Lake Louise Canadian Rockies

If it weren’t such a cliché, we’d say Lake Louise is like a postcard you can step right into. OK, we'll say it anyway. In winter, the frozen lake is packed with Canadians ice skating in their natural habitat. The hamlet of Lake Louise has provisions for whatever your adventure.

  • Viewpoint: In summer, hike to the famous tea house, about a two-hour trip upwards. Lake Louise will look like a big turquoise cocktail. Expect to get approximately one billion photo ops and a fierce appetite en route.
  • Sleep tight: Go full-mountain by staying in a nearby historic lodge and eating local game meats and seasonal Alberta vegetables paired with Canadian wines.
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Attractions

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Lake Louise Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily. From the top, at 2,088m (6,850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterward visit the free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are available daily for all fitness levels. There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please.

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The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the Lake Louise Ski Resort has a legendary 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain, and famous friendly hospitality, that speaks for itself. The unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair allows families and groups of varying abilities to share the experience together. There are endless chutes, glades and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. Renowned dining options included a sushi restaurant a gourmet meals. Non-ski activities include the Winter Sightseeing Gondola, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and events.

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Chateau Mountain Sports Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta

Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent retail store. Open 7 days a week, this location offers clothing, footwear and accessories you'll need for hiking and skiing. Featuring great brands such as Arc'teryx, Canada Goose, Spyder, Patagonia, The North Face, Black Diamond, Dale of Norway, Dakine, Salomon, Merrell, Oakley, Sorel, Buff and more.

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Tours

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Kingmik Dog Sled Tours

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Experience the thrill of a dog sledding tour in Lake Louise, Banff National Park. This small, personable company offers guided trips in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Tours range from one and a half hours in length to short 30-minute introductory trips.

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Wild Water Adventures

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Feel the exhilaration of the Kicking Horse River while being surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Kids, both young and old, love the fun waves and exciting rapids, dad's enjoy the paddling and mum's appreciate our great facilities and gear. Everyone loves the area's best river. An all-round great family or group adventure. With four distinctly different trips daily, from mid-May to mid-September, we have the perfect trip to suit your adventure level and recreation schedule. Door to door shuttle available from Lake Louise.Great package option: Combine rafting with the Lake Louise Sightseeing lift.

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Wild Water Adventures

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Welcome to Wild Water! For 28 years, guests just like you have been enjoying fun, exciting and enriching Canadian Rockies rafting trips. Wild Water Adventures prides itself in having earned the reputation of offering the finest and extremely well organized white water rafting trips near Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies, on one of the most exciting and history rich rivers in Canada. Wild Water Adventures rafting trips are perfect for singles, couples, families and groups, and all abilities and ages, from 8 to 88, making for the ideal rafting trips in Canada. The most popular daily Alberta rafting trips are available from mid-May to mid-September and trips are available and designed for first-timers, experienced rafters and nature-loving families. Their white water rafting trips are touted by rafters like yourself on TripAdvisor as the best white water rafting Canada has to offer. Choose from a variety of exciting white water rafting trips and milder river journeys. Their rafting trips range from popular daily half-day rafting trips, full day rafting trips, and multi-day rafting trips for those looking for more time on the river.

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Events

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Country Christmas Dinner

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-23 To 2019-12-23 MST | Show All Dates

The evening begins with a short sleigh ride transfers from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise over to their Dance Barn were a live country and western band will welcome them into the warm and cozy Dance Barn. All decorated for the Christmas season, featuring their 16 foot tall horseshoe Christmas tree, the Dance Barn is a place for families to kick back and enjoy some western hospitality. With the ringing of the dinner bell the served buffet is ready for them. The menu of salad, baked beans, baked potatoes and carved roast beef with all the fixings is sure to fill them up, but leave room for the strawberry-rhubarb pie. The band will take them through the evening with a great mix of music and some line dancing before returning to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise by sleigh. Please inquire with any questions or reservations.

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Magical Christmas Feast

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-24 To 2019-12-24 MST

After a day of skiing or riding on December 24th, come over to the warmth of the fire in the Lodge of Ten Peaks. They have adorned their famous ski lodge with trees, lights & wreaths, for all to enjoy while indulging in a yummy turkey feast! Warm hot chocolate will be available for the kids, and a cash bar for the kids at heart! After supper, get bundled up for some more fun in the outdoors – night time snow tubing, fun for all ages. Fire pits & snacks will be in the base area for a quick warm up while everyone is at play. They have other surprises in the works including a visit by Santa Claus himself!

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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup Men 

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-11-27 To 2019-12-01 MST

Experience the high-speed action of world-class alpine ski racing at the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup, Canada’s premiere ski event. It's one of the select few that hold both the men's and ladies speed events on the World Cup circuit and will play host to the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup Downhill and Super G races of the season! Come cheer on the fastest ski racers in the world, get autographs and roast marshmallows! The Lake Louise Ski Resort will also give a free kids ski lesson on race days to beginners 12 and under to celebrate the Audi FIS Ski World Cup coming to town.

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