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Explore Lake Louise
The Rockies’ epic wilderness playground is at our doorstep: hike, ski, paddle, sightsee and spot grizzlies. Explore Lake Louise and the activities the resort and national park have to offer. Cradled in one of the world’s oldest national parks, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is your basecamp to Bucket List outdoor adventure. It’s a place that has captured the imagination of artists, alpinists and intrepid travelers for more than 100 years. And picture-perfect Lake Louise, its iridescent turquoise waters reflecting the steep mountains and jagged glacier, is the crown jewel of Banff National Park.
But clichés just don’t do justice to one of the most staggeringly beautiful wild places on the planet. The Chateau affords guests the full wilderness experience — from a luxury mountain resort. Mother Nature in all her glory is literally right outside our door — beckoning you to explore, reflect, connect and replenish.
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Boasting views of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise welcomes guests with award-winning dining options, and authentic local experiences.
Explore the best Lake Louise has to offer
While Lake Louise is famed for its hiking trails, alpine teahouses and wildlife — in particular bears, big horn sheep and mountain goats — photography hobbyists and hardcore mountaineers alike are equally rewarded. Spend time in the stylish and lively mountain town of Banff, ski or snowboard at three top resorts, snowshoe or trek to the serenity of seven crystalline lakes. Anyone who experiences Lake Louise, whether from the lobby or top of the peak, can’t help but be moved by the soul-stirring grandeur.
Lake Louise – Explore the Destination Guide
Lake Louise has something for everyone. Find your mountain adventure in our Seasonal destination guides.
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Take a guided trek of Banff National Park’s famed hiking trails. Venture up to an alpine lake, stopping in at a historical teahouse for lunch. Photograph browsing bears, big horn sheep and mountain goats, and learn all about their natural environment at a museum. Canoe around Lake Louise, cycle the Icefields Parkway or join a high-adrenalin whitewater rafting tour. Summer is the prime time for outside Rocky Mountain activities all just outside our door.ROCKIES SUMMER GETAWAY
Autumn road trips through the Canadian Rockies are spectacular and crowds are few. Take advantage of the season and fall colors painting the iconic landscape. Sightsee with an e-bike or join a wildlife safari. Focus on wellness and treat yourself to a spa weekend. Go out on the town in Banff and taste locavore mountain fare at the Chateau’s sophisticated dining venues. Perfect the art of doing nothing on the patio and soak in the inspiring natural surroundings.DISCOVER FALL IN LAKE LOUISE
A powdery dusting of snow transforms Lake Louise into an enchanting winter landscape made for outdoor play and adventure. Ski and snowboard three of the West’s top resorts with top-of-the-peak views of the Canadian Rockies. Join a guided snowshoeing adventure or try mushing a team of yapping Huskies. Ice skate around a giant ice castle, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride or join us for a festive Christmas Canadian-style.FIND YOUR SPIRIT OF WINTER
Savor magical Lake Louise in the quiet season. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa retreat, savor a snowshoe or cross-country ski outing through the quiet woods. Get some retail therapy mountain-style in lively Banff and linger over a candlelit meal at the Chateau. Tour the Rockies by helicopter or do some spring skiing. Or just relax and unwind at the resort, and watch sky glow orange and pink as it sets behind the glacier.2020 SPRING ACTIVITY GUIDE
mountain adventure program
Professional naturalists lead our Mountain Adventure Program, guiding guests on year-round adventures in the spirit of Lake Louise’s Swiss guiding past. Head into Banff National Park on a day hike or paddle the lake in a historical “voyageur” canoe. In winter, snowshoe up to the Fairview Lookout for a bird’s eye view. Cross-country ski or venture to the frozen waterfalls at Johnston Canyon.LEARN MORE
Take a seat in one of six outstanding restaurants right at the resort. Menus vary from upscale Western Canadian mountain cuisine and authentic Italian to French-Canadian favorites, burgers, British afternoon tea and gourmet deli bites. Tuck into tender Alberta grass-fed beef and homegrown vegetables by candlelight or share some gooey cheese fondue over Swiss brews. Sip wildflower-infused cocktails or sample German bratwurst. Try something new every night. Bon appétit!LEARN MORE
Bond over hiking, canoeing, dogsledding through the wintry woods and ice skating on the frozen lake—right outside our doorstep. Or join our playful and fun resort family programs year-round. Our experienced recreation staff organizes anything from nature-inspired outings for kids, photo scavenger hunts, indoor movie campouts, tubing at Lake Louise Ski Resort and movies to guided snowshoeing excursion and learning about the different constellations by the outdoor firepit.LEARN MORE
Rekindle your creativity, forge a new path and rediscover the joy in your life. Quiet your mind and just be. Led by award-winning thought leaders, our transformative wellness retreats combine the best of immersive outdoor adventure with mind-body connection, nourishing mountain fare and deep introspection. Of course the soulful natural beauty of this special place makes it all the more inspiring. Join us in Lake Louise for a spring or fall wellness retreat.LEARN MORE
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When the snowflakes start falling, Lake Louise is pure magic. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, or get outside on cross-country skis or snowshoes. Try dogsledding, ice climbing, tubing and pond hockey, or celebrate the season at a winter festival. Snowboard and downhill at three acclaimed alpine resorts. Warm up afterwards with craft cocktails by the campfire or over fondue in the hotel’s Swiss-style pub. There’s no Winter Wonderland more enchanting.LEARN MORE