Photo Credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizkas
Discover Lake Louise
Wednesday March 14, 10:45 – 16:00
Pre-registration mandatory for the tour and the options I Children welcome!
$100 plus taxes for registered companions, $125 plus taxes for tickets
- Includes transportation, snack and bottled water on board the bus, lunch at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, guide, interpretive commentary, ice skates, free time at Lake Louise and all gratuities.
- Remember your boots, mittens, tuque as well as cash or credit card for shopping at the Chateau.
Experience the incredible towering mountain peaks and icy blue glaciers that are the highlights of Lake Louise. Your journey starts along the winding Bow Valley Parkway passing Hole-in-the-Wall, Johnston Canyon and Castle Mountain. At Lake Louise, use your free time skating or snowshoeing or discover Chateau Lake Louise’s various shops, lounges and fabulous architecture.
Ice skates are available for all guests. This is a bucket list item for many travelers so lace up a pair of skates and hit the ice! You will find children playing hockey, people learning to skate and some easing onto the ice on shoes. Snowshoes will also be available from your guide.
Optional Afternoon Activities
Option 1 – Johnston Canyon
Johnston Canyon provides one of Canada’s most special environments. A stop at the Lower Falls offers the opportunity to step into a natural cave and experience the eerie sounds of thousands of litres of water flowing beneath you, unseen and encased in a thick layer of ice.
Option 2 – Dogsledding
Dogsledding takes you along the base of giant peaks in Lake Louise nearly 8 km to the Continental Divide, the high point separating the east from the west. Whilst wrapped up warm to protect from the elements, riders will have the opportunity to get to know the dogs, their guides, learn the basics of driving a team and are encouraged to drive the team home!
Option 3 – Sleigh Rides
Nothing is more magical than having a horse-drawn sleigh guide you through a winter wonderland. Bundle up under a blanket, grab a hot chocolate and let the horses do the work. Sleigh rides run hourly around Lake Louise.