A view of Moraine Lake from a top of the Rockpile.

Moraine Lake Shuttle Bus

Moraine Lake shuttle reservation system is preparing for OPENING.

April 18, 2024 the reservation system will be accessible. Moraine Lake is open June 1st to mid October.

Projected 2024 Moraine Lake Shuttle Schedule

Due to high demand, reservations are required for the Moraine Lake shuttle. Use the button below to take you to the Park's Canada reservation page. You can make a reservation up to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Since 2023:
The Moraine Lake Rd. is closed year round for private vehicles. Commercial vehicles, shuttles, taxi's, vehicles with handicapped placards and guests of Moraine Lake Lodge will still be allowed in from June to mid October.

Before You Click Through, Please Note:

Mobile

Image of Park's Canada website in mobile view.

When you tap through to the Park's Canada website, you will need to tap inside the red circle until you see "Day Use". Then tap on that tab.

Desktop

Image of Park's Canada website in desktop mode.

When you click through to the Park's Canada website, you will need to click inside the red circle to select the "Day Use" tab.

Please note. There are other shuttles that will take you to Lake Louise and the two lake connector that runs between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. All 3 of these shuttles are included in your fare, but for the purpose of this page we will focus on the Moraine Lake shuttle.


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The Main Operator

A view of Parks Canada at the boarding location.

Parks Canada Shuttle - Reserve NOW!
Featuring the bulk of service from the Ski Louise parking lot. Catch one of the busses here that will get you to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. See the leaving list below as well as the the low cost. This service requires a reservation, this is usually a "no" on busy days and a half hour wait on non busy days. You can pre book starting in mid April.

  • Ski Louise - Leave

    Moraine Lake Schedule - Ski Louise to Moraine Lake
    Runs June 1st to seasons end (mid Oct.) running every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 AM, reservations are required and the trip takes about 30 minutes.

    Ski Louise - Leave Moraine Lake - Arrive
    Depart Arrive
    6:30 AM 7:00 AM
    6:50 AM 7:20 AM
    7:10 AM 7:40 AM
    7:30 AM 8:00 AM
    7:50 AM 8:20 AM
    8:10 AM 8:40 AM
    8:30 AM 9:00 AM
    8:50 AM 9:20 AM
    9:10 AM 9:40 AM
    9:30 AM 10:00 AM
    9:50 AM 10:20 AM
    10:10 AM 10:40 AM
    10:30 AM 11:00 AM
    10:50 AM 11:20 AM
    11:10 AM 11:40 AM
    11:30 AM 12:00 PM
    11:50 AM 12:20 PM
    12:10 PM 12:40 PM
    12:30 PM 1:00 PM
    12:50 PM 1:20 PM
    1:10 PM 1:40 PM
    1:30 PM 2:00 PM
    1:50 PM 2:20 PM
    2:10 PM 2:40 PM
    2:30 PM 3:00 PM
    1:50 PM 3:20 PM
    3:10 PM 3:40 PM
    3:30 PM 4:00 PM
    3:50 PM 4:20 PM
    4:10 PM 4:40 PM
    4:30 PM 5:00 PM
    4:50 PM 5:20 PM
    5:10 PM 5:40 PM
    5:30 PM 6:00 PM
    5:50 PM 6:20 PM
  • Moraine Lake - Leave

    Moraine Lake Schedule - Moraine Lake to Ski Louise
    Runs June 1st to seasons end (mid Oct.) running every 20 minutes starting at 7:10 AM, reservations are required and the trip takes about 30 minutes. Last one out at 7:30 PM (19:30).

    Moraine Lake - Leave Ski Louise - Arrive
    Depart Arrive
    7:10 AM 7:40 AM
    7:30 AM 8:00 AM
    7:50 AM 8:20 AM
    8:10 AM 8:40 AM
    8:30 AM 9:00 AM
    8:50 AM 9:20 AM
    9:10 AM 9:40 AM
    9:30 AM 10:00 AM
    9:50 AM 10:20 AM
    10:10 AM 10:40 AM
    10:30 AM 11:00 AM
    10:50 AM 11:20 AM
    11:10 AM 11:40 AM
    11:30 AM 12:00 PM
    11:50 AM 12:20 PM
    12:10 PM 12:40 PM
    12:30 PM 1:00 PM
    12:50 PM 1:20 PM
    1:10 PM 1:40 PM
    1:30 PM 2:00 PM
    1:50 PM 2:20 PM
    2:10 PM 2:40 PM
    2:30 PM 3:00 PM
    2:50 PM 3:20 PM
    3:10 PM 3:40 PM
    3:30 PM 4:00 PM
    3:50 PM 4:20 PM
    4:10 PM 4:40 PM
    4:30 PM 5:00 PM
    4:50 PM 5:20 PM
    5:10 PM 5:40 PM
    5:30 PM 6:00 PM
    5:50 PM 6:20 PM
    6:10 PM 6:40 PM
    6:30 PM 7:00 PM
    7:30 PM 8:00 PM

    Is the way back, from Moraine Lake.

  • Fares
    Fares
    Adults Senior (over 65) Youth (6 - 17) Child (5 and under)
    $8 $4 Free Free

Other Seasonal Operator's

If there are no seats left on the Park's Canada Shuttle... Seating is limited on the Moraine Lake shuttle and seats might not be available for when you want to go. There are other options available to visit Moraine Lake:

Three Sister's Transportation
Operating out of Canmore and Banff, featuring 1st class service and an experience of a lifetime.

Moraine Lake Bus Company
Operates out of Lake Louise. Featuring sunrise service to Moraine Lake.

Brewster
Operating out of Banff at the Pursuit station. Featuring regular tours in a large bus.

Discover Banff
Operates out of Banff. Featuring hotel pick up and a guided tour.

Wow Banff
Operates out of Banff. Feature's a double decker bus with an open roof.

Roam Transit
Out of Banff offering public transit in and out of Moraine Lake. See website for details.

Fairview Limousine
Operates out of Lake Louise. Featuring local transportation and return booking, no waiting in line for the next bus.

Mountain Park Transportation
Operates out of Lake Louise. MPT is the longest running company in the LL area featuring over 20 years of experience and dependability.

Moraine Lake Sunrise Shuttle
Operates out of Canmore and Banff. Moraine Lake Sunrise Shuttle provides sunrise services out of Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise.

Canmore Travel
Operates out of Canmore. Featuring daily service during the summer, click through to the website for details.

Ten Peaks Shuttle
Operates out of Johnston Canyon Lodge & Bungalows, Castle Mountain Chalet and Baker Creek by Basecamp.


YouTube Video of Moraine Lake

YouTube video with commentary and a tour in and around Moraine Lake.


Recent Posts

Frequently Asked Questions

Rockpile Trail at Moriane Lake

"The number one thing to do when you are at Moraine Lake is to go up the Rockpile Trail. It really is an easy, unique and must do experience. It only takes about 10 minutes to summit and provides a unique perspective of this magical blue, turquoise lake and the Valley of the 10 Peaks."... Read More.


Canoe Rentals

"If the #1 thing to do when you are at Moraine Lake is to go up the Rockpile Trail, then the #2 thing to do is rent a canoe. Like the Rockpile renting a canoe will give you another unique viewpoint of being on Moraine Lake. For those that can afford the once in a life time adventure of renting a canoe, by all means do so."... Read More.


Lakeshore Trail

"Hiking the Lakeshore Trail at Moraine Lake is an experience for any nature lover. The trail is located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies."... Read More.


Consolation Lakes

"Consolation Lakes is a beautiful hiking trail located near Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The trail is 6 km round trip and takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. When is the best time to go? Around 8:00am in the morning."... Read More.


Hike to Sentinel Pass & Larch Valley

"The hike to Sentinel Pass is a wonderful adventure that takes you through Larch Valley and then onto mentioned Sentinel Pass. You will take in a rugged hour or so of switch back trails with glimpses of Moraine Lake, Tower of Babel, Fay Glacier and the Valley of the 10 Peaks. Once you pass the switch backs you will be treated with Larch tree's, Minnestimma Lakes, Sentinel Pass and Paradise Valley beyond."... Read More.


Guide to Hiking the Tower of Babel

"The Tower of Babel is a unique rock formation that stands out amongst Mount Babel and the Valley of the 10 Peaks at Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park. It's different because of its towering shape much like the Biblical Tower of Babel and is rated difficult to climb. You should be in good physical condition to summit the Tower of Babel."... Read More.