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Outdoor Activities

Enjoy everything Banff National Park has to offer. There’s something to for all kinds of adventure seekers.

Please note that some activities may be temporarily unavailable due to government and health restrictions. For updates on available activities, outlets and hours of operation, please see our Concierge Guide

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Canoeing on Lake Louise

CANOEING

Paddle on the beautiful and always breath-taking Lake Louise. Enjoy stunning scenery, aquamarine water and the dramatic peaks of the Victoria Glacier. Canoe rentals are available at the boathouse, located on the west shore of the lake or get out on a Voyageur Canoe with one of our Mountain Adventure guides!

hiking

HIKING

Explore one of the world-class trails right outside our doorstep. Walk up to one of the two alpine tea houses or crush the summit of magnificent Mount Fairview. Join one of our accredited naturalists for a guided trek on some of the Canadian Rockies’ most pristine trails.

horseback riding

HORSEBACK RIDING

Experience the feel of the Wild West on horseback with nothing but breathtaking scenery for the entire ride. For more information visit Brewster Adventures. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is a Lake Louise must-do!

Banff Town in Summer, just a short drive from Fairmont Lake Louise.

Banff Town

Banff is just a short 50 minute drive down the TransCanada Highway with plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. As an added bonus this summer – anyone staying 4 nights or longer at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise can take advantage of an array of additional perks in Lake Louise and at the Fairmont Banff Springs as a day visitor.

Visit Moraine Lake at Sunrise with our new shuttle service

Moraine Lake Shuttle

Imagine beginning your day watching a world renowned sunrise over the deep blue waters of Moraine Lake. With a shuttle provided exclusively for this experience, you will be dropped off right at the front of the lake. Pick up a warm beverage and fresh pastry from the Guide’s Pantry before heading out for an early morning start.

Take a picnic with you as you explore the trails around Lake Louise

Picnics in the park

Are you dreaming of a summer picnic? In our beautiful backyard, there is so much space and this summer we’re encouraging you to dine with the best view in the world with our amazing take-out options.

WINTER ACTIVITIES

Snowshoeing in Lake Louise

SNOWSHOEING

Covered by snow for more than five months of the year, the Lake Louise area is superb for this ancient and efficient mode of travel. Join one of our accredited Mountain Adventure Guides on one of their favourite trails or grab a pair of snowshoes from Alpine Social Rentals and explore on your own!

Cross-Country Skiing in Lake Louise

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Lake Louise is home to some of the most scenic cross-country ski trails the country. Regardless of your ability, there are endless trails around Lake Louise and Banff National Park that you can enjoy. Check out the trails here.

ice skating

ICE SKATING

Embrace the spirit of winter from our icy stage where the dramatic Victoria Glacier and snow frosted Rocky Mountains are your audience. Skate rentals available at Alpine Social Rentals.

dog sledding

DOG SLEDDING

Dog-sledding is a must-do for any traveler to Banff National Park. Cozy up and let your dog team guide you through the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Learn more about dog sledding in Lake Louise.

johnston canyon ice walk

JOHNSTON CANYON ICE WALK

Marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty from the many viewpoints that look down onto the deep pools of Johnston Creek. Embracing the stillness and tranquility while passing overhanging canyon walls will be a memorable experience.

Brewster Winter Sleigh Rides

WINTER SLEIGH RIDES

Sit back, relax and cozy up bundled beneath a blanket on a horse drawn sleigh! Take in the breathtaking sights of sparkling snow and spectacular scenery as you ride along the lake-side trail. Visit Brewster Adventures to learn more about this incredible experience.

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