Eight miles outside Lake Louise is Moraine Lake,. This stunning vibrant blue glacial lake is surrounded by the exquisite Valley of the Ten Peaks. You can rent a kayak or canoe and explore the lake by water, or hike on well-marked lakeside trails. The short Rockpile Trail will take you to one of the most photographed sites in Canada.
Lake Louise offers one of the best ice skating experiences in the country. In winter, the ice is regularly cleared and maintained, and decorated with an ice castle. Skate during the day, or under the stars and night, then warm up your hands in the heated shelter or grab a cup of hot chocolate from the nearby Fairmont Chateau.
Visit the Art of Man Gallery to see local First Nations art. At this graceful art gallery, you’ll find massive stone and bronze traditional sculptures as well as contemporary paintings of the surrounding area. It’s an impressive art gallery and offers visitors the opportunity to purchase some regional artwork. The Art of Man Gallery is located in the Fairmont Chateau.
Take a ride on the Lake Louise sightseeing lift or the Lake Louise Ski Resort gondola. Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Victoria Glacier, and the surrounding scenery. On your journey, you may see some of the native wildlife roaming below, like the incredible grizzly bears.
The Lake Louise region has over 1000 miles of hiking trails and is known as Canada’s hiking capital. Choose from either short day walks or multi-day treks. Your journey will take you along the shores of this turquoise lake and up mountain passes. There are various trails for all abilities, so everyone has a chance to experience this extraordinary landscape.