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Banff Lake Louise




Sightseeing by Bus
The Canadian Rockies offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It may seem like quite a daunting task trying to see it all in a limited amount of time. Friendly guides offer fun and informative sightseeing tours in and around the Banff area in comfortable vehicles. Whether you wish to see a mountain lake or a stunning glacier these companies have something for everyone, summer and winter!

Sightseeing Gondolas
The best way to appreciate the breathtaking scenery in our area is to be amongst the mountains that surround you. There are sightseeing gondolas in Banff (open year round and situated a short distance from the townsite) and Lake Louise (summer only) where you can enjoy panoramic views, short hiking trails, interpretive exhibits and restaurants to relax in.

Snocoach Tours
Take time for Brewster's "Ice Age Adventure", a tour onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier, located at the Columbia Icefields. You will travel in a specially designed Brewster "snocoach" to the middle of the glacier, on a five km round trip journey. Your driver will point out interesting geological features as you travel in safety and comfort. At the icefall below the glacier headwall, you will have the option of stepping out onto ice formed from snow falling as long as 400 years ago.

Waterslides
The Douglas Fir Resort offers the only waterslide experience in the park. The resort provides two indoor slides, kiddie pool, Jacuzzi, steamroom and fitness room that are sure to please the entire family.

Whitewater Rafting/Kayaking & Float Trips
Expect to get wet! That's part of the fun of river rafting. It also makes this sport perfect for a rainy day. Trips offered by rafting and kayaking companies vary - from float trips down the Bow River to the white water rapids of the Kicking Horse, Kananaskis or Kootenay Rivers. Find the one that's right for you!

Tours

Brewster Lake Louise Stables
Guided trail rides: to the end of Lake Louise with shoreline views Lake Agnes Ride with tea house stop Plain of Six Glaciers with up-close view of Victoria Glacier, Paradise Valley to Lake Annette and the Giant Steps ;High Line to Lake Agnes Tea House, Beehive lookout and Plain of Six Glaciers
403 522-3511, ext 1210 .

Timberline Tours
Max 8 to a group for personalized service. Trips depart the Lake Louise Corral behind the Deer Lodge and the Bow Lake Corral at Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. One to 3 hr and all-day rides at Bow Lake, 1.5 hr Lake Louise ride, 3 hr (and longer) rides to Lake Agnes and Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouses, and all-day rides to Skoki Lodge (and elsewhere) including lunch, and multi-day trips.
403-522-3743

M & W Guides
Personalized instruction and small group adventures in rock & alpine climbing, mountaineering and glacier travel in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta & BC. Summer climbing camps for kids and teens. Rock climbing programs for ages 4 & up; women, families. Sport climbing specialists.
403-678-2642

Hiking & Camping
Back of Beyond Adventure Company . Experience the magnificent wilderness of Banff National Park or the spectacular West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island on a guided outdoor adventure with the Back of Beyond Adventure Company.
403 678-6606

Great Divide Nature Interpretation
Naturalists Nadine Fletcher and Joel Hagen offer half and full day interpretive walks and hikes. Explore mountain environments including alpine meadows, old-growth forests and glaciers in Lake Louise, Yoho and along the Icefields Pkwy.
403 522-2735

Horses
Adventures Unlimited
403 762-4554
Tightline Flyfishing Adventures packages include guide (Darren Wright has 20 yrs experience), gear and lessons (if requested), transport, and 6 to 8 hrs on the Bow River or alpine lakes and streams. Walk & Wade; Drift Boat; Alpine Lake Belly Boat. Lower Bow and private trips.

Alpine Helicopters
Departing the Canmore heliplex, helicopters provide quick access to a remote and spectacular world. Sightseeing from 25 min; Mount Assiniboine Glacier Tour, 30 min , flies over the Goat and Sundance ranges, Assiniboine and Gloria glaciers, and the Spray Lakes Valley. Guided Alpine Walk includes a helicopter flight to a high alpine meadow and 3 hr walk with a guide (summer). Mt. Assiniboine shuttles arranged. 403 678-4802

Ski Teaching
Skiing on the Edge is a high performance ski teaching program. Edge Camps: 2 day weekend program at either Nakiska or Lake Louise. Powder Performance: Thursday & Fridays at Lake Louise. Sessions are designed to develop advanced/expert skill, levels building confidence and power. Sessions are geared at pushing you harder and faster while building confidence. Groomed, Steep, Moguls, Crud, Ice, Pre-Heli-Skiing. Dave Hay is a Level 4 Senior Examiner with the CSIA & Level 3 High Performance Coach. 30 years teaching experience. 12 year member of the Canadian National Demonstration Team and World Pro Racer. Call for rates.
403 678-6818

Kingmik Expeditions
30-min introductory dog sledding trips depart Chateau Lake Louise. Participants can mush their dog team, or snuggle under blankets as huskies pull sleds over rolling trails. Overnight backcountry trips include heated wall-tent cabin accommodation. Call for rates: 1-877-919-7779

Brewster Snocoach
The 5 km (3 mi) snocoach excursion onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier is Jasper Park's most popular tour. Below the glacier headwall participants can see onto ice 400 years old and 1000 feet thick. Avoid the peak-time rush by taking your tour before 11 am or after 2:30 pm. Call for rates.
403 762-6735

Columbia Icefield
Approximately 1.5 hrs N of Lake Louise and 1 hr S of Jasper beside the 230 km (143 mi) long Icefields Parkway is the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest accumulations of ice S of the Arctic Circle. Visitors can take a guided tour on the glacier by foot or snocoach. Caution: unguided walks on the Icefield can be dangerous.


Adventures Unlimited/Hydra River Guides
403 762-4554
Raft the Kicking Horse, one of Canada's premier whitewater rivers with rapids to class 4. Rate includes licensed guides, gear (wet suit, booties, sweater, spray and life jackets, helmet, gloves), motorcoach transport (washroom, video, A/C), pre-trip snack and post-trip BBQ lunch at Yoho Bros Cafe. Six to 7 hr trips depart Banff 8:45 am and noon; Lake Louise 9:30 am and 12:45 pm. Choose paddle or oar rafts (self bailing).

Mirage Adventure Tours
403 522-2211
Whitewater Thriller half-day rafting excursions on the Kananaskis River ($55, 9:45 am and 1:15 pm) for novices and families is an exciting trip through rapids to class 3. You can participate by paddling. Bow River Float Trip is 1.5 hrs on the Bow River highlighting the natural and human history of the area

Wild Water Adventures, Inc.
403 522-2211
Their half day Kicking Horse River trip includes all the exciting whitewater of the typical full day excursion. Begin at their exclusive river access downstream from the calmer sections, and raft all the class 3 and 4 rapids of the Upper Canyon. Families or those seeking a gentler rafting experience (class 1 and 2) can take a morning interpretive tour and learn about the river's plants, animals, natural and human history .

Canadian Whitewater Adventures Ltd.
403 851-8118
Kicking Horse River rafting. Upper canyon trip includes equipment, guides and meal. Shuttle from Banff and Lake Louise available.

Wet n' Wild Adventures
1-800-668-9119
The full day Kicking Horse River trip begins at a relaxing pace and becomes an exhilarating and turbulent ride. A riverside steak BBQ and volleyball game is included. A half-day trip on more exciting portions of the river is also available. Two-day raft and horseback combinations are available. All equipment and certified guides are included. Shuttle from Banff/Lake Louise available.

Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours
(604) 898-8488
Van supported multi day bicycle tours with knowledgeable and friendly guides. Meals and accommodation reflect the local flavor and ambiance. The Banff-Jasper Icefields Parkway tour travels through National Parks; Rocky Mountain Lakes tour travels British Columbia's Kootenay Country; Kettle Valley Rails to Trails tour travels central British Columbia; Islands in the Wild tour travels the Gulf Islands of British Columbia; and the Rockies Adventure Sampler tour travels the Canadian Rockies and includes rafting and hiking. Fly-in mountain bike trips, custom trips, and tours to other parts of the world are offered. Quality bicycles are for rent.


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