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Canoeing on Lake Louise

The late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau loved canoeing, famously commenting that it makes you 'a child of nature.''  Become a child yourself again (or bring the kids along) and paddle across world-famous Lake Louise. Life moves in perfect unison with the sights and sounds of the wild as you guide your bright red canoe across our brilliant blue-green waters toward the towering Victoria Glacier.  No previous experience required.


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: $85 per hour | $75 per half hour
PRICE FOR NON-HOTEL GUESTS: $125 per hour | $115 per half hour
*Operating hours may vary. Please contact the Concierge for current information.

SUNRISE CANOE EXPERIENCE (Please note that hotel guests receive priority when booking) 

After an early morning wake-up call, venture outside for an unforgettable opportunity to canoe on Lake Louise at the break of dawn. Enjoy the stillness of the water, the crispness of the air, and the great photo opportunity this excursion affords. Enjoy your pre-ordered continental breakfast on the boat as you watch the rest of the day awaken.

PRICE FOR HOTEL GUESTS: $115 per canoe (including breakfast for up to three guests)
PRICE FOR NON-HOTEL GUESTS: $135 per canoe (including breakfast for up to three guests). Non-hotel guests must contact Concierge the night before departure for availability.
DURATION: 1.5 hours
*Departure time may vary. Please check with the Concierge. Reservations required by 8:00 PM the day prior.


Canoes are a historic way in which to experience the lake as they have been on the water for over a century. 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: Adults $55 | Children $30 (8-12 years)
*Multiple daily departures - please see Concierge.


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: $85 per canoe (up to three guests)
DURATION: 1 hour

*Please contact Concierge for more information and availability. 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 $85 fee.

To book any of our activities please e-mail our Concierge or call +1 403 522 1601.

For more information on summer activities, please view our Summer Activity Guide.

* if applicable
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