Located 45 minutes from the Town of Banff, Lake Louise has become symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene. This alpine lake, known for its sparkling blue waters, is situated at the base of impressive glacier-clad peaks that have long been at the heart of Canadian mountaineering. The scenic hikes and golden fall-time larches at Lake Louise, as well as the historic teahouses accessible along the way, are some of the most popular attractions in the Canadian Rockies.
- Lake Louise Shoreline: Open year-round, this paved pathway is a pleasant walk accessible to all ability levels and offers perfect views of the glacier-fed waters that have made Lake Louise so famous. In summer, the blue and green hues of this alpine lake, and other lakes in the Canadian Rockies, are created by the glacial silt in the water. Distance: 4km Round Trip, Elevation Gain: 0 meters, Time Required: 1-2 Hours, Difficulty: Easy
- Lake Agnes Teahouse: The hike to Lake Agnes and the historic teahouse situated on its shores is a relatively easy hike up forested switchbacks. A beautiful waterfall flows out Lake Agnes just below the teahouse, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and fresh piece of pie as a reward foryour efforts. Distance: 7km Round Trip, Elevation Gain: 390 Meters, Time Required: 3-4 Hours, Difficulty: Moderate
- Saddleback Pass: The hike to this gap between Mt. Fairview and Saddle Peak promises stunning views of the11,000 -foot Mt. Temple and, like many locations in the Lake Louise area in fall, the stunning gold shimmer of alpine larches. Scramble up Saddle Peak to enhance your views of Mt.Temple and Paradise Valley below. Distance: 7.4km Round Trip, Elevation Gain: 600 meters, Time Required: 3-4 Hours, Difficulty: Moderate
- Plain of Six Glaciers: By far one of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies, the Plain of Six Glaciers hike offers expansive views of the impressive mountain features that surround Lake Louise, including Mt. Lefroy, Mt. Victoria and the Victoria Glacier. After your steady hike up, enjoy a snack at the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse. Distance: 10.6km Round Trip, Elevation Gain: 380 Meters, Time Required: 4-6 Hours, Difficulty: Moderate