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PeT-Friendly Lake Louise

Pet-Friendly Lake Louise

Two dogs sleeping on a bed - Pet friendly accommodations

Hotels for pet families

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are pet friendly so you can bring your four-legged family members with you. Spoil them with new sights and smells, plush pet beds, treats & more at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Photograph by Orange Girl Photography

Pet Policy
Dog-friendly Lake LouisePhotography by Devaan Ingraham

Useful Tips

When bringing your furry friend to Lake Louise, make the trip extra memorable with proper planning. Discover the most useful things to know before bringing your pet to Banff National Park.

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on-leash trails

Most hiking trails in Banff National Park welcome dogs, and Lake Louise is no exception. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times when visiting Lake Louise. For a fun-filled day with your four-legged friend, we suggest the following hikes:

  • Lake Louise Lakeshore
  • Fairview Lookout
  • Bow River Loop
  • Louise Creek
  • Lake Agnes
  • Plain of Six Glaciers
  • Moraine Lake Lakeshore
  • Consolation Lakes
  • Lake Annette
  • Eiffel Lake
  • Larch Valley / Minnestimma Lakes

Dogs are allowed on all trails unless otherwise specified in trail restrictions and closures. Check Parks Canada to see if there are pet restrictions on trails due to wildlife or natural hazards.

Pet Friendly Activities

There are plenty of tail-wagging activities to do with your furry friend in Lake Louise. Plan the pawfect trip filled with unique experiences.

Lake Louise AB Winter

Lake Walkies

Be it winter or summer, a walk around Lake Louise with your four-legged friend will be a walk you’ll both remember! Let your pooch experience a new way of walking across a frozen winter wonderland, or making a splash in refreshing glacial lakes in summer.

Winter in Lake Louise
dog-friendly hiking trails in winter

Dog-Friendly hiking Trails

There are plenty of new sights and smells for your dog to soak in on one of several hiking trails at Lake Louise. Dogs must be kept on-leash for their safety, and the safety of our wild locals. Don’t forget to pack their winter booties if you wander in winter!

Best On-leash Trails

Doggy Paddle Lake Louise

Boathouse reopens summer 2023
Paddle across the emerald waters of Lake Louise with your pet—dogs and cats are permitted at the owner’s discretion. Soak up panoramic views of Victoria Glacier, Fairview Mountain, and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Don’t forget to pack your camera and their life vest! Photograph by Orange Girl Photography

360° Canoe Trip

Veterinary Services

The closest veterinary services are located in Banff (60 km by car) and Canmore (84 km by car). The full service clinic at Canmore Veterinary Hospital offers surgeries, wellness exams, dental, lab, grooming and pet food and nutritional consults.

The Canmore Veterinary Hospital also offers Veterinary services in Banff: 1–403-762-3611.

Canmore Veterinary Hospital
Open Monday – Saturday

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday

502 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, T1W 1N9

Pet-Friendly Resort Offers

All Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are pet-friendly. Explore Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s best resort offers to pamper your pooch on your next getaway to the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

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