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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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Ice climbing at Johnston Canyon Banff National Park

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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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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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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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Post Hotel

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Originally built in 1942, The Post Hotel resonates with the spirit of its colourful founder, Sir Norman Watson - and the dedication of its current owners. Born in Switzerland, brothers André and George Schwarz were raised to appreciate good food, good wine and good company. For more than 35 years, their shared passion has been to welcome guests to this world-class Canadian Rocky Mountain resort. The Post Hotel & Spa is both the ideal accommodation for relaxation and the perfect starting point for most Canadian Rockies tours.

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Castle Mountain Chalets

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Reminiscent of expeditions of the past, today's Castle Mountain Chalets guests will hear the sound of steel wheels running across the rails and train whistles in the distance. It will remind them of a simpler time, inspiring them to choose their own pace and their own Banff National Park adventure in this nature lover's paradise.

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Mountaineer Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Set amidst a pine forest, the Mountaineer Lodge has the feeling of a secluded mountain hideaway with the convenience of being in the Village of Lake Louise. A great location in downtown Lake Louise, free hot breakfast and comfy rooms, are a few reasons why the Mountaineer Lodge is a hotel of choice. Offering a great selection of rooms and spacious suites, each accommodation includes pillow-top mattresses, duvets, flat screen TVs, fridge, microwave, and free Wi-Fi. Onsite you will enjoy the indoor hot tub, steam room, guest laundry area, ski waxing room, and ski storage. At the Mountaineer Lodge, you are surrounded by Banff National Park’s spectacular wilderness and friendly staff.

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Wapta Icefields Hike

In Banff National Park, a series of gentle icefields stretch across the Great Divide. Known as the Wapta Icefields, they provide a unique opportunity for hikers to enjoy amazing scenery normally reserved for mountaineers. During this 3-day traverse, guests hike over the Bow and Peyto Glaciers staying in alpine huts.

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Lake Louise Winterland Tour

The snow is always deep, soft and plentiful at Lake Louise. Make the most of your winter experience in the Rockies and enjoy a full day tour to Lake Louise and Marble Canyon with ample time on your own to partake in some truly Canadian winter experiences. Tours commence December.

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Mountain Adventure Package

Enjoy accommodation and a $100 activity credit. Soak up Lake Louise’s rich mountaineering history with a guided summer or winter activity. Foodies can use the activity credit to dine at any of our restaurants. Rates vary based on availability. Restrictions apply.

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Columbia Icefield Adventure

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The Columbia Icefield Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Then, walk on a cliff-edged walkway, high above the Sunwapta Valley on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

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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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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Mountain Adventure program

Lake Louise, Alberta

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is known for its luxury accommodations, but the resort has rugged roots. The first chalet on the lake was built in 1890 to host outdoor enthusiasts; nine years later, the chalet hired professional Swiss mountain guides to keep guests safe. Until 1954, expert guides have taught generations of people how to climb safely in the Canadian Rockies. In 1997, the hotel decided to resurrect this tradition and began the Mountain Heritage Program, offering guided adventures through the area for all skill levels. Enjoy a leisurely hike to the historic Tea House or a full-day hike along one of the area’s many hiking and climbing routes. The program operates in both summer and winter.

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Lake Louise FIS Ski World Cup Women

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-12-03 To 2019-12-08 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The best skiers converge on Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free.

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Lake Louise FIS Ski World Cup Men 

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

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The best skiers converge on Lake Louise, where you can see them cross the finish line for free.

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