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Canoe Lake Louise
Paddling & Rafting

Canoe Lake Louise

Gazing at sparkling ripples that give way to vivid blue waters, it’s easy to see how Lake Louise has stopped many an adventurer in their tracks. Tiny particles of rock flour suspended in the water catch the sunlight and reflect in turquoise splendor.

The lake appears most luminous from the seat of a canoe. In fact, the bright red canoes that glide across the lake are almost as iconic as the wonders that surround the shoreline. As you paddle smoothly through the water, revel in the unfolding panorama of towering peaks and the hanging Victoria Glacier above.

Good To Know

Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1-3 hrs
Cost
Rentals starting from $135/ hour
When
Jun - Oct
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Plan Ahead

  • Parking is usually full from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Take Roam Transit or reserve a seat on the Parks Canada shuttle in advance.
  • Paid parking in effect from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.

Location

Distance from Banff:
62km
Distance from Lake Louise:
4km

When to go

Operating Dates

MonthOperating Status
JanClosed
FebClosed
MarClosed
AprClosed
MayClosed
JunOpen
JulOpen
AugOpen
SepOpen
OctOpen
NovClosed
DecClosed

Opening Times

Please check with provider

Busy Times

Everyday

Local Tips

  • The canoe docks typically open mid-June (weather dependent).

  • Arrive early morning or early evening for the quietest experience.

Getting There

  • Roam Route 8X: Daily service year round.

  • Roam Route 8S: Daily service May - October.

  • Parks Canada Shuttles: Daily service May - October.

More Information

  • Canoe rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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