TIP#1: Save your shuttle reservation to your phone (screenshot) or print it out. Cell service may not be available in the area to pull up an email or file.
TIP#2: Give yourself enough time to take the Park Connector to the Park & Ride so you can catch your shuttle to avoid disappointment.
TIP#3: A Parks Canada National Park Pass is required, and is not included in your shuttle reservation.
TIP#4: Get that reservation booked so you can rest easy until your amazing adventure in Lake Louise begins!
Keep reading for Frequently Asked Questions....
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAKE LOUISE SUMMER SHUTTLES
1. How late can you make a reservation?
We don't recommend that you wait. However, 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.
2. Can I park my car at the lakes?
Yes, at Lake Louise lakeshore you can park however parking is extremely limited. Moraine Lake is closed to vehicles, other than shuttle buses.
We recommend trying to visit Lake Louise by car around 6 pm when the crowds can be less.
|Parks Canada encourages visitors to plan ahead by reserving their bus seats in advance of their visit.
Reserving a shuttle ahead of time is the best way for visitors to see both iconic locations on the same day.
Paid parking will be in effect at the Lake Louise Lakeshore from mid-May to mid-October, 2023.
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