Set out on an extraordinary adventure along the renowned Icefields Parkway, celebrated for its stunning glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes. Led by expert local guides, explore popular and secret sites with leisurely hikes, offering an authentic and flexible experience away from the crowds.
Moraine Lake Sunrise & Lake Louise Golden Hour Adventure
Exclusive access to Moraine Lake for sunrise and Lake Louise before the crowds arrive!
Imagine greeting the day as the first rays of sunlight dance across the Valley of the Ten Peaks & Moraine Lake’s glassy waters.
Moraine Lake’s First Light: Marvel at the mesmerizing sight of the sun illuminating the the Valley of the Ten Peaks and pristine waters of Moraine Lake, thanks to our exclusive access.
A Rare Serenity at Lake Louise: Immerse yourself in Lake Louise’s rare early morning tranquillity, engaging in peaceful reflections, lakeside strolls or bucket-list canoe adventures.
VIP Service & Stories: Enjoy a complimentary hot drink served by one of our legendary guiding team, as you take in the sunrise from our expert vantage point and enjoy stories of Moraine Lake’s fascinating history.
Choose Your Own Radventure: Our small-group tours are famous for fostering an environment where strangers quickly become friends, but we recognize that everyone has their own Banff bucket-lists to tick off, so guests are free to break off from the group at anytime for their own adventures. Tap into your guides local secrets and advice to make the most of your experience.
- Intimate, small group guarantee (Max 21 guests)
- Comfortable van or minibus transport with A/C
- Hot chocolate, coffee & tea available all morning
- Expert local guide with photography skills to help you capture the moment
- Ice cold water refills (please BYO water bottle)
- Pick up & drop off from select Banff & Lake Louise locations
- Head torch rental
- Hot café breakfast & hot café drink (selectable at check-out)
- Pick up from other locations in Banff & Lake Louise
- Canoe rentals at Lake Louise
- Guide gratuities (not mandatory but greatly appreciated)
What is the itinerary for this tour?
Hotel pick-ups in Banff
Pick-ups in Lake Louise
2 hours at Moraine Lake
30 mins at Lake Louise Village
2 hours at Lake Louise
Drop offs in Lake Louise Village
Hotel drop offs in Banff
This tour has staggered start times throughout the season to ensure we make it to Moraine Lake in time for sunrise. You can find out your pick-up time by inputting your preferred date & pick-up location during check-out.
Comfortable, air-conditioned minibus or high roof passenger van transportation included. We provide pick-up & drop-off from select Banff & Lake Louise locations, selectable during the check-out process.
Weather: This adventure runs rain, snow or shine! Only under extreme weather conditions will there be cancellations, with full refunds or rescheduling options.
Ensure you’re dressed for mountain weather. The early morning right before sunrise is often the coldest part of the day, so layers are recommended.
Our number 1 local tip: Don’t trust the weather forecast or be afraid of the rain! Mountain weather is super unpredictable, but fortunately even when it doesn’t cooperate as we’d like, these conditions often produce the most stunning sunrises and even less crowds. Personally, we look forward to a chance of rain on the forecast!
Accessibility: While fitness levels for this tour are generally adaptable, participants should be prepared for light walking to make the most of this adventure.
Will I have enough time to hike to the teahouse at Lake Louise?
If you want to return to Banff with the tour group, it’s highly unlikely you’ll have time to reach any of the teahouses at Lake Louise. A popular option for guests on this tour is to join us for the exclusive sunrise experience at Moraine Lake, then “depart” the tour at Lake Louise and use the local Roam bus to return to Banff at your convenience. Getting to the lakes in the morning is the hardest part, as bus and shuttle seats sell out well in advance, but returning later in the morning/afternoon is much easier.