Top 10 Reasons to Visit Lake Louise this Spring

As winter begins to melt away and nature awakens, there’s no better time to explore the stunning beauty and exciting activities that Lake Louise has to offer. As the days stretch longer, awakening wildlife herald the arrival of spring at Lake Louise, where the landscape sheds its winter cloak and eventually bursts forth in vibrant colors. Whether you are craving a relaxing retreat, an adventure in our backyard or a mix of both, embark on an unforgettable journey to the Rockies and embrace the magic of spring!

Need some extra convincing? Look no further! We’ve included our top 10 reasons why you need to visit Lake Louise this spring below.

#1: Fairmont Spa

Treat yourself to a day of pampering and rejuvenation at our newly renovated, Fairmont Spa. Nourish your soul with a luxurious spa treatment as you allow yourself to be enveloped in the natural settings as you rediscover your innate rhythm and find inner peace.

#2: Afternoon Tea

Delight in a time-honored tradition with a sophisticated Afternoon Tea experience at Fairview Bar & Restaurant complimented by million-dollar views. Savor delectable pastries, finger sandwiches, and a steaming pot of Lot 35 tea while surrounded by serene natural beauty.

afternoon tea tower whilst champagne is being poured

#3: Take a Mixology Class

Unleash your inner bartender and learn the art of crafting delicious cocktails with one of our award-winning mixologists. Included in the Resort Experience Fee, shake, stir, and sip your way through creative concoctions, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

Book now.

#4: Spring Skiing

Embrace the thrill of spring skiing on the slopes of Lake Louise Ski Resort. Enjoy warmer days and feel the suns kiss as you carve through pristine powder against a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas. Located a short 10-minute drive from the hotel, grab a fresh morning coffee from The Guide’s Pantry then hop on our private shuttle to and from the ski resort for a simple, stress-free commute!

Book your next spring ski trip with our ski offer.

Skiers on Lake Louise Ski Resort with blue skies and clear mountains in the background.

#5: Wellness Walk | Shoreline Trail

Feel the influence of the majestic peaks of Lake Louise with a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Shoreline Trail. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, listen to the soothing sounds of nature, and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst serene lakeside views.

#6: Snowshoeing

Not ready to say goodbye to winter? Strap on a pair of snowshoes and discover how winter still lingers on the mountain trails, find hidden gems while enjoying a unique perspective of the natural surroundings. Join one of our Mountain Adventure Guide’s on one of their favorite trails or explore the unbeaten path solo!

Pro Tip: Don’t worry we have you equipped! Should you choose to snowshoe solo, grab a pair of snowshoes from Chateau Ski and Snow Rentals, located on the lobby level of the hotel. 

two people snowshoeing on lake louise

#7: Après Ski with Fondue

What better way to wrap up an adventure filled day than with a glass of wine and cheesy fondue?! Indulge in a cozy and delicious dining experience with traditional Swiss inspired fondue at Walliser Stube. Dip into melted cheese or chocolate fondue while basking in the warm ambiance of this charming alpine restaurant, homage to our mountaineering past.

#8: Experience Johnston Canyon

Embark on a captivating journey to Johnston Canyon, where you’ll encounter breathtaking waterfalls (or potentially frozen waterfalls!), crystal-clear streams, and lush forested trails. Capture stunning photographs and marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of this natural wonderland.

Pro Tip: Join one of our Mountain Adventure Guide’s on a tour of Johnston Canyon. Book your next adventure here

View of trail at Johnston Canyon

#9: Fairview Lookout

Grab your camera and hike to the iconic Fairview Lookout and be rewarded with panoramic views of the stunning Lake Louise. This leisurely hike is perfect for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts seeking Instagram-worthy moments.

Find trail map here.

#10: Scavenger Hunt

Grab the family and embark on an adventure of a different kind – an exhilarating virtual scavenger hunt, Mrs. Engelhard and the Hikers Code. Solve clues, uncover hidden treasures, and create lasting family memories as you explore the nooks and crannies of this historic hotel and the surrounding area. Once completed, claim a special prize from our Concierge desk.

Embrace the enchanting ambiance of nature unfolding, crisp mountain air, and endless possibilities awaiting you this spring. Book your spring escape to Banff National Park now!

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