Summer Activities


Summer In Lake Louise And Banff

Come to the land of majestic mountain scenery, rugged terrain, sun-bathed meadows and endless rivers.

Summer in the Canadian Rockies offers endless activities amid incredible natural beauty. Experience soaring mountains, deep valleys and reflective lakes. Hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, climbing, sightseeing…it’s an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise!

With over 150 kilometres of trails easily accessible from Lake Louise Inn, there is always more to see and do! Begin with a trail map, check the conditions and set a personal challenge. Self-guided walking tour maps are also available in the hotel lobby. Go at your own pace and discover the historical buildings in the area. For guided hikes, try Great Divide Nature Interpretation.

For a scenic drive, consider the Icefields Parkway, the Bow Valley Parkway or a drive through Yoho National Park. Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada’s highest waterfalls, Spiral Tunnels, an amazing engineering feat, and Johnston Canyon are just a few of the dramatic views and points of interests.

Banff Tours

What better way to experience the Rockies than with a guided tour, conveniently departing right from Lake Louise Inn. With Brewster Travel Canada, get close to lakes, waterfalls and icefields or choose a helicopter ride for a panoramic view.Discover Banff Tours offers personalized activities and tours. Create a perfect day away by adding sightseeing, boating, cave touring, horseback riding and more.


Choose from a variety of other summer activities for the ideal mix of adventure, nature, wilderness and thrill.

Explore faster and further and enjoy the thrill of rushing through nature! Bring a bicycle from home, or rent one from Wilson Mountain Sports in the Village of Lake Louise. See the Banff National Park Mountain Biking and Cycling Guide for a list of trails and rides.

Climbing Climbing
Push to the limit by climbing in the Rockies! Mountains near Lake Louise offer the opportunity to scramble to the peak (an easy climb using just hands and feet) or get out the gear to try the more serious alpine faces. Try the challenge at Mount Fairview or Mount Temple for spectacular views or visit the Lake Louise Visitor Centre in the Village for more ideas.

Take a short trip from Lake Louise Inn to find world-famous fly-fishing and lake fishing. Permits are required and available for one day or one year. Fishing tours and guides will help find your perfect spot. Banff Fishing Unlimited offers guiding in the lakes and rivers of Lake Louise. Alpine Anglers specializes in fly-fishing in the Upper Bow Valley.

Horseback RidingHorseback Riding
Explore Lake Louise on horseback. Ride into alpine forests, up majestic mountains and along clear lakes. Trail rides and day trip tours are offered by Brewster ToursTimberline Tours Ltd and Warner Guiding and Outfitting

Whitewater RaftingWhitewater Rafting
Get wet and wild rafting down the rivers near Lake Louise. Choose from easy and fun class II rapids or challenging and splashy class IV rapids for your ideal heart-pumping adventure. Guided trips and gear are offered by Wild Water Adventures.