Dec-Apr
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Combo Package; spend a day ice skating, snowshoeing and exploring Lake Louise’s winter wonderland, with an iconic dogsledding experience.

Included: Discover Lake Louise Tour

In winter, Lake Louise transforms into a real life snow globe that has to be seen to be believed. This full-day tour is the perfect way to experience all that Lake Louise has to offer in the winter. You’ll have two hours before or after your dogsledding tour to explore on your own: borrow our snowshoes and explore the many trails, wander the shoreline, rent ice skates, take a sleigh ride, soak in the iconic views, and warm up with a hot drink or lunch at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel.

Included: Great Divide Dogsledding Tour

Dogsledding is the most popular winter activity, and this full-day package deal to Lake Louise is the perfect way to experience this iconic Canadian adventure. The Great Divide Tour is the longest dogsledding tour in Lake Louise, covering 16 km (10 miles) over 1.5 hours. A team of dogs will carry you along the base of giant peaks through some of Banff National Park’s most stunning scenery to the Kicking Horse Pass at the Continental Divide, the high point separating the east from the west.

Tours in this package must be completed on the same day. Please note that prices are based on two adults per sled and high season rates may apply.

The best parts of the Discover Lake Louise tour for most people include the following:

1

Bow Valley Parkway

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

Lake Louise

Take a stroll on the lakeshore trail and visit the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with hours of free time. There’s also ice skating, sleigh rides and hiking trails to choose from!
3

Snowshoe Sampler

Your guide will give you the option of trying snowshoeing at Lake Louise. Take a few minutes to explore with our easy to use snowshoes before venturing further on the trails.
4

Mt. Victoria and Victoria Glacier

These dominating features of Lake Louise are a must capture photo, and your guide will talk to you about their story and significance to the area.

The best parts of the Great Divide Dogsledding Tour for most people include the following:

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1.5 hour dogsled in Banff National Park

You will be mushing in Banff National Park, one of Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. This 16km tour takes you along the base of giant peaks in Lake Louise to a pass at the Continental Divide.
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Option to drive the sled

Guests
 have the opportunity to get to know the dogs, their guides, learn the basics of 
driving a team and are encouraged to drive the team home under the supervision of your guide.
Pick up is between 10am and 10:15am in Banff and you will be dropped off at the Lake Louise dogsledding location for the 12pm tour timeslot, with around two hours of free time to spend at Lake Louise after the dogsledding tour. You will return to Banff just after 5pm, please allow 7 hours in total for this tour.
The full-day tour includes transportation from most hotels in Banff on a guided bus tour to Lake Louise along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. The tour includes 2 hours of free time at Lake Louise, a 1.5 hour dogsledding tour to the Great Divide, hands on interpretive tools and use of our snowshoes for a snowshoe sampler.
We pick up from most hotels in Banff, and you can select your preferred pick-up location during the booking process. For drop offs, our guide will ask you on the way back where you would like to be dropped off either in town or at your hotel.
Your lunch is not included, and so you might want to bring something with you. Alternatively you can purchase food from the Deli at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or choose to dine at one of the hotel restaurants (some may require a reservation).
Snowshoeing is a form of hiking where snowshoes are worn over your boots to distribute your weight over the snow. It’s way more fun and less tiring than walking in regular shoes through deep snow!

There are a lot of snowshoeing trails around Lake Louise and 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.

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 (typically available from mid December to mid April) or simply admire the impressive ice castle and ice sculptures on the lake (typically from late January to early March).

You can go on a horse drawn sleigh ride that follows the lakeside trail beneath the Victoria Glacier (approximately mid December to early April).

The tour lasts for 1.5 – 2 hours, which includes an hour and a half of dog sledding.
This tour travels a full 16 km, or 10 miles, from the Great Divide Trailhead in Banff National Park to Yoho National Park through the Kicking Horse Pass at the Continental Divide. There will be plenty of time to take photos while travelling through such striking mountain landscape, and approximately 1.5 hours of dogsledding. On the return journey, your guide will encourage you to stand on the runners alongside them and take a turn driving the team home.
Unfortunately not. The tour heads along the Great Divide Trail, and then turns around in British Columbia. The group then heads back along the Great Divide Trail and turns off onto something that looks like Narnia. It is covered with untouched snow and the only evidence that anyone has been there is the trail that the dogs are running along.
There is a maximum of two adults in a sled with an infant (5 years old and under) as long as the total weight is under 400lbs (181kgs) per sled. If the weight is over the limit you would need to book another sled and there would be a single supplement charge.

There’s no age limit or height restriction; but taller people may have to bend their knees slightly to feel more comfortable in the sled.

The sleds are equipped with comfortable foam cushions and cozy sleeping bags, however it can get cold in the sled so please dress warmly. This includes, but is not limited to, a warm windproof hat, neck protection in the form of a scarf or neck tube, a windproof jacket with a hood, warm leggings under a windproof shell and warm mittens. Warm shoes are also essential, hiking boots or snow boots are recommended.
These happy and hard working Alaskan Huskies, the lean, champion athletes of the canine world who’s origins can be traced back to the early working dogs of the Alaskan villages. Some have completed the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest or Iditarod, and some are rescue dogs who have been given a second chance. And some are both these things combined. They each have their own personalities and all of them love the chicken popsicles that you have the option of tossing to them after the tour.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 72 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
  • Tours in this package must be completed on the same day.
  • Prices are based on two people per sled and high season rates may apply. Solo riders pay a single sled premium equal to the cost of two people.
  • Maximum two adults and one small child (5 years and under) per sled.
  • Children 6 and over are charged at the adult rate.
  • The Infant Add-on option is only applicable when adding to a toddler to a sled with 2 people, and the full cost of the sled must be covered before the infant add-on fee applies. Maximum of 1 infant add-on per sled.
  • The regular season (until Feb 28th) maximum sled weight is 400lbs for the total sled and the late season (1 March and onwards) maximum weight per sled is 380lbs. If your combined weight is over the limit, please book an extra sled.
  • Dog care is a priority and guests may be weighed on-site. If the maximum weight is exceeded you will not be permitted to dogsled and no refund will be given.
  • Availability may be limited on short term and peak season bookings.
  • Please note that the Discover Lake Louise tour requires a minimum of 4 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.
Great Divide Dogsled Tour in Lake Louise, Alberta
Ice skate on Lake Louise on the winter Discover Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Try ice skating at Lake Louise on the DIscover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Snowshoe on Lake Louise on the Discover Lake Louise winter tour with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies
Enjoy four hours of free time at Lake Louise in winter on the Discover Lake Louise Tour with Discover Banff Tours
Banff Dogsledding
Banff Dogsledding
A team of sled dogs will pull you along in Lake Louise