If you have ever tried to visit Lake Louise or Moraine Lake you know parking is a NIGHTMARE !!! Most times you cannot even get on the road to Moraine Lake. Well now Parks Canada to close off access to Moraine Lake for those travelling by personal vehicle this summer.
Parks Canada has stated: “Due to high demand, visiting Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park requires planning. Parking is limited at the Lake Louise Lakeshore. Lots fill early and remain full until sunset. Taking transit or booking a Parks Canada shuttle is easy, stress-free and the only way to ensure you see these iconic lakes. Booking your shuttle in advance is required.”
While Parks Canada will be increasing shuttles and their capacity beginning in the summer, but will not provide sunrise shuttles as “In order to protect our important wildlife corridors, Parks Canada is unable to run a sunrise shuttle. To help minimize disturbances to wildlife using the Whitehorn wildlife corridor, access to the Park and Ride via Whitehorn Drive is restricted between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am.” Parks Canada will allow commercial transportation providers to accommodate visitors wishing to see the sunrise at Moraine Lake.
The exception to this is if you have a visible disabled parking hang tag, visitors who require accessible parking but do not possess a disable parking hang tag should proceed to the Park and Ride and speak with Parks Canada staff.
For more information: https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/parkbus/louise/renseignements-sur-le-stationnement-parking-information