Fairview Lookout Trail
No matter the length of your Lake Louise bucket list, there is time to explore the area’s famed hiking trails - especially one that offers such a high return as the Fairview Lookout. Southeast from the lakeshore, you’ll head into the trees where the sounds of the thickly forested slopes take over from the lively lakeshore. Emerging from the trees 1 km later, you’ll step onto a spectacular viewing platform poised above the turquoise waters that offer reflection and inspiration.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- Year Round
- 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.
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Roam Route 8X: Daily service operating year round.
Roam Route 8S: Daily service operating May - September.
Parks Canada Shuttles: Daily service operating May - October.
Length: 1 km one way
Elevation gain: 100 m
Hiking time: 45 minute round trip
Trailhead: Upper Lake Louise Parking Area