Limited parking is available at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, so planning ahead is essential. Park and ride Parks Canada shuttles to and around the Lake Louise area. Service is offered from Banff to Lake Louise; seasonally to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake; and to the Lake Louise Ski Resort. All Shuttle services are FREE to use. Avoid the congestion and make the most of your visit to Banff National Park. Note that local service to Upper Lake Louise has been extended to October 9. 

Shuttles

Shuttles between Banff and Lake Louise (i.e. the hamlet)

A FREE daily shuttle service between the Banff Train Station and the hamlet of Lake Louise. Service is offered daily from May 19 to October 9.

Schedule:

  • Starting 7 a.m. from the Banff Train Station to the Samson Mall in the Hamlet of Lake Louise
  • Starting 8 a.m. from the Samson Mall in the Hamlet of Lake Louise to the Banff Train Station
  • Last pick up from the Banff Train Station heading to Samson Mall at 5 p.m.
  • Last pick up from the Samson Mall heading to the Banff Train station at 6 p.m.

Additional shuttles run between the hamlet and Upper Lake Louise (the lake itself) during the summer and to Moraine Lake in the September larch season.

Shuttles to and from Upper Lake Louise (i.e. the lake)

A FREE daily shuttle service between the Lake Louise Overflow parking lot and the lake itself at Upper Lake Louise. Service is offered daily from May 19 to October 9 (extended service).

Schedule:

  • Shuttles leave the Lake Louise Overflow parking lot every 15 to 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and travel to Upper Lake Louise.
  • Last shuttle from Upper Lake Louise to the Lake Louise Overflow parking lot leaves at 6 p.m. 
Shuttles to and from Moraine Lake

A FREE daily shuttle service between the Lake Louise Overflow parking lot and Moraine Lake. Service is offered daily from September 11 to October 9. Moraine Lake is open from mid-May to mid-October and closed in winter.

Schedule:

  • Shuttles leave from the Lake Louise Overflow parking lot every 15 to 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and travel to Moraine Lake.
  • Last shuttle from Moraine Lake to the Lake Louise Overflow parking lot leaves at 5:40 p.m.

Attention drivers: 

  • During the summer, the road to Moraine Lake opens only when parking is available.
  • RVs are not permitted on Moraine Lake Road from September 11 until October 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Use a free Parks Canada shuttle to visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake during this time. 
  • Private shuttles to Moraine Lake are also available for a fee. Inquire at the Visitor Centre for details.
Shuttles to and from the Lake Louise Summer Gondola

A FREE daily shuttle service between the Lake Louise Summer Gondola, the hamlet of Lake Louise and Upper Lake Louise. Service is courtesy of the Lake Louise Ski Resort and is offered daily from May 12 to October 8, 2017

Schedule:

  • Free daily shuttles run between Upper Lake Louise, hamlet of Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Ski Area with additional free shuttles from the Lake Louise Overflow Parking lot on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays.
  • Click here for the additional free shuttle schedule.
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Frequently asked questions

Are the shuttles accessible?

Shuttles are not wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking stalls are available at both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Clearly display your blue, accessible parking pass to the traffic attendants for access to these sites. 

Can I bring my dog?

Pets are not permitted on either the Lake Louise or Moraine Lake shuttle. You are welcome to visit with your pet, provided they remain on a leash at all times. If you wish to visit with your pet, we recommend arriving early or late to find a parking spot.

Can I bring my bike?

No. Unfortunately, shuttles cannot accommodate bikes at this time. Biking is permitted on the Tramline, Great Divide, and Moraine Lake Highline trails only. Road cycling is permitted on Lake Louise Drive and Moraine Lake Road. Road riders are advised to share the road with care.

Does the Moraine Lake shuttle stop at Paradise Valley trailhead?

No. If you wish to hike into Paradise Valley or ride the Moraine Lake Highline Trail from Paradise Valley trailhead to Moraine Lake, we recommend you arrive before 8 a.m. by private vehicle to secure parking

What happens if I miss the last shuttle?

Taxi services are available in the Lake Louise area and will be happy to assist you.

Map

Map of Lake Louise area
Map of the Lake Louise area