Nov-Apr
Season
10:15am
Departure Time
7 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Leisurely
Activity

A vast frozen lake surrounded by an amphitheater of snow-dusted craggy peaks — Lake Louise is postcard-perfect. 

On this tour, you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own: rent a pair of skates and glide along the lake, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, warm up with a hot drink at the elegant Chateau Lake Louise or simply soak up the views.

This tour allows you just over 4 hours of free time at Lake Louise. Use this time to join a sleigh ride along the shoreline, borrow our snowshoes and explore the many trails of enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Lake Louise is also the best location to take in some Dogsledding.

Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Snowshoe sampler
  • Use of binoculars
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Graham's Pick

"I always enjoy watching the guests and seeing them realize that there still is beauty like this left on the planet." - Graham , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

The Best Parts:

1

Bow Valley Parkway

The scenic highway to Lake Louise, great for wildlife viewing
2

Lake Louise

Take a stroll on the lakeshore, try snowshoeing and visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
3

Snowshoe Sampler

Your guide will give you the option of trying snowshoeing.  Take a few minutes to explore with our easy to use snowshoes.
4

Mt. Victoria and Victoria Glacier

Two dominating features of the Lake Louise area that are a must capture photo.  Your guide will tall you about their story and significance to the area.
Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Snowshoe sampler
  • Use of binoculars
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Graham's Pick

"I always enjoy watching the guests and seeing them realize that there still is beauty like this left on the planet." - Graham , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

Pick up is between 10am and 10:15am and we leave Lake Louise about 4pm. You will have about 4.5hrs free time in Lake Louise.
We pick up from majority of Banff Hotels. We have a 15 minute pick up window and aim to get to you as soon as we can.
There are a lot of snow shoeing trails around the lake. Our guide will bring snowshoes for you to use and instruct you on how to put them on and use them correctly. Then you are free to roam around and explore the area.
Your lunch is not included, you might want to take something with you. Alternatively you can purchase food from the Deli at Chateau Lake Louise.
There are lots of winter activities to do once you get to Lake Louise. If snowshoeing isn’t your thing, you can hire some ice skates or cross country skis from the Chateau. We can book you a horse drawn sleigh ride or you can explore even further and join a dogsled tour that runs along the Continental Divide to British Columbia.
There are lots of winter activities to do once you get to Lake Louise. If snowshoeing isn’t your thing, you can hire some ice skates or cross country skis from the Chateau. We can book you a horse drawn sleigh ride or you can explore even further and join a dogsled tour that runs along the Continental Divide to British Columbia.
The tour last about an hour and a half..
We would suggest that you wear ski gear to this activity, including ski pants and ski jacket. We would also suggest hiking boots or snow boots to keep your feet warm.
It can get cold in the sled, we do have you wrapped up in blankets and if you wear appropriate outdoor clothing, you should be fine.
There isn’t an age limit; we will take guests of any age.
We do have a weight restriction of 400lb per sled, if the weight limit is over this amount, you would have to book another sled and there would be a single supplement for the extra sled.
We can fit two adults in a sled with an infant (under 5 years old) as long as the total weight is under 400lbs.
No there is not a height restriction; taller people may have to bend their knees slightly to feel more comfortable in the sled.
Yes as long as the weight limit is under 400lbs.
The age limit is under 5 years old.

Included
  • Small group size (up to 24 guests per guide)
  • Professional certified guide
  • Snowshoe sampler
  • Use of binoculars
  • Hands on interpretive tools
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Guide Quote

Graham's Pick

"I always enjoy watching the guests and seeing them realize that there still is beauty like this left on the planet." - Graham , Hiking Guide, Discover Banff Tours

Discover Lake Louise
Discover Lake Louise Tour
Discover Lake Louise Tour
Discover Lake Louise Tour