Mountain Adventure Program
Recapture the experience of guided mountain adventures in Banff National Park!
The first Chalet on Lake Louise was built in 1890 as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists. To ensure the safety of their guests, The Chalet employed professional Swiss Mountain Guides beginning in 1899. Over the next 55 years, these guides would lead hundreds of first ascents and teach generations of Canadians how to climb in the Canadian Rockies. When the last of the Swiss guides retired in 1954, they left with an enviable safety record. Under their care, not one person was ever seriously injured while climbing. The lesson is simple, if you want to have a great day in the mountains, take a guide!
In 1997, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise revived its time honoured guiding tradition. Led by award winning naturalists, our Mountain Heritage Program offers guided mountain adventures for all skill levels. Choose from a leisurely stroll along the lake, a half day hike to a historic Tea House or a full day hike into the alpine of Alberta. Our program focusses on enjoying the journey as much as reaching the destination.
Whatever you choose, we know you will leave with great stories, wonderful photos and a deeper appreciation of Lake Louise and Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Guided Summer Adventures
Join one of our accredited naturalists for a half-day or full-day guided Adventure Hike or Canoe Experience. Summer programs run June 1st to October 8th. Exact activity and destinations may vary due to weather, trail or wildlife conditions.
Summer Program Details
Guided Winter Adventures
Join one of our accredited naturalists for a guided Snowshoeing experience, Cross Country Ski adventure or magical Icefalls walk. Winter programs run mid November to mid April. Exact activity and destinations may vary due to weather, trail or wildlife conditions.
Winter Program Details
Mountain Adventures for Children
Children eight years and older are welcome to join our Mountain Heritage Program activities with an accompanying adult. For families with younger participants, a privately guided adventure can be customized to meet the needs of the younger participants.
For more information or to book any of our Mountain Adventure Programs, please contact our Concierge by email or phone at +1.403.522.1601