Banff & Lake Louise Tour

Why We Love This

  • See beautiful Banff National Park, the Town of Banff, and the foothills of Alberta
  • Experience Lake Louise, the beautiful Moraine Lake, and much more

Hammerhead Scenic Tours LTD.

The Canadian Rockies are on full display only an hour away from Calgary, and our day-tour exploring Banff and Lake Louise brings the best of Banff National Park. Explore this beautiful region with us, and get the best of the Rockies in comfort, at the hands of our knowledgeable and experienced guides.

What You'll Do

Duration of this tour is around 10 hours, covering around 475 km. Sightseeing and informative driving through the Alberta foothills and into the Canadian Rockies. Highlights:

  • Short STOP at Canmore - 5-10 min. - little break for washroom and to stretch your legs
  • Two Jack Lake - 5-10 min
  • Minnewanka Lake - 5-10 min
  • Lake Louise - 15-30 min
  • Moraine Lake - 15-30 min - Road Closed from Oct.1st to end of May
  • Lunch & Break Time at Banff Town - 2 to 2.5 hours
  • Lunch & break time & little time for Shopping or free Activities - No time for Gondola - to long line-ups & waiting time
  • Bow Falls - 10-15 min
  • Surprise Corner - No Stop
  • Hoo Doo’s - 15-30 min

Insider Tips

Pick-up's are "ONLY" at Calgary Tower and few Downtown Hotels listed here. Here is pick-up time and places: - Between 6:40 & 6:50 am at Best Western Plus Suites Downtown - Between 6:50 & 7:00 am at Calgary Tower - Between 7:00 & 7:10 am at Westin Calgary - Between 7:10 & 7:20 am at Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre

Meeting Location

Pick-up Time: between 7:00am & 7:30am

  • ***The day before tour departure, please call our office between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm at 403.590.6930 or 403.909.2464 to re-confirm pick-up time.
  • Sometimes we can receive last moment booking and this can cause change.
  • If nobody is in office, please leave the message, phone number and room number (if hotel) and we will call you back if any change.
  • Please, be at your pick-up location at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Service includes pick-up from Calgary Tower and major hotels in downtown Calgary.
All Drop-offs take place only at the Calgary Tower between 5:30 pm - 6 pm.

What Should I Bring

  • Camera (spare memory and spare battery),
  • Sunhat, Sunglasses, Hand Sanitizer,
  • Drinking Water.
  • Comfortable clothing - if is cold or rain, be sure to bring extra layers, poncho/rain jacket
  • Comfortable Runners, Walking or Hiking Shoes

When To Arrive

Please, be at your pick-up location at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure.

Cancellations & Refunds

Due to the large variability in tour bookings, the number of people seeking tours, extreme weather, or other circumstances which may require the cancellation of a tour, Hammerhead Scenic Tours reserves the right to cancel confirmed tours. In the small chance a confirmed tour is canceled by HST, full refunds will be issued, and every effort will be made to find alternatives to the canceled tour.

For all standard, full-day or half-day tours, full refunds, less a 5% admin fee, are guaranteed if the confirmed tour is canceled by the client at least 15 days prior to the scheduled tour.

What If It Rains?

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. Please check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately – including footwear.


IMPORTANT - please do not ignore this info: While on-board:

  • Coffee, Soft Drinks, Ice Cream and Food is not allowed
  • Only Re-sealable water bottles are allowed

"Fabulous tour!"

November 9, 2018 - 

We went during the quieter period (end October) and we only had one other person in our tour with us which made for a more personalised experience. Our tour guide Peter was lovely and had many stories to share. It's such a beautiful part of the world and I would highly recommend doing this tour with Hammerhead Scenic Tours!!! Thanks Peter - make sure you visit us if you're ever in Australia.

"Excellent Guide, Great Day, Gorgeous Setting"

October 25, 2018 - 

For pick up to drop off Petar was friendly, accommodating, and full of great stories and useful information. The scenery was incredible, of course. It was made all the better because of comfortable transport and a knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.


October 9, 2018 - 

Petar was absolutely fantastic. He was very personable, polite and informative. He was flexible with negotiations of times at venues. Great tour - small group in a comfortable car. No other way to see Banff and Lake Louise. 10/10.

"Perfect day!"

September 26, 2018 - 

Pietar is a fantastic tour guide - knowledgeable, engaging, easy-going and flexible. We enjoyed the Banff tour immensely and would book it again anytime!

"Lake Loiuse and Banff Tour"

September 26, 2018 - 

We had troubles finding a tour that wasn't fully booked and when we found this we were surprised at the value for money compared with similar tours. After booking the tour Peter personally kept us updated with times etc. The tour itself covers some beautiful scenery and spectacular views, helped by sunny weather. Peter is very good at giving information in an entertaining manner and conducts the tour as much as possible round his clients. eg stops for photos, washroom breaks etc. We would advise anyone wishing to book this tour to book through Hammerhead Tours as Peter certainly is knowledgeable and friendly.

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