12 ESSENTIAL Banff & Lake Louise Travel Tips | Complete Guide to Visiting



This video will help anyone looking to visit Banff, Lake Louise or Jasper with 12 of our top travel tips. A full guide covering costs, renting a car, booking accommodation, which is the best month to visit Banff, we cover all the options when visiting the busy Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, the best hikes, best photo spots and more.

*TO EASILY ACCESS ALL LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PDF:* https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yco5i3yYBhEL0F3NX93njY3jXCXOBKh1/view?usp=share_link

Otherwise, some links are listed below:

*hotels STAYED AT IN THIS VIDEO*

👉* Banff B&B Rated “Superb” – https://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/mountain-view-b-amp-b.en.html?aid=1864334&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2&label=CanTips

👉* Lake Louise Lodge Rated “Superb” – https://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/lake-louise-105-lake-louise-drive-box-7-paradise-lodge-and-bungalows.en.html?aid=1864334&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2&label=CanTips

👉* Lake Louise Fairmont Hotel – https://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/t0l-1e0-111-lake.en.html?aid=1864334&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2&label=CanTips

👉 Jasper Cabin – https://alpinevillagejasper.com/cabins-and-rates/

👉* Jasper Cabin alternative – https://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/jasper-highway-93a-south.en.html?aid=1864334&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2&label=CanTips

👉* Moraine Lake Lodge – Not mentioned in the video. This is the ONLY lodge next to the lake. Super pricey but rated as “exceptional”. This is the only way to be able to drive your car to Moraine Lake (you get special access granted by the hotel) and you can have sunrises to yourself: https://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/moraine-lake-lodge.en.html?aid=1864334&no_rooms=1&group_adults=2&label=CanTips

*ACTIVITIES MENTIONED*

👉* Banff Gondola – https://www.getyourguide.com/banff-l284/banff-banff-gondola-admission-ticket-t256607/?partner_id=WMA142S&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=CanTips

👉 Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise – https://bookings.banffjaspercollection.com/RKY/activities/details/1/YBA-BTC-BA-BLC/Attraction#/select-ticket/book-adventure

👉 Combination Package for Gondola and Cruise: https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/attractions/attraction-combo-packages/

👉 Columbia Icefield Adventure (Glacier and Skywalk) – https://bookings.banffjaspercollection.com/RKY/activities/details/1/ICE-BTC-BA-GA/Attraction#/package-details/2023-05-31/PKG-CIA

👉* Banff Hop on Hop Off to Moraine/Louise: https://www.getyourguide.com/banff-l284/banff-national-park-hop-on-hop-off-bus-day-pass-t225783/?partner_id=WMA142S&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=CanTips

👉* Open top Shuttle to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise: https://www.getyourguide.com/banff-national-park-l92243/moraine-lake-open-top-shuttle-bus-tour-from-lake-louise-t421115/?partner_id=WMA142S&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=CanTips

👉* Louise/Moraine Trip with Tour Guide: https://www.getyourguide.com/banff-l284/from-banff-lake-louise-and-moraine-lake-sightseeing-tour-t227155/?partner_id=WMA142S&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=CanTips

👉* Athabasca White Water Rafting Grade 2 – https://www.getyourguide.com/jasper-l290/jasper-canyon-run-family-whitewater-rafting-t219051/?partner_id=WMA142S&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=CanTips

👉* Athabasca White Water Rafting, Grade 3 so longer and tougher waters – https://www.getyourguide.com/jasper-l290/fraser-river-rafting-in-jasper-national-park-t28634/?partner_id=WMA142S&utm_medium=online_publisher&placement=content-top&cmp=CanTips

👉 Full length Suitcase Monkey YouTube vlog showing the above excursions: https://youtu.be/Gl7m0cVa37k

*GENERAL INFO*

👉 Parks Canada Park Pass Info: https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/passer-passes/FAQ-pass

👉 Banff National Park General Info: https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/ab/banff

👉 Official Page for Lake Louise/Moraine Lake Shuttle: https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/parkbus/louise

👉 Roam Public Transport: https://roamtransit.com

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00:00 Intro
1:04 Getting a Parks Pass
2:48 Best Months to Visit Banff
5:09 Banff Itinerary Suggestions
6:58 Banff Accommodation Tips
8:38 Moraine Lake, Lake Louise options
9:38 Parks Canada Shuttle
10:27 Roam Public Transport
10:50 Private Access
11:48 Parking at Lake Louise
12:19 Renting a Car in Banff
13:58 Hiking around Banff
15:00 Best Photo Spots in Banff
15:32 Paid for Activities around Banff
17:25 Top Tip on Arrival!

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