Canoeing on Lake Louise

No visit to Banff National Park is complete with a paddle across world-famous Lake Louise. Soak in the spectacular mountain views while guiding your canoe across turquoise blue waters. This iconic experience will be one you will never forget.

For updates on available activities, outlets and hours of operation, please see our Concierge Guide


Paddle on the beautiful and always breath-taking Lake Louise. Enjoy stunning scenery, aquamarine water and the dramatic peaks of the Victoria Glacier. Canoe rentals are available at the boathouse, located on the west shore of the lake. Each canoe may be rented at an hourly rate and can hold either three adults or two adults and two small children under 55 pounds (25 kilograms) each.

PRICE FOR HOTEL GUESTS: $45 for one hour | $35 for half-hour (Early season pricing)
PRICE FOR NON-HOTEL GUESTS: $65 for one hour | $55 for half-hour (Early season pricing)

*Operating hours may vary. Please contact the Concierge for current information.


Canoes are a historic way in which to experience the lake as they have been on the water for over a century. Join one of our Mountain Adventure Guides for a paddle on the sparkling Lake Louise from the comfort of our authentic 26’ cedar strip group canoes. As you journey across the lake, your guide will share local stories about the wildlife, the indigenous people and the early explorers.

PRICE: $75 per family 
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MINIMUM: 4 guests / MAXIMUM: 6 guests 
AGES: 8+

*Multiple daily departures. Please visit the Concierge to learn more.

EVENING CANOE EXPERIENCE (hotel guests only) 

The Evening Canoe Experience is designed for guests who want to avoid the crowds and experience an authentically local activity to end their day! Grab a blanket, a small snack and soak up the serenity from the middle of the lake.

PRICE: $45 per canoe (Up to 3 guests)
DURATION: 1 hour

*Please contact the Concierge for more information and availability. For this event only, guests have the option to book a canoe ahead of time. Reservations required by 6:00 PM the day of departure. Cancellations and no-shows between 6:00 - 8:00 PM will incur a fee.

For more information, please e-mail the Concierge or call +1 403 522 1601

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