Lake Louise

Located just off Canada's Hwy 1, Lake Louise offers gorgeous views and another small village within Banff National Park.

Top Adventures in Lake Louise

  • Scramble up Mount Niblock

    Thousands of tourists flock to Lake Louise and Lake Agnes every year (maybe even every month) and by scrambling Mount Niblock you'll see the same magnificent sites while leaving the crowd behind and seeing so much more!Mount Niblock offers a bit o...

    9.3 miles 4068.2 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Mirror Lake and Lake Agnes

    Lake Agnes is an extremely popular and crowded hiking trail in the summer. In the winter, however, you will meet very few people on this trail. The mountain peaks are breathtaking and this area almost always has good snow for snowshoeing.Beyond Mi...

    3.2 miles 967.8 ft gain

  • Hike to the Devils Thumb

    Park in the main Lake Louise parking lot. Be sure to have purchased your Park Pass. These can be purchased as you enter Banff National Park, or at the Banff and Lake Louise Information Centers. Follow the paved path along the lake shore in front o...

  • Exploring Lake Louise

    Lake Louise is one of the most photographed lakes in Canada, with reason. Many tourist walk the paved path round and head home. They miss out though. Hiking to the various tea houses surrounding the lake is a must. An easy 2 mile hike from the lak...

  • Devil's Thumb Scramble

    Park in the visitor parking lot at the Chateau Lake Louise parking lot in time for sunrise at Lake Louise...not to be missed! Then follow the pathway to the right around the lake to the Lake Agnes turnoff (well marked, with a small bronze statue ...

    5.9 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Hike to Big Beehive

    The hike to Big Beehive begins at the base of Lake Louise. From the parking lot, hike along the paved trail on the northeastern shore of Lake Louise.  The Fairmont Chateau Hotel will be to your right with the lake to your left.  Continue toward th...

    6.2 miles 1710 ft gain

  • Hike the Plain of Six Glaciers

    Starting from the parking lot on the east end of Lake Louise, there are a few options you can take to get to the Plain of Six Glaciers. One is to head directly along the lakeshore trail, and in about 7 km (4.2 miles) you will be at the lookout off...

    4.2 miles 1263.1 ft gain

  • Hike to the Lake Agnes Teahouse

    Towering peaks, glaciated valleys and crystal clear water draws thousands of visitors a year to the shores of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. A short hike takes you beyond the crowds up to Lake Agnes, in a beautiful valley surrounded by jagged...

    5 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Hike Fairview Mountain

    Fairview Mountain is a non-technical objective alpine summit located on the south side of Lake Louise. It's trailhead is accessed from the Lake Louise parking lot. The trail is well established and well marked throughout. You can expect a distance...

    7.1 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Rock Climbing at Lake Louise

    From the TransCanada Highway take the exit for the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Just before you arrive at the hotel there will be a large parking lot on the left. It's best to arrive early as a lot of tourists and locals alike use this parking ar...

  • Hike to the Lake Louise Overlook

    This is a fairly steep, short hike that gives you a great view of Lake Louise. The hike begins right behind the canoe rental shop on the South side of the lake. The trail is very easy to follow and there are quite a few people that hike it. The hi...

    2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Ski Tour/Snowshoe Mt. Paget

    Trailhead:  Approximately 5.5km West of the Alberta/British Columbia border sits the Great Divide Lodge. Towards the back left of the main building is the trailhead.  Route:  The trail is clear from the trailhead and for most of the way to the sum...

    6.8 miles 8399 ft gain