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Best of Lake Louise
BEST OF LAKE LOUISE

Discover Lake Louise’s Seasonal Playground

In the heart of Banff National Park lies Canada’s spectacular natural jewel, Lake Louise. Known for being one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world, Lake Louise is also an adventurer’s dream; Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes and rivers play host to endless outdoor activities. In winter, there’s skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing and ice skating. In Fall, there’s hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking and much more.

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THINGS TO DO IN LAKE LOUISE

Discover Lake Louise in all its majesty, from the shores of its emerald waters to the peaks that frame its awe-inspiring backdrop. De-stress and reconnect with yourself year-round at a wellness retreat in the restoring nature of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy pristine skiing at Lake Louise Ski Resort with an extra-long season extending into May. In early autumn, canoe to the center of the lake for ultimate 360° views. Hike to Lake Agnes Tea house for a stunning birds-eye view and a cuppa. In fall through winter, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing until the sun sets over this magnificent winter wonderland. However you spend your days, don’t miss award-winning cuisine at one of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s many restaurants. Relive the highlights of the day with a night cap at the Alpine Social.

Mountain Adventure Guide leading a tour group at lake louise

Mountain Adventure Guided Hiking

Available: All Year
Lake Louise has a long and proud guiding tradition since 1879 when the Swiss Guides led ascents in the Canadian Rockies and taught safe climbing techniques to thousands of climbers. Connect Step into a world of adventure & exploration with fully accredited hiking guides. Learn invaluable insight into the history of the area, local flora and fauna and keep a collection of adventurous stories to share long after you’ve parted.

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A couple canoeing Lake Louise, photo by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

Canoeing

Available: Jun – Oct
For over a century, Canoes have been an essential part of experiencing the emerald waters of Lake Louise. Start at The Boathouse to paddle at your own pace. Soak up the serenity of the lake with stunning 360° views. If you want to connect more deeply to the history and native origins of canoeing on Lake Louise, embark on a Voyageur Canoe Experience with a Mountain Adventure Guide and canoe historian.

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Wellness in Lake Louise

Wellness

Available: All Year
Recharge and immerse yourself in the serenity and natural beauty of Lake Louise. Considered a sacred spot, Lake Louise is long believed to be a source of powerful earth energy to nurture positive transformation and healing. Form an authentic and profound connection to the natural world in Banff National Park that will leave you feeling restored and reignited with a zest for life.

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Lake Louise Summer Gondola Experiece

Lake Louise GONDOLA

Available: All Year
Soar from ground level to jaw-dropping heights in minutes. The Lake Louise Gondola is your ticket to ski and ride our rocky mountain backyard in winter, and explore our wide-open alpine neighborhood in summer and fall (May-October). The Gondola is one of the best places to safely spot grizzly bears, moose, and other wild residents of Banff National Park. Photo credits to Paul Zizka

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I women getting ready to ride a bike in Banff National Park - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

E-biking

Available: May – Oct
Avoid motorways and explore Banff National Park at your leisure. Go further with the help of pedal power thanks to the quiet motor built into e-bikes. With easy & moderate routes ranging from 10.5 to 31 kilometers, we have a route to suite your schedule and ability. Cycle the renowned Great Divide, Bow Valley Parkway, Banff Legacy Trail and other e-bike routes. Photo credits to Shannon Martin, Banff Lake Louise Tourism

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horseback riding in Lake Louise with Brewster Stables photo by Banff Lake Louise tourism/Paul Zizka

Horseback riding

Available: All Year
Relive the experience of the original visitors to Lake Louise—by horseback. In the summer & early autumn, take the road less traveled to the Plain of 6 Glaciers, Lake Agnes Tea House, or embark on your own backcountry adventure. In winter, enjoy a magical sleigh ride along the northwest edge of the Lake, through century old sub-alpine forest, where views Mount Fairview can be seen to the east, with Mount Victoria to the south.

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A family looking at Lake Moraine telescope

Sightseeting & Tours

Available: May – Oct
Home to breathtaking scenery and teeming with wildlife, the beauty of Banff National Park leaves a lasting impression. From mountains, lakes and waterfalls to the Athabasca glacier and Instagram-worthy stops along the Columbia Icefields Parkway, see and do the best of Banff and Yoho National Park with unforgettable day-trips and tours from local experts.

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Our friendly and knowledgeable Concierge team would be delighted to assist you in planning your upcoming stay. For further assistance, please contact the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Concierge desk at 403 522 1601 or email: CLL.concierge@fairmont.com.

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Cabins

Fairmont JASPER PARK LODGE

Enjoy wildlife tours, horseback experiences, cycling adventures and so much more! Stroll along Lac Beauvert and spot, deer, elk and other local residents amongst you and the cabins.

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Fairmont Banff Springs fall and Winter

Fairmont Banff Springs

Hike along the Bow River or take a guided ghost tour. The Fairmont Banff Springs and the town of Banff offer plenty of activities to embrace the season in the Rockies.

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler Fall, photo by Tal Vardi Photography

Fairmont chateau whistler

Take in the crisp mountain air while out exploring Whistler’s endless trails. Unwind slopeside in one of three outdoor whirlpools or cozy up for with a cocktail at the Mallard Lounge.

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