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Lake Louise Summer Activities

Lake Louise Summer Activities | Hiking Lake Louise | Canoeing, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking | Icefields Tour

LAKE LOUISE SUMMER ADVENTURES: WATER SPORTS, HIKING, WILDLIFE TOURS & MORE


White Water River Rafting Canada

Kananaskis Whitewater Riverboarding – 4 hours

This exhilarating half day adventure places you right in the middle of the rapids! As you make your way along the Class 2-3 Kananaskis River experience the excitement of flowing downstream completely at-one with the current, riding through swirls, holes and waves. An incredible outdoor experience!
Locations: Conveniently located near
Banff and Lake Louise.

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White River Rafting

Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting – 4 hours

The Bow River Horseshoe Canyon section has spectacular scenery, big waves and grade 3 to 4 whitewater. The Bow River gives a sense of remoteness complete with shale canyons and excellent opportunities to view large birds of prey. Optional cliff jumping included.
Locations: Conveniently located near
Banff and Lake Louise.

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Rocky Mountain Animals

Discover Grizzly Bears

There is so much on this tour packed into one day - Visit the grizzly bear Boo, resident of Golden’s Grizzly Bear Refuge, stop at Lake Louise, Takakkaw Falls and Kicking Horse Canyon. Ride the gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for an eagle’s eye view of grizzly country, walk the summit trails and dine on a gourmet lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant. Guaranteed Grizzly Bear Sighting!
Location: Conveniently located near
Banff and Lake Louise.

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Banff National Park Wildlife

Rat’s Nest Cave – Explorer Tour

Hike 30 minutes up a mountain trail to the cave entrance. Along the trail, your guide will explain the geology of the area, how caves are formed, show you fossils & look for wildlife such as bighorn sheep, cougars or even a bear. Inside the cave, you’ll get to climb, crawl, slither and get muddy. You’ll go through the “Box”,  on to the Five Way Chamber, the Grand Gallery & finally to the Grotto, a stalactites and stalagmites chamber with a crystal clear pool at the bottom.
Location: Conveniently located near
Banff and Lake Louise.

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Icefield Parkway Tour

Icefield Glacier Experience: Ticket Only - 1.5 hours 

The Columbia Icefield is located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks. One of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle, it covers an area of nearly 325 square kilometres. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity as you travel atop of this glacier, to its headwall, aboard a Brewster Ice Explorer. Be sure to take you camera for some unbelievable photos on this incredible excursion!

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Canoeing Canada

Evening Canoe Experience

End your day in the best possible way, with a relaxing paddle on the spectacular waters of Lake Louise. Enjoy a quieter time of day, a pre or post dinner snack and an unforgettable activity to add to your list of experiences in the Rocky Mountains. Reservations are required.
Locations: Conveniently located near
Banff and Lake Louise.

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Brewster Stables Horseback Ride

Start your journey from the Chateau and follows along the tree line of Lake Louise through a large growth of sub alpine forest rich with Spruce and Fir trees. You will see Lake Louise below and the lower level of Fairview Mountain. As the trail climbs steadily to your teahouse destination you will soon view the base of Big Beehive Mountain and Mirror Lake.
Locations: Conveniently located near
Banff and Lake Louise.

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Lake Louise Hiking & Biking

Classic Hikes

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies is one of the best ways to explore the natural landscape and beauty of Banff National Park. We offer 4 tour locations on set days through out the week. Each having its own charm and challenges. Every tour includes hotel pick up and drop off, a hearty packed lunch and use of hiking poles if you need them. Hiking options include the Yoho Valley, Plain of Six Glaciers, Stanley Glacier, & Larch Valley.
Locations: Lake Louise

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Mountain Heritage Guide Program

Join one of our accredited naturalists for a day or half day hike of your choosing. The first guests to book determine the hiking location. Meet your guide in the morning or consult with Concierge the night before to tailor a hike to your abilities and interest. Our options are endless! We can go for a classic walk up to one of teahouses, challenge the summit of magnificent Mt Fairview or drive away and hike one of the more remote trails in the park. The choice is yours!
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