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EXPERIENCE A TRUE CANADIAN WINTER

EXPERIENCE A TRUE CANADIAN WINTER

It’s not just the destination but each step along the way that creates an unforgettable journey. The longer you stay, the more you save in Canada’s playground.

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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 spring through fall, there’s hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, 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 spring skiing at Lake Louise Ski Resort with an extra-long season extending into May. In summer to 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. Step into a world of adventure & exploration with fully accredited guides. Hike or snowshoe, depending on the season. 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: June – October
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. Photograph by Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

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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 Experience, CR Paul Zizka

Lake Louise Gondola

Available: June – October
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 (November to May), and explore our wide-open alpine neighborhood in summer and fall. The Gondola is one of the best places to safely spot grizzly bears, moose, and other wild residents of Banff National Park. Photograph by Paul Zizka

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Banff and Lake Louise in Summer- Hydra Water Rafting Tour, Banff Adventures

Rafting

Available: June – September
Embark on a memorable adventure through the waterways of the Canadian Rockies by raft. Experience the adrenaline rush of navigating white water rapids with experienced local guides. Or soak in the stunning scenery and wildlife on a leisure river rafting safari–perfect for families and adventurers of all ages. Photograph by Banff Adventures

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Lake Louise Spring and Summer Activities - Rock climbing, CR John Price @johnpricephotography

Rock Climbing

Available: May – September
Climbing season in the Canadian Rockies runs from around May until the end of September, depending on temperatures and elevation. Climb to new heights and get tot know every mountain with the help of skilled local experts. Whether you’re a first-timer, Tim McGraw fan, or experienced rock climber, you’ll be proud to say you “went Rocky Mountain Climbing”. Photograph by @johnpricephotography

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Banff National Park in Spring and Summer - Horseback Riding in Lake Louise

horseback riding

Available: June – October
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

Sightseeing & Tours

Available: All Year
Home to breathtaking scenery and teeming with wildlife, the beauty of Banff National Park leaves a lasting impression. From glaciers and mirror lakes to canyons and rushing rivers, you’ll find Instagram-worthy stops when visiting the best of Banff National Park. Start planning your unforgettable day-trips and tours with help from local experts. Photograph by Damian Blunt / Banff Lake Louise Tourism

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

E-Biking

Available: May – October
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.

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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 at dusk in Summer

Fairmont JASPER PARK LODGE

Enjoy wildlife tours, mountain biking adventures, s’mores by the glowing fire, 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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Banff in Spring- Surprise Corner view of Fairmont Banff Springs CR Chris Amat

Fairmont Banff Springs

Bike, hike or paddle along the Bow River. Discover the historic Cave & Basin or go horseback biking for miles. The Fairmont Banff Springs and the town of Banff offer plenty of activities year-round in the Rockies.

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Whistler in Summer and Spring- Outdoor pool & spa at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fairmont chateau whistler

Take in the crisp mountain air while out exploring Whistler’s endless skiing and hiking trails in summer through fall. Unwind in one of three outdoor whirlpools or with a cocktail in-hand at the Mallard Lounge.

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