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Adventure Bucket List Date Ideas in Lake Louise
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Adventure Bucket List Date Ideas in Lake Louise

#FairmontLovesFebruary – 5 Winter Date Ideas in Lake Louise for Adventurous Couples

Love is in the crisp, alpine air! With breathtaking mountain scenery and outdoor activities, it’s no surprise that Canada’s Western Mountains have all the makings for THE ultimate romantic getaway. In the spirit of love month, we’re sharing our top 5 adventurous date ideas to fall deeper in love in Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and Whistler. Whether you’re celebrating your better half this Valentine’s Day or spoiling them all season long, these adventure bucket-list ideas for couples are sure to spark loving memories that will last a lifetime.  

Romantic Stays in Lake Louise

Stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where adventure awaits at your doorstep! There’s no need to rush breakfast in bed when you stay just steps from the shores of Lake Louise.

Celebrate your love with an unforgettable stay at the hidden gem of the Canadian Rockies. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is synonymous with old-world romance in the Rocky Mountains. You will be in awe of the glistening frozen lake, towering glaciers and mountains rising steeply from the valley. Elevate your stay with Fairmont Gold and spoil your special someone with exclusive amenities like private reception, personalized concierge service, Gold Lounge access, and luxurious amenities for deluxe comfort and relaxation.

Check out our top planning tips for a romantic getaway to Lake Louise.

Luxurious Suites & Accommodations at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Adventure awaits at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

5 Adventurous Date Ideas in Lake Louise

To preface this list, we cannot overlook the excitement of skiing & riding the iconic peaks of Lake Louise ski resort and other nearby ski areas in Banff National Park. But if you’re searching for adventure beyond the slopes, check out our top winter date ideas for adventurous couples in Lake Louise:

1. EXplore the Trail Less Traveled

Choose your 360-degree view before you embark on your next cross-country ski adventure.

When exploring Lake Louise’s secluded trails, you’ll feel like you have the entire National Park to yourself. It’s easy to get swept up with your sweetheart in the miles of majestic beauty at every turn. Skate, Snowshoe, or Ski? Choose how you want to explore this winter wonderland hand-in-hand. Glide across one of Canada’s largest natural outdoor skating rinks. Strap on a pair of snowshoes to reach untouched scenery high in the alpine. Cross-country ski the shoreline trail under towering mountains or traverse the Great Divide Trail straddling BC and Alberta to find yourselves in two places at once.

No gear? No problem! Equipment rentals are available at Chateau Ski and Snow Rentals on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2. Experience a Scenic Sleigh Ride

A couple on a horse-drawn sleigh ride around Lake Louise, photo by Travel Alberta / Célestine Aerden
Bundle up under warm blankets on a scenic horse-drawn sleigh ride around Lake Louise. Photo by Travel Alberta / Célestine Aerden

Bundle up with your loved one beneath a blanket on a romantic horse-drawn winter sleigh ride around Lake Louise. Connect closer to nature while trotting along the northwest edge of the frozen Lake and through century-old sub-alpine forests—Marvel at enchanting views of Mount Fairview to the east and Mount Victoria to the south. Catch the glow of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on evening rides and the sparkle in your partner’s eyes.

3. Uncover Hidden Gems in Banff National Park

A couple on a Mountain Adventure Guide Experience
Uncover hidden gems in Banff National Park with the help of a local guide at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Photo by Tourism Alberta / Mike Seehagel

Take your better half on a spontaneous adventure with the Mountain Adventure Guides at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. These fully accredited hiking guides know every corner of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Couples staying at the Chateau can join a guided experience to beautiful places hidden in our incredible backyard, waiting for you to discover together. Uncover local secret sites and hidden gems like the Icefalls of Johnston Canyon, or starry night sky constellations on guided Night Owl Snowshoe adventures when the skies are clear. Share mountain and valley views together that few have the opportunity to see.

4. Embark on a Unique Culinary Journey

Breakfast at Louiza - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Start your adventure-filled day with Breakfast at Louiza

Savoring the local flavors and culinary fare of Lake Louise is an adventure in itself for the foodie in your life! We recommend starting your adventure-filled day with a heartwarming breakfast in bed or at Louiza—Chateau Lake Louise’s newest restaurant. After spending a few hours on exciting wintery adventures, why not warm up with a decadent Afternoon Tea Service together in Fairview Restaurant? As the name implies, Fairview offers spectacular views of the majestic Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier. Enjoy a warm cuppa in your partner’s heartwarming company. Nosh your way through delectable pastries and traditional finger sandwiches. And finally, toast to a love as timeless as this Chateau Lake Louise experience.

5. Retreat to the Spa

Couple's Spa Day at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Visit the Fairmont Spa for some R&R; you both deserve it!

Lake Louise has long been believed to be a source of powerful earth energy to nurture positive transformation and healing. Recharge with your loved one and form an authentic connection to the natural world in Banff National Park. Embrace mountain wellness in Lake Louise with a treatment inspired by nature at Fairmont Spa that will leave you both feeling restored with a renewed zest for life. Follow this with a restorative visit to the resort pool or fitness center, depending on how you prefer to re-energize.  

More Unique Lake Louise Date Ideas

Looking for more date ideas and inspiration from the romantic Canadian Rockies? Find out why ice skating is at it’s best at Lake Louise. Celebrate your love of the great outdoors with the love of your life with more tips for planning a romantic getaway to the Chateau.

A couple Ice Skating in Lake Louise
Ice Skating at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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