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Discover Lake Louise’s Spring & Summer 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 and summer, there’s mountain climbing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking and much more. The scenery and abundant wildlife are captivating and come out to play and explore in the spring and summer.



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 spring skiing at Lake Louise Ski Resort with an extra-long season extending into May. In summer, 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 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 Hikes in 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 on Lake Louise


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


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 (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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Hydra Water Rafting Tour


Available: Jun – Sep
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 guides. Or take in the stunning natural scenery and wildlife on a leisure river rafting safari—perfect for families and adventurers of all ages. Photo credits to Banff Adventures

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Rock climbing near Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Rock Climbing

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

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Horseback Riding in Banff National Park

Horseback riding

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

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Sightseeing in Lake Louise

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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A couple E-biking in Banff National Park


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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Fairmont Hotels in the Canadian Rockies


Don’t wait for summer to visit Jasper National Park. Spring is Secret Season in Jasper and that means smaller crowds, witnessing nature awakening from a long winter slumber – as bears return from higher elevations and white-tailed deer stroll comfortably amongst you and the cabins.

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Surprise Corner view of Fairmont Banff Springs

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

Fairmont chateau whistler

Take in the crisp mountain air while out for a round of golf at Whistler’s iconic course, or cozy up for a starry night on the Woodlands rooftop patio.

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