Framed by the magnificent Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise is world renowned for its spectacular colour.


World famous Rocky Mountain powder, gentle cruisers, alpine bowls, the steep and the deep. There’s skiing for everyone to enjoy, all within minutes of your tastefully appointed base camp at the Lake Louise Inn.

Canada's favourite mountain playground, just ten minutes from the Inn. With 4200 skiable acres and 139 runs, Lake Louise offers world-class terrain for all abilities, accessed by high-speed quad lifts. Explore the runs with downhill maps from the Lake Louise Ski Area.

Alpine Skiing -
Mount Norquay, on the outskirts of Banff, offers a memorable ski experience for everyone, from beginners to double black diamond adventurers. All within forty minutes of the Inn. Shuttle service is available from Banff.

Ice Skating -
Our outdoor ice-skating rink winds through towering pine trees just steps away from our cozy Inn. During the holiday season in December, warm up by the open fire located in our Gazebo and enjoy a steaming hot beverage. Framed by the famous Victoria Glacier, a portion of Lake Louise is also cleared and groomed for ice-skating.

Snowshoeing -
Enjoy the popular sport of snowshoeing, while exploring the quiet beauty of Lake Louise.

Dog Sledding -
For the thrill of a lifetime, experience a mushing expedition in Lake Louise with Kingmik Dog Sled Tours.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides -
Take a horse drawn sleigh-ride through spectacular mountain scenery along the lakeside trail to the end of majestic Lake Louise. Horse drawn sleigh rides are offered by Brewster Tours. The traditionally styled sleighs feature cozy, upholstered seats and blankets for warmth and comfort.


Summer in the Canadian Rockies offers endless activities amid incredible natural beauty. Experience soaring mountains, deep valleys and reflective lakes. Hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, climbing, sightseeing…it's an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise!

With over 150 kilometres of trails easily accessible from Lake Louise Inn, there is always more to see and do! Begin with a trail map, check the conditions and set a personal challenge. Self-guided walking tour maps are also available in the hotel lobby. Go at your own pace and discover the historical buildings in the area.

Explore faster and further and enjoy the thrill of rushing through nature! Bring a bicycle from home, or rent one from Wilson Mountain Sports in the Village of Lake Louise. See the Banff National Park Mountain Biking and Cycling Guide for a list of trails and rides.

Push to the limit by climbing in the Rockies! Mountains near Lake Louise offer the opportunity to scramble to the peak (an easy climb using just hands and feet) or get out the gear to try the more serious alpine faces.

Take a short trip from Lake Louise Inn to find world-famous fly-fishing and lake fishing. Permits are required and available for one day or one year. Fishing tours and guides will help find your perfect spot. 

Explore Lake Louise on horseback. Ride into alpine forests, up majestic mountains and along clear lakes.

Get wet and wild rafting down the rivers near Lake Louise. Choose from easy and fun class II rapids or challenging and splashy class IV rapids for your ideal heart-pumping adventure. 

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